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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by J Anfinson View Post
    The older Stephen King stuff up to around "On Writing" is about all I have read of his. His newer stuff just doesn't seem to interest me. It seems like he's changed over time, though I'm not saying that's a bad thing because some people obviously like it
    For me, King's writing changed when he sobered up ... but I still love him.
    My candle burns at both ends / It will not last the night,
    But ah, my foes and oh, my friends / It gives a lovely light.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay

  2. #32
    I have just finished The Book of Bones by John Connolly, the latest in his Charlie Parker series. I have read all 17 of the books and normally can't wait for the next release. This one was 700-odd pages long, absolutely padded out with historical background stuff (of no interest whatsoever), and Charlie Parker was reduced to a man in a short black overcoat, who popped up very occasionally in a short black overcoat, philosophised briefly and disappeared again. Angel and Louis were tired, injured, ailing and appeared very briefly and unrealistically. Disappointed doesn't even begin to cover it.
    My candle burns at both ends / It will not last the night,
    But ah, my foes and oh, my friends / It gives a lovely light.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay

  3. #33
    The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens.

    Ouch.

  4. #34
    Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton. I can totally see why he didn't publish this thing. I wouldn't want my name on it either--especially after having cultivated a name in science fiction and real world potential implications. It's just not very Crichton-y, and it took me much longer to get through because it just wasn't interesting.
    "Ammonia will disinfect sin."
    --adrianhayter

    "Art is life, just add bull****."
    --Chris Miller

  5. #35
    Some of Beckett's short plays, for me, don't really make much sense and I really didn't understand what he was trying to do. Theatre of the absurd indeed! It's not all of them, only a select few, but they left me wondering: what was the point of this at all? That is not good. If I feel there is no point to what I am reading, it's a very bad sign.

    Methinks I need to read his correspondence to understand, at times, what he was trying to design.

  6. #36
    One Hundred Years of Solitude i love to read this book this was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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