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October 10, 2004

Yo, Adrian!

by Ron Hogan

townsend.jpgI've always had the self-awareness to consider not having read the Adrian Mole novels a substantial gap in my cultural literacy. So I can't say that I entirely get this profile of Sue Townsend in The Independent, but the emotional register of the passages dealing with Townsend's gradual loss of sight is easily grasped. On the other hand, if Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction is really the end of the series, maybe I will find the courage to plow my way through early next year, when The Karen Black Project is behind me... Speaking of which, watch this space all this week for details...


Stick to the first book -- they get a little dodgy after that!

Posted by: Katharine at October 14, 2004 02:44 PM
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