no country for old men Last book you read: no country for old men

By droopy on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 04:19 pm:

    finished the book over lunch. i liked the movie better. the first 2/3 of the book held me, but by the end i was starting to get sick of it. i just didn't buy it. i think it got forced and cheapened. i also started getting sick of the fact that absolutely every texas character had the same we ain't done gonna speak no good english way of talking. not every last one would.

By platypus on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 06:22 pm:

    I'm reading "Factory Girls," which I believe you recommended, droopy, and it is awesome.

By droopy on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 01:27 am:

    i did recommend that book. it is awesome.

By platypus on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 11:24 am:

    Sorry to, you know, derail the talk about "No Country For old Men," my brain just sort of went "thread about a book!"

By droopy on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:12 pm:

    ah hell, this here thread woulda jes set round deader 'n dead anyways. i bet aint nobody else read "no country..." anywho.

    i'd like to hear what you thought about "factory girls." i'd like to hear what a woman thought of it, particularly one with a chinese mother.

By patrick on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:18 pm:

    that can happen when you see a movie first.....sometimes i have

    although i saw the movie In The Garden olf Good and Evil first and
    read the book and while the movie is great, the book is

By droopy on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 12:29 pm:

    the movie tightened up the parts with the sheriff bell character (tommy lee jones) which is what spoiled the book for me.

    it did occur to me while i was reading the book that seeing the movie first was really affecting the way i was perceiving the book. a friend was reading "to kill a mockingbird", and i happened to take a glance at it. there was a short note at the beginning by harper lee: basically a letter requesting that there be no forward to her book. she felt that forwards only spoil the book, since it causes you to go into the book without a blank slate. seeing the movie will do the same thing.

By sarah on Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 04:15 pm:

    i didn't read the book, but i felt the same way about the movie. it held me 2/3 of the way and then i gave up and started the laundry.

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