On Stranger Tides Question #26 ~ Wrapping Up

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On Stranger Tides Question #26 ~ Wrapping Up

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:13 am

Here we are again at the end of a discussion! :bawl: Of course, even though this is the last question, please feel free to revisit any of the previous threads.

Remember up next will be Ann C. Crispin's The Price of Freedom. :bounce: We will be posting an interview with her very soon, so keep a sharp eye! We will also be letting you know our exact schedule for the next round of tidbits and discussion questions.


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Is there anything else you would like to discuss that we haven't covered?
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Unread postby nebraska » Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:37 pm

A few of my favorite passages:
pg 136 "The pirate's long coat seemed to shiver, as though rats were running around underneath."
pg 138 "Shandy felt his face heating up, for he could almost feel the closets and cupboards of his mind being opened and their contents being appraised."
pg 140 "Why bother, he thought, to qualify it as a ghost repellent? This stuff would chase wooden figureheads off the bows of ships."
pg 221 " ... their skin was the color of scummy cream of mushroom soup, and their eyes were the milky white that, in fish, was a sign of having been dead too long."
pg 223 "The body smelled like unfresh fish and felt like chains and jelly in a wet leather bag......"
pg 289 "maybe it's better to be an outlaw with purpose than a citizen without."
pg 321 "...with an emotion that included physical attraction only to the extent that an orchestra includes a brass section."
322 "agony like tinfoil on a carious tooth."

At times the writing was positively brilliant. Some of these descriptions were almost too vivid! :yuck2:

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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #26 ~ Wrapping Up

Unread postby Liz » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:17 pm

Great choices of quotes, nebraska. Thanks for sharing those.

I really like this one:

"Shandy felt his face heating up, for he could almost feel the closets and cupboards of his mind being opened and their contents being appraised."

Brilliant, indeed!
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Unread postby Betty Sue » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:49 am

Well, my good intentions on this one sure never materialized....got a late start, then found out my library book could not be renewed as others were waiting for it so tried to read half a book in a day. Not with MY memory!! :mad: So happy you listed those quotes, nebraska, as the rich and clever language made the book so enjoyable. Read all the questions and answers and got the gaps in my memory filled in beautifully. Thank you so much, Noodlemantras!!! Awesome discussions! :lilyrose:
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Unread postby fansmom » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:04 pm

I have so much catching up to do!

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Unread postby ladylinn » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:08 pm

I am in the same corner as Betty Sue and fansmom. I couldn't keep up with the reading but certainly enjoyed the discussions and tidbits. Now that my life has slowed down (as much as it can) I will finish reading OST. Also looking forward to Tim's response to our questions. :highfive:

Another great discussion from the Noodlemantras and our leaders Liz and DITHOT. Thanks! :applause:

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Unread postby nebraska » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:14 pm

I think I missed the last two or three tidbits.

I admit as much as I enjoyed reading the book, I felt kind of "out of it" when it came to the discussion. Maybe too much real life at the moment.

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:39 am

We certainly missed you all but good to know you were able to read the discussion. Whether you were able to join us for the discussion or not, remember to send us your questions for Tim to: jdzonbc@yahoo.com
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Unread postby fireflydances » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:13 am

Thank you both. Nothing like that feeling of tidbits rolling out and then reading a question, thinking about what you want to say. ONBC is a great place.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:09 pm

Thanks!
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Unread postby Buster » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:36 pm

Well, I'm going to keep the Jack Shandy quote on hand:
The seas and weathers are what is;
your vessels adapt to them or sink.

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Unread postby moviemom » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:48 pm

This was a lot of fun and I plan to catch up on the tidbits that I missed while LIFE got in the way! :lol:
Thanks to Nebraska for those quotes. :ok: :cool:
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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #26 ~ Wrapping Up

Unread postby Liz » Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:36 am

Buster wrote:Well, I'm going to keep the Jack Shandy quote on hand:
The seas and weathers are what is;
your vessels adapt to them or sink.

This one is going to stick with me for a while. :cool:
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Re: On Stranger Tides Question #26 ~ Wrapping Up

Unread postby RamblinRebel » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:00 am

Wrap up already? Wow, where does the time go?

I'm really looking forward to reading the Q&A with Tim - It's been very cool having him here to partake in the discussion! And as always, do know that the tidbits and discussions are deeply appreciated - even when I'm not be able to post in a timely manner, I'll almost certainly be reading them later. So thank you all!!

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:25 pm

Thanks, RamblinRebel! We will let you know when we will be posting Tim's answers to everyone's questions. Keep a sharp eye!
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