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Old 31st Dec 2007, 22:47   #1
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Default 2008 Palimplist Discussions

A place to ask why, whether and how much.
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Old 1st Jan 2008, 20:50   #2
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I'm about a third through it - but enjoying it very much.
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After reading Mister Pip I'm thinking it's definitely time to reread Great Expectations this year.
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After reading Mister Pip I'm thinking it's definitely time to reread Great Expectations this year.
And reading Great Expectations, I'm sure I need to re-read Mister Pip!
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I've completely lost momentum with my current read and am seriously considering giving up altogether, but part of me's saying 'no, don't, you'll regret it'. So, can anyone give me some really good reasons to keep reading Midnight's Children? Is it worth it? I really don't want my 2008 Palimplist to get stuck on book number 1 for the next couple of months unnecessarily.
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Lucoid, upto recently I would have said give up. If a book isn't keeping you wanting more, then the author isn't doing their job and there are plenty more waiting on the old TBR. Having said that, I read Nostromo in the Summer and reached a similar point. Something made me plod on through the bog, to the verdant pastures on t'other side and I ended up really enjoying it.

But then sometimes you can plod on through the bog, find yourself shoulder deep in pig shit, and wander why you didn't get out when you had the chance. Haven't read any Rushdie, so can't really help you! Bet you're glad I'm bak!

On the Dickens front, my ex-housemate has left me a stack about 20 deep which I'll have to get stuck into. Unlike most of you guys, I've only ever read DC and GE (well ok and CC and O) so i'll be able to read them fresh.
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Lucoid, I certainly thought that Midnight's Children was worth ploughing on with. But how far through are you? I don't know any method of reviving a flagging read, except to run a bath and take the book along for a good hour's soak.
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Re Midnight's Children in particular - I struggled with it initially and I think I gave up around page 100. However I started it again not long after and I ended up loving it as well as being incredibly impressed by it. So my advice would be to persist.
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