Truth1>If that is all you got from this article, then you are a strange one indeed. And that is the Truth!
I like his 35mm pics, composition and layout are great and I like zines. The fact that he left them for people to pick up for free makes me like him even more. Lets try and keep him here for a while, most of the young talent here leaves us for bigger and better. Leaving us with just the annoying aging talentless khaki and blazer wearing frat bros.
Hey dude -- if you don't have something positive to say, it's best to keep quiet.
You don't know what you're talking about truth1. This guy looks exactly how someone doing this type of thing should look.
I am guessing he's never seen a picture of him self...yikes! Geez man, haircuts only like $15!
I think it was in my first year of university, when I was already older than many of the people I was surrounding myself with and certainly slightly more aware of the dangers and pitfalls waiting around every corner of a world fraught with peril and controlled by powers that we were only pretending we could ever hope to understand and never actually control, that I learned that the power of concision could be often a thousand times more effective using words as a blunt force weapon to pummel the minds of an audience with a mediocre intellect and, at best, a limited attention span for dealing with concepts even the slightest bit more complicated than, "like, you know, I...um".
"The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Considered by literati to be a 'perfect novel'..."
Personally, I disliked "Catcher" (and read it on my own, it was not assigned in school, in fact, I think only "Brave New World" and "Lord of the Flies" were on my high school reading list).
Speaking of "Lord of the Flies", anyone who claims any sort of allegiance to "libertarianism" cannot claim to like that one, as it is entirely an assault on the notion that mankind can survive in a "state of nature" without authority and a strict hierarchy.
I still maintain that the actual problem with America's high school reading is that is still too narrowly focused on all these musty, dusty old "classics" and very little, if any, attention is paid to anything that might be remotely connected to the world the youth are in today.
And before I catch shit for that, just remember that many of these are books that were hailed and loved as classics, or "important", from the time they were released. Sadly, since most people today consider the collected works of people like Rowling, Franzen, or Chabon to be the height of "literary" (I've tried to read something from 2 of these 3, and it's torture), maybe we should just give up on reading altogether and just teach kids how to read code....
after all, that's all the reading they need for the 21st Century, right?
So what's wrong with stilted conversation? Some of us speak that way today. Not everyone is like, oh yeah, she, I mean, um, look at her... We actually use larger words, complex sentence structure and oblique references. We discuss history, myth, and art. No, we're not hipsters. Nor do we want to be.
At last, a Southern heroine who is smart and accomplished and isn’t concerned with dinner parties and being the perfect hostess. Eliza Poinsett is not one of those helpless frightened female characters who are trapped by their lives. Rather she is independent and educated and able to make her own choices. Thornton creates characters who are hard not to pull for and who stay with you long after the novel ends. Loved it!!!
Lots of kids "read" these books in school... by skimming the Cliff's Notes before each quiz and BS'ing their way through the test or paper after it. Most of us could stand to give another read through the classics we suffered through as kids. I would hope that 30-something us would have a different reaction and appreciation than 15-ish us did; it is certainly that way with movies.
None of my business how much the author paid for the Pineapple Gates House, it has nothing to do with the book. I sense in that review some bitterness toward the author and her personal success rather than a critique of the book itself. When I finished reading this novel I felt I had taken a trip to Charleston and met all the special characters. Thornton writes in a way that makes the reader feel the slow seduction of the place, the ghosts who haunt the houses and the beauty of the landscape. It is a lovely story written beautifully and I highly recommend it.
I read 8 out of 9 in SC's public school system (Crime and Punishment is the exception). Go Wando!
I take it that this is not the same Mark Spitz that won the gold medals swimming in the Munich Olympics? Because I have no idea what happened to him in the '80s.
Nice write up, Greer!
Mark, most of CP's readers haven't read them.
I read them all by 10th grade. How about pick books we haven'the read?
Clever review. Thx
Thanks for mentioning Howard Zinn: his works should also be required reading.
Thanks for the great review! You nailed it. And yes, the book was compiled in part from journal entries and emails written while I was in Korea.
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