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19 April 2009 @ 08:43 pm
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark

This is the stupidest book I have ever read, hands down.



MISS BRODIE WAS A FASCIST AND A NAZI. AND I'M SUPPOSED TO HAVE SYMPATHY WITH HER?! SHE DIDN'T EVEN REALISE THAT FASCISM AND NAZISM ARE MILDLY CONFLICTING IDEOLOGIES!



Previously, on Book Glomp 2009:
He Knew He Was Right, Anthony Trollope
The Bostonians, Henry James
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
For Esme - with Love and Squalor, JD Salinger
The Outsider, Albert Camus
The Princess Diaries: Ten out of Ten, Meg Cabot
The Vicar of Bullhampton, Anthony Trollope
Molesworth, Geoffrey Willans
Villette, Charlotte Bronte
The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
The Way of All Flesh, Samuel Butler
Cecilia, Fanny Burney
The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
 
 
 
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: halowrites: multicoloured heart pendantscoradh on April 20th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
As I was expecting some pre-television combo of Mona Lisa Smile and Dead Poets' Society, I was HEARTILY disappointed by this. Brodie was represented as two feet from delusional and the whole concept of her 'prime' was a mockery. I did not enjoy that.

Mary was presented as an idiot on purpose so the others could look down on her. How could I sympathise with her death? She didn't ever become real as a person to me.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art: winter of discontentscoradh on April 20th, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC)
I actually put it down to the general fail on the writer's part - I didn't think about it much as a separate entity.