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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 08:45 AM
Response to Reply #77
83. Wow, three posters keeping last night's thread alive
"the ultimate unreliable narrator novel" I think I shall keep that thought in my mind and roll it around for awhile. Are you a literature instructor?
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  -The Worst Book You Ever Read GURUving  Nov-06-03 10:48 PM   #0 
  - Walker Percy's The Moviegoer  BurtWorm   Nov-06-03 10:49 PM   #1 
  - what was the theme?  GURUving   Nov-06-03 10:51 PM   #3 
  - I barely remember it. That's not a good sign.  BurtWorm   Nov-06-03 10:55 PM   # 
     - Smilla  GURUving   Nov-06-03 10:56 PM   #10 
        - I read the book while I was on vacation in Paris...  MercutioATC   Nov-06-03 10:59 PM   #14 
           - I'll bet the fact that you were in Paris on vacation  BurtWorm   Nov-06-03 11:22 PM   #30 
           - That's a possibility...  MercutioATC   Nov-07-03 06:01 AM   #62 
           - I did too. :-)  devilgrrl   Nov-07-03 12:46 AM   #49 
              - Ahhh...I'm guilty of liking Grisham. Not much substance, but a fun read.  MercutioATC   Nov-07-03 06:02 AM   #63 
                 - king of torts  alarimer   Nov-07-03 03:13 PM   #117 
  - Not his best  lunabush   Nov-06-03 10:56 PM   #9 
  - I know it's harsh.  BurtWorm   Nov-06-03 11:04 PM   #17 
     - I recently reread it  lunabush   Nov-06-03 11:10 PM   #21 
  - A friend of mine LOVED the Moviegoer, I read it and  roughsatori   Nov-06-03 10:58 PM   #12 
  - all of Percy's novels are disappointing  mitchum   Nov-07-03 03:50 PM   #123 
  - L. Ron Hubbard - Fear  ZenLefty   Nov-06-03 10:51 PM   #2 
  - Consider yourself lucky  GURUving   Nov-06-03 10:52 PM   #4 
  - Prey by John Crichton  wtmusic   Nov-06-03 10:54 PM   #5 
  - What was a genuinely good Crichton novel?  GURUving   Nov-06-03 10:57 PM   #11 
     - 'Jurassic Park' was lousy.  Gogi   Nov-06-03 11:52 PM   #38 
     - there aren't any  Kellanved   Nov-07-03 06:08 AM   #64 
  - Sweet Valley Twins--the series  AquariDem   Nov-06-03 10:54 PM   #6 
  - snarrrrrrf...LOLOL!  smallprint   Nov-07-03 08:15 AM   #73 
     - I guess they painted this wonderful universe  AquariDem   Nov-07-03 06:14 PM   #126 
  - tie between L. Ron Hubbard and Grant/Naylor  BigMcLargehuge   Nov-06-03 10:55 PM   #7 
  - Mission Earth is sarcasm  TrogL   Nov-07-03 03:43 PM   #119 
  - Confederacy of Dunces  roughsatori   Nov-06-03 10:56 PM   #8 
  - I didn't find it particularly clever, though  GURUving   Nov-06-03 10:59 PM   #13 
  - I agree...Dunces isn't great.  CanuckAmok   Nov-06-03 11:00 PM   #15 
  - Seduction among the literate is a marvel  roughsatori   Nov-06-03 11:08 PM   #20 
  - I once read Willard and His Bowling Trophies out loud  lunabush   Nov-06-03 11:11 PM   #22 
  - I had a paramour who would read Mallarm in French after sex  roughsatori   Nov-06-03 11:16 PM   #25 
     - there's a Saturday Night Live sketch about you, I think  Cocoa   Nov-07-03 11:18 AM   #97 
     - I'm not even going to bring up clever uses for NAKED LUNCH  thebigidea   Nov-07-03 12:29 PM   #102 
  - met my girlfriend reading The Moviegoer  foo_bar   Nov-07-03 01:15 AM   #52 
  - r.e. Gravity's Rainbow  DisgustipatedinCA   Nov-07-03 12:53 AM   #50 
     - Like I say  stanwyck   Nov-07-03 06:50 AM   #67 
     - It's not for bragging rights  DisgustipatedinCA   Nov-07-03 07:39 AM   #70 
        - You're a better person than me  stanwyck   Nov-07-03 12:26 PM   #101 
     - Vineland by Pinchon  bif   Nov-07-03 08:52 AM   #86 
     - I tried reading it about once a year starting in college  bif   Nov-07-03 12:06 PM   #98 
     - Ulysses? Out of 100 people 1 has read it.  JanMichael   Nov-07-03 02:19 PM   #107 
     - You need to get further into it  TrogL   Nov-07-03 03:46 PM   #121 
  - I was thinking of saying  gate of the sun   Nov-07-03 12:28 AM   #45 
  - Ya Got That Right  RobinA   Nov-07-03 08:08 AM   #71 
  - I agree  youngred   Nov-07-03 08:54 AM   #88 
  - I don't want to punch you, but....  Cocoa   Nov-07-03 10:53 AM   #93 
  - A Confederacy of Dunces  Maple   Nov-06-03 11:02 PM   #16 
  - Maple, now I know why I like you  roughsatori   Nov-06-03 11:12 PM   #23 
  - yuck  Cocoa   Nov-07-03 10:57 AM   #94 
  - Really?  bicentennial_baby   Nov-07-03 12:08 PM   #99 
  - I dunno, I liked it.  RandomKoolzip   Nov-07-03 01:55 AM   #54 
     - This book elicits strong opinions  Catfish   Nov-07-03 08:39 AM   #78 
  - Gravity's (fucking) Rainbow.  nownow   Nov-06-03 11:04 PM   #18 
  - You didn't get into the story of GR?  markses   Nov-07-03 12:33 AM   #47 
  - I guess it was just Pynchon's writing style, I don't know.  nownow   Nov-07-03 03:45 PM   #120 
  - Totally agree  stanwyck   Nov-07-03 06:48 AM   #66 
  - The O'Reilly Factor  Nailzberg   Nov-06-03 11:06 PM   #19 
  - Hope the new owners won't mind dried  AquariDem   Nov-06-03 11:17 PM   #26 
  - Anne Rice  WorstPresidentEver   Nov-06-03 11:16 PM   #24 
  - they bored the shit out of me too  BigMcLargehuge   Nov-06-03 11:17 PM   #27 
  - I have a rule..  Gogi   Nov-06-03 11:31 PM   #34 
  - She should've stopped at one book.  Cat Atomic   Nov-07-03 12:32 AM   #46 
  - Interview with the Vampire was pretty good  Bridget Burke   Nov-07-03 08:56 AM   #90 
  - She had a dry spell  TrogL   Nov-07-03 03:50 PM   #122 
  - Hillary's book  monkeyboy   Nov-06-03 11:19 PM   #28 
  - Yep - that Hillary Schmenken book was forgettable  GURUving   Nov-06-03 11:22 PM   #29 
  - Spirit Lake by McKinlay Kantor.  Gogi   Nov-06-03 11:23 PM   #31 
  - Worst good book-- Ulysses  jobycom   Nov-06-03 11:27 PM   #32 
  - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man  BurtWorm   Nov-06-03 11:33 PM   #36 
  - Oh dear goodness, I'm an ex-English major, where to start?  Interrobang   Nov-06-03 11:28 PM   #33 
  - What books do you like?  Paul Hood   Nov-07-03 12:03 AM   #43 
     - Oh, tons and tons, but I've read tens of thousands of books...  Interrobang   Nov-07-03 02:13 AM   #56 
        - Well, since you dissed many of my favorites, give us some of the others!  jobycom   Nov-07-03 08:23 AM   #75 
        - I also have read "tens of thousands" of books....  SiobhanClancy   Nov-07-03 08:55 AM   #89 
        - That would make a good thread here  BurtWorm   Nov-07-03 02:33 PM   #113 
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  - Cujo by Stephen King. Almost anything by Stephen King reeks  maggrwaggr   Nov-06-03 11:44 PM   #37 
  - Stephen King was once quoted as saying that  Gogi   Nov-06-03 11:56 PM   #40 
     - That's damn funny, because...  Interrobang   Nov-07-03 02:17 AM   #57 
     - The Gormenghast Trilogy  geniph   Nov-07-03 06:09 PM   #125 
     - I just hate the way he covertly bashes hippies  AquariDem   Nov-07-03 06:17 PM   #127 
  - Ralph Nader's book..  SeveneightyWhoa   Nov-06-03 11:53 PM   #39 
  - Get a life, please  NightTrain   Nov-07-03 10:38 PM   #135 
  - "Embrace the Serpent" by Marilyn Quayle & Nancy Northcott  NightTrain   Nov-07-03 12:00 AM   #41 
  - Jane Eyre  jiacinto   Nov-07-03 12:00 AM   #42 
  - Runaway Jury- Grisham. What a POS!  Supply Side Jesus   Nov-07-03 12:26 AM   #44 
  - Moby Dick. Sorry. I hated it. I still hate it.  Cat Atomic   Nov-07-03 12:33 AM   #48 
  - The Bible  whirlygigspin   Nov-07-03 01:02 AM   #51 
     - The Bible...lots of in-out in-out and ultraviolence.  BurtWorm   Nov-07-03 02:23 PM   #110 
        - Remember what Homer said about the Bible:  SPQR   Nov-07-03 03:10 PM   #116 
  - "slapstick" by Kurt Vonnegut.  RandomKoolzip   Nov-07-03 01:17 AM   #53 
  - It'a a tie  kyrasdad   Nov-07-03 01:59 AM   #55 
  - "Naked Empire" by Terry Goodkind, or...  DemXCGI   Nov-07-03 02:18 AM   #58 
  - OH MY GOD That was a horrible book!!!!!  jobycom   Nov-07-03 08:34 AM   #76 
  - the bible  leftofthedial   Nov-07-03 02:33 AM   #59 
  - Catcher in the Rye  bezdomny   Nov-07-03 03:04 AM   #60 
  - I agree with you.  GOPisEvil   Nov-07-03 08:11 AM   #72 
     - But, that was the point  jobycom   Nov-07-03 08:38 AM   #77 
     - Oh...ok then...  GOPisEvil   Nov-07-03 08:43 AM   #82 
     - Wow, three posters keeping last night's thread alive  SpikeTrees   Nov-07-03 08:45 AM   #83 
     - I think the "dirty words" in it made it "controversial" many years ago  SpikeTrees   Nov-07-03 08:40 AM   #80 
  - Oh goodness. I'm finishing my PhD in English...  tishaLA   Nov-07-03 03:54 AM   #61 
  - Shipping News  peasfreak   Nov-07-03 06:41 AM   #65 
  - Haroun and the sea of stories  Kamika   Nov-07-03 07:03 AM   #68 
  - Last of the Mohicans.  libertad   Nov-07-03 07:38 AM   #69 
  - I can't agree, but only on technical grounds, since I couldn't finish it.  jobycom   Nov-07-03 08:39 AM   #79 
  - I had to finish it, I was in high school and it was our assigned book.  libertad   Nov-07-03 08:50 AM   #85 
  - I could not finish "The Heart of Darkness"  SpikeTrees   Nov-07-03 08:49 AM   #84 
  - I NEVER finish bad books  bif   Nov-07-03 08:18 AM   #74 
  - I'm compulsive  Catfish   Nov-07-03 08:41 AM   #81 
  - Great Expectations  youngred   Nov-07-03 08:53 AM   #87 
  - Aw man, that's one of my faves!  AquariDem   Nov-07-03 06:19 PM   #129 
  - The Old Man and the Sea  DS1   Nov-07-03 10:10 AM   #91 
  - Contact, by Carl Sagan  Loonman   Nov-07-03 10:15 AM   #92 
  - the Pelican Brief  Cocoa   Nov-07-03 11:01 AM   #95 
  - The No Spin Zone-by Bill O'reilly  VermontDem2004   Nov-07-03 11:08 AM   #96 
  - Me too, I feel your pain.  Nailzberg   Nov-07-03 10:21 PM   #131 
  - "Friend of the Earth", by TC Boyle  manco   Nov-07-03 12:17 PM   #100 
  - "Of Human Bondage" W. Sommerset Maughm....  BiggJawn   Nov-07-03 12:31 PM   #103 
  - The Celestine Prophecy  nothingshocksmeanymore   Nov-07-03 12:33 PM   #104 
  - How to Keep your Kids on Your Team  ChoralScholar   Nov-07-03 02:09 PM   #105 
  - Atlas Shrugged! Infantile writing, simple minded and dead wrong  joeybee12   Nov-07-03 02:13 PM   #106 
  - This book made me realize that I was a liberal.  regularguy   Nov-07-03 02:21 PM   #109 
  - The truly scary thing is that there are people who worship this piece of  joeybee12   Nov-07-03 02:26 PM   #111 
  - I've never wasted a second reading an Ayn Rand novel.  BurtWorm   Nov-07-03 06:18 PM   #128 
     - I read it just to inform myself about her whacko theories  joeybee12   Nov-07-03 10:29 PM   #132 
  - I can't remember - I quit reading after page 4. eom  Bertha Venation   Nov-07-03 02:20 PM   #108 
  - 3001  MisterP   Nov-07-03 02:26 PM   #112 
  - Gotta go with "Silas Marner"  Snow   Nov-07-03 02:51 PM   #114 
  - My Turn- Nancy Reagan  rustydog   Nov-07-03 03:04 PM   #115 
  - Anything by Gnid Blyton  TrogL   Nov-07-03 03:39 PM   #118 
  - Pynchon's "V' is just a shaggy dog story for geeks  mitchum   Nov-07-03 03:54 PM   #124 
  - From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe...  Hand   Nov-07-03 10:16 PM   #130 
  - The Country Doctor.  DrWeird   Nov-07-03 10:34 PM   #133 
  - this one book by Clive Clussler  Mass_Liberal   Nov-07-03 10:37 PM   #134 
  - The Red Pony  Ramsey   Nov-07-03 11:03 PM   #136 
 

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