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#208775 - 01/07/13 01:02 AM Cloud Atlas  
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Wondering if there is any interest in discussing some of the language from the book Cloud Atlas...

#208776 - 01/07/13 01:46 AM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: Seanchaithe]  
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Hi Sean, welcome. It's been a while since I read it but this may be a good prompt to look again before spoiling the impression with the film... wink

Did you have some particular starting point that interests you in the language of the book?

#208785 - 01/07/13 05:08 PM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: maverick]  
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I'm on a looong waiting list to get this from the library - no doubt I'll eventually have an interest..

#208787 - 01/07/13 05:30 PM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: tsuwm]  
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> eventually

mebbe July will come early this year - whenever it happens, be interested to hear your take.

#208825 - 01/08/13 05:39 PM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: Seanchaithe]  
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Quite a book, but I have yet to see the movie. It's on my list!

What's your take on the language, Sean?


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#208828 - 01/08/13 09:50 PM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: Seanchaithe]  
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Wondering if there is any interest in discussing some of the language from the book Cloud Atlas...

I'm guessing you mean the language in the last nesting story in the post-apocalyptic Hawai`i. It reminded me of Ridley Walker by Russell Hoban. Reading it annoyed me at the time, but hearing it spoken by Hanks' character was pleasing to the ears.

[Corrected typo.]

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#208834 - 01/08/13 11:50 PM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
It reminded me of Ridley Walker by Russell Hobart. Reading it annoyed me at the time, but hearing it spoken by Hanks' character was pleasing to the ears.


How did you feel about the language in Ridley Walker, nuncle?

#208835 - 01/08/13 11:51 PM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: Seanchaithe]  
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And for any of y'all looking for Ridley Walker, it's Russell Hoban.

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How did you feel about the language in Ridley Walker

I liked it, but was younger at the time and less prone to annoyance. I also was into the whole it's better if it's more difficult to read and understand school of aesthetic enjoyment, too.


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#208837 - 01/09/13 12:00 AM Re: Cloud Atlas [Re: Faldage]  
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Russell Hoban

Ah, yes: Hobart was a prof I had who chewed me out in class for using cite as a verbed noun in a paper I wrote. Even the OED couldn't help me with a citation from the 17th century. My formative moment with peevers.


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