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Deets999 from Connecticut is reading Adjustment Day May 16, 2014 - 5:49am

.............that was some kind of book! I really struggled for the first few hundred pages, often asking myself why I'm putting myself through this when it didn't feel like the best use of my "free" time. But once I picked up on the style and themes, I really started to enjoy it!

So obviously the author was a genius considering how dense each page was. And the imagination. I'm not quite sure it's the best story or he's the best storyteller, but the skill is so amazing - plus the fact he apparently didn't care too much about writing a book that would have mass appeal - though I guess it did go on to have just that. And some of it is wickedly funny at times!

The ending. Well, wasn't expecting a Hollywood ending - and I guess the book ended as it was written from start to middle to end - but man would I love to know like more!

So after putting off reading this book for a decade, having read some of his previous work, I carved out the weeks and did it - and I'm a better reader and person for doing so. I no longer have to give money to charity or rescue kittens from trees, correct?

What are your thoughts on this magnum opus as I've seen it called?

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melmurphy from Spokane is reading "Julian" by Gore Vidal May 16, 2014 - 7:04am

I no longer have to give money to charity or rescue kittens from trees, correct?

 

Yes. :)

 

I had to read DeLillo's "Libra" for a lit class a few years ago. Never got thru it. You're a better person than me.