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Re: books for the coming year
Guillermo, I'm sorry, but I've thought about it. Look Homeward, Angel is a relatively long book. It has a reputation for being over-written, under-plotted, and almost formless. I really don't think I want to read it. When there were at least five in our group (with Steven and Lale), I felt comfortable just not reading a book that didn't interest me. There were enough other people to carry the discussion. With just the three of us, I feel that we will fall apart again entirely if we don't all read the books we have agreed upon. (Of course, two of us could agree to read something as we have with Twenty Years After. If you and Joffre wish to read LHA, I would be fine with that.) For our "main" books, I believe that we should all be comfortable agreeing to commit to reading all of them.
: Well, I'll have to think on this one,
: Guillermo. I've been aware of this novel
: since I was a teenager, but my impression
: has always been that it is held in such low
: critical esteem that I have avoided it.
: However, I will seriously consider it. Why
: are you interested in reading it?
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: The other book I'd like to propose for 2017
: Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward,
: Angel", unless you have read it or
: don't want to.
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