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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Shimuras Reading List

We were debating this at rehearsal the other night, half joking that we should start a Shimuras book club. Our reading list:

-Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh. Ah, the decaying British aristocracy and their terribly sad foibles. Self destructiveness as fine art.
-I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith. Coming of age novel set in 1930s bohemia that actually makes it seem terribly glamourous to be poor.
-I Knew I Was Right by Julie Burchill. Anna or AMP may subsitute her early journalism for this, but she still has the sharpest teeth and the best bitch in the business.
-The Lemonny Snicket Series. I haven't read this myself, but Marianna raves about it.
-Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Which sister are you? The sensible one who ends up with the whinging emo bloke, or the mad, passionate one who nearly kills herself over the original Bad Boy?
-Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. The original rags to riches bad girls go to Hollywood BLOCKBUSTER with sex, drugs, and the 1940s equivalent of Rock'n'Roll.

Other Shimuras, if you have more suggestions, please add them in the comments and I'll edit the list.

There will be a discussion and quiz on this next week so pay attention!


At 4:31 PM GMT, Blogger Lex said...

Marianna you traitah, you're in our book group! Even if you haven't come to any meetings yet.

My paperback of J Burchill's collecetd Guardian columns is a treasured iterm and one I still turn to regularly in times of crisis.


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