Re: [mythsoc] Gormenghast Trilogy
- In a message dated 06/29/2000 9:05:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I'm sorry, all, but it's the patience that Steve counsels here that I'm
afraid I've finally run out of. I've bailed out. >>
LOL I've done that on occasion. Sometimes because the book is just not
providing what I feel is a good return on my precious time (we don't have the
endless reading time we did in high school anymore do we?), other times
because I can't give the book enough time to read it properly. I bailed a
few years back on Kazantzakis' _Report to Greco_, having enjoyed some of his
other works. I can't wait to someday read it for real.
- Put it back on your shelf (well, return it to the library if it was a library
book) and wait a few years. Sometimes time and experience changes your
- In a message dated 06/29/2000 11:34:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Sometimes time and experience changes your tastes. >>
True, very true. In either direction. We all know the little letdown of
revisiting a book we loved and finding it less than we remember.
Somehow I can't imagine ever reaching the point where I will be comfortable
reading The Alexandria Quartet or the Brothers Karamazov. But one never
knows..... What else are we individually finding difficult to digest?
- On Thu, 29 Jun 2000 ERATRIANO@... wrote:
> What else are we individually finding difficult to digest?I personally find it difficult to digest almost any recent fantasy
bestseller (Robert Jordan, David Eddings, to name two I've seriously
tried), except for the Harry Potter books, which go down easy.
- not responsible for the following bestseller -
- In a message dated 6/29/00 1:06:35 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< I personally find it difficult to digest almost any recent fantasy
bestseller (Robert Jordan >>
Here, here....I find most of them to be written for 10th graders. I've tried
Robert Jordan and had to scratch my head wondering what all the fuss was