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Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, #4)
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
Chronicle of the 20th Century: The Ultimate Record of Our Times
Clifton Daniel, John W. Kirshon
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoppard “Stark raving sane!” That's pretty much this play in a nutshell. I don't think I've ever seen so much irony in one piece of work except for the Bard's himself. I will admit I had to get out my copy of Hamlet and thumb through it in a few places to help refresh my memory but even if you don't remember it clearly this is still a great play and almost as quotable as Shakespeare.My favourite character Death is well represented by a lot of Rosencrantz's rhetoric. “Not that I'd like to sleep in a box, mind you, not without any air – you'd wake up dead, for a start, and then where would you be? Apart from inside a box. “ He goes on so much about death that at one point Guildenstern yells at him to quit belabouring it.Considering Gary Oldman and Tim Roth are in the film version it may well be worth a watch as I doubt I'll ever have a chance to see the play.