I'm not so sure. She's a very unfriendly author, hugely in your face intellectual but the novels ramble on and on being endlessly delighted with themselves. Genius but an acquired taste, not a natural novelist like some writers are. I think people should be warned before diving into her stuff.Yes.
I thought this was shite for the most part but I started to warm to it as it went along and was even enjoying it by the time I finished. I found myself regretting skipping over the waffly philosophizing bits even as I carried on skipping them because they were tedious.The Thief's Journal is perhaps Jean Genet's most authentically autobiographical novel; an account of his impoverished travels across 1930s Europe. The narrator is guilty of vagrancy, petty theft and prostitution, but his writing transforms such degradations into an inverted moral code, where criminality and delinquency become heroic. With a holy trinity of his own making - homosexuality, theft and betrayal - in The Thief's Journal Genet produced a startlingly powerful novel without precedent.
Same here. And I went through a not reading at all phase after the kids were born. Back in the swing of it now.Reading sometimes feels like a muscle you have to flex. I read a lot and pretty much always have, but totally went through a period after college/into my MA where I couldn't read anything that wasn't school related, probably lasted about 3 years before I was like, fuck this, I'm forcing myself to read something, I used to use my fucking brain, etc.
Same, I'm still nowhere near as fast or prolific as some people I know (I have friends who post stacks of 10-15 books they've read every month), but I'm getting through 4-5 a month now which is a big improvement for me, so YOLO!Same here. And I went through a not reading at all phase after the kids were born. Back in the swing of it now.
I'm on 32/60, so 3 behind. I think I'll get it back on track though, I've had some fairly stagnant periods in that.I'm reading some short books this week to get my goodreads challenge back on track. I'm only one book behind schedule at the moment, hopefully by Friday I'll have created a little breathing room. I know, I'm only codding myself.
Join a bookclub? Seriously.All I read is coding books.
All I look at (well, not all, I also look at Chernobyl and Venture Brothers) is fucking PyCon youtube, or VIM tutorials, or category theory. Or maybe chess.
I have a literal pile of books that have been given to me. Self help stuff, thinking stuff, philosophical stuff. Fiction. And I pull out the coding book, or more likely print out, and read that.
Or more likely again nothing and sit out listening to crickets and drinking booze in Trumpistan.
I feel like a cunt for ignoring this. But I also keep ignoring it. I have a suspicion I'm getting old and extra cuntish. I'm over 40 now. I still like tunes and stuff, but am remarkably cuntish.
Is this a theme, or not so much?
edit, does this keep going? Cunt4Life?
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