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Within a Budding Grove: Chez Deetz: 02/19/10
I'm now up to page 390 in Within a Budding Grove. The new section has finally gotten into gear. Now that the protagonist is an adult he's welcome to the frequent dinner parties.
I think the famed family dinner parties with all the rich, famous and noble members of society are a bit of a let down for the protagonist. Sure, he's been to a number of high society events in Paris but these the parties he grew up wishing he could attend. Now that he's here, he sees a tableful of freaks and phonies. So he bides his time by mocking the guests in his head.
Throughout these thirty pages I kept thinking of one scene, the dinner party in Beetlejuice (1988). Sing with me now... "Day-O! Day-O!..."
See you back next week for my thoughts on pages 391-420.
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