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Nancy Nall

The book is one of the best I've read in years, and I highly recommend it. I resolved not to see the movie when I heard they'd relocated the story from Ann Arbor to Oregon. There's a scene in the novel where the first wife's lesbian lover sings 'Hail to the Victors" to her in bed, and it's just wonderful. Can't imagine that happening in Oregon.

Also, Oscar and Chloe make love on the 50-yard line at Michigan Stadium. No Big House in Oregon, either.

Oregon. [Snort.] Go figure.


I pride myself on not being influenced by movie critics, but in this case I'll make an exception.

I will pass on Feast of Love.

Doug K

eh, it's probably both, from an existential viewpoint..

much damage has been done by mistranslating 'eros' as 'love'.

any excuse will do for me, to repeat this verse:

"With wreaths of withered flowers
Two lonely spirits wait
With wreaths of withered flowers
'Fore paradise's gate.
They may not pass the portal
Poor earth-enkindled pair,
Though sad is many a spirit
To pass and leave them there
Still staring at their flowers,
That dull and faded are.
If one should rise beside thee,
The other is not far.
Go ask the youngest angel,
She will say with bated breath,
By the door of Mary's garden
Are the spirits Love and Death."


I chose this movie after seeing who was in the cast. After about 30 minutes, even the cast couldn't make me keep watching. Maybe I'll try the book.


I made to roughly an hour into this pile of nonsense, before deciding I wanted that hour of my life back.


Lance, if you get a chance, I really recommend seeing Miss Pettigrew lives for a Day."
It's charming. That's the best way to describe it.
Amy Adams, Frances McDormand, Ciaran Hinds. They're wonderful.
And now I'm going to go hunt down the novel.
In a way, it felt like a female P.G. Wodehouse novel. In a way.


Parental love is, of course, a variant of the Stockholm Syndrome.

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