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Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 07-07-2008, 03:24:37
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Same. Wonderfully written but not as compelling...

Same. Wonderfully written but not as compelling as I had expected.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-10-2007, 06:51:33
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Beautiful Losers was quite a read. Strange and...

Beautiful Losers was quite a read. Strange and shocking.

Centred on a fully active love triangle, the three characters share an obsession for a 17th century Mohawk saint, each for their own...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 16-08-2007, 02:07:24
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Posted By novacane
Beautiful Losers - Leonard Cohen Last Exit...

Beautiful Losers - Leonard Cohen

Last Exit To Brooklyn was a fine sick read about undesirables.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 13:56:01
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Posted By novacane
yes. well played'

yes. well played'
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 13:42:28
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Posted By novacane
...and the logistics of typewriting as Funko...

...and the logistics of typewriting as Funko discovered.

The New York dialect/'music of speech' observation has more impact of the use of language in his writing than the lack of apostrophes,...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 13:37:52
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Posted By novacane
The comparison with painters takes the debate...

The comparison with painters takes the debate much further than I ever intended. I never suggested Selby did not know how to use an apostrophe.

I would only question whether there was an artistic...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 12:32:15
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Posted By novacane
totally, yet a lack of something like an...

totally, yet a lack of something like an apostrophe has no bearing on that. I would say this was more a writing habit than an artistic expression.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 10:20:46
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Posted By novacane
I think so. Selby seems to write in a stream of...

I think so. Selby seems to write in a stream of consciousness and apostrophes were perhaps an intolerable delay to that. Albeit momentary.

I appreciate the artistic intentions but i don't think...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 10:07:44
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Posted By novacane
So its not even quirky. Who's being more...

So its not even quirky.

Who's being more lazy here? Me or the apostrophe haters?

Personally, I'm quite traditionalist with language but accept and sometimes enjoy playful or dark twisting of it...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 10-07-2007, 09:43:18
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Posted By novacane
Selby's irrational disdain for apostrophes is...

Selby's irrational disdain for apostrophes is quirky bullshit. But I'm enjoying Last Exit To Brooklyn, currently The Queen Is Dead.

I watched Requiem For A Dream last week too. Good film. Good...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 26-06-2007, 13:18:55
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Posted By novacane
Today I read 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg. Fine.

Today I read 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg. Fine.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2007, 14:12:00
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Posted By novacane
That kind of thing. Though I have also just come...

That kind of thing. Though I have also just come across an article which claims that the book was banned in Brazil following accusations of communist leanings.

I guess you have to appreciate the...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2007, 13:22:13
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Posted By novacane
re: Cohen. I wsa under a similar impression but...

re: Cohen. I wsa under a similar impression but now I have it, well it certainly looks like novel. :p
Blurbs I have read have been quite favourable. Having just embarked on some rapid...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 15-06-2007, 12:24:03
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Posted By novacane
All part of this Banned Books collection with The...

All part of this Banned Books collection with The Independent.
http://arts.independent.co.uk/books/article2287632.ece

Began with a free copy of A Clockwork Orange, after which I decided to go...
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 06-06-2007, 10:57:49
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Posted By novacane
Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka. Lots of...

Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka.

Lots of adjectives would apply. All favourable.
Forum: Film, Fiction and Writing 18-05-2007, 14:19:09
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Posted By novacane
'A Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich' -...

'A Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich' - Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

As part of The Independent's Banned Books Collection.

Nearing the end, short at around 125 pages, it tells of a standard day...
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