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by Prof.Hirata
Sun July 27th, 2014, 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: July 2014. What are you reading?
Replies: 105
Views: 4762

I am reading already the forth novel by Jean-Francois Parot, the contemporary French author of historic mysteries. This is a series laid in pre-Revolutionary France, starting from 1760. The main hero is a Parisian policemen Nicolas Le Flosh, who investigates various murders, many of them having to d...
by Prof.Hirata
Tue May 13th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's May, what are you reading?
Replies: 70
Views: 4196

[quote=""Nefret""]I couldn't really get into the Warlord Chronicles either, perhaps the Saxon Chronicles instead.[/quote]

I had the same vague idea. Maybe I will have another go in the future.
I am glad to know, Nefret, that we were born on the same day. Welcome to the 8-October Club! :D
by Prof.Hirata
Mon May 12th, 2014, 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's May, what are you reading?
Replies: 70
Views: 4196

Action for a change

I had a lame attack on Bernard Cornwell . Tried his Stonehenge and The Winter King from The Warlord Chronicles . Being a true lover of history and Arthuriana I couldn't get through a dozen pages of each. Sank in slow and viscid narration with unclear ends. Turned to action for a change and swallowed...
by Prof.Hirata
Fri January 31st, 2014, 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best book lists
Replies: 31
Views: 2878

My best reads in 2013: 1. House at Riverton by Kate Morton (so much has been said about it that I'm sure any good class of man now must read it :lol: . Talking turkey, I'm also in raptures about it. It's really thought-provoking in the most serious way, thats how I see it.) 2-7. The Dragon Scroll Ra...
by Prof.Hirata
Thu January 30th, 2014, 9:29 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: how old is a classic?
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

[quote=""Kveto from Prague""]People might consider a Steven King novel a modern classic but I doubt King will be more than a footnote 50 years from now. The same with the Harry Potter books. Any other ideas?[/quote] My idea, in contrast to yours, Kveto , is that both S.King and J.K.Rowling will rema...
by Prof.Hirata
Thu January 30th, 2014, 8:53 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Moll Flanders
Replies: 6
Views: 6496

I also remember the BBC version of MF, which I liked a lot.
A great fun was seeing the actress who played Moll right after she played a serious doctor in the American series "ER" :)
by Prof.Hirata
Thu January 30th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: Classics
Topic: Moll Flanders
Replies: 6
Views: 6496

[quote=""SGM""] Moll is a particular delight but did you count how many children she had?

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I had the same problem of counting children, when reading "Roxana" - another novel by Defoe :D
by Prof.Hirata
Sun December 15th, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: Chat
Topic: The best thing today
Replies: 2019
Views: 116985

The best thing today is that I got my mobile phone back from repair and it's working perfectly so far. It's a disater to have a mp not working properly :eek:
by Prof.Hirata
Thu December 12th, 2013, 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you reading? December 2013
Replies: 89
Views: 4904

[quote=""LadyB""]Oh! Now that is interesting. I wrote my thesis on Heian Japan, and have never heard of this author before. Thanks for mentioning![/quote] Great! I am glad to have directed you to a new author. If you come to reading her maybe you could comment on her exactness in historical backgrou...
by Prof.Hirata
Tue December 10th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: By Author
Topic: Elizabeth Gaskell
Replies: 8
Views: 1768

I have read only Cranford . It was written after her debut novel Mary Barton , and it looks very much like the idea behind it was to mitigate the sharp criticism she was assailed with for showing the heavy fate of the working class under the merciless rule of the factory owners. And she found nothin...

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