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#1 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 03:54 PM

Last week.

This week we read Chapter 6-10.

(Completely forgot to make this thread yesterday)
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:18 PM

Already read chapter 6, bit of a nothing chapter tbh but I think Drek was right in that all timelines will climax in Dresden.
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:59 PM

I'm done. I don't get it.

 worrywort, on 14 September 2012 - 08:07 PM, said:

I kinda love it when D'rek unleashes her nerd wrath, as I knew she would here. Sorry innocent bystanders, but someone's gotta be the kindling.
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 12:03 PM

Having just finished the book I'll echo D'rek: I don't get it.

This is the famous sci-fi novel that Vonnegut is probably most famous for?

The book has no real middle or end. Stuff just happens and things are implied.

I wonder if this is a generational thing. If you'd read this in the 60-70ss would it have more meaning?
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:57 PM

Not finished yet, going to try to finish tonight.
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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:04 PM

Finished. I don't get it. I did enjoy reading it though.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:59 AM

I feel the same. I did enjoy reading it although can't quite put my finger on why.

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Finished. I don't get it. I did enjoy reading it though.

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:05 AM

Finally read this in the car yesterday.

At first I didn't like it, but once I started getting it I loved it.
It's depressing as fuck on one level but as a window into PTSD it fucking marvellous.
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Maybe I'm being a pretensious arse thinking I've figured it out,but that's what I took from it
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:25 AM

It definitely seems like the time travel is related to the author/storytellers sanity, I just don't dig the way it's structured. You could pull out the alien stuff and the book would go from Sci-fi to comedy drama, which would be more digestible.
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

I get that angle yah, but it worked for me in a way the disconnect didn't quite as well for 84k.
It felt like a more natural drift off, like you've felt yourself drift off into memories and/or Laa Laa land before only to be jolted back to the present. It really sold that well to me
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