Some of these are dead on. The Grapes of Wrath really just is about "dirt and migrating." And I also hope Virginia Woolf stays dead.
Books become respectable for obscure reasons sometimes. I'm not sure that some of these reviewers aren't more right than professional critics and academics.
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- July 23rd, 2010, 9:49 pm
- Forum: Books
- Topic: One of the greatest novels? I give it one star.
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I'm a little annoyed that I only just found this site. I'm Shannon. I'm a PhD student in English at Berkeley, a fact which I'm sure only hurts my writing. On the plus side, I get paid to read, which is the sweetest job I've ever had. I used to write grants at another school, and that was not a sweet...
- July 17th, 2010, 3:02 pm
- Forum: Excerpts
- Topic: Don't Come to the House Tonight
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sarahdee: I really enjoyed this, but I want to pass on some advice that a wise man once imparted to me about parentheses: if it's important enough to get in the book, it's important enough not to be buried in parentheses. I excised all parentheses from my work for a time, and it was one of the best ...
- July 17th, 2010, 2:51 pm
- Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
- Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
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Title: Mythical Creatures Genre: YA adult fantasy/sci fi/etc. (250 words) Jacob Marley was dead, and so was Jacob Abling. Their deaths were separated by one hundred and seventy three years, and, of course, the one was a fictional character, although the other, a year after his death, was also beginn...