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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
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Sep 04, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: gave-up-on

Holy shit this is self-important and tedious.

--update: This has sat untouched on my desk all year. I can think of a hundred books I'd rather start than finish this, so I doubt I'll pick it back up unless I run out of books to read, I'm too poor to buy any more books, all my friends turn on me and refuse to loan me anything else, and all the nearby libraries are set on fire simultaneously.
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message 1: by Tamra (new)

Tamra But when that happens, you'll be thinking, "Thank goodness I at least have Leaves of Grass to read."

Collin I meant that statement as a conditional "if," but somehow you changed it to it's-definitely-happening-eventually "when." Wonder what that says about me.

Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist" Heh heh, I love your list of requirements for what will make you try this one again. I didn't dislike it quite as much as you, but it did sit on my shelf for many months while I tried to convince myself I "should" like it. It's not on my shelf any more...

Collin I'm prepared to concede that the fault may be mine more than Whitman's.

message 5: by Pat (new)

Pat Love Walt

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