August 21st, 2007

headdesk

Can't put the book down? Or threw it across the room?

The Mayor of There, rjmwell, has something to say about bad books:

August 19, 2006
07:42 pm - A scale of one to ten for a Dorothy Parkerism
“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
--Dorothy Parker

A lovely sentiment which I have employed in visceral fashion upon occasion. But given the digital age of the 21st century even lovely sentiment needs some calibration.

EDIT: From a downthread comment, I hereby dub the method espoused by Mrs. Parker projectile critiquing. Why I'd never thought of it earlier, I can't say.

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Original post here, QWP.
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youngwilliam on metaphysics:

When explaining the reincarnation bit to a cook at work, he asked, "Wait, Reincarnation. Isn't that coming back from the dead?" I explained what's up with reincarnation and pointed out, "No, you're thinking of resurrection. Like Jesus or Doctor Who."

Context.
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