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Old 03-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #16
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In Oprah's defense her ''book club'' popularization of The Road is pretty much the only reason I know about, and read, the book. Cormac McCarthy isn't someone who would normally be on the list of authors I read. That book led to me ''discovering'' No Country for Old Men and both are some of my favorite books/movies of all time.

Plus it's kinda cool in a way that Oprah promoted a post-apocalyptic horror novel on her show.
But because of Oprah, I wasted my time watching the movie No Country for Old Men. It wasn't good.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:33 AM   #17
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Wait, you call her followers lemmings, but you watched a movie because of her?

I don't mind at all if a few mostly-decent books get a bit of extra promotion. Where's the crime? Oprah's not a factor here in the UK, but we do/did have a direct equivalent in Richard & Judy. (Heh, just looked it up, and the TV show ended in 2009. I'm so in touch.)
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Wait, you call her followers lemmings, but you watched a movie because of her?.
Thank you!

Really did she put a gun to your head and force you to watch the movie, I seriously doubt it. I'm sure there were places where you could read a sysnopsis about the movie and determine from there whether or not you would like it.

Is this the only movie you have ever seen that you didn't like? Again I doubt it. Most movies never live up to the book, did you read that as well?

As it's been said before, anyone that promotes reading to the general public is doing a very good thing, that includes Oprah. Get over it already!
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I think anything that gets people reading is a good thing. While I'm no fan, I support her efforts to get the public reading.
Agreed.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #20
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But because of Oprah, I wasted my time watching the movie No Country for Old Men. It wasn't good.
It was good, but I didn't know Oprah had recommended it.
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Oprah's not a factor here in the UK, but we do/did have a direct equivalent in Richard & Judy. (Heh, just looked it up, and the TV show ended in 2009. I'm so in touch.)
It lived on briefly as The TV Book Club from which I got a few recommendations of books I enjoyed.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 PM   #22
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Wait, you call her followers lemmings, but you watched a movie because of her?
An Oprah lemming is one that reads everything Oprah recommends. They don;t bother to read about it to figure out if it is something that the lemming may or may not like.

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I don't mind at all if a few mostly-decent books get a bit of extra promotion. Where's the crime? Oprah's not a factor here in the UK, but we do/did have a direct equivalent in Richard & Judy. (Heh, just looked it up, and the TV show ended in 2009. I'm so in touch.)
I don't mind when good books get attention. But No Country for Old Men is an example of a book that Oprah should never have pushed.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #23
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This thread should be called "The Ugly Truth: Oprah Snobs".
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #24
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I don't mind when good books get attention. But No Country for Old Men is an example of a book that Oprah should never have pushed.
She shouldn't have recommended the book because you've decided that the movie sucked?
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #25
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But because of Oprah, I wasted my time watching the movie No Country for Old Men. It wasn't good.
Well, if Oprah recommended that movie, I say score one for Oprah.

There are things you can say about NCFOM(the movie) -- it's too bleak, too cynical, or even too faux-profound, but not good?
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Well, if Oprah recommended that movie, I say score one for Oprah.

There are things you can say about NCFOM(the movie) -- it's too bleak, too cynical, or even too faux-profound, but not good?
But Jon didn't like it. Need more be said?
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I don't mind when good books get attention. But No Country for Old Men is an example of a book that Oprah should never have pushed.
Oh no it isn't.
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I don't think it's a good thing when one person has that much influence, but I don't pay attention to her, so it doesn't affect me. Shaking my fist at Oprah wouldn't accomplish anything.
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This thread should be called "The Ugly Truth: Oprah Snobs".
I'm not sure if you were being serious or not, but that's what I was thinking when I read this.

I don't know about special Oprah versions of ebooks and I probably wouldn't be interested in a pre marked-up book. Although I'm not sure how different it is from an annotated classic.

In any case, even though I don't find the Oprah choices I've stumbled across that adventurous, there's something to be said for wielding your influence on people to improve literacy. She's not exactly pushing trash.
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