JP Donleavy and the History of the Ginger Man

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:12 am

We would love to hear a synopsis from anyone who listened! :cool:
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:34 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:We would love to hear a synopsis from anyone who listened! :cool:


He talked alot about living in Dublin when he first went there, he read some passages from The Ginger Man, talked a little about the trouble getting it published. There were reminicences from Billy Connolly who played one of his characters in another of his works on stage. There was some commments from Shane McGowan but to be honest I couldn't really understand him, I think he must have been really drunk :-/ I can't recall all of it but as I said you should be able to hear it again in fact it is now available on the right side of the page link I gave.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:41 am

Thanks for the link. :cool: Do you know how long do they usually make the links available?
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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Thu Nov 02, 2006 10:20 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Thanks for the link. :cool: Do you know how long do they usually make the links available?


Sorry, no I don't.

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Unread postby Liz » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:41 am

:interesting: Thanks for the synopsis, GG.
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Unread postby KYwoman » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:08 pm

I was able to listen to it this morning. Very interesting. I'm determined now to get through the GingerMan, didn't make it the last time. Thanks for the link!
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Unread postby Boo-Radley » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:24 pm

Thanks suec and GG, that was very interesting. Donleavy didn't sound at all how I had imagined him, and he sounds younger than 80. :lol:

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Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:57 pm

Boo-Radley wrote:Thanks suec and GG, that was very interesting. Donleavy didn't sound at all how I had imagined him, and he sounds younger than 80. :lol:

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yes, he was not quite what I was expecting either, I think I would enjoy the book more if he was reading it, the extracts sounded better when he did them :cool:

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Unread postby gemini » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:06 pm

I'm really annoyed at myself. I set the alarm for 6 :15 AM, actually got up and turned on the computer and started the program. I lay back on my pillow to listen and that's the last I remember. Thank you for the synopsis GG. I am also looking forward to reading the GingerMan.
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