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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:02 am

From which side?
"Wat is het een gezellig boel hier".

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Post by JimC » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:02 am

It's in relatively straightforward language...
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:03 am

For Joyce yes.
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:08 am

I came across this again. One of my favourites especially with Burton.

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Post by Hermit » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:43 am

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Dont blame you. I am one who never understands the big fuss about Joyce. I have the same feeling about the German author Heinrich Böll. To me much overrated. IMHO.
Never having read any Böll, I can't agree or disagree, but the movie based on his novel Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum was a cracker.

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Post by Scot Dutchy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:29 am

I must admit that was one of his better ones but the filming was very good and improved it no end.
"Billard um Halb Zehn" was heavy going. I read in Dutch: "Biljarten om Half Tien".
Dutch has plenty post war heavy authors which bore you to death although in the literary world they are still gods.
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Post by laklak » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:24 pm

If I wanted stream of consciousness I'd just sit and think about shit. Give me elves and dragons and mighty-thewed barbarian warriors any day.
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Post by Svartalf » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:16 pm

plenty literature on those themes; or you could just play Role Playing Games. May I recomment the writings of Robert E Howard?
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Post by laklak » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:24 am

I've read pretty much all his heroic fantasy, Conan of course, Bran Mac Morn, Kull, Solomon Kane. All the Cthulhu mythos stuff. I read a couple of his Westerns and tried to read the boxing stories, but they don't stack up against the fantasy and horror.
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Post by Svartalf » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:24 am

indeed, I so wish I had the boxing stories in OV, unfortunately, I have those only as French translation.
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Post by trdsf » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:08 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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Tolkien for me. Lord of the Rings? Yawn of the Rings more like.
I can only agree here. When I refer to Tolkien as the Dickens of fantasy fiction, that's not really meant as a compliment. I don't need every leaf in the forest described for me in excruciating detail any more than I need that for every cobblestone in Victorian London. I'll cheerfully admit his importance to the genre, but almighty Bob, I gave up halfway through 'Fellowship' and haven't gone back.
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Post by laklak » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:55 pm

Fucking heretics. JRR sits at the right hand of Eric Clapton.
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Post by JimC » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:24 pm

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Fucking heretics. JRR sits at the right hand of Eric Clapton.
The "sex, drugs and rock'nroll" conversation wouldn't be a long one... :tea:
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:52 pm

:funny: Cool man.
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Post by laklak » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:01 am

JimC wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:24 pm
laklak wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:55 pm
Fucking heretics. JRR sits at the right hand of Eric Clapton.
The "sex, drugs and rock'nroll" conversation wouldn't be a long one... :tea:
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Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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