Posted: 05 September 2012 at 8:46am | IP Logged
Originally posted by V323
From one booklover to another
I know right?
I don't have french as an add on subject... so that is when my cousins came to rescue!
Yep. When I first heard about it... I was like bloody hell!! That mother f**king sonofabitch!
But as I read the story, I found I could... you know... understand him. Not forgive him. Maybe not even ever allow sympathy to creep into my heart for him... because the way I see it... Humbert was as much to blame as Lolita. In a way. I didn't HATE Humbert. But no... his desperation to soothe his conscience was indeed... disturbing. Very disturbing.
I know what you mean. Its like picking off a particularly HUGE scab, if you can relate. Like... you want to peel it off, and you do peel it off, but when you do it HURTS.
ooohhh Svengali!! I... I... I LOVE IT!!! Like OHMAYYGOSH!!! What an absolutely brilliant concept. What I find intriguing is that in both Tainted and Svengali, Khushi is shown as an innocent girl, until the big bad world gets her. And then she changes. For better or for worse, that is for you to write and for me to read
I'm guessing you had a great trip?
I've been trying to keep up with my fiction reading in between all the medical books I'm reading now (though a lot of Doctors write hilariously- Confessions of a GP cracks me up every few pages and I'm currently ploughing through The Emperor of All Maladies- sounds a little Mulan, is in fact about the fight against cancer). I LERRVV BEERRKSS (if that made sense to you PLUS ONE, if it didn't, you're a normal human being and have not heard of the ERMAGERD I LERV BERKS/ GERSBERMPS meme)
Yeah. I find that I really like all my characters, regardless of how messed up and just plain twisted they are (ngl though, I genuinely despised Shyam from Intoxicated because he wasn't a grey character- he was all black...) because it makes them more interesting for me to write. I love getting inside their heads- though as they are all figments of my imagination- not entirely sure what this says about me.
I'm glad you enjoy my writing. Genuinely- whenever people compliment me on it, I'm at a bit of a loss for words. Svengali is planned out in my head entirely- I know exactly where it's going, but getting the images in my head into words is proving harder than I thought as it's such a precarious topic I have to be careful. Tainted has certain key turning points that I want to reveal straight away but know I need to pace it. Something I've known since Chapter Two probably won't be revealed to readers until near the end and it's KILLING ME AND I WANT TO TELL SOMEBODY BUT I CAN'T
My trip was BEYOND incredible. I'm so sad it's over. Seriously, if you ever get the chance- DEFINITELY go. It's very couple-friendly btw. :') Relationships are a massive deal there.