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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by BertieBassett2, Sep 5, 2018.
Sorry, Grumpy - I have no idea of the original novel to which you refer!
Ah, there was me thinking it was a novel by Flaubert himself!
All is not as it seems.
Wasted! My gifts are wasted here! *sobs*
For Who The Bell Tolls
Would have been fairly good but the grammar police suppressed it.
Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Train
Sequel to the one in which a space probe crashes to earth. But this time featuring an errant locomotive.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factor
One woman's inspirational story of how she used sweet treats to help a little boy learn his times tables
Far From The Madding Crow
The tale of two farmers' love for the same insane bird (actually, that's not much different is it? )
Or it could be a prequel to that well-known Simon Cowell talent show? (To take it to the lowest common denominator - oh! echoing your maths idea here!
The Way We Live No.
Say 'no', and do nothing. Dig in your heels and refuse to co-operate. If belligerent refusal doesn't come naturally to you, this book by A Trollop will guide you towards the nuanced way of life that means 'NO'.
The 39 Step.
The 12 step programme times 3.25.
It kind of works with French novels too: Beaudelaire's little known oeuvre Les Fleurs du Ma, where the author's mother is given armfuls of flowers. Stretching the point a bit, we have Camus with 'The Outside', where he extols the virtues of the great outdoors.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of fir. The chosen one defeats Fenrir Greyback
When God was a Rabbi
The Jewish edition
Any Human Hear:
Logan Mountstuart observes trees falling in woods
The Quiet America:
A fantasy set in post Trump era
The Red Ten:
A communist perspective on the biblical Ten Commandments
*Edit: The chosen one collects tree sap.
VS Naipaul's The Mimic Me has its protagonist reflecting on post-colonial impressions.