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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:00 pm 
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I recently read "Hemingway's Chair," Michael Palin's novel published in 1995. It was quite good. I was struck by the similarities between the main character and Mr. Pither from the "Cycling Tour" sketch. Anyone else notice this or have any thoughts on this book? I'm wondering about the ending. How did Martin survive the boat explosion and get from England to Key West, where he won the Hemingway lookalike contest?<hr noshade size="1">

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 Post Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:41 pm 
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don't give away the end! I haven't read it yet!

Check out Eric Idle's new book "The Road to Mars" Its a good read, its a little science fictiony though, very funny.


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I havent read it yet, but its on my to do list and I'll let you know my thoughts on it [:)]. and coincidentaly Michael Palin is my favorite Python [:D].


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I desperately need some of the python boys books, but i can never seem to find any in the local bookshops! And funnily they havent got anything by edmund wells (apperently hes not very popular!)[;)]


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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:13 pm 
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The book was so good I wish Palin would write another one. It was written in 1995.<hr noshade size="1">

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Can anyone tell me how many python books there actually are?


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 Post Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:39 pm 
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No, but I do know that there are a bunch.


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Today I found out that Eric Idle wrote a sci-fi comedy novel several years back about two futuristic comedians traveling the space circuit with their robot. The description and reviews on amazon.com sounded interesting. Anybody read it?<hr noshade size="1">

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I ordered the Idle book! I'll let you all know what I think of it. Apparently Idle wrote an earlier book, too, a long while back & it is available only as a collector's item, at a collector's (exorbitant) price! I think the title may be "Hello, Sailor" or something similar.<hr noshade size="1">

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the sci-fi book is "Road to Mars"

It is very funny, I would actually love to see a movie of it, but I know that won't happen.

I picked up my copy at the Eric Idle "Greedy Bastard" tour, and I assumed it was fairly new, its a very good read, very funny, and somehow believable.


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The only Python book that I have is the Python's autobiography, which is very thick and cost me about $85 Canadian. I have only flipped through it, but I like it quite a bit.


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