Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1983

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Poor showing from me, The Colour of Magic and maybe The Witches. Though I have seen the original and terrifying TV version of The Woman in Black, and the stage show, and the Daniel Radcliffe film.

At Easter I had a fall. I don't know whether to laugh or cry (ledge), Friday, 9 July 2021 12:55 (five months ago) link

I've only read "Ironweed" of these, and I think, "The Witches". "Modern Baptists" as been on my want-list for some time.

o. nate, Friday, 9 July 2021 15:19 (five months ago) link

itt ppl unsure whether they've read the witches

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 9 July 2021 15:28 (five months ago) link

I must've read it. I remember the outlines of the plot, and I don't think I've seen the whole movie.

o. nate, Friday, 9 July 2021 15:46 (five months ago) link

Mudrooroo = the original Rachel Dolezal, apparently.

At Easter I had a fall. I don't know whether to laugh or cry (ledge), Friday, 9 July 2021 15:50 (five months ago) link

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System, Monday, 12 July 2021 00:01 (four months ago) link

I really enjoyed Mists of Avalon in the early 00ies when i came across it, pretty sure in the University library. THink I read a couple of sequels too. I know that I haven't read the prequel thing though i have been aware of it for years.

Don't think I'd realised that Little Drummer Girl was so late. Was just thinking about the later tv series earlier since Florence PUgh's in it. Had thought the earlier tv series was earlier than this. Or is it set in like 1978?

Terry Pratchett is quite fun.

Stevolende, Monday, 12 July 2021 11:38 (four months ago) link

Surprised myself by voting for Waterland. I had no idea it was as early as 1983 - feels like a classic 90s novel in lots of ways.

I still can't believe how much they changed the plot for the Costner film.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 12 July 2021 11:41 (four months ago) link

I just heard about Mudroroo recently. unless I've forgotten earlier.
BUt I was looking for indigenous Australian writing from a non-European/white perspective at a conference webinar recently and somebody suggested his book. So I wondered if it was any good on hearing this factor. I'm not familiar with the book so it is possible it has some worth even if he isn't indigenous, not as much as if he was

Stevolende, Monday, 12 July 2021 11:44 (four months ago) link

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System, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:01 (four months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 1984

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 11:42 (four months ago) link

I think I ended up not casting a vote in this one. I've read The Witches, Shame, and Pet Semetary and didn't really feel like boosting any of them. Bloody loved the stage version of The Woman in Black (and think the Radcliffe version is okay too tbh). Would be interested in reading more Hrabal, as Too Loud a Solitude is my only one so far.

emil.y, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 13:19 (four months ago) link


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