Attica Tidbit #1 - Garry Kilworth

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Unread postby gemini » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:43 pm

Wow. This just gets better and better. I am sure that having Oprah choose Attica for her book discussion is great news, but I'll bet we enjoy our discussion more.
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Unread postby Theresa » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:04 pm

gemini wrote:Wow. This just gets better and better. I am sure that having Oprah choose Attica for her book discussion is great news, but I'll bet we enjoy our discussion more.

Oh, I thought he meant us when he said Oprah...not the 'other' Oprah! Now you've got me wondering, gemini -- since Oprah Winfrey hasn't publicly announced her new book club book yet.

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Unread postby Liz » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:30 pm

Theresa wrote:
gemini wrote:Wow. This just gets better and better. I am sure that having Oprah choose Attica for her book discussion is great news, but I'll bet we enjoy our discussion more.

Oh, I thought he meant us when he said Oprah...not the 'other' Oprah! Now you've got me wondering, gemini -- since Oprah Winfrey hasn't publicly announced her new book club book yet.

I'm pretty sure he is referring to us--I hope. But that would be quite a coincidence if she was doing Attica too. I guess we'll find out on Sept. 18, when she announces it.
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Unread postby gemini » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:30 pm

Liz wrote:
Theresa wrote:
gemini wrote:Wow. This just gets better and better. I am sure that having Oprah choose Attica for her book discussion is great news, but I'll bet we enjoy our discussion more.

Oh, I thought he meant us when he said Oprah...not the 'other' Oprah! Now you've got me wondering, gemini -- since Oprah Winfrey hasn't publicly announced her new book club book yet.

I'm pretty sure he is referring to us--I hope. But that would be quite a coincidence if she was doing Attica too. I guess we'll find out on Sept. 18, when she announces it.


Ooops. I should have egg on my face for thinking of her first over us. I am so used to calling us Noodlemantras that I forget the Oprah part. :blush:
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Re: Attica Tidbit #1 - Garry Kilworth

Unread postby Liz » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:28 am

gemini wrote:
Liz wrote:
Theresa wrote:Oh, I thought he meant us when he said Oprah...not the 'other' Oprah! Now you've got me wondering, gemini -- since Oprah Winfrey hasn't publicly announced her new book club book yet.

I'm pretty sure he is referring to us--I hope. But that would be quite a coincidence if she was doing Attica too. I guess we'll find out on Sept. 18, when she announces it.


Ooops. I should have egg on my face for thinking of her first over us. I am so used to calling us Noodlemantras that I forget the Oprah part. :blush:

No egg. You are not alone. I reacted the same way when I first read it.
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Unread postby gemini » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:08 pm

I stumbled on this page browsing around for Attica.

It is Garry Kilworth news and updates page.
One interesting thing (out of many read) was that Garry is currently writing a follow-up called Jigsaw.
I wonder how much fun it was to ride a Honda 110cc motorbike across the Australian Outback?
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Unread postby gemini » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:22 pm

I was wondering around amazon and found this comment from Garry about his book. I find it very interesting that he likes himself as Mr. Grantham.
From the Author
This novel represents a departure from my previous juvenile fantasies which were, in the main, animal fantasies. I conceived Attica while actually working in an attic - it was where I wrote my books and shared my day with my cat Dylan, who often slept in my desk drawer. I used to stare into the blackness of the attic around me and wonder about what was actually in there. Every Friday night my wife and I go for a curry with Andrew and Cheryl, our good friends, to wind down the week. One curry night I talked with Andrew about the attic and the thoughts I had about writing a novel based on an attic as large as a continent: Andrew added some interesting avenues to explore. And this is a novel about exploration, of fantasy places and of the mind. I suppose the attic represents my head in which I take these strange journeys, attics and heads being at the top of their respective bodies, being both full of junk and seeming both to be infinite. Some of the characters in the book have been drawn from real life - another departure for me - the children are my grandchildren of the same names, the parents are a young married couple we are very fond of, the three-legged cat Nelson was the pet of a friend in Hong Kong where we used to live and Mr Grantham is probably me. I am talking about the 'characters' of these people and cats here, not about their situations in life, nor their physical appearance. Jordy, for example, is a very sporty grandson. Alex likes engineering. Chloe likes books, and so on. And Nelson wasn't ginger at all, but a big fluffy beast who looked as if his fur was unravelling.
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Re: Attica Tidbit #1 - Garry Kilworth

Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:46 pm

gemini, how did you know that tomorrow's question uses this quote? :grin:
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Re: Attica Tidbit #1 - Garry Kilworth

Unread postby gemini » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:19 pm

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:gemini, how did you know that tomorrow's question uses this quote? :grin:

Must be a little of the twilight zone or deja vu that Liz and fansmom are always talking about.
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