RE: [johnbarth] Re: TT-The End is only The Beginning
- I still love it, warts and all. It didn't improve with re-reading, at least
although I still enjoyed many passages' prose. Books blurbs are always
annoying, but it's true that TT is a rich and vital adventure. I will keep
the stories and
lose the parts I'm not now interested in.
I'm not feeling ready to reread sailbad. Loved it, but read it twice and it
wartier the second time.
From: agrimorfee [mailto:agrimorfee@...]
Sent: April 30, 2002 9:06 AM
Subject: [johnbarth] Re: TT-The End is only The Beginning
--- In johnbarth@y..., Derik <dbadman@a...> wrote:
> I really feel the need to reread Somebody to see how it fits in
> 'later Barth'. I've already lost any desire to read "Once Upon a
> (anybody want a hardcover US first, gratis?), but I want to reassure
> myself that Somebody was different and better after the
> felt with TT and Coming Soon.
I just might do the same, Derik. I have no real desire at all to
tackle Once Upon A Time again...for me, there was a bit of enjoyment
in Somebody The Sailor but I don't remember why exactly.
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- Okay, so I got a little behind schedule, there. . .
Ahem. Mike Fenger wrote:
>All in all, though, I have to say TT was a positive experience. Igot stuck some places, and was wondering what was up in others, but
there were certainly places that had me locked in."
I think I agree. I was blown away many times. Bored only once or
twice. Frequently lost (both plotwise and internal-
interconnectedness / thematic-resonance -wise, the responsibility for
which I'm happy to take). Sometimes irritated: the first-person dual
narration would grate a bit at times. A little more "cutesyness"
than I was used to from his other books (tell me the baby-name deal
didn't wear thin. :p )
A belated thanks for a discussion that I enjoyed. Some serious
firepower displayed in the Readerly Perceptiveness department, to say
nothing of the skill with which those insights were expressed. I may
poke around some of the posts and continue to respond to or ask
this 'n that.