what book is the main character reading?

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what book is the main character reading?

Post by atat » Mon May 23, 2011 5:24 am

What book is the main character reading in the the 'creative pains' chapter. The one about 'drinking beer for a couple of weeks?'
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Re: what book is the main character reading?

Post by Totz the Plaid » Mon May 23, 2011 6:10 am

Not entirely sure. There are a number of books I know of that could be it, and probably more that I'm not familiar with, but the immediate thought is that it might be "Finnegans Wake" by James Joyce. Not sure about the 'couple weeks' bit, but it's basically about going from bar to bar to celebrate a wake... I think? I dunno. That's certainly ONE interpretation of that mess of near gibberish. Also, the scene IS on Rin's path, remember, so you'd almost need a Hisao that can parse the kind of thought processes that went into that novel to get where Rin's coming from.

Okay, so I haven't read "Finnegans Wake" myself (barely even got through a few pages of "Ulysses" and that's far more sane as far as prose goes), but I've heard of a holiday in Ireland where people bar-hop along the same path as the characters in the novel do, and I've heard that interpretation, so along with the whole "Rin's thought process" thing, it seems to fit?

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Re: what book is the main character reading?

Post by Aura » Mon May 23, 2011 11:01 am

I think it would technically be possible to find out what book it is, if you follow the correct leads and do the correct logical jumps, but I reckon it'd be pretty hard.
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Re: what book is the main character reading?

Post by Mirage_GSM » Mon May 23, 2011 3:57 pm

Not that I read it, but maybe it's this... :D
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Re: what book is the main character reading?

Post by Esa94 » Mon May 23, 2011 4:49 pm

Aura wrote:I think it would technically be possible to find out what book it is, if you follow the correct leads and do the correct logical jumps, but I reckon it'd be pretty hard.
I can recall you saying the name of the novel yourself, however now that I'm looking for it I can't find it.

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Re: what book is the main character reading?

Post by atat » Tue May 24, 2011 7:59 pm

why anyone would be coy about this is beyond me. I'm just asking a simple question.
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