[DWJ] Titles (was London Meet)
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Mon Jun 12 19:25:48 EDT 2006
On Sunday, June 11, 2006, at 07:57 PM, sally at sallyodgers.com wrote:
> Otter Perry writes:
>> I'm trying to think who else I'd boast about not having read.
>> a great deal I haven't read, you understand. I'm just trying to think
>> who else I'd _boast_ about....
> War and Peace
Gee. I quite like War and Peace. Usually. The last time I was little
at how everybody sat around brooding about their lives, which isn't a
frame of mind in which to read it, so I stopped.
> Anyone else got books they WISH they had never read?
Other than tdVC? Not exactly, though I was haunted for a long time
by bits of _The 120 Days of Sodom_ by the Marquis de Sade, which
I never got very far with and have never been much tempted to go
Some books are clearly a waste of time, and some books aren't
worth persevering with, and some books leave a nasty taste for a
while, but I wouldn't exactly say I wish I'd never read them.
I will say that it is possible to be very ill-advised about reading a
certain book in a certain place or at a certain time, but this mostly
involves horror stories when you're in a house alone late at
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have
those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of
speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to
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