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  •  Everyone needs an aunt like that, jk2003 (6+ / 0-)

    Glad you had one. :)

    Your reading was quite advanced for age 12, I must say. I read Bonfire when I was an adult and still didn't understand it! :)

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 08:35:51 AM PDT

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    •  A feather in your cap (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Diana in NoVa

      I kind of suspect everyone who did understand it was a little corrupted by it.  Yoda, I'm told, got through about twenty pages and put it down again, declaring "The cynicism runs deep in this one."

      The real USA Patriot Act was written in 1789. It's called the Bill of Rights.

      by nicteis on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 06:34:13 PM PDT

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      •  i loved it... (0+ / 0-)

        i think its one of wolfe's best.

        i'm not sure i would call it an overly cynical book.  was it the first to describe wall street traders as masters of the universe?

        If you didn't care what happened to me, and I didn't care for you, we would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain, occasionally glancing up through the rain, wondering which of the buggers to blame, and watching for pigs on the wing. R. Waters

        by No Exit on Sat Aug 23, 2014 at 11:37:13 AM PDT

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