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“In-Laws and Outlaws”: A laugh out loud study of family dynamics | Link for social + 2 chapters of #debutnovel > https://linktr.ee/katefulfordauthor
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The Jungle | Upton Sinclair
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Reflecting in pitiless detail the poverty trap into which so many people fell, but is at the same time readable and relatable, you really feel for these people. It‘s also a salutary corrective for twenty first century readers. Millions of migrants are still struggling, in ways unimaginable to most of us, to improve their lot while being both exploited and vilified for wanting a bit of what we too often take for granted.

Leftcoastzen I read it as a kid , it radicalized me. 2y
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Inlaws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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#inlaws #sample “If I was frustrated by Gideon‘s inability to see his mother for what she really was, this frustration was as nothing to my sense of impotent fury the following day when Marjorie played a blinder. I was getting ready to bellow to Gideon that ..."

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Inlaws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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#inlaws #sample “'You could,' Claire suggested, 'be self sabotaging.' She wasn‘t easily going to give up on the idea that it was me and not Marjorie, who was the problem. 'You have a long history of failed relationships‘, said Claire, getting straight to the point'

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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#inlaws #reviews #others Am I missing something here? Where some authors make the everyday experience of characters feel relevant for all humankind, others don‘t. The characters in this book, rather than leaping off the page, lay there, inert.

TheEllieMo If you missed something, I did too! 2y
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The Good Earth | Pearl S. Bck
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#inlaws #reviews #others An extraordinary insight into what people had to do to survive in pre-revolutionary China. The immense hardship & lack of any safety net is chilling, especially when one reflects that things are not so different for millions today, all over the world.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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"In a tone reminiscent of "Carrie Bradshaw", I saw a narrator that I could relate to"

Thanks to a lovely reader for her review over on Goodreads
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#inlaws #reviews #others You may never have heard of Patrick Hamilton, but you will have heard the term ‘gaslighting‘. This book is an evocation of lives lived in London in the 1930s. It exquisitely details the minutiae of every day experience

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Thin Air | Michelle Paver
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I am not easily spooked by books, but this one really sent a shiver down my spine. I haven‘t been so creeped out since I read The Turn of the Screw as a teenager. A slowly developing sense of menace suffuses the entire story & that the writer manages to imbue a rucksack with malevolence is particularly impressive. A concise, powerfully evocative read that left me feeling as chilly as the Himalayas in which it is set.

lele1432 This one looks so good! I can't wait to read it! 2y
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Inlaws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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Just books on shelves. That is all.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 2y
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KateFulfordAuthor It‘s a lovely room in which to read (& write) @Cathythoughts @Texreader and @RedLeaves 2y
julesG Lovely reading room! 😍 2y
KateFulfordAuthor It certainly is @julesG 2y
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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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So evocative of a time & the feelings - love & pain - in a beautifully written tale. However, a bit like Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it's a book of two pieces and could have been better tied together.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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[Interview] Recorded live at the Ampthill Literary Festival 2019: Kate chats about the success of 'Inlaws and Outlaws' and what's next.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/katefulfordauthor/secklow-fm-stevens-on-sunday-may...

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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@AmpLiterary festival special on the radio

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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“An excellent distillation of experience & psychology into answering What is Creativity?”

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History is important, very important. If we don‘t know about it, we can‘t learn from it. Read this absolutely terrifying account of everyday life in Stalinist Russia, and if you had any nagging doubts about the value of democracy and a free press, they will be erased forever. While far from perfect, democracy is still better than all the alternatives.

Crazeedi Thank you for this 3y
Crazeedi Nothing will be perfect in this life because we are not, but the founders were brilliant in the creation of our country. 3y
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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“What a read! Witty and well written with great characters and an ending I did not expect. Thoroughly recommend it, a great debut novel from Kate”

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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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So evocative of a time & the feelings - love & pain - in a beautifully written tale. However, a bit like Captain Corelli's Mandolin, it's a book of two pieces and could have been better tied together.

Birdsong28 😘😘😘😘😘 My all time favourite book ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️📚📖 3y
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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This year at the Ampthill Literary Festival here in the UK I will be running a workshop about the creative process, with specific reference to writing. It will help to understand how you can tap into your innate creativity and develop expertise in order to solve the problem of how to start, and keep, writing.

https://www.ampthillfestival.com/ampliterary-info

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I found it fascinating when I learnt the author researched the whole thing without leaving London. It shows the power of imagination in conjuring up worlds of which one has no experience. This shouldn‘t, I suppose, be a surprise. I don‘t imagine JK Rowling has ever visited a school for wizards, Tolkien never ventured very far from Oxford, & CS Lewis had perfectly normal wardrobes, but it‘s still impressive nonetheless!

julesG Wonderful review! 3y
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Swann's Way | Marcel Proust
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OK, so I‘m not going to pretend I finished it, but it‘s worth giving it a go if only to immerse yourself in its dreamy prose for a while.

And if you keep going long enough you‘ll be able to nod sagely when you next hear someone mention Proust‘s madeleines (it‘s not a euphemism and nor were they his girlfriends) which will give the impression that you are a true intellectual.

Chili 🤣 3y
dalma_st_paul So true💕I also tried and unfortunately left this mission incomplete. Also have Ulysses to conquer (but I know for a fact tha there are some professors at my college never finished either and still teach them - drunken confessions of a lit Prof 😜) 3y
KateFulfordAuthor “We are not alone” 3y
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The Selfish Gene | Richard Dawkins
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If you‘ve ever struggled to understand evolution, claimed by some to be the most important idea ever, read this. If you still don‘t understand it, read The Blind Watchmaker. If you still don‘t get it, go and lie down in a darkened room for a while before trying again.

AlaSkaat I was just reading this today! 3y
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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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#writerslife #20questions

15: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

Going on an Arvon writing course. It gave me confidence that I had some talent and believe that I could be a writer, and that‘s priceless.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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From the lovely readers over on Instagram

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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"We‘ve all heard stories about the 'mother in-law from hell'. Rest assured though, that she can‘t be as evil as this ..." @UnderratedReads talks about this #debut #novel - get it now on #Kindle and #paperback. Read first 2 chapters FREE at https://buff.ly/2I60OOv

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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"this potpourri of flawed characters that make this book read-worthy ... the fast-paced writing style added to my entertainment ... this is a book I would recommend to friends of the darker side of chick-lit."

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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"The main character isn't pure. She's reminds me a bit of Amy from Gone Girl but she's not that evil. She's very good at manipulation. Her soon-to-be mother-in-law is a great adversary. They were playing mental chess with each other" - with thanks to a lovely reviewer

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Five Children and It | Edith Nesbit
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Another childhood favourite. It took me to another world, one of Edwardian children living in a house full of servants, which seemed pretty exotic to me. But then it got properly magical when the children meet the Psammead, a strange creature who can make wishes come true. An old fashioned morality tale (be careful what you wish for!), its message is as relevant & fun for children today as it was when I was a nipper.

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“The one thing that impressed me about this book was the rich characterization ... I also love the ending, that took me by surprise, it really embodied the beauty of this novel."

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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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A fabulous & fantastical glimpse into the lives of the residents of 28 Barbary Lane, with the first in the series set in San Francisco in the 1970s. Full of secrets & surprises it also has a great deal of humanity. The characters are rich & multi-layered and through the whole series you go on a really interesting, if increasingly unrealistic, journey with them as they look for love, happiness, and a sense of belonging.

Reviewsbylola I recently bought this and can‘t wait to read it! 3y
Pamwurtzler I loved this. I have the next one on my TBR. 3y
plemmdog So excited Netflix is bringing back a sequel! 3y
KateFulfordAuthor @plemmdog Really? I look forward to seeing what they do with it. 3y
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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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The point, the point? A self-absorbed, unlikeable narrator tells us about his brilliantly successful career in the theatre, how he was (unaccountably) catnip to almost every woman who crossed his path, and what he had for his dinner. Oh, and he goes swimming and has some tedious friends to stay. Couldn‘t finish it, didn‘t want to, don‘t care.

TiffanyMichele Lol 😂 3y
CarolynM Iris Murdoch seems to specialise in unlikable narrators, but they're usually interesting. I haven't read this one. Have you read any of her others? 3y
LRSmith LOL. I‘ve only read one Murdoch and I have to say that was my reaction. 3y
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jouleian I don't think I've ever laughted that hard at a snapshot review before 😂😂😂. That was amazing and the last two lines just slay me 😂😂😂. 3y
Herschelian Best review I‘ve read in ages!! 3y
KateFulfordAuthor @CarolynM No and I‘d need a really compelling reason to do so. 3y
KateFulfordAuthor @jouleian Glad I made your “hit parade” 3y
KateFulfordAuthor @Herschelian - thank you! @TiffanyMichele - pleased I could help ;-) @LRSmith - we are fellow travelers! (edited) 3y
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Notes on a Scandal | Zoe Heller
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A pitch black story which plays with the readers‘ sympathies, making you constantly reassess the characters, their motives and behaviour. With no clear ‘good‘ or ‘bad‘ characters, this dark and difficult story is far less sensational than many recent ‘psychological thrillers‘, but is all the more disturbing for that.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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When I was a little girl there was a doll called Chatty Cathy. My mother claims it was named after me. So when I was offered the chance to take part in Waterstones‘ Local Authors evening, I was delighted to join the party!

To find out more about all the authors visit http://www.chiswickbookfestival.net/speakers-2018/pre-festival-tuesday-wednesday...

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Vanity Fair | William Makepeace Thackerey
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I first read this as a teenager & have since reread it many times, which is unusual for me. A rollicking tale told by an unreliable narrator, it still feels fresh & funny in the 21st century, so one can only imagine what the Victorians made of it in the nineteenth.

But what‘s not to love about the amoral, cunning heroine Becky Sharp? While she is far from admirable, she is only trying to make her way in the world...

Leniverse There‘s a new 7 episode TV-series coming up. I have high hopes! 3y
AnneCecilie @Leniverse I saw the advertisement everywhere in London. Totally agreed with you, I so want to see it. Hope it comes to Norway. 3y
Laura317 I read this for the first time this Spring. I wonder who they cast for the various roles? 3y
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“I particularly enjoyed this novel ... I would definitely like to see this as a movie."

Read more from Gloria here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2455819660

VeganCleopatra Where was this photo taken? 3y
Bookwomble @VeganCleopatra It looks like one of the Thames Embankment sphynxs in jolly old London 🙂 3y
VeganCleopatra @Bookwomble @KateFulfordAuthor Thanks! I'll have to keep that in mind if I'm ever in London. 3y
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“The elements that won me over were of course the humor, the surprise ending (that nearly changes its genre)...and the question we are left with in the end.... Bravo Kate Fulford for a risky yet humorous debut!"

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The apparent idiocy of Bertie Wooster belies Wodehouse‘s dazzling command of the language and beautifully realised plots. Love one and you will love them all.

CarolynM What Ho! 3y
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 3y
julesG True! Plus, great picture. 3y
KateFulfordAuthor Thanks for the comments @carolynm, @trishb and @julesg 3y
MaGoose Love the Jeeves and Wooster stories. Loved the TV series from a few years ago starring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. 3y
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“A nice little twist at the end and still a few unanswered questions - we need to know All About Eve!"

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Remembered now principally as a TV show that launched Catherine Zeta Jones but actually a charming series of novels by a now largely forgotten writer.

Ciannait Wow, I remember the series, I used to watch it religiously...I need to get those books. 4y
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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth
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An intimidatingly large book but nonetheless evocative and atmospheric as well as being very readable

Ms_T I‘ll be tackling this in September! 4y
batsy @KateFulfordAuthor @Ms_T It's such a good read 💜 4y
Ms_T @batsy Good to hear! It‘ll be my holiday read 😃 4y
Amiable Loved this book! 4y
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#inlaws #reviews "The elements that won me over were of course the humor, the surprise ending (that nearly changes its genre)...and the question we are left with in the end.... Bravo Kate Fulford for a risky yet humorous debut!" https://buff.ly/2L3nPao

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It is a long time since I read this, and I‘ve never dared go back to it. A philosophical journey that constantly plays with and then subverts the idea of what constitutes reality, I‘ve always been afraid I won‘t think it‘s half as clever now I‘m a lot older. But, then again, perhaps I should revisit it and see how I respond to it at a different point in my life

Macavity I read this as a teenager and I agree, would be fascinating to read again now as an adult! 4y
KateFulfordAuthor @Macavity Perhaps I will! 4y
batsy I read it in my late teens and loved it and was also thinking I'd like to revisit it some day. 4y
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The Uninvited Guests | Sadie Jones
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A spooky tale that never really reveals what‘s going on, this requires complete suspension of disbelief, but I enjoyed the weird vibe, and it‘s beautifully written.

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In-Laws and Outlaws | Kate Fulford
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#inlaws #award
 
Andy Bridge, the artist behind cover illustrations for Yann Martel‘s Life of Pi and Hilary Mantel‘s Wolf Hall, is also part of the story. ‘We were great friends and worked together in our holidays from university,‘ Kate said.
 
One of only 20 books to be nominated for the People‘s Book Prize, the competition is decided by the public. To vote for Inlaws and Outlaws: www.tinyurl.com/voteinlaws2018

Mdargusch I love the cover and the line “she knows what‘s best for her son and it‘s not you “ (edited) 4y
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“I didn‘t expect deception to be a character itself, but it is in so many ways to the very conclusion. The similarities between them begs the question, what the heck happened in Marjorie‘s life to make her so calculated? Will we ever know? For both of these women, the truth is something to be molded to fit the narrative of their lives.”

Read more: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/inlaws-and-outlaws-by-kate-fulf...

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The Music of the Spheres | Elizabeth Redfern
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A murder mystery set in the eighteenth century this is a genre mash up that I really enjoyed. Not for the squeamish, but then the eighteenth century wasn‘t for the squeamish either…

TrishB Sounds interesting ! 4y
CaramelLunacy This one sounds like it may need to move up the TBR pile! 4y
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#inlaws #reviews "I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." In-Laws and Outlaws (with some help from Kate Fulford), has been nominated in the Fiction category (just 20 books nominated!) of The People's Book Prize. ⠀

Learn more & vote via the link in the BIO

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Ben Goldacre thinks that it‘s a little bit more complicated than that, and he‘s right. A scientific dissection of the pseudoscience thrown at us by the media and advertisers. And if you don‘t like it you can always go on a detox afterwards to purge yourself of all the toxins it has released into your system.

TieDyeDude Ha! 4y
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Headlong: A Novel | Michael Frayn
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A lost masterpiece? Not the book, but a painting found in a country house. A farce ensues as the hero, for want of a better word, tries to get hold of what he believes is a lost Bruegel. Fast paced and intelligent this is a book which rushes headlong (see what I did there?) to its satisfying but ambiguous conclusion.

batsy I enjoyed this one, too! 4y
KateFulfordAuthor Just noticed my shelves - oh my goodness. 4y
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I‘ve never managed to get into this again as an adult but when I read it in my later teens, I thought it was the most amazing book ever written.

Whodunit85 I tried so hard, I got to page 60 and had to walk away. Can you provide more insight? Am I missing something? Or is this one of those books that you either love or hate? 4y
KOTK Remains my all time favourite book. If you are not into by 100 pages though I'd say give up as likely not for you. Reread 2 yrs ago as more warmongering in the news made me go back and it still resonated for me 4y
Kimberlone It was assigned on my post modernism class in college and COULD NOT get through it. I get what it‘s going for but it didn‘t do it for me. The dudes in my class all loved it though. 4y
ChiranjeeviKulkarni Hope the Pope will replace bible with Catch 22. For those who need additional comfort, he can add the sequel 'Closing Time'. (those who got Catch 22 will get what I mean). BTW, the sequel has an American president who is a lot like Trump. 4y
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