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General Discussion => Books 'n Readin' => Topic started by: anais.jude on October 07, 2008, 10:39:17 AM

Title: Tristam Shandy
Post by: anais.jude on October 07, 2008, 10:39:17 AM
I know there are a few peeps on this board or have read this (and some of you guys love it too!)

That being said, I am about to start reading for class, so I decided to makea  thread for it. This is my first time reading it, and I must say I am a little excited.

I will be back later with comments.
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: Tripe on October 08, 2008, 11:35:38 AM
I know there are a few peeps on this board or have read this (and some of you guys love it too!)

I think I'm alone in the latter category.
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: Hebs on October 08, 2008, 01:40:09 PM
Oh god how I wish I could get through this whole book.

Nothing makes me feel more inept about my literary... oh haha, sorry Anais, YOU'll LOVE IT!
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: Tripe on October 08, 2008, 01:57:19 PM
Case in point  :D
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: AmandaGal on October 08, 2008, 02:29:03 PM
It's wonderful.  Just let the language, which can be a bit tiresome, go and absorb the meaning.  You'll love it too.
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: anais.jude on October 09, 2008, 07:43:31 AM
i feel bad for spelling ti wrong. Tristram.


Can someone relate the book to Heart of Darkness. Better. Worse. Same?
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: Tripe on October 09, 2008, 07:56:57 AM
Er not very well. I like both of them but they are really all that similar except they're books written in English.
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: anais.jude on October 09, 2008, 11:18:42 AM
Heart of Darkness is harder to read. It took me four pages to make this comparison.  (that's a burn on heart of darkness)
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: mrbasehart on October 09, 2008, 11:37:32 AM
Well, the Tristram Shandy movie was pretty good.  Especially if you like Steve Coogan.
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: anais.jude on October 10, 2008, 08:30:08 AM
and i love me some steve coogan...yum
Title: Re: Tristam Shandy
Post by: Parturition Squeeze on January 15, 2009, 01:26:57 PM
I remember reading about some famous 18th century German critic who said, "I would gladly give 10 years of my life to extend Sterne's by one," or something.  True or not, that's the kind of obsessive devotion Tristram Shandy engenders.

To me, Sterne is the only person who can be mentioned in the same breath as Shakespeare in a "greatest user of English" debate, if there ever is such a thing.