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Topic: Nov BOM: The Snow Fox Discussion pgs. 263-328

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Subject: Nov BOM: The Snow Fox Discussion pgs. 263-328
Date Posted: 10/31/2008 6:56 PM ET
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Placeholder for discussion of pages 263-328.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 12:26 PM ET
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Okay, anyone to this point yet?  I'm not sure what page I'm on exactly (book is at home, I'm at work), but it's somewhere in this range.

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 1:00 PM ET
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I'm with you, Shelley....have finished it, actually

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 2:51 PM ET
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Colleen - I should finish it by tomorrow.  Where is everyone this month?  Seems like we've been carrying on the two of us!  LOL!  Hopefully people are just slow to get started and we'll have some more discussion soon! 

Date Posted: 11/14/2008 5:17 PM ET
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BTW, is it me or is Lady Utsu decidedly unlikeable during the latter part of the book?  She seems very emotionally manipulative, not to mention, well . . . somewhat psycho.  LOL!  I don't think anyone would think her a saint even from the beginning of the book, but when she was at Lord Norimasa's palace she was likable.  I particularly enjoyed her conversation with the Emperor and Empress about the "unfaithllessness of women" poetry contest she had proposed.  She seemed, yes, maniuplative, from the beginning, but she was likeable.  Now, the way she carries on with poor Matsuhitso in the hut, I no longer find her so. Perhaps, given the circumstances of her life, she had no choice other than to become the way she is.  Or perhaps she provides us with an exaggerated example of characteristics that probably all humans have (women as well as men).  Thoughts?