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Hunger Point
by Dink Meeker (broncostar)
at February 6th, 2006 (09:13 pm)

Sorry it's taken so long for me to respond, but I've been back in school and working 40 hours a week.

As for Hunger Point:

I did enjoy it as a pleasure read, but for me it didn't go any deeper. I liked how everything was portrayed realistically, but it felt like the surface was the only substance. Maybe because I've had too many classes where psychological and behavioral theory have been pounded into my head.

The books that really excite me are the ones that seem to draw from a deep literary tradition. For example, the Dark Tower series. A lot of people tend to shun it because when they hear Stephen King, they think of Carrie or Pet Sematary; in short, the ones that gave him recognition in the first place. I didn't get into it myself until my junior year in high school, but for a different reason: it's actually, strangely enough, quite far from the beaten path of most of what he writes. It has the elements of Arthurian legend, Robert Browning's Childe Roland, TS Eliot's The Waste Land, and quite a few others, including many of King's other works. I've read most of them, and for me, Dark Tower was the jumping-off point.

Boy, I'm wandering far afield from the original point of discussion...

I suppose that what I'm trying to say is that for me, it's about being able to make connections, however far out in left field they may be.

Anyone else want to jump in (or pin me to the ground with a forearm for seeming such a snob)?

*jenn* [userpic]
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by *jenn* (xntricity)
at December 16th, 2005 (03:05 am)

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by morosememoriesx (morosememoriesx)
at December 15th, 2005 (02:56 pm)

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