Forum crash and recovery info
Started by Drunken Idaho, October 12, 2011, 12:55:25 AM
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Quote from: arthwollipot on August 29, 2023, 09:08:54 PM... and then maybe I'll do my bucket list marathon of the Discworld novels. But Neil Gaiman's Norse mythos is also on my list.
Quote from: Guillermo on August 30, 2023, 10:07:42 AMAs for Vonnegut, I think I will not enjoy his writing. No proof it's just my feeling.
Quote from: arthwollipot on August 29, 2023, 09:08:54 PMOh, I forgot to post here. I read Slaughterhouse 5. And though I can see why it is considered a classic and highly recommended reading, I can't say that I enjoyed it.I think I understood it - as a third person self-portrait of someone with schizophrenia and PTSD. Vonnegut described Billy's psychotic episodes very evocatively, and even included a scene of a PTSD trigger, when he was upset by the barbershop quartet at his anniversary party and couldn't work out why. It's described as an "anti-war" novel, and it is, but I think it's more notable for its depiction of mental illness than for its anti-war theme. And I don't think that was what I was expecting.So, my assessment was that it is very much worth reading, and I'm glad I did, but it wasn't a fun read. 8 out of 10.I'm now reading Mythos by Stephen Fry - his retelling of the Greek mythological cycle. He has a very fun narrator's voice. I intend to complete the trilogy by going on to Heroes and Troy, and then maybe I'll do my bucket list marathon of the Discworld novels. But Neil Gaiman's Norse mythos is also on my list.
Quote from: Guillermo on November 07, 2023, 10:44:05 AMAm I the only one here reading?