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Old 11-03-2010, 06:59 AM   #391
Pavlos
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Martin Amis [...] is rather [...] smug[.]
Sounds right, yes. Thing is, he deserves to be.

I'm reading David Copperfield myself, Dickens's enduringly famous novel of a young man's journey from his unhappy childhood -- abused by his step-father and his sister, the ominously named Murdstones -- and school years to finding his calling as a novelist. This is the book which produced such vivid characters as the impecunious Mr. Micawber and the 'umble' Uriah Heep. How exciting.


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