Books Petri reads

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Petri
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Books Petri reads

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I have been planning on reading Little, Big a long time now, but I just read this on Neil Gaiman's blog:
... and mention that John Crowley's Little, Big, one of my favourite books in the world
Now millions of people are going to rush out and read this book, but I had bought it before all of them! I can't believe I got scooped. Oh well, I think I better start to read it now before everyone else.

I'll post here what I think about it as I go along.
Duddles' deeds be done.

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First your little, then your big

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I finally started reading the book 'Little, Big.' I know PB (and others) are really excited about this so I thought I would provide updates as I go along. The story is about a guy named Smoky who looks like a young Santa Claus. He has just met a girl named Daily Alice and is going to marry her. She seems a bit strange however - she claims to have once walked into a rainbow and that her dog told her about Smoky. Huh.
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how to guide

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Hey Petri

Check out this user's manual I just found for Schlop! It's really useful- there's a section on feeding, sleeping behavior, bed preparation, naptime locations- it's really HELPFUL!!!

You should see if they make one of these for Duddles!

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There's also a really useful section on language translation!! It lists all of Schlop's most commonly made noises and hisses and tells you what they mean!!

If only I had this a year ago.... wow, what a find!

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Nibs wrote:It lists all of Schlop's most commonly made noises...
No comment on that one.


But I would like to comment about WHAT THE HELL IS THAT GUY HOLDING on the cover of the book?! It looks a sandwich, but the tuna is sliding out!

Maybe it's a device for taming Schlops and stunning them when need be.

Other ideas?

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Prongs

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Hi Nibs.

You said you just found the book, but it looks like you were the author? Do you think there are other Nibses out there? I run across a lot of Nibses in the books I read too...
Answer: This character studied medicine, "knowing it would be useful in long voyages"

Question: Who is Gulliver?

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