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Old 01-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #91
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Lousy punctuation, to be sure, but the actual prose doesn't seem too dire. I've read a lot worse.
The grammar isn't bad, but the text doesn't make a lot of sense to me. How can sight be dominant if you can't see? How can you tell the footsteps come from men, and they're moving flawlessly? How can you tell there are five pairs if they're identical? I assume the echoing part is because there is space opening up behind the doors, although I'm not sure it was meant that way. I found the passage to be baffling.
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #92
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The grammar isn't bad, but the text doesn't make a lot of sense to me. How can sight be dominant if you can't see? How can you tell the footsteps come from men, and they're moving flawlessly? How can you tell there are five pairs if they're identical? I assume the echoing part is because there is space opening up behind the doors, although I'm not sure it was meant that way. I found the passage to be baffling.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:49 PM   #93
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In addition to the standard crappy fiction/non-fiction responses up thread, I'd add anything by JRR Tolkien. I will never understand the appeal of his books.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:31 AM   #94
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In addition to the standard crappy fiction/non-fiction responses up thread, I'd add anything by JRR Tolkien. I will never understand the appeal of his books.
I suspect that an awful lot of people (myself included) would disagree with you about that! Just goes to show that tastes differ.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:33 AM   #95
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I suspect that an awful lot of people (myself included) would disagree with you about that! Just goes to show that tastes differ.
Particularly on his birthday (today).
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Particularly on his birthday (today).
So it is! Happy 121st birthday, JRR .
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:51 AM   #97
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No way will I read books by Faulkner, Hemingway, Maugham, etc.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:00 PM   #98
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No way will I read books by Faulkner, Hemingway, Maugham, etc.
Now you stop that dirty talk, monkey!
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:09 PM   #99
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I've never read Faulkner. Hemingway, I can read but I wouldn't go out of my way to do it.(Except for A Moveable Feast.) And Maugham wrote one of my favorite short stories and movies, Rain.
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Now you stop that dirty talk, monkey!
High school tried to ruin my love for reading by trying to force me to read authors I didn't like; but I persevered and refused to do it. Of course, my grades reflected my rebellious nature; but hey, it was a matter of principle.
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A Rose for Emily is one of Faulkners most well know short stories.
Hemingway - my favorite short is probably The End of Something or a Clean Well Lighted Place, Hills Like White Elephants.
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I've never read any Faulkner or Hemingway. I must rectify that.
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...I should've kept my mouth shut
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:08 PM   #104
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I've never read any Faulkner or Hemingway. I must rectify that.
The two most deserving American Nobel laureates in literature, IMO.
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The two most deserving American Nobel laureates in literature, IMO.
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