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Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

Created: 04/19/13

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Posted Apr. 19, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?


Posted Apr. 22, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
elizabethm

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

I found all of the stories really interesting, but some of my favorite were Katharine Burdekin's experience in 50's sci-fi films, which were secretly propaganda. I thought it was interesting that in that little, disrespected corner of movies a woman was able to make a career for herself as a director and producer.
I also liked the story about a person reading a science fiction story about a homeless man who believes he is an alien, who has been sent to earth to observe. With what he took from the story and a sermon he hears from a black muslim preacher, the reader, finds real hope in the idea that maybe all homeless people are higher beings. I can't help but have these thoughts now when I walk around my own city
I also really enjoyed that reader's ex-lover's experiences with the cult that ultimately expires in Jonestown. When she first meets the group she is so hopeful. It is a place where she can feel comfortable with her mixed race son. It is just a shame that the whole time I knew how badly it was going to end


Posted May. 01, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
carmen s

Join Date: 04/27/11

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

The story of Sharlene getting mixed up with the Jim Jones cult really captured me.


Posted May. 03, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
linary

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

The short passage about the female pope was great. I have read the book Pope Joan also so know this author has done some investigative work.


Posted May. 05, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
lisag

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

I've read Pope Joan, as well, and find Vatican history just fascinating. So I found myself rather wrapped up in the same section you're referencing.


Posted May. 06, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
joyces

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

I think I would have to say that the Herman Hess character was the most interesting though I did not like him much. He was so caught up in the cause and after the war pretty much got what he deserved. Living a life he wanted to end but being frustratingly foiled in that for many years.


Posted May. 07, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jeffs

Join Date: 06/18/12

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

I think you mean Rudolph Hess. Herman Hesse was a novelist. I agree. The Rudolph Hess character was very interesting and it was always interesting when the story came back to him. He did get what he deserved.


Posted May. 07, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
jeffs

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RE: Which of the stories/events depicted in The House of Rumour did you find most interesting?

Oh Yes. I had to google Herman Hesse because I thought the person in the book was Rudolph, so I'm still learning after i've finished the book.


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