Agreed. Nothing can compare...
He is (was) his own genre, and very little even gets into the same genre.
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.
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.
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.
He wrote two.
The other one is The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul, if I recall.
I rather liked them both.
(Confirms what I just wrote)
it's also interesting to see if i still like the book as much 10 years later, etc.
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.
But only because I'm not much of a reader. You could do much worse than Harry Potter.
Or perhaps Pliny, the Younger.
But I know yet more about beer. ;)
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. ;)