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doc_m 08/01/07, 08:44
|Or rather, The Lovely Bones versus what I've been taught.|
Anyone else read it? It's easily the most emotionally affecting book I've read since Farewell to Arms, but aside from the emotional resonance, I'm not sure there's anything there. But on the other hand, isn't emotional resonance enough? Perhaps I've been brainwashed by lit classes, and I'm looking for an endless series of John Barth-esque literary references and in-joke layers where I should be happy with a good story.
Isn't a good story told in a striking manner enough? Isn't that what it's all about anyway? Have we (by which I guess I mean myself but also I guess other people who may or may not think the same way) become so perverted in pursuit of cheap pseudo-intellectual veneer that we (me) must justify a story, rather than simply enjoy it?
Obviously yes. And that is fucked up.
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