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  •  LOL all the above. (3+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Brecht, translatorpro

    Admittedly I haven't tried to read the bible in well over a decade but the writing is often poor, concerned with trivialities and irrelevancies and lacking in cohesion.

    Even the gospels I found to be a chore to read from the pov that they brought me no pleasure.  I didn't care about the characters, found the stories to be unbelievable and the writin was awful.

    Point well taken about tastes and preferences changing such that certain books we once found awful become pleasures and vice versa.  I read a collection of Marquez's short stories and liked it very much.  Doubly surprising since I tend to dislike the short story format even for authors I like.

    Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

    by No Exit on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 11:05:03 AM PDT

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