Author Topic: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed  (Read 5790 times)

HTFB

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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #125 on: May 14, 2010, 08:17:44 am »
Among the great classical works of philosophy, Plato's candid account of Socrates' last hours, condemned to death for "corrupting" the youth of Athens: the Paedo.

Deborah

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #126 on: May 14, 2010, 10:28:31 am »
The horrific 'Torn Birds' not so much a love story, more of a horror.

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #127 on: May 14, 2010, 10:53:27 am »
'The Word in the Stone'; the tale of a stonemason with the soul of a poet.

'Mr Robinson'; The other tale.

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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #128 on: May 14, 2010, 11:40:11 am »
Among the great classical works of philosophy, Plato's candid account of Socrates' last hours, condemned to death for "corrupting" the youth of Athens: the Paedo.

;D  Genius! :thumbsup:

I was musing on Dervla Murphy's adventures as a wet-nurse on the way to India, Full Tit

Then the Capek brothers' investigation of homoeroticism among robots, RU?

Getting there...

HTFB

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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #129 on: May 19, 2010, 09:08:46 am »
The Decent Of Man : globetrotting naturalist Charles Darwin celebrates the quiet politeness he found during a stopover on the steamer to Belfast. "A Palin for our times" (London Chronicle)

HTFB

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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #130 on: May 27, 2010, 02:15:03 pm »
The actually published example is Roberto Calasso, who wrote two novels in succession, called respectively "Ka" and "K".

I have no idea which is more interesting." Ka" is a rendering of Hindu myth into the conventions of a postmodern European novel. It took me several attempts to get through. "K" is something to do with Kafka but frankly Kafka is weird enough done straight, and I have never looked at it.

I suspect that "K" is itself a good subject for the treatment of this thread, and instead I'll try reading "".

(talking to myself here)

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #131 on: May 27, 2010, 02:27:01 pm »
"The Bile" A book of prejudice and hatred throughout the ages.

"Little Omen"  Who knew?

"Mob Dick" A novice seaman's experiences aft of the mainmast.


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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #133 on: May 28, 2010, 01:22:04 pm »
666 - The Number Of The East
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Wowbagger

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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #134 on: May 28, 2010, 07:53:59 pm »
From my bookshelves:

Edward Lasker's Complete Chess Curse
Wining with the French
Reassess your Cess
Nigel Short's Chess Kills
Eating the Sicilian - John Nunn's treatise on cannibalism in the mafia.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Zoidburg

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #135 on: May 28, 2010, 09:16:52 pm »
Old finger.

Zoidburg

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2010, 09:28:44 pm »
Fight Cub.

The tale of one boys rise to the top in the violent world of Scouting for under elevens.

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2010, 05:52:54 pm »

The Unbearable Lightness of Bing - a philosophical study on how microsoft got it wrong again



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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #138 on: May 30, 2010, 12:16:05 pm »

The Unbearable Lightness of Bing - a philosophical study on how microsoft got it wrong again




No, an epic tale of one crooner's struggle against bulimia

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #139 on: May 30, 2010, 11:10:52 pm »
The book I am currently reading, The Last Itchfinder - the ultimate in scratch novels.
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Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #140 on: June 02, 2010, 01:41:41 pm »
From my bookshelves:

Wining with the French


Was that originally Whining with the French?

Re: Books that are more interesting with one letter removed
« Reply #141 on: June 03, 2010, 12:37:10 am »

The Unbearable Lightness of Bing - a philosophical study on how microsoft got it wrong again


Alternatively, Matthew Perry's autobiography.  ;)
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