Dark Side of the Horse by Samson for February 23, 2011

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    Coyoty Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    It’s a real page-turner. Over 1400 pages to turn.

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    zero  almost 13 years ago

    And pronouncing the names is no picnic either…

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    Kvasir42 Premium Member almost 13 years ago

    I just finished reading that! Having 3 different names for each character makes it difficult to follow as well.

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    Madhatter1903  almost 13 years ago

    Indeed

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    WaitingMan  almost 13 years ago

    When the Cliffs Notes version of a book is 300 pages, you know you’re in trouble.

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    annamargaret1866  almost 13 years ago

    Whirled Peas!

    baslimthebegger, I remember learning in English class about repetition for effect. That’s what you’re doing. :-)

    Now, if I could just get over this AARP moment, and remember what the term was for “repetition for effect” is, I’d be doing great. Onomatopoeia is all I can think of, and I have a sneaky suspicion that’s not it, lol.

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    annamargaret1866  almost 13 years ago

    And if I’d proofread before I posted ….

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    lisa4romMpls  almost 13 years ago

    Give peas a chance!

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    hossblacksilver  almost 13 years ago

    Great Scott, this is heavy.

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    bmonk  almost 13 years ago

    I prefer the biography of Leo Tolstoy by Warren Pease. (Credit to Prairie Home Companion.)

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    COWBOY7  almost 13 years ago

    No doubt, Horace!

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    vldazzle  almost 13 years ago

    I agree with Jeff - I left off on War and Peace because the characters were too difficult to discern. I also did not find it interesting. I’m finding it much easier and more interesting to read the works of Chaucer. I’m in the last of the Canterbury Tales and I like the less ponderous/religious ones more than these others, but all show insight in the times etc. An enjoyable read!

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    MisngNOLA  almost 13 years ago

    Alliteration is only the repeating of beginning sounds of words, eg, founding fathers’ families, not necessarily done for effect. “Reiteration” might be a closer synonym to repetition for effect.

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    rotflcopter  about 12 years ago

    the world can’t either

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