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by Rebeckle
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 62
Views: 50481

Ah Rand, the L. Ron Hubbard of literature. Having plodded my weary way through The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged (an experience akin to swimming through treacle in a full eighteenth-century diving suit) I have to ask, what's the damn fascination? I've struggled to find a moderate admirer of Miss ...
by Rebeckle
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3520
Views: 837937

No, but I saw it performed at a local theatre. Absolutely hilarious. Oscar Wilde was a genius... sardonic, smart, irreverent... I could go on and on.
by Rebeckle
Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3520
Views: 837937

Anyone read "Foucault's Pendulum"? Errrr.... *reconsiders tendency to read shite no one else cares about* Hmmm... I avoided all that Davinci Code hype... and Harry Potter... and John Grisham... and basically everything I ever heard was popular. I suffer from chronic "Pop literature aversion" and app...
by Rebeckle
Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:13 pm
Forum: Hymns and Songs
Topic: Poetry for all to enjoy!
Replies: 16
Views: 32271

Re: Poetry for all to enjoy!

Rhiactor, I don't know what your intentions are for your writing, but a typical publication-aimed workshop-type criticism might look somethign like this: SHADES OF BLACK She's lying down, Her nice clothes on, Eyes shut, Lips slightly parted, In a silk lined bed, Forevermore. Her last moments, Filled...
by Rebeckle
Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3520
Views: 837937

Oooh! Recommendations?

I badger most people I know about reading Italo Calvino's "If on a winter's night a traveler".

Mind-bending. Absolutely brilliantly conceived and executed. I've never read a book like it in my life. And I've read alot of books.
by Rebeckle
Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3520
Views: 837937

I started trying to read Ellen Dissanayake's "Homo Aestheticus: What art is for and why"... but it's really poorly written. Her ten-line-long sentences evoke nightmares of Joseph Campbell, which is really sad, since I think she might actually have something to say... Unfortunately, my patience wore ...

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