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by shanchamber
July 23rd, 2010, 9:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: One of the greatest novels? I give it one star.
Replies: 8
Views: 3236

Re: One of the greatest novels? I give it one star.

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.
by shanchamber
July 17th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 187407

Re: The Introduction Thread

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...
by shanchamber
July 17th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Don't Come to the House Tonight
Replies: 10
Views: 1883

Re: Don't Come to the House Tonight

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 ...
by shanchamber
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
Replies: 720
Views: 278476

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

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...