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Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 12 Jan 2014, 23:20
by Annie Elliott
Hello all,

I have the great poster of Rory's beloved strat, and was looking over his library too. He had great taste in books! There are a few books outside of the spy genre, and Brian Moore's 'The Lonely Passion of Judity Hearne' caught my eye so I've been reading it, and what a lovely read it is. Anyway, on page 49 of my book is the following sentence: "All a million miles away from what he knew." I wonder if Rory found any inspiration from this for his great song with similar lyrics?

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 13 Jan 2014, 04:19
by RobertaSparrow
I've read interviews where Rory specifically discusses his views on Patricia Hightower. I'll try to find them and point you in that direction. Yes, you could tell by Rory's lyrics that he had many interests, and was very well read. I love reading and listening to his interviews. The man was brilliant!

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2014, 00:07
by Annie Elliott
Thank you Roberta, I am becoming more and more interested in Rory's reading. I just finished Judith Hearn and am reading Nightwood by Djuna Barnes. Fascinating that he was reading this stuff. But I think I put this thread in the wrong place, so I'll restart in all things Rory with a few more observations.

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 14 Jan 2014, 10:19
by RobertaSparrow
BTW, Suby and I have read Strangers On A Train- figured it had to be a Rory favorite (both the book and the film), and if you have read that one you'll note the book is so much better than the film, but isn't that almost always the way? We sort of started a thread on reading Rory's books. Not everyone who posts here is an avid reader though, but it's never too late to start! :lol:

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 18 Jan 2014, 18:36
by Annie Elliott
I haven't read Strangers on a Train but I'll make that my next! I know what you mean about the books generally being better, that's for sure. Cheers!

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 18 Jan 2014, 21:52
by Tom Jonas
There's a lot of good irish authors. I womder if he ever read books written by Joseph O'Connor, but perhaps he was a bit late for Rory. What about poetry - Yeats and Sligo?

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 19 Jan 2014, 21:25
by SUBY1974
Will talk about Strangers on A Train soon. However in the UK but incredible synchronicity they are are running a play on the book at Gielgud Theatre UK until 22/02/2014. I hope to see it. Here are the details.

http://www.strangersonatrainlondon.com/home/

This synchronicity thing its bloody amazing. Its a real phenomena. Subrata. x

Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 26 Feb 2014, 23:26
by Annie Elliott
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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2014, 07:31
by Annie Elliott
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Re: Rory's Reading

PostPosted: 27 Feb 2014, 11:44
by Tom Jonas
Great! The only thing missing is a tattoo'd lady.