RIP Gore Vidal

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RIP Gore Vidal

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:46 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19074230

Authors are dropping like flies at the moment.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby pip » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:06 am

RIP . I'll have to watch Ben Hur tonight . :(
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:08 am

RIP> :(
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:10 am

RIP :(
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:15 am

RIP
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby ChristianBecker » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:19 pm

RIP
On with their heads! I'm the clown prince of fools
if you don't get the joke it's your loss
Love and laughter you see are the new currency
'cause greed's coinage is not worth a toss

Exile yourself to the unforgiving continent of Wraeclast!
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby Del » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:37 pm

What a great loss. I discovered Gore Vidal as a teen watching an interview with him on TV and became a fan. Can't say I agree with everything he wrote but loved his attitude, loved his forthright talk back in an age when people were tentative to talk straight on American television.

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Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming....
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Re: RIP Gore Vidal

Postby jaznbonnie » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:58 pm

RIP
Be careful what you wish for as you just might get it.
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RIP Gore Vidal

Postby janet » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:23 pm

Another monumentally talented writer has been visited by Death. Anyone's guess as to who came up with the best oneliner.
Here's a few to be going on with...........
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/au ... est-quotes
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