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Bookses! My precious! - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Bookses! My precious!
Good stuff on bad writing (why, yes, Dan Brown, it is about you);
Delicious stuff on delicious gardening and botanical history;
Wise words on one of the best and wisest of men; and
Splendid evocations of the most splendidly evocative of games – of course cricket.

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josephinestone From: josephinestone Date: May 11th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Laughing so hard at that article about Dan Brown. But as one of the comments said books like his never even pretended to be well-written. They are easy to read and have something that keeps readers going. I loved the movie The Da Vinci Code, so I tried the book, but I couldn't even get through the first chapter. Same with the Notebook: good movie; boring book. Sadly when the book is good the movie normally isn't.

This is why, even though I do know a lot of people who read, we never talk about books. I can't force myself to read what they read and they don't want to read the books I read. The only exception (which isn't really an exception as it took until book three before I made it through one of the books) is Harry Potter.
eglantine_br From: eglantine_br Date: May 12th, 2013 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
The Dan Brown thing is splendid, really funny.
froganon From: froganon Date: May 15th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the Dan Brown piece was excellent. I couldn't get through the Da Vinci code either.

But yeah, recently I've read The Breath of God by a guy named Jeffrey Small and also
The Joshua Project by the same guy. I loved them, even though some percentage of modern
scholars think that St. Issa is not Jesus i.e. if Jesus existed he did not travel to India and other places;
and even though the science for the Logos machine was a bit loose; and even though Jeffrey Small seems
to argue for a synchrenization [sp] of all religions.

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