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DFW

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59. No political affiliations are stated in the book
Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:17 PM
Jun 2022

But from the attitude expressed, he certainly sounded like the Ivy League (superficially-) educated William Buckley type Republican. The author, though American himself, hated the place and moved his family to the UK.

In the book, the Major later orders Nicholai tortured, disfigured, and tossed into solitary for three years until the CIA decides his skills are needed. After completing what the CIA asked of him, Nicholai disappears, and the major later meets a violent "accidental" demise, which it is obvious Nicholai has engineered.

Above the town, on the hill brow, the stone angel used to applegrove Jun 2022 #1
Look Homeward Angel by Tom Wolfe hedda_foil Jun 2022 #4
The Stone Angel by Margaret Lawrence (canadian) applegrove Jun 2022 #7
Ah, well! A stone, A leaf, an u found door. hedda_foil Jun 2022 #9
What is that from? applegrove Jun 2022 #10
I guess I'll add it to the list! hedda_foil Jun 2022 #11
This message was self-deleted by its author applegrove Jun 2022 #8
"They danced down the street like dingledodies..." n/t Mister Ed Jun 2022 #2
Picking up the telephone, he said, 'Leon, I thought you would like to know. She's here". Srkdqltr Jun 2022 #3
"Yes. It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration, Glorfindel Jun 2022 #5
Dickens: Tale of Two Cities LeftishBrit Jun 2022 #47
Yes! My favorite of Dickens' works. Glorfindel Jun 2022 #48
This message was self-deleted by its author Glorfindel Jun 2022 #6
A stone, A leaf, an unfound door. hedda_foil Jun 2022 #12
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe Withywindle Aug 2022 #119
breeze and blade MickOfTheWest Jun 2022 #13
don't like metaphor llashram Jun 2022 #14
Should I delete my response? MickOfTheWest Jun 2022 #15
your choice llashram Jun 2022 #16
call me ishmael USALiberal Jun 2022 #17
Moby-Dick. Harker Jun 2022 #19
Yep!!!! USALiberal Jun 2022 #20
There was a desert wind blowing that night. Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #18
I know it's Chandler...Lady in the Lake? First Speaker Jun 2022 #25
Yes, Raymond Chandler - Red Wind (1938) Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #29
I was born and raised on a Carolina sea island and I carried the sunshine of the low country, inked USALiberal Jun 2022 #21
"The Prince of Tides" Glorfindel Jun 2022 #22
I love that book and I love that movie. Heartbreaking. USALiberal Jun 2022 #23
So do I. Heartbreaking, indeed. Glorfindel Jun 2022 #24
Pat Conroy was a beautiful writer. nt Jade Fox Jun 2022 #49
Yes, I loved that book and movie! USALiberal Jun 2022 #50
Pat Conroy is one of my literary heroes red dog 1 Jul 2022 #68
The United States in now on the verge of civil war. First Speaker Jun 2022 #26
"I can dodge folly without backing into fear." First Speaker Jun 2022 #27
"Isn't it pretty to think so." First Speaker Jun 2022 #28
"Hello, sir. Yes...Uh-huh...Yes... Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #30
"The man in black fled across the desert...and the Gunslinger followed." Mad_Dem_X Jun 2022 #31
It's from a Stephen King novel red dog 1 Jun 2022 #33
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Glorfindel Jun 2022 #37
You got it! Mad_Dem_X Jun 2022 #38
"Temperatures were taken twice a day in the ward..Early each morning and late each afternoon. red dog 1 Jun 2022 #32
Catch-22? First Speaker Jun 2022 #41
This message was self-deleted by its author red dog 1 Jun 2022 #53
Ding! red dog 1 Jun 2022 #54
"We pull up to the garage an there is a panel truck parked just outside, painted in blue, yellow, red dog 1 Jun 2022 #34
"There is a fort in the South where a few years ago a murder was committed." UTUSN Jun 2022 #35
The General's Daughter? Glorfindel Jun 2022 #39
Am grateful for the wild guess - thought there would be no reply but no. Clue, was made into a movie UTUSN Jun 2022 #45
Since I didn't guess correctly, I googled it Glorfindel Jun 2022 #46
Brilliant book, much underrated movie. UTUSN Jun 2022 #51
Please let me know when you read/see it - am very interested in your reaction! UTUSN Jun 2022 #55
I'm terrible at these, but here is one of my all-time favorites: DFW Jun 2022 #36
The Major must have been a Republican. n/t malthaussen Jun 2022 #56
No political affiliations are stated in the book DFW Jun 2022 #59
Was that "Major Major"? red dog 1 Jul 2022 #69
His name in the novel is Major Diamond. DFW Jul 2022 #70
I was thinking it might be from "Catch 22" red dog 1 Jul 2022 #71
The book is called "Shibumi" DFW Jul 2022 #73
"And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security Celerity Jun 2022 #40
This sounds like Solzhenitsyn... First Speaker Jun 2022 #42
Gulag Archipelago is correct Celerity Jun 2022 #43
The "Gulag" is one of the great books ever written... First Speaker Jun 2022 #44
"If you rode the Black Shadow at top speed for any length of time.... Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #52
That sounds like a line from The Great Shark Hunt jmowreader Aug 2022 #114
Yes, he was also infatuated with shooting golf.... Brother Buzz Aug 2022 #115
"But that's bullshit, Randy..." malthaussen Jun 2022 #57
"Stone burner... stone burner..." -NT- ruet Jun 2022 #58
Dune? dingosatemyusername Jun 2022 #61
Which One? -NT- ruet Jun 2022 #62
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen." SKKY Jun 2022 #60
George Orwell: 1984 LeftishBrit Jul 2022 #66
"I said, 'Hold on just a minute, I'll be right with you soon as I finish this chapter' and it was red dog 1 Jun 2022 #63
"The flooded New England valley made a beautiful holiday spot, with twenty miles of red dog 1 Jun 2022 #64
"Damn your eyes. What's that pump stopping for?" red dog 1 Jun 2022 #65
This message was self-deleted by its author red dog 1 Jul 2022 #67
"Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it." red dog 1 Jul 2022 #72
"The Exorcist." Harker Jul 2022 #82
Ding! red dog 1 Jul 2022 #83
... Harker Jul 2022 #85
"The bees in my stomach are dead and getting used to it." red dog 1 Jul 2022 #74
"He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up red dog 1 Jul 2022 #75
Catch 22 Ohiya Nov 2022 #143
"That's some catch, Catch 22" red dog 1 Nov 2022 #145
"Rules? PI$$ on your rules!" red dog 1 Jul 2022 #76
"The minute I went in, I was sorry I'd come. He was reading the Atlantic Monthly, red dog 1 Jul 2022 #77
J D Salinger: Catcher in the Rye LeftishBrit Aug 2022 #112
Yep red dog 1 Aug 2022 #123
"God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials." red dog 1 Jul 2022 #78
"He turned up one day in the doorway of my office. He was already out of uniform, but he had not yet red dog 1 Jul 2022 #79
"I've got to hit the books this semester. I'm carrying 18 hours and I'm on pro. red dog 1 Jul 2022 #80
"Where's Papa going with that ax?" liberal_mama Jul 2022 #81
E.B. White: Charlotte's Web LeftishBrit Jul 2022 #86
"After just admiring Fred's bar and crawled out from underneath the plank press, red dog 1 Jul 2022 #84
This message was self-deleted by its author red dog 1 Jul 2022 #87
"I do not know if all cops are poets, but I know that all cops carry guns with triggers" red dog 1 Jul 2022 #88
"I'm quite illiterate; but I read a lot." red dog 1 Jul 2022 #89
I think this is also 'Catcher in the Rye' LeftishBrit Aug 2022 #113
Ding! red dog 1 Aug 2022 #122
"Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?" Mad_Dem_X Jul 2022 #90
Last night I dreamt I went to malaise Jul 2022 #91
Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca LeftishBrit Aug 2022 #111
"The everyday world demands our attention, and prevents us from sinking into ourselves" red dog 1 Jul 2022 #92
"The mob rushes in where individuals fear to tread" red dog 1 Jul 2022 #93
B.F. Skinner: Walden Two LeftishBrit Nov 2022 #153
"Far over the misty mountains cold....To dungeons deep and caverns old red dog 1 Aug 2022 #94
The Hobbit? First Speaker Aug 2022 #96
Yes, I think so red dog 1 Aug 2022 #97
"He dressed in fatigue pants, a military issue t-shirt, and combat boots. red dog 1 Aug 2022 #95
"I have no wish to take life, not even human life,' repeated Boxer, and his eyes were full of tears" red dog 1 Aug 2022 #98
George Orwell: Animal Farm LeftishBrit Aug 2022 #110
Yep red dog 1 Aug 2022 #121
"The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable. red dog 1 Aug 2022 #99
Catch-22 First Speaker Aug 2022 #103
Yep red dog 1 Aug 2022 #105
"That's bold talk VGNonly Aug 2022 #100
True Grit First Speaker Aug 2022 #101
"...he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts..." Paladin Aug 2022 #102
Indian summer is like a woman. CTyankee Aug 2022 #104
"My name is Elizabeth Butler; my friends and students call me Liz. red dog 1 Aug 2022 #106
Pelf? Mom likes pelf? Not Heidi Aug 2022 #107
"I cut into the Automat and there is Bill Gains huddled in someone else's overcoat red dog 1 Aug 2022 #108
"The body will destroy the germs of a physical illness within a week; red dog 1 Aug 2022 #109
What I used to pamper among the tangled vines of my heart, sir pball Aug 2022 #116
P.S. Brother Buzz Aug 2022 #117
From a little after two o'clock until almost sundown of the long still hot weary dead Just A Box Of Rain Aug 2022 #118
Water had frozen everywhere, so it was difficult to find water to drink, Meowmee Aug 2022 #120
"I decided finally to pack the football. It was a slightly used Spaulding ball, an expensive one, red dog 1 Sep 2022 #124
"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." red dog 1 Sep 2022 #125
1984. Harker Sep 2022 #126
Ding! red dog 1 Nov 2022 #136
"That was the cop who saved me. He lost a leg to a hammer-head shark; red dog 1 Oct 2022 #127
"The city lay cool and dim beneath a vaulting sky of high-scudding grey clouds...A grey shroud that red dog 1 Oct 2022 #128
"I dig through ancient trash," I told the elegantly groomed young woman who had been sent red dog 1 Oct 2022 #129
"That the incidence of psychopathy is increasing is evident not from the neat red dog 1 Oct 2022 #130
"Col. Cathcart might raise the number of missions again at any time" red dog 1 Oct 2022 #131
Catch 22 Ohiya Nov 2022 #142
Yes, red dog 1 Nov 2022 #144
"It was 1943. When Jenny's pregnancy was apparent, she lost her job. red dog 1 Oct 2022 #132
"I stood outside the barber shop looking up at the jutting neon sign of a second floor red dog 1 Oct 2022 #133
"If the others heard me talking out loud, they would think that I am crazy, red dog 1 Oct 2022 #134
Maybe - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest Ohiya Nov 2022 #146
Excellent guess, but no. red dog 1 Nov 2022 #147
Excellent guess, but no. red dog 1 Nov 2022 #148
"In short, this young, handsome, successful, happily-married-three-lovely-children- red dog 1 Nov 2022 #135
"He began his pullout at a thousand feet, wingtips thudding and blurring in that gigantic wind, red dog 1 Nov 2022 #137
"Perhaps to lose a sense of where you are implies the danger of losing a sense of who you are" red dog 1 Nov 2022 #138
"Of all the people in the world, the Clutters were the least likely to be murdered." red dog 1 Nov 2022 #139
"In Cold Blood"... Harker Nov 2022 #149
I love the guy! red dog 1 Nov 2022 #154
"There was a slight hassle with the jailers over whether I was to go in to see him or not. red dog 1 Nov 2022 #140
"He walked into the garage and started to tinkle with a carburetor under the hood of red dog 1 Nov 2022 #141
"The muzzle of the Luger looked like the Second Street tunnel, but I didn't move" red dog 1 Nov 2022 #150
"Grand. There's a word I really hate. It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it." red dog 1 Nov 2022 #151
J D Salinger: Catcher in the Rye LeftishBrit Nov 2022 #152
You Got It! red dog 1 Nov 2022 #155
"Thus it came to him merely to run away was folly, because he could never run away from himself" red dog 1 Nov 2022 #156
"Brenda was six when she fell out of the apple tree" red dog 1 Nov 2022 #157
"The little person who leads this trio is an inspired man. His fiddle is out of tune, red dog 1 Dec 2022 #158
"He no longer needed fishing boats and stale bread for survival" red dog 1 Dec 2022 #159
Just a guess--The Old Man and the Sea? First Speaker Dec 2022 #160
No, good guess though red dog 1 Dec 2022 #163
"My glass was empty. I asked her what she would have to drink, she said red dog 1 Dec 2022 #161
"Joe, remember that stuff you sent me to test for thermal stability? jmowreader Dec 2022 #162
"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece." red dog 1 Dec 2022 #164
"Never trust a cop in a raincoat" red dog 1 Dec 2022 #165
"furry Pooh Bear, keeper of the flame, voyaged back from the asphalt seas of the great wasted land: red dog 1 Jan 2023 #166
"When he awoke, he saw angels mating overhead. For a few seconds longer, Axxter watched them, red dog 1 Jan 2023 #167
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