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    November short story club: Man From the South by Roald Dahl

    And the victory goes to ... Roald Dahl and Man From the South.

    Here's the story:

    Man From the South--Roald Dahl (1916-1990)

    Enjoy! And don't forget to post.

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    Carlos....Carlos.

    I did enjoy it.

    I guess it's too early to post something here so I'll wait.

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    Thank you for posting this up, Skye. I had to change my lunch around and cover someone else at work today so I completely missed calling the winner (and voting!).

    I like Dahl, so I'm looking forward to this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Cox View Post
    Carlos....Carlos.

    I did enjoy it.

    I guess it's too early to post something here so I'll wait.
    I just read it now, so if anyone hasn't yet, don't read on.


    This story did nothing for me, personally. I guess losing your little finger (apparently of smaller value to the one guy) for a car (which is of a higher value to the same guy) I can see, if you really want it for whatever reason, but what's in it for de odder guy? I gather he must be a gambler, perhaps a compulsive one, for what his wife says near the end:

    “He is a menace,” the woman said. “Down where we live at home he has taken altogether forty-seven fingers from different people, and he has lost eleven cars. In the end they threatened to have him put away somewhere. That’s why I brought him up here."
    I really didn't want to read a story about that. And who is this woman anyways? It doesn't explicitly say she's his wife or anything, but I gather that they must live together. I've never heard of the author and know nothing about him and can barely even discuss this story, which is totally devoid of any literary significance to me personally.
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    Ouch!!!

    I stay patient, 'til tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Cox View Post
    Ouch!!!

    I stay patient, 'til tomorrow.
    Hi, Katy. I noticed that you were the one that nominated the Moliere play. I wonder why you didn't vote for it? I think I was the only one. I can't assume that you've read it, so have you?
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    I did read Moliere once in school that was in the french club.
    I'll read Moliere today and we can have a private discussion club here what do you think, deal????

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    Heh, the story made me kind of nervous reading it - but the end takes away all of the tension built up throughout the text, even the surprise in the end didn't surprise me too much.

    I didn't have the impression that the woman is his wife. It doesn't say anything about it, but I got the impression that she's a kind of caretaker or something. There are quite some loose ends. I didn't know what to make of certain things, but I guess that's supposed to be that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jez View Post
    Thank you for posting this up, Skye. I had to change my lunch around and cover someone else at work today so I completely missed calling the winner (and voting!).

    I like Dahl, so I'm looking forward to this one.
    Don't worry. I guess that's one of the good things that so many of us are taking care of the club. It makes it easier. To get enough nominations, to post the threads and deal with all the other things. It's more fun too.

    I'm surprised that KneD hasn't posted anything about the story yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Cox View Post
    I did read Moliere once in school that was in the french club.
    I'll read Moliere today and we can have a private discussion club here what do you think, deal????
    It's going to be a little while though before I read it, seeing how my complete collection of novels and selected tales by Hawthorne has barely been touched yet, but I will read the play soon or after I read that book and perhaps I could start up a thread titled The November Short Stories That Lost Club...

    I hope I'm not as disappointed with this one as I was with the elected story. I move to impeach the elected party.

    Perhaps my literary tastes are more refined or my literary appetite can't be satiated with mere entertainment, humor, or whatnot that stories only offer.
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