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Thread: September '12 Pulitzer Reading: Independence Day by Ford

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    Pièce de Résistance Scheherazade's Avatar
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    September '12 Pulitzer Reading: Independence Day by Ford

    In September, we will be reading Independence Day by Richard Ford.

    Please post your comments and questions in this thread.
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    I am a bit confused. How was Independence Day chosen when according to the poll it had 1 vote and The Magnificent Ambersons has 2 votes?

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Same question.




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    Sloan, who voted for The Magnificent Ambersons, has less than 50 posts, which disqualifies his vote.

    I did not want to choose Goon Squad because it was my own nomination. The Magnificent Ambersons does not seem available on amazon at a reasonable price so I felt going with Independence Day was a more convenient option for most.

    Luckily, my library has Ford's book so downloaded it already and will start reading it by Wednesday hopefully.
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    This is my try to get through this book. Even though the writing style is good, I cannot get into the story for some reason. I am wondering if that is due to the abundance of books with similar theme (not even sure what it is about but I have never been too shy about making assumptions about things I don't know about).

    Has anyone read this book?
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    I had the same problem. I tried reading this book once before. And while I would not say it was bad, or poorly written, I just did not find it interesting to read. I did not really relate to the characters, and found I just did not really care. I thought perhaps that in my case my problem was my age, that I felt I had no common ground with the narrator and his life experiences, that I just could not get into it.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    I am starting to read the first book in these series: The Sportwriter. Been told that it might make the second book, Independence Day, more meaningful.

    Determined to get through it this time!
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