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Michael Matola
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So I finally got around to reading Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog, which has been recommended here in Meaningless Drivel several times over the years, first, I believe by Bear.

Thanks for the recommendation. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am seized with the desire to take a boat trip.
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And to purchase a bird stump for your house?


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Huh. That's funny, I didn't remember that this recommendation came from Bear. I know Jim Yingst is a fan, too.

Now read her "Doomsday Book!" Same universe, 900% darker.



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Bear Bibeault wrote:And to purchase a bird stump for your house?


First we have to go back and find out what one is.
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Bear Bibeault wrote:And to purchase a bird stump for your house?


Actually I think this would be one of those times when my strict "no souvenirs" policy would come in handy.

Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Now read her "Doomsday Book!" Same universe, 900% darker.


I was debating that or the original Jerome K. Jerome.

Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:First we have to go back and find out what one is.


When I read the description of a bird stump vase, I was able to conjure up an image like this:



I know I've seen something like that at some point in my life. Now as far as the bishop's bird stump -- well, that would be a sight!


*Image source: http://worldcollectorsnet.com/magazine/issue46/M%20Wade%20bird%20vase%20brown.jpg
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Hmmm, I've still just been reading her short stories. (New collection available now). Highly recommended.

How about the latest of her Oxford time travel series, Blackout and All Clear? Can anyone recommend them? Seems like many were miffed with the first one ended on a cliffhanger, not knowing it was intended to be a two-parter. But I haven't heard any praises now that the rest is out, so I dunno.
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Mike Simmons wrote:Hmmm, I've still just been reading her short stories. (New collection available now). Highly recommended.


Hmmm. Tempting, even though I know I've read at least three of these already (Last of the Winnebagos, At the Rialto, and Even the Queen (the last of which was hilarious.))


How about the latest of her Oxford time travel series, Blackout and All Clear? Can anyone recommend them? Seems like many were miffed with the first one ended on a cliffhanger, not knowing it was intended to be a two-parter. But I haven't heard any praises now that the rest is out, so I dunno.


Haven't read them yet, intend to. I will report back when I do
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I rarely ever read fiction, but this thread got me curious and I read the description on Amazon. The book it on it's way. I look forward to reading it.


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