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by suec
Mon May 25, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #28 ~ Symbolism
Replies: 22
Views: 3688

Re: Loser's Town Question #28 ~ Symbolism

Thank you :blush:
by suec
Sun May 24, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #31 ~ Ready for More?
Replies: 17
Views: 3046

Re: Loser's Town Question #31 ~ Ready for More?

Gemini, I agree with you in finding some of the other characters more interesting than Spandau. But I enjoyed this book and will certainly read the next one.
by suec
Sun May 24, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #28 ~ Symbolism
Replies: 22
Views: 3688

Re: Loser's Town Question #28 ~ Symbolism

suec, I think this one is right up your alley too! Help! You know me so well :lol: I do tend to think in symbolic terms, but as you know, I therefore tend to read into things that were never intended by the author. That may well prove to be the case again here, but this is what I can remember of th...
by suec
Sun May 10, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #24 ~ Character Rants and Raves
Replies: 14
Views: 4522

Re: Loser's Town Question #24 ~ Character Rants and Raves

Potts was my favourite too. I liked Spandau and Terry too but I found Potts a wee bit more interesting. Of the women, I can't say I really identified with any of them except Pookie :lol:I have fun changing my image too. But overall, I identified with some of the male charcters more than the female o...
by suec
Sun May 10, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #19 ~ Spandau, Marlowe & Get Shorty
Replies: 10
Views: 1531

Re: Loser's Town Question #19 ~ Spandau, Marlowe & Get Shorty

I don't have much to add here. But Marlowe is a drinker. And his personal ife isn't filled in in the same way. He's an ex-cop, fired for insubordination and never married because he doesn't like policemen's wives. It's pretty much as succinct as that.
by suec
Sun May 10, 2009 5:06 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #22 ~ Potts
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Loser's Town Question #22 ~ Potts

I liked Potts best of all.he leapt off the page and I liked his honourable protective instincts. What strikes me most is that his fundamental sense of decency is what brought him down and led him committing murder.
by suec
Sat May 09, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #16 ~ Pressure
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: Loser's Town Question #16 ~ Pressure

fansmon that detail about the time spent on marking writing really is a shocker. Interesting article too. Liz, sorry for not getting back to you earlier. It has been another week (but at last I am winning the battle now). The problems did vary from school to school, but in some cases, students had b...
by suec
Mon May 04, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #16 ~ Pressure
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: Loser's Town Question #16 ~ Pressure

Thanks Liz. It's something beyond their control, really, though they have handled me really badly. I have made sure they know this :grin: I still might leave, though. But it comes to something when I start spelling coming with an 'e' in it. I'm definitely going to blame stress for that one. :blush: ...
by suec
Sun May 03, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #18 ~ Stand-up Comics & Myster Writers
Replies: 20
Views: 3034

Re: Loser's Town Question #18 ~ Stand-up Comics & Myster Writers

Well, there was certainly an instance of that in the UK last year, (Jonathon Ross and Russell Brand), that cooked up quite a controversy and opened up a debate about what is fair game and tasteful in humour and whether or not those boundaries should apply. I think comics can tell the truth because t...
by suec
Sun May 03, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #13 ~ Fame
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

Re: Loser's Town Question #13 ~ Fame

Fame is my idea of hell, I think. Way high a price to pay. I would loathe the lack of privacy, the intrusion into personal space and what I would see as the feeling of being "owned" or turned into a product. As it is now, when someone tries to take a photo of me at work, my reaction is unp...
by suec
Sun May 03, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #16 ~ Pressure
Replies: 23
Views: 3263

Re: Loser's Town Question #16 ~ Pressure

I agree with all of you that there is a certain amount of stress in every job, and that some people (like myself) put more pressure on themselves than others. And Johnny seems to be one who seems to handle the pressure very well. The jobs that I think equate to the type of stress that Bobby...
by suec
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
Replies: 27
Views: 4293

Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn

Thanks Betty Sue!

Clearly my observation skills are somewhat lacking...
by suec
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #4 ~ Spandau
Replies: 17
Views: 1634

Re: Loser's Town Question #4 ~ Spandau

Frankly, I wish I was more familiar with mystery writings, noir and the like. I am curious if Spandau bears any resemblance to say, Philip Marlowe. What physical image did anyone have? Sort of a taller Daniel, bit beefy, slightly handsome in a rugged way? I found the character comfortable and likea...
by suec
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn
Replies: 27
Views: 4293

Re: Loser's Town Question #7 ~ Terry McGuinn

I also liked Terry a lot. I tried hard to focus on tuning out the Irish stereotype though, even though Terry himself played up to it.
BTW I don't know how to use the spoiler mechanism. can someone explain lpease?
by suec
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Loser's Town
Topic: Loser's Town Question #8 ~ The Women of Loser's Town
Replies: 33
Views: 3909

Re: Loser's Town Question #8 ~ The Women of Loser's Town

Thanks Liz and deppaura! The loser mentality goes against my fondness for happy endings. I had hope for Dee but seeing what happened with my" favorite character" told me not to hope for the best. gemini , I'm a noir fan, so I'm quite happy with unhappy endings... but I see what you're sayi...

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