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Old 05-13-2009, 03:01 PM
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right next to the Great Gatsby in my heart as THE most unreadable, dull, and quite sadly boring books in the history of the universe.
I... I... I don't know how to respond to that.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:04 PM
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I'm already going to see it anyway. I don't see how it can be worse than the Da Vinci movie...
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:24 PM
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I'm already going to see it anyway. I don't see how it can be worse than the Da Vinci movie...
Famous last words.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:15 AM
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Personally the Da Vinci code and Angels and Demons takes their place right next to the Great Gatsby in my heart as THE most unreadable, dull, and quite sadly boring books in the history of the universe. i'm sure as my life continues I will be able to add to that list but quite frankly i could barely get past the first page of any of them. Its not really the religious aspects of the two books (angels&demons, davinci) but rather the fact that they go absolutely nowhere & do nothing. The Scarlet Letter was better then those and i loathed reading that book.
Hemingway is exactly the same for me, as much as he writes about wine you could a DUI from reading it then driving. I knew DVC and A&D were trouble. My mother-in-law loved them. While she is a great lady her literary tastes are suspect at best.
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Old 05-16-2009, 03:27 AM
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I loved the books - maybe they weren't Nobel finalists, but they were a "ripping good yarn." They're just tough to make into movies, I guess... either way, I'll have to see A&D when it comes out on DVD just for a sense of continuity.
I've not read A&D but loved DVC. I was probably predisposed to, having read and enjoyed Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Passover Plot many years ago. Facinating reads both.
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Personally the Da Vinci code and Angels and Demons takes their place right next to the Great Gatsby in my heart as THE most unreadable, dull, and quite sadly boring books in the history of the universe. i'm sure as my life continues I will be able to add to that list but quite frankly i could barely get past the first page of any of them. Its not really the religious aspects of the two books (angels&demons, davinci) but rather the fact that they go absolutely nowhere & do nothing. The Scarlet Letter was better then those and i loathed reading that book.
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Hemingway is exactly the same for me, as much as he writes about wine you could a DUI from reading it then driving. I knew DVC and A&D were trouble. My mother-in-law loved them. While she is a great lady her literary tastes are suspect at best.
Damned hacks like Fitzgerald, Hawthorne and Hemingway! No starships, phasers, space battles or aliens! And I bet the three together couldn't write a decent chase scene!

No love for great classic literature from you guys. Not to worry. There's no shortage of slam-bam crap out there for ya. Enjoy!

And warning! Stay away from my all time favorite novel Gravity's Rainbow. Just a glance at the cover is liable to cause you to take a head dive from the highest nearby point!
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:26 AM
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I saw Angels & Demons yesterday and found it to be about a billion times better than Da Vinci. Mind you, I haven't read A&D, and didn't know what to expect going in.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:11 AM
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I loved the movie. I LOVED THE MOVIE, YOU HEAR THIS??!?!?!
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Um, a bit louder for those of us at the back please!
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Um, a bit louder for those of us at the back please!
I LOVED IT!!!111!!

lol sorry I just had to
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:23 AM
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I don't know....I'm still not sure what your trying to say.

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