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6:18 AM
Q: What's the significance of the wild roses in "The Wizard Heir"?

bobbleWhen Seph is trying to get into Trinity for the first time, he ends up waiting around near a farmhouse with wild roses: They'd chosen a spot where the barrier cut across a field. A battered farmhouse crouched next to the road, its paint gone gray with weather. The foundation of the house was ove...

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8:42 AM
@verbose Clint Eastwood? Did you also watch Bud Spencer and Terence Hill in the Dollars trilogy? :-D
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11:22 AM
Q: Looking for a novel featuring a scene with an illegal street race, knocking books of the bumper of a car

SQBI read this book in the mid '90s, but it's likely older, from a couple of decades before that. It was in English, possible American English. What I remember is a scene in which the protagonist takes part in illegal street races. Stacks of books are tied to the bumper of two cars. Drivers then rac...

12:01 PM
@verbose I thought the meaning of the word "eponymous" was symmetric?
@user Have you read any Eddings? (Belgariad etc.) Not exactly the same brand of humour, but kind of similar in my mind.
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1:26 PM
@verbose That dictionary is so easy to mislay, isn't it?
They should have made it bigger.
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5:07 PM
@Tsundoku What did Father Christmas say when he sent the reindeer to exercise without him? "Don't mislay me sleigh."
5:37 PM
@Randal'Thor Yes, according to Wiktionary, although "the person that something else is named after" was the original meaning.
Q: What did Paul McCartney mean by "Oh, yesterday came suddenly"?

Bento Una (Verse 2) Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be There's a shadow hanging over me Oh, yesterday came suddenly Yesterday by The Beatles What baffle me is the the line "Oh, yesterday came suddenly" it seems like a phrase without any sense, how can yesterday come? What came? The yesterday as a...

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7:33 PM
@Randal'Thor ... or else I'll slay you.
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8:37 PM
Q: In "The Murder on the Links" by Agatha Christie, did the killer know they were not gaining anything from their victim's death?

friedonionsTwo weeks before the murder Mr. Renauld changes his will in which his son does not get any money. However, the culprit kills Mr. Renauld even though in order to actually get this money they would also have to kill Mme Renauld. Did they have any plans to do it or were they simply unaware of that f...

9:03 PM
Q: Why is Gravity’s Rainbow considered postmodern, yet Finnegans Wake is not?

fundagainWhy is Gravity’s Rainbow considered postmodern, yet Finnegans Wake is not? Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) has been received as a canonical instance of postmodernism. See Pynchon, postmodernism and quantification: an empirical content analysis of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow Th...

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11:06 PM
@Randal'Thor I have not, The Belgariad looks interesting!

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