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Of the novels you studied at school, which one stands out? What are the lasting impressions? Did the story affect the way you view life?

Posted - August 6, 2019

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  • 14617
    No novel from school stood out like two short stories did.
    I'll name them if that's OK.

    "The Celestial Omnibus" by E.M. Forster - - I let it upset me. 
    Lasting impression - - I remember my discomfort still
    Viewing life -- the importance of being OK with my own personal and honest reactions/impressions of art

    "The Lottery"  by Shirley Jackson   -- the slow buildup, suspense and shocking climax -- reading it for the first time was practically an aerobic workout for me on a spiritual, emotional and physical level/s. Those would still be my lasting impressions. That story began my lifelong journey of reading everything I could get my hands  that Jackson wrote.
    Viewing life --  life can sometimes make no sense to me (that sounds so cliche to me, I'm disappointed in myself, ha)


    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at August 10, 2019 4:52 AM MDT
      August 6, 2019 7:28 AM MDT
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  • 835
    Novels started to impress me long after I completed my schooling!!
      August 10, 2019 4:52 AM MDT
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