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[#] Fri May 11 2007 02:54:29 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Agreed. Nothing can compare...

He is (was) his own genre, and very little even gets into the same genre.

[#] Mon Jun 04 2007 00:22:23 EDT from shazam @ Uncensored

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Oh happiness. I had lost half my book and it's a good one too. I don't remember where I got it from but it was all falling apart and ripped in half. So I put the second half down and read the first half. Then I couldn't locate the second half again until just today. So. happiness.

What a weird story, though. I bet some of you characters here would like this one, it's called "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. I think the main character is actually the most deeply horrible man I've ever met. And I'm only half way though the book.

[#] Mon Jun 04 2007 06:39:07 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I read that book a long time ago.  It really is a very good book.  And, yes, the title character is certainly nobody you'd want to meet in real life.

There's a story behind the book itself, though.

The author killed himself shortly after writing it.  His mother read the manuscript, and thought it was a very good book.  So she went to a college professor, to get his opinion.

The professor was unwilling (he gets a lot of these kinds of requests, and can't read everything, so he tries to read little or nothing), but this woman was so persistent that he finally gave in.

He became increasingly dismayed as he read the book.  He had hoped he could just read a couple of pages and learn that the book is a piece of shit, and thereby return it to the mother and say, "Nope, sorry, piece of shit.  Sorry about your kid."  But as he turned each page, the book was simply too good to ignore.  He declared it a masterpiece, and I think he helped get the book published. 

[#] Mon Jun 04 2007 07:09:36 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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(Note to self: suicide improves writing skills)

[#] Fri Jun 08 2007 17:03:39 EDT from Yellow Dragon @ Uncensored

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Speaking of DNA, I just finished off Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
I have to say, at the end of the book, I just went .. 'huh??" I read the last two chapters three times and just didn't understand how the main problem got solved. It wasn't one of DNA's better books, sadly. I guess I know then why he only wrote one Dirk Gently book.

[#] Fri Jun 08 2007 17:12:22 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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He wrote two.

The other one is The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul, if I recall.

I rather liked them both.

[#] Fri Jun 08 2007 17:12:58 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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(Confirms what I just wrote)

[#] Fri Jun 08 2007 18:14:20 EDT from Yellow Dragon @ Uncensored

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Thanks.. Without wiki'ing i, which one is first?

[#] Fri Jun 08 2007 21:45:50 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Long Teatime Of The Soul came after Holistic Detective Agency.

[#] Sat Jun 09 2007 23:17:36 EDT from shazam @ Uncensored

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I really liked both books. they're worth rereading, if you haven't in a while. Especially if you have an exceptionally poor memory like I do. Then it's like all new again.

[#] Sun Jun 10 2007 15:21:44 EDT from nadia @ Uncensored

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lol. i've reread a number of books over the past year, and the moment when i really remember having read the book before is a good one.

it's also interesting to see if i still like the book as much 10 years later, etc.

[#] Tue Jul 24 2007 19:57:15 EDT from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Anyone wishing to discuss the latest Harry Potter, new room, guess-named, HP7, is open for business.

I figure that way, y'all can add the room when you're finished reading, and no one gets spoiled, except IG, who claims not to care anyway. 

[#] Tue Jul 24 2007 22:27:59 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's not that I don't care, it's just... umm... ok, you're right, I don't care. :)

But only because I'm not much of a reader. You could do much worse than Harry Potter.

[#] Tue Jul 24 2007 23:50:57 EDT from fxflynn @ Uncensored

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Anything by Danielle Steele.

[#] Wed Jul 25 2007 12:27:35 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Or perhaps Pliny, the Younger.

[#] Sat Jul 28 2007 04:07:00 EDT from Grey Wolf @ PixelBBS

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I know more about the writings of Pliny, the Younger than about Harry Pottery.
But I know yet more about beer. ;)

[#] Sat Jul 28 2007 04:07:19 EDT from Grey Wolf @ PixelBBS

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[Harry Potter. Damn muscle memory. ;) ]

[#] Sat Jul 28 2007 07:31:20 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I kind of like the idea of Harry Pottery.

[#] Sat Jul 28 2007 08:27:08 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Hairy Pottery?  Well, have you tried waxing?

[#] Sun Jul 29 2007 13:59:49 EDT from fxflynn @ Uncensored

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It doesn't hurt at all!


 Frankly, that's my main reason for thinking women are not as smart as men.

 I cannot fathom any reason why on earth you would willing rip hairs out of your body? For the guys? You know what, if they complain, deny them sex - you'll have them loving those leg hairs in about 2 days. ;) 

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