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Post by Occam on Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:59 pm

TheHolyStickman wrote:I wish he could keep writing.

Don't we all...

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Post by SunburnedPenguin on Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:23 pm

Me too, the guys a leg-end. But I guess he would rather quit while he is ahead which I respect. He has created an amazing legacy in his books that has influenced the world of fantasy fiction so much.

If you like Pratchett, you should check out Robert Rankin - he has the same sense of humour in his writing....my favourite is A Dog Called Demolition Smile

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Post by blonde on Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:34 am

Valley of the Dolls, The Bell Jar, The Glass Castle, The entire Sweet Valley High Series (not joking), Are you there God? its me Margaret, The Scarlett Letter, The Final Days, Go Ask Alice, Lovely Bones, The Kite Runner, Eloise, To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, She's Come Undone, Shopgirl, 740 Park, The Kennedy Curse, And I don't want to live this life
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Post by Occam on Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:13 pm

SunburnedPenguin wrote:If you like Pratchett, you should check out Robert Rankin - he has the same sense of humour in his writing....my favourite is A Dog Called Demolition Smile

I'll take note. Of course, you don't need me pointing you to Neil Gaiman, right?

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Post by AngeloComet on Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:06 pm

I was at a dinner party last Saturday, where this same topic was floated around the table.

The girl next to me, she stated her favourite book was Hamlet. I pointed out that this was a play, but didn't really go after her for it, and no one else around the table seemed that bothered by the choice.

But the more I think about it, the more the pretentiousness of that answer winds me up. F--king Hamlet, for God's sake! The whole point of a book is that it's not a play! It does something different. It explains. It goes into depth. Books are to be read, Plays are to be performed. Hamlet as your favourite book? Jesus Christ!

I just wanted to vent that.
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Re: Favourite book??

Post by Occam on Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:23 pm

[Take cover, guys. AC is having another of his "that's-not-a-hatch!!!" fits... affraid ]

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Post by vincentthedog on Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:24 pm

Funny I pictured AC at that table giving the Hamlet girl a sneer. Shocked
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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:51 pm

Sorry AC.... 4b my love.


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Post by AngeloComet on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:04 pm

Blonde: For "book", read "novel".

Example, the title of this thread was 'Favourite Book??' and everyone understands it means novel.

A book is a novel and everyone knows what a book is.

Either way, it ain't a play.

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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:18 pm

I guess you will have to have this one out with "Hamlet girl" & Webster. I did publicity for Barnes & Noble & Random House...you would probably have convince them as well. A play can be a book. It is the written word... in print... bound together. Regardless, "Hamlet girl" may have been referring to the book version of Hamlet of which there are many. If so, that would be alright as well. Example: Wicked was a musical on broadway with a script & we all know that. After it's popularity peaked it was released in book form. Now it is available as a book (AS IS HAMLET).
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Post by vincentthedog on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:20 pm

Looks like a duck. quakes like a duck, walks like a duck its a Klingon??? WTF? I`d bet this would piss off CF!
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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:22 pm

please excuse all spelling. I was/am dealing with 3 children climbing on me & yelling that they want to play Dora on the computer. I gave my 5 year old my macbook & he just spilt orange juice on it.....another day in paradise.
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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:27 pm

AngeloComet wrote:Blonde: For "book", read "novel".

Example, the title of this thread was 'Favourite Book??' and everyone understands it means novel.

A book is a novel and everyone knows what a book is.

Either way, it ain't a play.

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I have to disagree as well. Shakespeare -- every one of his works a play -- is generally considered literature. Many people have read Shakespeare without any opportunity to see one, if not all of his plays performed.

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Post by AngeloComet on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:30 pm

Oh, she meant the Shakespeare version all right.

Pretentious cow.

Not you, her.

(BTW, publicity for publishers, eh? Sounds like a pretty good job. Sounds like cocktail parties and long lunches and meetings about pictures. Probably that's not the truth of it, but let's not let reality get in the way of good fiction. God knows the Lost writers don't.)
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Post by AngeloComet on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:35 pm

I have to disagree as well. Shakespeare -- every one of his works a play -- is generally considered literature. Many people have read Shakespeare without any opportunity to see one, if not all of his plays performed.

HUH?

Poems are literature. Novels are literature. Plays are literature.

My point is that a play is not a novel, and when people talk about books they means novels - therefore citing a play as your favourite 'book' is a faux pas, especially in intellectual dinner party circles.
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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:43 pm

Let's behead her.
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Post by Occam on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:45 pm

Blonde... you did sound like this


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Post by AngeloComet on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:47 pm


"Let's behead her!"

(Is it just me, or does the expression really fit the statement here?)
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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:58 pm

LOL guys....and now a note from daughter Lyla...

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Post by MollyCocktail on Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:24 pm

I have two favourite books:



and

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Post by StitchExp626 on Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:05 pm

Molly,

I also love the giving tree, it is such a great but sad story.

Although the author's picture always made me laugh because he looks so evil!








No offence Shel, if you happen to read this! We still cool bro, just joking!

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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:01 pm

But if you put that photo into the context that Kojak was still cool when this was taken...

Nah, he still looks like a serial killer.

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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:03 pm

And you thought that was bad...
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Post by Caged_Faraday on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:05 pm

blonde wrote:And you thought that was bad...
Nah... there he just looks like a muppet.

Goddamn, thought, that guy was insane, wasn't he?

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Post by blonde on Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:15 pm

Well...according to some people he actually was insane. Google him. He was an interesting guy. Anyway, in a bizzare thread twist....
Shel wrote "a rap version of Shakespeare's Hamlet that was published (on yellow-beige specialty paper) in Playboy magazine in 1998." So...AC....I guess that would fall into the publication category, right? (blonde shakes hands with AC??)
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