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vetivert
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27 Jul 2005, 3:39 pm

don't know about his other books, but "the fermata", which was supposed to be a celebration of female sexuality, was just barely-disguised porn. i, too LOATHED it. i'm afraid i wouldn't read anything else by him, i'm too appalled.



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27 Jul 2005, 3:58 pm

vetivert wrote:
don't know about his other books, but "the fermata", which was supposed to be a celebration of female sexuality, was just barely-disguised porn. i, too LOATHED it. i'm afraid i wouldn't read anything else by him, i'm too appalled.


Vox was a more egalitarian one when it comes to sex. After I read The Fermata I thought that I would never read a Nicholson Baker book again. Then I read The Everlasting Story of Nory, and I changed my mind. That books is about a little girl who wants to grow up and become a dentist, but she has nightmares about being chased by cows with teeth. It's a very lovely book. I'm glad I read it.

Besides, if you read Vox you will be introduced to one of the favorite characters for my friends and Me in college: Forky Pigtail!


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27 Jul 2005, 4:19 pm

Oh, by the way, the book about riding an escalator is entitled The Mezzanine, in case anybody wanted to check that one out.


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31 Jul 2005, 6:16 pm

Alan Stevenson (ME! :D ). Allthogh I havent actaully published anything yet, Im still about 1/3 of the way throogh the first book of the series. At leest 2 of the main caricters (and 3 of the caricters) have AS, althogh I dont no if ill mention that yet, i havent even introdust these caricters yet, but the reel life peeple these caricters represent (yes, about a dozen caricters in it are also peeple i no in reel life) are AS.


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31 Jul 2005, 6:17 pm

I dont no about any other aspie authors.


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01 Aug 2005, 7:23 am

Assassin wrote:
I dont no about any other aspie authors.


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01 Aug 2005, 4:22 pm

lol

I wasnt countin you becos as far as i no, your not actaully plannin on publishing.


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28 Dec 2005, 6:45 am

I too think Nick Hornby's charaters are quite aspie. I wonder if he himself is.
Does anyone else thnik Mike Gayle might be aspie, he, to me is quite similar in style to N Hornby.
I like them both as authours.

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29 Dec 2005, 11:33 am

Agreed on Tolkien...

Howard Phillips Lovecraft also very strongly seems Aspie to me, from both what biographical information i have read about him and his obviously self-representing characters in most of his stories (particularly Charles Dexter Ward)...

very, very Aspie-ish Lovecraft quote (from his Wikipedia article): "In youth I scarcely did any letter-writing - thanking anybody for a present was so much of an ordeal that I would rather have written a two hundred fifty-line pastoral or a twenty-page treatise on the rings of Saturn." :lol: 8)



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02 Jan 2006, 5:24 pm

Or should I be looking up another thread for that?



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02 Jan 2006, 9:33 pm

Umm...myself...I love the irony that I can't stand most poetry but sometimes write it.


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03 Jan 2006, 11:10 pm

Bearsac-Debra wrote:
I too think Nick Hornby's charaters are quite aspie. I wonder if he himself is.

Believe that IRL he has a young son dx'd autistic. Few years ago he wrote a book about/based on this, not sure if it's a novel or non-fiction. Someone else will likely know more & post after this.


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