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By Bell_jar on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 03:27 pm:

    i really didn't like _The Bell Jar_. i read it when i was 16 or 17 on the recommendation of my friend heather. it was one of her favorite books.

    she was shocked when i told her how much i didn't like it. she thought i was somewhat less of a person for disliking it.

    i thought so too.

By Spider on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 04:57 pm:

    Well, I don't know what kind of consolation this might be, but I could kiss you for admitting that.

    Sylvia Plath: *bllaaarrghh*

By Antithesis on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 08:05 pm:

    Amen. I thought the book was spectacularly not great.

    Which is sorta funny, since I love Plath's poetry. In high school, the English Teacher (note initials: E.T... coincidence?) made us analyze 50 Plath poems in-depth as one of our "big projects." Anyhow. I have real respect for her as a subtle and skilled poet. The book was shit. Fuck the Cure, NIN, and Manson, I blame the entire "goth" movement on Sylvia Plath. And Gorey. He's dead, isn't he?

By Isolde on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 08:17 pm:

    I hate Sylvia Plath. Every single inch of her that's ever made it to print repulses me. Much like Ani Di Franco, she is one of those things I would gladly do without.
    I blame the goth movement on the man in my toilet who sells crack.

By Jay on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 12:40 am:

    i thought that guy was only in my toilet.
    fucking whore.

By moonit on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 11:14 pm:

    I always feel so uneducated when i come here.

    we must have such different curriculums.

    or prehaps its because i didnt go to university.

    altho i earn a hell of a lot more than people i knew who did go.

    so there suckers!

By Jay on Thursday, July 13, 2000 - 11:49 pm:

    i recently got this really cool poster from england of jack kerouac. this friend of mine was over tonight and asked me who it was on the poster, jack kevorkian? he was like "man he looks young in that picture"
    i said "dude, it's jack kerouac"
    he replied, "who's that'
    i didn't answer. goddamn shame a friend of mine wouldn't know who fucking jack kerouac is.

By dave. on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 09:43 am:

    jack kerouac?

    sounds french.

By Spider on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 10:59 am:

    I got "The Dharma Bums" yesterday on the recommendation of a friend. Has anyone here read it? Is it as good as people say it is?

By Jay on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 11:14 am:

    I read it a while ago. i was still realing from reading "On The Road" though so i think i barely even saw the words in "The Dharma Bums".
    I hate when someone builds up a book for me. i'd much rather stumble across something great on my own out of the blue.
    but a friend that would recomend a Jack Kerouac book is probably steering you in the right direction.

By Spider on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 01:26 pm:

    I cheated. He said that the last two pages were some of the most beautiful things he had ever read....and I read the last two pages and failed to be impressed. Maybe I should start at the beginning, huh?

    I still have all those other things to finish first, though! I've been reading "Light in August" for nearly two months!

By droopy on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 02:31 pm:

    poor old jack kerouac.

    i haven't been reading any novels lately, just short stories in magazines. i recently got one of those "4 books for $1" offers from book-of-the-month-club. i can't resist free stuff. there didn't seem to boatloads of good fiction to choose from (most of it was 'lose weight' or 'have better orgasms'), but "a star called henry" is in there.

By Fetidbeaver on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 11:30 pm:

    Lose Weight? Better Orgasms? I would call that good fiction.


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