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hutch0
Date: 2008-02-01 21:41
Subject: if it's friday night, it must be...
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Actually, I think Lot 49 is a cracking little book.
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RealThog: 'Ronica
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-01 22:31 (UTC)
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To my shame, I did this thing earlier. I was The Crying of Lot 49 too.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-01 22:49 (UTC)
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I'm actually rather annoyed that they consider it an `awful' book. I love it. It's better than Mason & Dixon and Vineland.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-01 23:00 (UTC)
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I read Lot 49 so long ago that I can't remember anything about it except that I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I had V; on the other hand, I don't remember particularly disliking it, so I can't have thought it was an out-and-out stinker.

Haven't tried Vineland but, yup, Mason & Dixon, oh gawd, 25 pages and I was fetching the Drano out from its cupboard . . .
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-01 23:07 (UTC)
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Yeah, V is good, isn't it? Lot 49 is a lot shorter and a lot more concentrated, but it's very accessible. Unlike Mason & Dixon, which like you I had to put down. I have his new book, but I'm wondering whether I can spare the six months it's going to take to read and try to make sense of it.

Going back to one of your posts, I had the same reaction to The Sot-Weed factor, which I couldn't get on with at all, though I loved Giles Goat-Boy.

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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-01 23:23 (UTC)
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"I had the same reaction to The Sot-Weed Factor, which I couldn't get on with at all, though I loved Giles Goat-Boy"

I romped through them both with joy and brio!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:09 (UTC)
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I romped through Giles Goat-Boy, but I couldn't make head nor tail of The Sot-Weed Factor. Mind you, I think I was about fourteen when I tried to read it so I may not have been its best audience. Bought it in a newsagents' in Prestwick - not often regarded as a hotbed of literary postmodernism.
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RealThog
User: realthog
Date: 2008-02-03 16:16 (UTC)
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"Mind you, I think I was about fourteen when I tried to read it so I may not have been its best audience."

That may have been the problem. I was about 17 or 18, which, by contrast, may have been exactly the right age to read it!
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:57 (UTC)
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Yeah, I was about eighteen when I read Giles and just sailed happily through it. I've still got that old copy of The Sot-Weed Factor here somewhere; maybe I'll dust it off one day. But, you know, so many books, so little time...
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-02-03 16:10 (UTC)
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Yes, and reading comments elsewhere from others who've tried it, The Hobbit pops up as well, which is not an awful book.
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