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I'm not sure whether to be disappointed or relieved, because I was half-hoping for a book that had a lot of dialogue written in an Austrian accent.
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I really enjoyed Duma Key also, and It was really good. I haven't been able to read his Dark Tower series yet, as I borrow books and it is a rare/non-existent occurrence that any nearby library has more that two of the series (and never the first one) at any one time. :(
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Edminster wrote:I'm not sure whether to be disappointed or relieved, because I was half-hoping for a book that had a lot of dialogue written in an Austrian accent.


I would think some of Lovecraft's stories might. Kings, from what I've been reading, almost always takes place in Maine if not some other part of New England. So you'll probably not find any European accents in his books
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I am very disappointed that all the libraries I am a member of seem to have a dearth of H.P. Lovecraft literature. I have to live with the humiliation of having read and recognised Lovecraftian homage literature, but not yet the real thing .
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Apocalyptus wrote:I am very disappointed that all the libraries I am a member of seem to have a dearth of H.P. Lovecraft literature. I have to live with the humiliation of having read and recognised Lovecraftian homage literature, but not yet the real thing .
His work is moving into the public domain now; there are some controversies regarding who owns the copyright but if it gets cleared up soon then you'll be able to find it all for free on the 'net soon. 'Till then it's not like it's hard to find Lovecraft on the internets.

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Yeah, but it's not really the same reading off a screen than off a page ...
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Well, do you own a printer?[/smug]

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I made a post about there to find some lovecraft online. speeking of someing lovely online, i sent you another email Cthulhuic princess.
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I think IT is well worth the slog through. It's like reading the bible, only there's clowns and child-sex.

It's like reading the bible.
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Felstaff wrote:I think IT is well worth the slog through. It's like reading the bible, only there's clowns and child-sex.

It's like reading the bible.
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Apocalyptus wrote:
LordRetard wrote:Well, do you own a printer?[/smug]
Not all of us can afford infinite reams of paper, you rich bastard!
Also, LR, are you seriously comparing having the convenience of a professionally bound book to having an unwieldy handful of self-printed sheets held together with staples, paper clips and hope?

I thought you worked in a library man. For shame.
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Well, if you've spent a lot of time in a library, you might realise that a lot of books actually are just stacks of paper stapled together. I have no idea why we have so many of them. I bet Kinko's could probably bind it together at least as well as some of these monstrosities.

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LordRetard wrote:Well, if you've spent a lot of time in a library, you might realise that a lot of books actually are just stacks of paper stapled together.
Kinda have. Apart from the reference section (which has the crazy microfiche jazz, and stuff that simply can't be bound) pretty much everything I've come across is (or once was) nicely bound. Everything in the fiction section, for definite.
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Yeah, that's true. I just wanted to kick up a fuss. Some of the non-fiction is also bad but it's mostly all weird reports and files that I don't know why we have.

I guess it's testament that I'm from a different generation that I have no problem reading from a screen or from loose pieces of paper; I'd rather have a book, but that's only a preference.

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Well I don't know - maybe when they finally invent a good ebook reader that's not exorbitantly expensive I will be more willing to read novels off of a screen, til then I guess I'm just an old fogie trapped in a young nerd's body.
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