Unreadable Authors

*<:o)8
18:59, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Jack Kerouac - Got just over a page into On The Road before binning it.
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Robert Hopkins replying to *<:o)8
19:01, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I'm the same with anything by Tolkien - utter drivel
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B13blues replying to *<:o)8
19:06, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Shakespeare,total guff :D
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jefflynneshair replying to *<:o)8
19:09, Wednesday 13 June 2018
James Joyce.
@stevanderman
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The cat next door replying to *<:o)8
19:15, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Agree about On The Road. Supposed to be a must read, managed about five pages. Utter garbage.
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QBBC2 replying to *<:o)8
19:16, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Stephen King. Takes four pages to describe a shack in a field that has absolutely feck all to do with the plot. Then he uses some magical powers or supernatural bullshit to explain the fact that he couldn't write his way out of a paper bag.

And he looks like a serial killer.

J.D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield isn't an interesting character, he a whiny tw*t.
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Jacques Moran replying to *<:o)8
19:22, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Haruki Murakami has a very irritating style

Orwell is just boring
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fairkop replying to Jacques Moran
19:27, Wednesday 13 June 2018
That bloke that wrote thr book about Shankly . What a man to have the privilege of writing about and all we got was season upon season of football results .Thr guiness year books would have been mote interesting .

Absolute pi$$ take
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Haircut1000 replying to fairkop
19:31, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Once read that Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe. Awful awful awful.
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Jacques Moran replying to Haircut1000
19:34, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Once read that Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolfe. Awful awful awful.

You what mate. It's excellent
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mattwakeman replying to Jacques Moran
19:50, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Jacques Moran

Orwell is just boring

Orwell's novels are...not good, however, his essays are incredible and really deserve to be read.

Umberto Eco - just could never get on with his style which felt just irritating. Also +1 to Joyce, hated everything of his that I have ever (tried) to read.
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Bravo Zulu replying to mattwakeman
20:37, Wednesday 13 June 2018
I found 1984 very immersive.
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TheBlueNation replying to *<:o)8
20:39, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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*<:o)8
Jack Kerouac - Got just over a page into On The Road before binning it.

It’s brilliant. But I think it’s like jazz......
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The Birmingham Power Shift 2.0 replying to QBBC2
20:40, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Just shitting all over my favourites there QB. Cheers.
We deserve our club back

H-Bomb

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TheBlueNation replying to B13blues
20:40, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Shakespeare,total guff :D

True this thumbs up

Had enough of it at school
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Bluewurst replying to TheBlueNation
20:47, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Thomas Hardy.

Dirge
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Tony Hancock replying to Bravo Zulu
20:49, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Bravo Zulu
I found 1984 very immersive.

"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact".

Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance.

War is excellent for this. Gives 'em someone to blame, too. But any way of destroying the fruits of human labour is good. Then look for some group to blame.

Any government project which takes away the proceeds of people's work, and gives it to the non-working / or to people doing work no-one wants to pay for / or waste on things the people who earned it don't want, or at least don't want it as much as what they'd have spent their money on.

Anything to prevent people becoming too rich. To prevent people joining the rich. Higher tax rate for anyone getting ideas above their station.
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I.P.F replying to *<:o)8
21:01, Wednesday 13 June 2018
James Joyce. Takes pretentiousness to a whole different level. Oh, Salman Rushdie deserves a mention as well.
Justice for the 21
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bvernon87 replying to I.P.F
21:13, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Found Irvine Welsh pretty unreadable for a fair few chapters of Transporting thanks to the Scottish dialect! Once I got my head round it though I'm now hooked on his books!
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BlueStorm replying to QBBC2
21:44, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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J.D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield isn't an interesting character, he a whiny tw*t.

He's also fecking depressing.
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Russell Leond replying to *<:o)8
21:57, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 100 Years of Solitude.
Felt like I'd gone through it by end of Chapter One.

The ONLY book I've ever refused to finish.

I love Tolkien. And King. And while Joyce IS pretentious, and Ulysses was a challenge, when you read the annotated Ulysses, you can't help but be amazed by the sheer detail in it. Especially when you remember it's all set in one day. A fabulous achievement. I understand why people don't find it 'enjoyable' but it IS readable, where Marquez isn't...
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A_n_E replying to Robert Hopkins
21:59, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Robert Hopkins
I'm the same with anything by Tolkien - utter drivel

^^ this
AnE - conspiracy theorist, ardent viler-hater, nutjob cyclist, Cubie-bater, go-to iconoclast
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Southside Blue replying to Bravo Zulu
22:00, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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Bravo Zulu
I found 1984 very immersive.
I steered well clear of that one . I was worried it might mention us signing K3n 4rmstrong
Southside Blue , not only keeping the blues alive but also singlehandedly saving the British Manufacturing Industry .
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Fat Buddha replying to I.P.F
22:01, Wednesday 13 June 2018
its Bloomsday on Saturday
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weaponsguru replying to I.P.F
22:04, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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I.P.F
James Joyce. Takes pretentiousness to a whole different level. Oh, Salman Rushdie deserves a mention as well.

Was just about to mention Salman Rushdie. Suffered about 50 pages of Satanic Verses once before throwing it away. Cost me £35 at library :(
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weaponsguru replying to weaponsguru
22:10, Wednesday 13 June 2018
.... and Enid Blyton!

I mean, how the feck did that little fanny get a driving licence, and is there no chance that copper would stay in a job!
I'm not even starting on the gollywogs!

Totally unbelievable storylines!
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The Penguin replying to weaponsguru
22:19, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Happy to report Little Englanders are alive and well!

:D
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newblue replying to mattwakeman
22:20, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Orwell was a polemicist, not a novelist, really. 1984 and Animal Farm are in that vein though I think Homage to Catalonia is my favourite, because it’s more personal. Agree about his essays.

If Shakespeare is unreadable, he’s done pretty well to have lasted over 400 years. No one can match him. I don’t think the Dubliners or Portrait of the Artist are unreadable at all. He became more difficult to follow no doubt, though he’s regarded as one of the most influential and important writers of any century for a reason.
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Write said Fred replying to QBBC2
22:22, Wednesday 13 June 2018
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QBBC2
Stephen King. Takes four pages to describe a shack in a field that has absolutely feck all to do with the plot. Then he uses some magical powers or supernatural bullshit to explain the fact that he couldn't write his way out of a paper bag.

And he looks like a serial killer.

J.D. Salinger. Holden Caulfield isn't an interesting character, he a whiny tw*t.

Now that's interesting because I actually like Stephen King, I've read his entire (80 or so) books. But you do need to get onto his wavelength with parallel universes and the like. An acquired taste I suppose.

However, for a real piece of shite his son Owen King has just released "Sleeping Beauties" and supposedly co-authored with his dad Stephen King. It's a massive book (800 pages I think) and a complete load of crap. This is one I should have binned long before I finished it. It is so obviously not Stephen King at all but just using his old mans name to sell his new book.
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bwch y pysgod replying to The Penguin
22:23, Wednesday 13 June 2018
Dean Koontz
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