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My greatest weakness...

April 15, 2017 08:00AM
You hit on it in your reply. And I do not say this lightly.... I despise this about myself -

I do not remember novels the way most people do. I remember the emotions they brought out in me. I remember the physical act of reading them... often WHERE I read them. But the plots? Only rarely. Quotes? Almost never. When a book is brought up on this board, or in conversation, that I have read I nearly always need to have the person give me a synopsis, and usually more than a brief one, before it begins to 'come back'.

You ask if the "reel to reel played backwards" scene is in the novel. I don't know. I can't remember. And even though it's true that I read the novel only once and that back in the 70's... that's no excuse. Most people, and I say that literally, remember entire novels no matter how much time has passed by.

And we're talking "The Exorcist" here, a novel I loved. Bought it late one afternoon and finished right about dawn of the next day. True that I remember it somewhat well... compared to most books I've read... but it's the 'experience' of reading it that I recall well... particulars I remember very poorly.

With a few novels, books, I have remembered... remembered in the way most people remember books they've read that is... but the ratio of those I remember well to the number I have read is just sickeningly low.

Another good point you make... King, as I mentioned, has been brilliant. Granted. But some, most for me, are just terrible. I can't understand or rationalize that spread.... thus... gotta be me just 'missing it'.
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  Anyone recall another movie called "IT" ??

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  Re: Iowa lol!

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  Have you ever read the book ?

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  Re: nope missed both ...it looks creepy for sure lol nm

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  Luckily , they didn't really show anything

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  Ricou Browning did water / swimming scenes...

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  Re: Creature from the Black Lagoon has found it's writer

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  More Mummy stuff

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  MEH! I'll stick with Karloff's version

Ramgator29April 04, 2017 04:23AM

  In line with Karloff's version....

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  Re: Hollywood is incapable of movies with ATMOSPHERE these days!

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IowaRam21April 12, 2017 03:03AM

  This is a reply simply to tick everyone off...

JamesJM31April 13, 2017 05:15PM

  It was an anticipated book IIRC

Atlantic Ram35April 15, 2017 07:22AM

  My greatest weakness...

JamesJM26April 15, 2017 08:00AM

  Re: James, I don't think that's true.

Billy_T32April 15, 2017 09:15AM

  Mostly likely I'm not thinking through the anecdotal aspect of this..

JamesJM34April 15, 2017 10:13AM

  Re: Mostly likely I'm not thinking through the anecdotal aspect of this..

Billy_T22April 15, 2017 01:13PM

  I don't remember that stuff

Atlantic Ram24April 15, 2017 09:19PM

  Oh, and I'll add this...

JamesJM24April 15, 2017 08:09AM

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