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post Nov 30 2017, 09:50 AM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Nov 29 2017, 08:37 PM) *
Going to a library is just like dating a girl... angel.gif

Yes, but how long would you wait before she gives you what you want, knowing that all this time she's giving what you want to other people?
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post Nov 30 2017, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE (PTC @ Nov 30 2017, 02:34 AM) *
I hear you. I also prefer books. I just get impatient waiting for them from my library.

It's easier just to find a pirate site and download them. wink.gif

If you love books and literature, please pay for them if you have the means. Authors, good and great ones, give up their trade because they need to eat. Talented authors, aspiring poets cannot get a deal because publishing houses can’t take a chance on talent anymore now readers are buying less books. It’s going to be all Dan Brown, Harry Potter and 50 shades if we don’t buy books fellas.

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post Nov 30 2017, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE (PTC @ Nov 30 2017, 12:50 PM) *
Yes, but how long would you wait before she gives you what you want, knowing that all this time she's giving what you want to other people?

King of comparisons! laugh.gif


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post Dec 14 2017, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE (PTC @ Nov 30 2017, 12:47 PM) *
When reading, just be prepared for Batman to appear and save the day.

Save? rolleyes.gif


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post Dec 14 2017, 11:36 PM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Dec 14 2017, 04:41 PM) *
Save? rolleyes.gif

I guess Batman didn't join the party.
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post Dec 22 2017, 12:04 AM
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Done!
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post Dec 22 2017, 09:59 PM
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Charlie, how important to keep the books order in the series? Is it better to follow it? unsure.gif


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post Dec 25 2017, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Dec 23 2017, 12:59 AM) *
Charlie, how important to keep the books order in the series? Is it better to follow it? unsure.gif



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post Jan 12 2018, 08:58 PM
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Second book picked.


Thanks Charlie.
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post Jan 12 2018, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Jan 12 2018, 03:58 PM) *
Second book picked.


Thanks Charlie.

Cockroaches. wink.gif

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QUOTE (PTC @ Jan 13 2018, 12:19 AM) *
Cockroaches. wink.gif

Nah, Kakerlakkene! tongue.gif

And thanks was for not giving a reply!!! angry.gif
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post Jan 12 2018, 10:34 PM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Jan 12 2018, 04:41 PM) *
Nah, Kakerlakkene! tongue.gif

And thanks was for not giving a reply!!! angry.gif

You're welcome.
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post Jan 13 2018, 09:27 AM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Jan 12 2018, 09:58 PM) *
Second book picked.


Thanks Charlie.

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So. You liked it?
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post Jan 13 2018, 05:21 PM
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QUOTE (BRFC @ Jan 13 2018, 12:27 PM) *
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So. You liked it?

Just one book read. Can't say so quick...

First one was above average.

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post Feb 2 2018, 09:44 PM
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Just three words...


Ole Gunnar Solskjær
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post Feb 2 2018, 09:51 PM
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Just back from holiday of course:

Murakami's Murder of Commendatore: ok-ish. Not a great fan of his recent work.
Rushdie's Two years, eight months, twenty-eight nights: great storytelling. He's never been known for the subtlety of his metaphors, so that's a given, but I always enjoy his books.
David Vann's Goat Mountain. Very intense story. Really powerful and a little weird. I liked it very much.

That and a bunch of Dutch writers. Won't bother you with those.

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So, weirdness means quality??? laugh.gif


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post Feb 2 2018, 11:05 PM
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QUOTE (RAPID @ Feb 2 2018, 11:56 PM) *
So, weirdness means quality??? laugh.gif

Not necessarily. But being weird in literature can mean being highly original. Granted, it can turn into an easy chasing of effects, but good weird just causes your perspective to shift, if only for the lenght of a book.
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QUOTE (BRFC @ Feb 3 2018, 02:05 AM) *
Not necessarily. But being weird in literature can mean being highly original. Granted, it can turn into an easy chasing of effects, but good weird just causes your perspective to shift, if only for the lenght of a book.

Can you say the same for... life? rolleyes.gif


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QUOTE (BRFC @ Feb 2 2018, 06:05 PM) *
Not necessarily. But being weird in literature can mean being highly original. Granted, it can turn into an easy chasing of effects, but good weird just causes your perspective to shift, if only for the lenght of a book.

We have a theory in my family, after we all universally panned Gregory Maguire's Wicked: you know, the one that became a Broadway musical sensation? Terrible book. It was like a song with a great hook, ruined by lots of noise and a chorus that you couldn't sing along to.

Anyway, the book wasn't weird so much as confusing: he would build to a point, stop short of any explicit action to provide a climax to said point and then start the next chapter in the middle of the something completely different. You kept wondering if you missed something, or when he would return to that action / point; only he never did, leaving you confused through much of the book (which, be honest, is a fluff piece pseudo-attempt to tell a story from a different perspective without actually embracing nor helping you understand how a character seen as wicked sees herself as righteous; perspective and all that).

Our theory? If the underlying writing is good enough (pacing / action) and the book leaves readers confused, then many people will embrace it as "genius" rather than denigrate it as execrable because people assume being confused is their problem and not due to the author.

Weird, to me, is similar. "That book was weird enough that I didn't understand why it was weird, but I enjoyed reading it, so it must be genius!" It could just be well-written weirdness, which is neither good nor bad, but a matter of taste regarding that particular flavor of weird (weird, like ice cream, comes in lots of flavors and few of us really like all the flavors).


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