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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1425 on: December 23, 2010, 04:53:15 PM »
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I'm really into the genre of non-fiction novels.  American authors are still good at something.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1426 on: December 23, 2010, 08:43:51 PM »
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has anyone had theses phases in your life when the idea of reading an entire book is obnoxious? i hate it , you're never supposed to admit it, but sometimes reading is so unenjoyable to me, even if i enjoy writing all sorts of stupid things for myself. there. i hope it doesn't last soon.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1427 on: December 23, 2010, 11:08:04 PM »
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1428 on: December 24, 2010, 12:07:59 AM »
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has anyone had theses phases in your life when the idea of reading an entire book is obnoxious? i hate it , you're never supposed to admit it, but sometimes reading is so unenjoyable to me, even if i enjoy writing all sorts of stupid things for myself. there. i hope it doesn't last soon.


This happened to me for the first 14 yrs of my life.  Then i decided the special ed class wasn't the place for me.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1429 on: December 24, 2010, 09:53:12 AM »
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hahaha , i'm sorry picolas. i was in a very fucked up state when i wrote that.

edit: god, i wish i had written "i hope it don't last soon" to make it perfect.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1430 on: December 24, 2010, 10:47:06 AM »
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sometimes you just try to read too many books at once. Usually the only books I have success with completing are memoirs or novels that movies are adapted from. You just gotta be invested in it or else you'll get bored, there's no shame in that.

I just read this:

It was good. The Coen's really captured all of the minutiae in this, especially with the dialogue. From what I hear, they kind of did the same thing with True Grit but I'll save myself from reading that. I'm going to see it today.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1431 on: December 25, 2010, 02:21:23 PM »
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Got this for Christmas. It's HUGE!! Can't wait to start reading. Never actually read a book this big before, cover to cover.


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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1432 on: December 25, 2010, 11:20:18 PM »
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It was good. The Coen's really captured all of the minutiae in this, especially with the dialogue. From what I hear, they kind of did the same thing with True Grit but I'll save myself from reading that. I'm going to see it today.

Oh god, how can you feel they captured anything well from that novel? They took the main character, Tom Bell, and made him a background figure. He drives the outlook of the novel. The cat-and-mouse game between Moss and Chigurh is driven by the context of Bell's observations and experience. However, in the film, the chase between the two of them is what drives the film. The Coens don't even try to honor the tone of the novel until the very end when Bell is given more than a few minutes to speak and reflect. It's a gratification handjob with little effect to offset the other inconsiderations. I don't mind change when a film is adapting a novel, but all the changes here just low balled or nullified the themes of the story.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1433 on: December 25, 2010, 11:31:07 PM »
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They made it way better than the book.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1434 on: December 26, 2010, 12:34:42 AM »
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Got this for Christmas. It's HUGE!! Can't wait to start reading. Never actually read a book this big before, cover to cover.



Fuck the book, when's the movie adaptation coming out? :yabbse-wink:

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1435 on: December 26, 2010, 01:04:35 AM »
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They made it way better than the book.

Fucking, nerd.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1436 on: December 26, 2010, 11:24:50 AM »
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I hate your thoughts, GT
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1437 on: January 09, 2011, 01:24:53 PM »
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They made it way better than the book.

Fucking, nerd.

Is this comma confusing to anyone else?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1438 on: January 09, 2011, 03:37:00 PM »
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They made it way better than the book.

Fucking, nerd.

Is this comma confusing to anyone else?

Yes. Though he has to have the last word, Fucking, nerd. is a nice respite from some windy, winding essays from an obscure, manufactured point of view that I usually look forward to giving up reading after the first paragraph.

I preferred the movie too.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #1439 on: January 09, 2011, 05:32:17 PM »
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Cormac McCarthy novels always feel to me more like a long outline for a movie than a novel, anyway.  I admire sparseness of language, but not that fucking sparse.
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