[bksvol-discuss] Re: Wish list: Bower-Litten contest books

Well, when he raped his own daughter in the first book, my sympathies for the 
hero went down a bit, but I did read the first three books on cassette. Must 
have been really bored in those days.

Bob

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book, Books are well written or 
badly written, That is all,
-- Oscar Wilde,The Picture of Dorian Gray 
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  From: Kim Friedman 
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  Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 8:15 PM
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  Hi, Bob, Kim here. Even though Mr. Donaldson is a good writer, I could read 
Lord Foul's Bane the first book, but didn't have the heart to read the other 
books. It was too depressing for me. I didn't have anything against the hero, 
and I felt sorry he suffered from leprosy, I just felt too depressed to 
continue reading the series. I might prefer to have the cassette books and let 
someone read it to me, rather than slogging through it in Braille. I liked the 
first book. The first six books are available in hand-copied Braille. Regards, 
Kim. 



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  Oh my gosh, nine books. No thanks.

  Actually, it seems to be a well-written series, but by the time I got to the 
end of the three books I read, i was more than ready to get to the end of the 
three books I read and not read anymore about Thomas Covenant for a long long 
time.

  Just my own thoughts on the matter.

  Bob
  - "Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same
  time."

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    From: Kim Friedman 
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    Sent: Sunday, July 05, 2009 5:16 AM
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    My pleasure, Bob. As a matter of fact, Mr. Donaldson has written nine books 
in the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant  series. Regards, Kim aka Ellinder.



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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob
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    Wow Kim, I didn't remember that Donaldson used the dream ending, but I read 
the series quite a long time ago and by the time I got to the last book my only 
goal was to get through the last book--and I think that was Mr. Donaldson's 
goal as well.

    Thanks for reminding me.

    Bob
    - "Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same
    time."

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      From: Kim Friedman 
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      Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 9:11 PM
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      Hi, Roger, I don't know if you've ever read The Chronicles of Thomas 
Covenant, by Stephen Donaldson, but he  used the dream device in his first 
trilogy. I wouldn't call him an awful writer, but I can say he had a large 
vocabulary and didn't mind using it. Regards, Kim aka Ellinder.



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      Speaking of language changes, there also have been changes in writing 
styles and literary devices. I don't recall any commentary on this but I have 
noticed a literary device that was frequently employed in the late nineteenth 
and early twentyeth centuries that no writer would get away with today. That is 
that when a novel contained elements of the fantastic the author explained 
everything by just having the protagonist wake up at the end of the novel and 
realize that the entire story had been a dream. That was used in Looking 
Backward by Edward Bellamy and The Man Who was Tuesday by G. K. Chesterton. 
There were some others too, the titles of which slip my mind right now. I 
suppose, at one time, that was considered good writing. Nowadays it would cause 
groans and eye rolling.

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with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine." Che 
Guevara     

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      Hi, Shelley, Kim here. Can you imagine what fun good writers have when 
they
      deliberately set out to write badly? I'm interested in seeing books about
      language quirks and changes. What do you think of dictionaries of slang? I
      remember having a lot of fun reading I Hear America Talking by Stewart 
Bird
      Flexner because he listed all manner of expressions indicating the lack of
      sobriety of a person? Some priceless expressions I can recall are: being
      foxed, pie-eyed, being three sheets to the wind, on the sauce, etc. I
      personally wouldn't care to be pickled, stewed or dipsomaniacal, but I 
like
      drinking songs. At least I don't suffer from hangovers, maybe just a case 
of
      laryngitis should my voice become hoarse. Regards, Kim aka Ellinder. 

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      [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shelley L. 
Rhodes
      Sent: Saturday, July 04, 2009 7:26 AM
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      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Wish list: Bower-Litten contest books

      Hi here is the list of the contest winners, from all the years.  Bookshare
      doesn't have any of these, neither alas does my library system, but 
perhaps
      someone out there has them and can add them smile to Bookshare.

      It Was a Dark and Stormy Night     Son of "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night"

      Bride of Dark and Stormy    It Was a Dark & Stormy Night: The Final 
Conflict

      Dark and Stormy Rides Again

      Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A., VRT
      And Guinevere: Golden Lady Guide Dog
      guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx
      Guide Dogs for the Blind
      Alumni Association
      www.guidedogs.com

      The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of
      their act as violence;  rather they thought of it as an act of divinely
      mandated righteousness.
      The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever 
committed.
      -Gil Bailie, author and lecturer (b. 1944)

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