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  1. oddguy

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    got a collection on works published by Franz Kafka in his lifetime (strangely missing The Metamorphosis)
     
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    whenever i read a book my mind slides off the page in the middle of a paragraph
     
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    I was reaching the end of Illuminatus before realizing I had no idea what the fuck was going on, so I kinda gave up on it.

    When I was a kid I used to read like a motherfucker, when I was 7 I had already read The Hobbit and the whole Lord of the Rings, felt so easy back then. Now I really need to grind just to read a few pages...
     
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    We live in an age with too many distractions.
     
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    I read his previous two books and loved them but this one is shit
    It's not that the content isn't as good, is that it's the same
    literally
    the same
    entire chapters from his previous two books are copied verbatim
     
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    During the weekend I read "Son of Hamas" by Mosab Hassan Yousef and "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho, while spending a few days in custody. Then got questioned without providing them any info and released scot-free. The driver for the night when I got locked up was a gypsy without a license and there were stolen goods in the trunk. After a short pursuit my pal's Volvo crashed in a ditch.

    That book about Hamas made me slightly sympathize them and Hezbollah, but all parties involved with intifada seem to have a boner for torturing people. So I don't think any of them are in the right.
     
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    This just arrived.
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    For research
    - and I think I'll start collecting occult (and related) books.
    While I don't believe in supernatural I'm probably going to do whichever rituals I find to get more insight for my projects and so, to make them "believable".
    Might make a thread about things related later on.
     
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    Currently reading The Shining, since I'm a sucker for shitty horror books.
     
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    After years obsessing about the movie I also read the book and... HAHAHAHA
    Stephen King is so overrated
     
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    just finished this
    pretty interesting book even if you dont like nofx

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    I just read The Stand, which is also by King. It was the uncut version, so a bunch of shit publishing Jews didn't want to pay the printing costs for originally were in it. I have pretty much always disliked Steven King, since I first tried to read Nightmares and Dreamscapes in highschool, but The Stand was pretty alright. The man certainly knows the mechanics of writing and storytelling, I just find it shallow, and badly used.

    I dunno what I'm reading just now. Just finished

    confederacyofdunces.

    I laughed my ass off out loud a lot reading it. Great stuff.
     
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    I thought The Stand was quite well written and King obviously went above and beyond creating believable back stories for all of the characters. The unabridged versions of any book adds volumes of story and understanding to the narrative and doesn't leave the reader confused in many instances.The book suffers from being quite dated and a bit touchy, feely when it comes to man's eventual defeat over evil (Randal Flagg) and of course the characters only defeat Flagg, The Devil or whatever you want to call him through the power of God and that is the religious narrative for you.
     
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    Aren't they very different?
    I know that Kubrick hated King or vice versa and the movie isn't anything like the book.
    Idk I haven't read it.
     
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    King hated the Kubrick version, because he put some very personal stuff in the book (the abusive father is an autobiographical element apparently) and he was displeased to see it changed, but he also said he thought it was a good movie.
    Basically yeah, the movie just uses the book for inspiration and builds its own thing on top of it. But regardless of that, the book just isn't that scary compared to the movie.
     
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    That is my point, is King is a great writer, but there's no substance. He's like the Norman Rockwell of literature. The metaphors are all hamfisted and obvious.
     
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