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#278726 - 01/11/16 03:32 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
benjammin Offline
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Cormack MacCarthy's "The Road", because at the end the father realizes his child will make it, and he can finally just go ahead and die.
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#278734 - 01/11/16 01:39 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: benjammin]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Originally Posted By: benjammin
Cormack MacCarthy's "The Road", because at the end the father realizes his child will make it, and he can finally just go ahead and die.


This was memorably the most depressing book I ever read. I'm not sure I can recommend it in this context.

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#278737 - 01/11/16 02:19 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: chaosmagnet]
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Originally Posted By: benjammin
Cormack MacCarthy's "The Road", because at the end the father realizes his child will make it, and he can finally just go ahead and die.


This was memorably the most depressing book I ever read. I'm not sure I can recommend it in this context.


I have to agree. I can do rose-coloured glasses with the best of them, but "The Road" was just overwhelmingly depressing.

I'm wracking my brain to make a good suggestion, however.... I am perimenopausal and ,according to my kids, every movie makes me cry. LOL!
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#278741 - 01/11/16 04:31 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: chaosmagnet]
Tom_L Offline
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Originally Posted By: benjammin
Cormack MacCarthy's "The Road", because at the end the father realizes his child will make it, and he can finally just go ahead and die.


This was memorably the most depressing book I ever read. I'm not sure I can recommend it in this context.


LOL... You're right, it's not exactly light reading. I liked the movie, too - probably more than the book itself, because its sparse prose style didn't quite click with me. The movie though... has to be one of my favorites, at least in its particular genre.

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#282456 - 10/12/16 11:38 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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A presidential candidate holding a rally is the most exciting thing that has happened to this small city, even more exciting than the rally for a historic flag.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#284366 - 04/30/17 11:44 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Friday I came home from a trip to Marco Island. My opinion of Florida is now more favorable.

However, the reality of living in the wrong part of Florida has not changed.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#284368 - 05/01/17 04:35 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I have never been that far west, Jeanette. I don't think I'd find the weather to my liking but it would probably beat SD and MN in the winter!
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#284369 - 05/01/17 04:58 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I don't know if I've been to Marco Island but I can highly recommend visiting Sanibel Island up the coast off Ft. Myers.

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#284373 - 05/01/17 11:49 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Phaedrus]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I have never been that far west, Jeanette. I don't think I'd find the weather to my liking but it would probably beat SD and MN in the winter!

Given everything Marco Island has to offer, I'd be willing to put up with the humidity.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#284465 - 05/05/17 01:26 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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I was in Florida during April. There are a LOT of worse places than Florida. You could survive quite well in a small town in Florida. In an emergency, you can always go and catch fish. Really! Plus, Florida gets a lot of fresh rain. Therefore, you can catch rain water. And you wont freeze to death. The survival options are quite favorable.

Pete

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