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Old 06-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #2311
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I'm only 130 pages in, and I've had it for a few weeks, usually I fly through books, but I cannot get through this one. I don't really like any of the characters, I don't like the writing style, I enjoyed pages 50-100, but now I just don't like it much, and am considering just not even finishing it.

Edit: When I read it, I have a hard time getting through 20 pages at once, like I said, pockets of the book were interesting, but I'm just not enjoying any of the characters.
Yeah. I feel the same way. The version I have Mailer actually has a forward talking about how ridiculous his massive paragraphs and frustratingly overused adjectives & pontificating, but I thought perhaps I would be able to push past it.

I am not enjoying it at all. Right now it reads like something the author wanted to write to please himself, not something for others to read. Really struggling. It is regarded as basically THE novel about WWII though so I don't want to just forget about it.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #2312
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Yeah. I feel the same way. The version I have Mailer actually has a forward talking about how ridiculous his massive paragraphs and frustratingly overused adjectives & pontificating, but I thought perhaps I would be able to push past it.

I am not enjoying it at all. Right now it reads like something the author wanted to write to please himself, not something for others to read. Really struggling. It is regarded as basically THE novel about WWII though so I don't want to just forget about it.
I have the same version with the Mailer forward. Yeah, because it's so well regarded I really don't want to give up on it, but 700+ pages of this seems daunting right now, I will probably take a break from it and read some other stuff and then come back to it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:41 PM   #2313
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Decided to take a break from The Naked and the Dead and began reading this:



So far this is really interesting.
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:04 PM   #2314
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Started it this morning.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:46 PM   #2315
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Would there be any interest in turning The Dead Posters Society in an online book club with selections and discussions?
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #2316
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Would there be any interest in turning The Dead Posters Society in an online book club with selections and discussions?

I'd be interested in doing that.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #2317
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Would there be any interest in turning The Dead Posters Society in an online book club with selections and discussions?


I'd join in, even though I probably don't read enough volume, or a wide enough variety.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #2318
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Would there be any interest in turning The Dead Posters Society in an online book club with selections and discussions?
Id be interested in participating.

pretty sure id be able to get any selected books and read them in the given amount of time.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #2319
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I'd join in, even though I probably don't read enough volume, or a wide enough variety.
Im assuming it wouldn't matter if I understand correctly.

A book is selected and we all read it in a certain period of time and then a discussion takes place afterwards.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:14 PM   #2320
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I'd join in, even though I probably don't read enough volume, or a wide enough variety.
I'd prefer to break the books down in manageable chunks, and discuss it in parts. The books will be chosen democratically or in a pass the conch style, where individual posters take turns choosing a book. I think about 6 committed readers would be enough to get it off the ground.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #2321
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Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz - 6 / 10

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:15 PM   #2322
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I'm about 70% in. It's excellent, just like his other book Homicide and The Wire.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #2323
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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell - 9 / 10

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #2324
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1). Shaq Uncut

2). The 48 Laws of Power

3). Get Off Your "But": How to End Self-Sabotage and Stand Up for Yourself
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:07 PM   #2325
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