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review 2018-08-17 17:42
The Complete Stories (Penguin Modern Classics) - Truman Capote

These stories show a great capacity for capturing time, place and character. Highly evocative. On the whole I think I prefered the Depression era Alabama childhood stories to the more recently set ones, but the one set in a cemetary was great. This volume has made me take a wider interest in Capote's work.

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text 2018-08-17 16:12
Reading progress update: I've read 114 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

The schoolroom is less interesting than the clerk's office.

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text 2018-08-15 17:17
Reading progress update: I've read 104 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

Matters in Belgium are progressing slowly...

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text 2018-08-11 13:37
Reading progress update: I've read 93 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

The French girls are all pretty but bitchy coquettes; the Flemish are stupid and ugly; the Brits, however, whilst not the best looking, are stoic and morally upright...*eyes roll like marbles and nearly fall out of my face."

 

Meanwhile Pelet's motivations are revealed.

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text 2018-08-11 10:55
Reading progress update: I've read 86 out of 260 pages.
The Professor - Charlotte Brontë

Our hero buys in to some horrible negative national stereotypes and is openly hostile to Catholicism - would contemporary readers have found these to be negative aspects of his character?

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