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post #101 of 105
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I picked The Scarlet Letter for my bookclub this month because I'd never read it and I am having a VERY difficult time with it. I don't get long stretches of quiet reading time and the LONG drawn out sentences make it difficult for me to get through. It's not that I dislike what he's saying, it's just not something that I want to jump back into. Since it was my selection however, I guess I'd better finish it!
I am a really big language person which probably why I love LotR so dearly. SL isn't something I could read in snatches, one does need some quite time.

I actually find Hawthorn to be a bit crazy but he sure does talk pretty. One of his forefathers was a judge that oversaw the Salem Witch Trials, I can't help thinking of that when I read his work.
post #102 of 105
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Originally Posted by KYCat View Post
I picked The Scarlet Letter for my bookclub this month because I'd never read it and I am having a VERY difficult time with it. I don't get long stretches of quiet reading time and the LONG drawn out sentences make it difficult for me to get through. It's not that I dislike what he's saying, it's just not something that I want to jump back into. Since it was my selection however, I guess I'd better finish it!
I had to read it in high school and though I love love love reading, I could not read that book. I BSd my way through my paper on it. My brain would not accept the language.
post #103 of 105
Funny. I found The Scarlet Letter... odd... myself. The language was implying a really creepy, shadowy kind of plot, but then nothing that eerie actually happened. I didn't love the book.
post #104 of 105
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See, this cracks me up! I almost didn't read The English Patient b/c I hated the movie so much. I have now read that book at least 15 times. The language is gorgeous. More poetry than prose, imo. There are passages that I have to read aloud b/c the words just taste good....

With you on Wuthering Heights, though. Bleh.
LOL I've given up on WH and have requested one of the movies from the library. Any recommendations on which version is the best?

I am not a language person at all. I am too literal and have no patience for paragraphs of beautiful language which really says nothing at all. At least that is how I see it. I know a lot of people love it. And it's not that I loved the movie of The English Patient. I just liked it a whole heck of a lot better than the book but I have always been a Naveen Andrews fan.
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I also thought of Twilight and Lord of the Rings. I may be the only one, but in some ways I enjoyed the Keira Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice better than that book. I know stuff was taken out and the dialogue was rushed in many places, but something about it makes the characters more "real" and endearing. I also loved the score!

I enjoyed the Watchmen book as much as the movie. There were many scenes in the film that were shot for shot the same as in the graphic novel, and the musical selection was great.

Blasphemer! haha. sorry. P&P is one of my all time favorite books. To be fair I haven't actually seen the keira knightly version...I DO really really LOVE the BBC p&p. Its like 6 hours long. I think it's as good as the book for sure. Maybe better because it's got Colin Firth eye candy.
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