B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

B.C.

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  1. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, about 14 hours ago

    Actually most celebrity books are written by “ghost writers”.

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 13 hours ago

    You say the words, I’ll turn them into a book and hide the fact you’re clueless in the process."

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 13 hours ago

    Actual literature, in other words.

  4. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, about 12 hours ago

    In other words, this section is called, Books For Dummies…

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 11 hours ago

    @hariseldon59

    Yep.

    It’s too bad they don’t say who the actual writers were in most of them.

  6. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 11 hours ago

    Could be worse. Could be one of the 1800s writers like Dickens that took 100 pages to get to a point that would normally take 5. Had to read Great Expectations in high school and the title said it all. It took very long periods to actually say something or do something. Expectations were great. Delivery was rare and often totally pointless.
    .
    Something weird happened when you had 1800s writers transition from writing to put meat on the table, to those that were moneyed and thought it a good idea to waste innumerable pages on the proper temperature to serve tea and crumpets. Not really appropriate in a fiction book.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, about 10 hours ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Writing has changed over the years. It used to be that Dickens’ style was not considered slow but elegant. People took their time because life was slower paced (for those who had the time to read). Even famous writers from the early 20th century would be considered too slow for today’s fiction market.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    The first guy who would take the job.
    Probably Adam@Home.

  9. felinefan55

    felinefan55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    I love to read. Always have. As a kid I would develop “tummy aches” so I could read instead of cleaning. I didn’t mind cleaning, (I’m a bit OCD), but I was usually in the middle of a book when mom decided it was time to clean whichever thing had finally got gross enough to warrant cleaning. My sister & I always had the cleanest rooms in the house. I prefaced so much in order to show JUST how bad “A Tale of Two Cities” was for me. 9th grade English. It took me 2 weeks just to get through the first 60 pages. By then we’d thankfully moved on to something else. I haven’t touched it since.

  10. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, about 8 hours ago

    @felinefan55

    “Silas Marner” was the one that killed me. I couldn’t slog through that if my life depended on it.

  11. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, about 7 hours ago

    @felinefan55

    I was OK with A Tale of Two Cities. It was War and Peace that put me in a coma.

  12. markmoss1

    markmoss1 said, about 7 hours ago

    19th century readers obviously wanted their books to last. Also, the writers were paid by the word.

  13. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 6 hours ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    In other words, this section is called, Books For Dummies…

    Is the ellipsis to represent “by Dummies?”

  14. Al S.

    Al S. said, about 6 hours ago

    @felinefan55

    I checked out The Odyssey in high school.

    I’m still working on it.

  15. TexTech

    TexTech said, about 6 hours ago

    I read the unabridged Les Miserables about ten years ago. Took me about a year to get through the 800-900 pages. It was quite interesting but Hugo did like to wander off on digressions that did nothing to advance the story. Remember one chapter that discussed at length the life of the order of nuns that took in Fantine. Interesting stuff but had nothing to do with the actual story. Same thing about some of the descriptions of the battlefields after a battle. The only thing I got from that was that the man who later became the pub Landlord was a real jerk. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it immensely and it is great literature unlike some much of what is coming out today.

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