doctorow — 2014-04-10T20:07:42-04:00 — #1
jlw — 2014-04-10T20:13:49-04:00 — #2
How sad. I loved those books as well.
gilbertwham — 2014-04-10T20:25:08-04:00 — #3
the_borderer — 2014-04-10T20:40:32-04:00 — #4
I grew up on the Adrian Mole books, even though I was 10 years younger than the character.
Another person gone who will be missed
squirrelhead — 2014-04-11T01:45:31-04:00 — #5
She understood the nerdy adolescent male so well and captured the essence of the Thatcher years. A sad and unexpected loss. Commiserations, aged 54 1/4
mcgreens — 2014-04-11T05:29:12-04:00 — #6
You read them when you were 3¾?
I too am saddened though. It's been a strange week for celebrity deaths
zotlerg — 2014-04-11T06:25:16-04:00 — #7
I remember an interview with her a few years ago. She said she abused her body, eating, drinking and smoking too much. She became diabetic and eventually went blind because of it. It was a very memorable interview, she was so honest it was refreshing, but terribly sad. RIP.
the_borderer — 2014-04-11T09:02:48-04:00 — #8
No, but I did read Secret Diary and Growing Pains before I was 10 though. I'm sure that a fair amount of the story went over my head at the time but I still enjoyed them.
garygoldfinch — 2014-04-11T09:16:07-04:00 — #9
Exactly, this nerdy adolescent male (who, like Cory, is about the age of AM) gained a lot from the books. I guess having a character you can identify with so well helps you through, what can be, a challenging time of your life.
Thanks Sue and RIP.
daneel — 2014-04-12T00:06:33-04:00 — #10
Somehow I never got around to reading any of the Adrian Mole books. I was aware of them but was pretty much only reading SF as a kid.
I only discovered she was from Leicester last week. As she was a local author I'd have thought we would have been encouraged to read her books. Maybe we were and I just resisted.
doctorow — 2014-04-15T20:07:42-04:00 — #11
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