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things that are making you happy

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by globetrotter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    You mean what is my opinion? I think Bonfire is the greatest postwar novel I have ever read. Grain of salt, I haven't read them all or even close, but I tried the supposed other greats, Capote, Mailer, Roth, Pynchon, De Lillo, Updike, even DFWallace and Wolfe is to me superior to them all. This is a minority view among "sophisticated" readers, I know, but at least I can defend it.

    Oh, and, not to puff myself too much more but I am extremely well read in "classic" novels from Dickens to Austen to Trollope to Eliiot, Stendahl, Balzac, Zola, Thakeray, Twain, Melville, Fielding, and on and on, so it's not like I have no basis for judging.
     
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  2. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I am incredibly glad for you Manton.
     
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  3. Rambo

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    Have you asked him about his views on CBD?
     
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  4. whiteslashasian

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    :laugh:

    Seriously though, congrats on what must be a very important moment for you, Manton.
     
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    This is amazing Manton. So jealous.
     
  6. rnoldh

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    Congrats, Manton.

    Do you remember when I once compared your writing to TW.

    You said I was crazy and perhaps I was a little bit tongue in cheek. But now you do get to meet him!
     
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    Yes, sorry that is what I meant. I had a distinct feeling that you were well read in the classics. Not sure why. I am reading Mailer at the moment. I quite like him.
     
  8. Manton

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    I can do a decent wolfe parody/homage--in fact I sent one to him years ago and he was very gracious about it--but come on, I am nowhere in his league.
     
  9. Manton

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    Naked and the Dead is the only Mailer worth a shit IMO. Armies of the Night was a massive "success d'esteme" for him but I found it totally ureadable.
     
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  10. patrickBOOTH

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    I think you are being very modest. You might be baffled by this, but there are numerous times you have written in CE, where I have always admired the structure of how you presented an opinion based on facts. I feel that even way back when when you wrote more in depth about clothing things it definitely had a distinct voice, even separate from your book. It is clear that you are a good writer.
     
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    Couldn't finish it it. ZZZZZZZZ fug it.
     
  12. patrickBOOTH

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    How about an American Dream? I am reading it now. It is entertaining, kind of reminds me of Bret Easton Ellis 30 years earlier.
     
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  13. Thomas

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    Agree wholeheartedly.
     
  14. Manton

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    well thank you patrick, that is very kind.

    I certainly hope I am a good writer since I have no other way to pay my bills!

    I did not read American Dream, I tried Harlot's Ghost but could not finish.
     
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    i just got my final paycheck, and i was very relieved to see that they did not fuck with it.
     
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    did they pay out all your vaca?
     
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  18. oneeightyseven

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    ^^
    fuck I envy you. I have no available time to go out until middle of march. first opportunity I am going out and getting really drunk on Guinness (and irish carbombs :slayer:).
     
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    i didnt have any at the time. but i doubt they would have. thankfully it was a non issue.
     
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    I clipped my first aneurysm today.
     

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