That's some catch that catch-22...

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  1. Paul in Colorado

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    I saw the movie and read the book a long time ago. I should probably re-read it.

    I remember reading "Something Happened" and thinking it should have been called "Nothing Happened." Either that or I missed the whole point of it. Or maybe that was the whole point of it.
     
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  2. Harry Styron

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    Walker Percy’s first published novel The Moviegoer, se in 1950s New Orleans, is a slim masterpiece. Percy’s Love in the Ruins is a great comic novel about the New South as dystopia. Read them both!
     
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    read moby dick once a year for 25 years. great book. gets better every time you read it.
     
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  4. Harry Styron

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    Dante and Christina Rossetti, like Donny and Marie, were brother and sister.

    Percy and Mary Shelley were spouses.

    Getbent’s analogy of the Rosettis to the Osmonds is quite correct.
     
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    There are so many great books. Enough that it wouldn't be necessary for another to be written. However, I'm glad no writer believes that logic. I reread some books, but not as many as I should. I do look forward to new ones because the perception of humankind is ever evolving and it is interesting to see it described.
     
  6. getbent

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    I find that i change so much over the years that it is seeing the world with new eyes each time... someone turned me on the the mackinaw logging books last summer and man, I LOVED those!

    I'm gonna re read Barry Lopez Arctic Dreams this summer.. it is my present for myself... I will have read it 20 times in my life.
     
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  7. charlie chitlin

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    Didn't even know there was one?
    Does it start with a detached human arm dangling out a window?
     
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  8. Harry Styron

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    It’s been 30 years since I saw it, but I only remember that scene at the end. As I recall, the book starts with this scene then flashes back.
     
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  9. getbent

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    you'll like the movie.
     
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    some great memories triggered here guys.22 is such a great read.it's been so long since i read it but it seems so fresh in my mind.thanks for the thread op.have to re read moby dick.
     
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    I’m recalling that the movie was doomed by a title deemed too long for marquees. It was renamed “Boom” at the last minute.

    I should hunt it down.
     
  12. charlie chitlin

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    Great cast.
    I saw a couple clips on youtube.
    Crazy intense scene where Joby drowns.
     
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    agree on both being great, I taught the Moviegoer (teaching prisoners college courses when I lived in Co) it is a great book fo sho.. Love in the Ruins is very, very good.. but for that exhilarating WOW... I think Thanatos Syndrome (death lovers) does some things that few try and and even fewer succeed at...
     
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    I am about 20 percent through. Kindle version on Amazon is only 2 bucks. The guy is a fantastic writer, has great insight, and the book is simply a pleasure to read. Thanks for the recommendation!
     
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    My favourite book of all time and the only one I've ever re-read.

    Funny, inventive, brilliant satire and sadly a relevant parable for our times.
     
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  16. charlie chitlin

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    While we have readers here....
    Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban.
    The whole time I was reading this, I had the feeling that the author was some kind of initiate who could tap into serious cosmic streams.
    Gives me chicken skin just thinking about it.
    NOT an easy read, though.
     
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