Comments on Profile Post by Deep Funk

  1. DigMe
    Man, books and movies where bad things happen to those with mental handicaps and mental illness always get me. Flowers for Algernon was another.
    Jan 4, 2020
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  2. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    I vaguely remember coming across this in my teens. Knowing me, I probably thought it was a natural-history book or something.

    Am I right in thinking it is deeply depressing? I've been avoiding a re-read ever since, but have long-since forgotten why.
    Jan 4, 2020
  3. Deep Funk
    Deep Funk
    I have read more depressing books. That story ends in a way you want to have drink, vomit out all your frustrations and drink again. You want a good gut punch? Russian literature will feed you vodka in prose...
    Jan 5, 2020
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  4. Thad E Ginathom
    Thad E Ginathom
    With the great exception of The Master And Margarita being one of my all-time-favourite books, I haven't tried much from Russia.

    I tried The Idiot, and threw it aside. It was too idiotic. It was like a TV reality show where people are scripted to do stupid things.

    Used to read Conrad. But because I loved sailing stories, rather than man's inevitable march into a karmic destiny of doom and gloom ;)
    Jan 5, 2020
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