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thewriteratwork @ 10:21 am: Old School - quick thoughts
Although I finished Old School in June, I'm getting fuzzy on the details, so I though I'd post before I forget everything.

This is shameful but true: I'm so sexist in my reading that I almost never read novels by men. I even groaned inwardly when I saw this on the list. But I really enjoyed this book.

What did you all think of it? I do love books on writers and writing; I almost fell out of my chair laughing during the Rand section -- all of my high school friends went through a Rand phase, and that part just took me back to being 17 and feigning nonchalance at our local diner as we tried to emulate her characters...

I wasn't wild about the end of the book; I found the adult him less interesting. The vignette at the end left me feeling rather meh. There might have been something more specific I didn't like, but for the life of me, I can't remember much more than that.


Date:July 20th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
The end of the book /is/ kind of Meh... I think because it's more 'this is my life' and less... I dunno, story. I don't particulary remember it either.

And the Rand bit was the funniest thing evah. Though I feel bad. The only book of hers I ever read was Anthem, though I was in one of her plays.
Date:July 20th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
What is odd is that the last piece is supposed to be something he (his character?) wrote, to show the reader that he was inspired by his teacher...but I found it very flat. Frankly, I think he should stick to plagerizing.
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