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    Has anyone read the book Nickel and Dimed? If so which location did you think was more realistic and why? Florida, Maine or Minnesota




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    Someone didn't do his homework?


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    Re: QUICK, HELP!!!

    Well I haven't read the book, but based on the title and the choices, I would say Florida.



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    Re: QUICK, HELP!!!

    I'd say Maine, although a case can be made for all three. The way the lobsters are described is the primary reason. Little details like the shapes of their claws, and the slight hiss they make as they are put into the boiling water, really paints a believable picture.

    Florida, on the other hand, is a little more muted. I realize that conch fritters are a local delicacy, but the method just didn't ring true.

    More of the same with Minnesota. Walleye is expected, but boring.


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    Re: QUICK, HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Well I haven't read the book, but based on the title and the choices, I would say Florida.
    Definitely Maine. The part about the lobster uprising where they used their robot pinchers and mind control to steal all of the nickels and dimes in the sleepy town of castle rock really hit home in this economy.



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    Minnesota isn't realistic, because Royce White is a monster, and most people don't believe in monsters therefore its unrealistic.

    That drops it to Maine and Florida...



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    Strangely, I thought that the robot alligators in Florida came off more realistically than the real alligators. I felt much more sympathetic to the robots. The real ones just seemed like cardboard, cookie-cutter stereotypes of alligators, very one-dimensional.


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    So I just printed out the final copy of the paper. Are you sure it's Maine?




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    Quote Originally Posted by RollsRoyce View Post
    So I just printed out the final copy of the paper. Are you sure it's Maine?
    It's your paper. Are you sure?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RollsRoyce View Post
    So I just printed out the final copy of the paper. Are you sure it's Maine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollsRoyce View Post
    So I just printed out the final copy of the paper. Are you sure it's Maine?
    I don't know if there is a wrong answer. Your grade will probably be based on the answers of why you think that is the case.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RollsRoyce View Post
    So I just printed out the final copy of the paper. Are you sure it's Maine?
    All kidding aside, it sounds like there is no wrong answer as long as you back it up with solid reasoning.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    Well I haven't read the book, but based on the title and the choices, I would say Florida.
    Why's that?




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