2162: "Literary Opinions"

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2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:33 pm UTC

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Title text: If I really focus, I can distinguish between John Steinbeck and John Updike, or between Gore Vidal and Vidal Sassoon, but not both at once.

I've always thought Theodor Geisel was similar to Dr. Seuss.
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Reka » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:14 pm UTC

True story: E.B. White and the second author of Strunk & White (aka The Elements of Style) are the same person.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby pkcommando » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:34 pm UTC

All American writers are really Stephen King. Neil Gaiman has the UK covered.

Have you ever seen Rowling & Gaiman together? Exactly!

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:57 pm UTC

I pretty much refused to read the designated book when dragged to a "neighborhood book group party" . I uttered deeply philosophical-sounding evaluations of the book (i.e. my statements were devoid of content) and everyone was impressed with my understanding of the book.
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Yablo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 pm UTC

Not only are J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin the same person, but Aragorn is the true heir to the Iron Throne. Additionally, I'm convinced the R.R. stands for "railroad;" not because of the author's Dungeon Mastering style, but because of his Monopoly strategy.
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Jorpho » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:22 pm UTC

Reka wrote:True story: E.B. White and the second author of Strunk & White (aka The Elements of Style) are the same person.

Being not particularly familiar with The Elements of Style, when I first encountered this book I had the impression that Msrs. Strunk and White had collaborated with a Mr. Adios.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby ijuin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:43 pm UTC

The refusal to read a given book whilst maintaining a strong opinion about it is a big part of why literary critics are regarded as Cloudcuckoolanders.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Reka » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:25 pm UTC

Yablo wrote:Not only are J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin the same person.

Hey, now, you take that back. I will not have you disparaging Tolkien in such a vile manner.

(Martin holds the dubious honor of having written two of the worst books I've ever had the misfortune to read: the first one in his atrocious never-finished saga, and another book about vampires in New Orleans that a well-meaning but misguided friend gave me in an effort to introduce me to his other works ("Maybe it's just the unfinished storylines that bother you about the famous books, this one is a standalone"), and for which I'm still looking for a source of suitable brain-bleach.)

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Justin Lardinois » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:07 pm UTC

The alt text needs to be added to the bracket.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Yablo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:22 pm UTC

Reka wrote:... and another book about vampires in New Orleans that a well-meaning but misguided friend gave me in an effort to introduce me to his other works.

So, what I'm hearing is that George R.R. Martin is not J.R.R. Tolkien but rather Anne Rice?
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Old Bruce » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:07 am UTC

Yablo wrote:Not only are J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin the same person, but Aragorn is the true heir to the Iron Throne. Additionally, I'm convinced the R.R. stands for "railroad;" not because of the author's Dungeon Mastering style, but because of his Monopoly strategy.

R.R. is for Rural Route.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Flumble » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:41 am UTC

The R R stands for their maritime criminal tendencies.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby serutan » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:59 am UTC

Yablo wrote:Not only are J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin the same person, but Aragorn is the true heir to the Iron Throne. Additionally, I'm convinced the R.R. stands for "railroad;" not because of the author's Dungeon Mastering style, but because of his Monopoly strategy.


I always thought it was 'railroad' for what he did to poor Frodo...
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:01 pm UTC

Yablo wrote:
Reka wrote:... and another book about vampires in New Orleans that a well-meaning but misguided friend gave me in an effort to introduce me to his other works.

So, what I'm hearing is that George R.R. Martin is not J.R.R. Tolkien but rather Anne Rice?


FWIW, GRRM wrote a short story long ago, "The Monkey Diet," which I enjoyed rather more than any of the SoIaF series. Even back then, it appears he was obsessed with food.
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby Quizatzhaderac » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm UTC

I'm not sure I've ever met anyone that did this, except a Kazakhstani who believed (without seeing it) that Borat was offensive to Kazakhstanis.
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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby qvxb » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:54 pm UTC

Stormy Daniels is a reincarnation of the Bronte sisters. Compare her screenplays with the novels.

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby RogueCynic » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:49 am UTC

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Re: 2162: "Literary Opinions"

Postby orthogon » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:49 pm UTC

Quizatzhaderac wrote:I'm not sure I've ever met anyone that did this, except a Kazakhstani who believed (without seeing it) that Borat was offensive to Kazakhstanis.

(S)he wasn't wrong, though. That mankini alone was probably grounds for a libel suit in most jurisdictions, before we even mention the "Throw the Jew down the well" scene.
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