FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

FoxTrot Classics

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  1. TheSnoopster

    TheSnoopster said, over 2 years ago

    Put the slash over the number, but Jason knows that

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    Only book I truly hated in high school was the unabridged (cuss words galore) version of “Catcher in the Rye.” I finally set up a timer for one minute per page and got it done that way. If I want to read about insanity, I’d read the latest iteration of Oregon’s pedestrian laws. After several tries, they still can’t get it right…

  3. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 2 years ago


    We had an “English” (subject) teacher who was postively besotted with “Catcher”. He read the whole book to us over a couple of months in his classes. I guess he figured we wouldn’t get through it ourselves. BORING !! … and he would not permit anybody to yawn in any of his classes !!

    I agree with your comment about “reading about insanity” and what made it worse for us young Aussies was that it was AMERICAN insanity. We already knew by then that all Americans were insane !!

  4. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, over 2 years ago

    @dukedoug: Hmm. For so many years I had wanted to travel to Australia, even considered living there. But I guess those are just INSANE thoughts. LOL

  5. KasparV

    KasparV said, over 2 years ago


    Waaah, whine, sniffle, about Oregon again. Why don’t you move to someplace like New Jersey?

  6. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, over 2 years ago

    But I agree. The worst part of English: plowing through what someone decided was ‘classic.’ I have a B.A. in English. I prefer contemporary, concise writing. I do not care for Melville spending 200 words just to say to the effect of “I’m Ishmael. I was bored staying ashore, so I decided to sail.” Neither Melville’s nor my line would catch a publisher’s eye today. But the classics tend to lull any modern reader. We’ve grown to have shorter attention spans and need the plot to get started sooner.

  7. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 2 years ago

    When I was in English Lit class, we had to read “Lord Jim”, a horribly long, boring book. It did nothing to promote any interest in reading with me. But our teacher did explain that back in those days, authors were paid by the word, thus explaining why those novels were soooo long and wordy.

  8. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 2 years ago


    I liked “Catcher In the Rye” – could relate to it – but “Silas Marner” was my nightmare book. The only thing I took away from SM was “petite mal seizure”. I also loved “The Outsiders” and “The Hobbit”.

  9. einarbt7

    einarbt7 said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe it has big print and lots of pictures?

  10. Lewis Linson

    Lewis Linson said, over 2 years ago

    Advice to young students: When studying “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, do not express the opinion that this stuff would probably make sense if we were allowed, when reading it, to smoke whatever Coleridge was smoking when he wrote it.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    I read “The Outsiders” in school but Lovecraft’s short story “The Outsider” was more my taste.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Lewis Linson

    You’d be amazed what you can write cold sober. I do it often myself.

  13. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago


    You made me yawn and its morning.

  14. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago

    I’m a mature adult taking on-line classes for my field of study and I cannot understand why we have to take Comp II not ment for career at all. Literature reading is rough. Mean time.




  15. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 2 years ago

    I got to admit I did not care for Catcher in the Rye either. My favorite book from school was Marathon Man. Good movie, great book….The words “Is it safe?” still affect me to this day.

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