It took three re-reads.

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rudiroo

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#6
I've read Duma Key multiple times and have always liked it, but never *loved* it like most. This time is different-- every passage, every phrase... is hitting me. Funny how time changes our perception (or so Wireman says). ;)
Ain't that the truth.
Technically, every time we re-read a book, we're reading it for the first time.
The words on the paper are fixed and constant, but we're whirling and hurling around.
That's the argument I use when friends and family tease me about reading a book for the 20th time.

Duma Key is complex and rewarding and substantial.
We can't *love* every book, even if we want to - we'd never get any sleep:hammer:
 

Dana Jean

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#7
Ain't that the truth.
Technically, every time we re-read a book, we're reading it for the first time.
The words on the paper are fixed and constant, but we're whirling and hurling around.
That's the argument I use when friends and family tease me about reading a book for the 20th time.

Duma Key is complex and rewarding and substantial.
We can't *love* every book, even if we want to - we'd never get any sleep:hammer:
You're right. When I read a book over, it's like reading it new in some ways. A lot depends on age and life lessons I've learned along the way. Experiences that have happened to me since first reading the book. I can view a book totally different that I read in my 20s and now read in my later age. That's why I will read Grapes of Wrath again someday. Maybe I'll appreciate these banjo pickin' idiots now.
 

bobledrew

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May 13, 2010
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#9
Ain't that the truth.
Technically, every time we re-read a book, we're reading it for the first time.
The words on the paper are fixed and constant, but we're whirling and hurling around.
That's the argument I use when friends and family tease me about reading a book for the 20th time.

Duma Key is complex and rewarding and substantial.
We can't *love* every book, even if we want to - we'd never get any sleep:hammer:
I think Rudiroo is right on: The book is the book. It's what we BRING to the book that changes. That's why some books have a time they should be read, and some books just keep giving up more treasure with every read, like Roland's grow-bag.
 

Doc Creed

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Nov 18, 2015
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#10
I've read Duma Key multiple times and have always liked it, but never *loved* it like most. This time is different-- every passage, every phrase... is hitting me. Funny how time changes our perception (or so Wireman says). ;)
What do you think about a stage play for this one? I keep envisioning a spare set, mood lighting, wave-sounds and sliding backdrops like one would find in plays like A Streetcar Named Desire. There is a lot of great dialogue and character backstories that I think would work for the stage. The actor playing Edgar would simply hide his right arm in a sling under his shirt. It wouldn't be too expensive if done properly, just a thought.
Of course, a miniseries on Netflix would be nice, too.
 

Wab

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Oct 29, 2017
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What do you think about a stage play for this one? I keep envisioning a spare set, mood lighting, wave-sounds and sliding backdrops like one would find in plays like A Streetcar Named Desire. There is a lot of great dialogue and character backstories that I think would work for the stage. The actor playing Edgar would simply hide his right arm in a sling under his shirt. It wouldn't be too expensive if done properly, just a thought.
Of course, a miniseries on Netflix would be nice, too.
Even better if they hire a one-armed actor to play Edgar.
 
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