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    The Lit Thread

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    The Lit Thread

    Post by Viscera on Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:54 am

    Howdy All,

    My wife posted her app recently and had a good but of book/lit details that seemed to attract the attention of some like minded folks. And this gave me an idea to have a small humble thread to discuss books, mostly because I read what I consider a pretty good one recently.

    Last week while away on business I picked up The Road by Cormac McCarthy at the airport and had a tough time putting it down until I finished it. It is a bleak book thematically and tonally. I was most impressed with the style in which it was written. Very "show don't tell". The two main characters are never given names but are man and boy (or some variation there of), dialogue is embedded into the prose without traditional punctuation, and the pacing is at times languid and at times frantic.

    I don't want to put out any spoilers at all but my main comment would be this. If you are a father this book will likely tear you up. The toilsome road the father travels in this book to care and protect his son makes a persons real life "sacrifices" seem quite small and to me were a small inspiration.

    Anyone read this? Anyone have a book or novel they would like to recomend?

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    Re: The Lit Thread

    Post by Balamac on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:25 pm

    Very good idea for a thread. I don't want to be a stickler for details or anything, but technically this thread should be in the watering hole section of the forums as it is not game related.

    Unless given reason otherwise i'm moving this to the watering hole section, just to keep things organized Very Happy!
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    Re: The Lit Thread

    Post by Viscera on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:37 pm

    Balamac wrote:Very good idea for a thread. I don't want to be a stickler for details or anything, but technically this thread should be in the watering hole section of the forums as it is not game related.

    Unless given reason otherwise i'm moving this to the watering hole section, just to keep things organized Very Happy!

    Yep, you are correct. So many places to post I overlooked the HOLE. I will take a moment to look for the proper place in the future.

    I do think you might want to take a look at several of the other posts on the first page of General as there are several non gaming threads there as well (and the reason I thought I was in the right place).

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    Re: The Lit Thread

    Post by Balamac on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:41 pm

    Will do, thanks for the info.

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