CrassDemon t1_jdjgib4 wrote

About my fourth attempt. The rhythm and prose just hit me right. I don't normally stick to a book if I don't like it, but something about Blood Meridian wouldn't let me give up. I loved "The Road" by the same author, I love westerns, I love bleak settings, but the writing style never clicked, until it did. Once I noticed the way paragraph structure was used and how sentences were supposed to flow, it brought the book to another level.

I have this discussion all the time on reddit about audiobooks vs reading. You get a different experience actually looking at the words on the paper than having them read to you, and blood meridian is the perfect example of this.

I tried Finnegan Wake, I don't think I'll ever pick it up again. It's just not for me, but I'm sure there are people out there that get it.


CrassDemon t1_jditadb wrote

This was how I felt about "Blood Meridian", but I kept trying to 'get' it myself, then one day it just clicked and I understood. I think "Finnegan's Wake" is probably the same. There's probably more there than I'll ever see without the patience to keep at it.

Edit: lol, people downvoting me for having trouble understanding a books appeal, and sharing my enjoyment in finely connecting the dots with the praise for it.


CrassDemon t1_j66yfgr wrote

They would fire them because they broke their contract. Whether or not the public cares, the employer does and they have people sign contracts saying they won't do whatever behavior they find unappealing. The people would lose a lawsuit because there are contracts in place. This isn't just American companies, futbol teams all over the world have the players sign similar contracts. Politicians are elected officials, they aren't beholden to corporate standards or contracts even in America (just look at Trump or Clinton).


CrassDemon t1_j244mof wrote

There were many depictions though...

German saint Nicholas (although similar) was skinny with a tall hat for instance. In Norway he wore green, in some English depictions he didn't have a white beard. It doesn't say they created the image, only that they popularized the image that is now what most people think of as Santa Claus. And they did by putting that image in all their advertising that was put everywhere.

My great grandma had a couple dozen Santa statues from all over the world, they varied quite a bit.


CrassDemon t1_j241gak wrote

So... they're not lying? What was the point of your comment then?

This is a weird thing to get your panties in a twist about. Chill, it's just a story about a made up dude.

*I didn't see anything inherently contradictory in either articles


CrassDemon t1_itljv27 wrote

To play devil's advocate.

I felt the same way. But after watching the rest, they wanted that from the characters. They are supposed to be different people. They wanted to show you that the characters had changed. With that in mind, I think they did a great job, and it's a point in entertainment history that will be remembered better than it was received on release. The actors did a great job and the story brought me right back in.

Give it a shot.