1. ugu
    Offline

    ugu Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0

    After Reading a Perfect Book...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ugu, May 30, 2008.

    ...does any of you feel a little empty inside knowing it'll be a while until you find another Perfect Book? I've been trying to read five books since I finished my latest Perfect Book, but I keep having to stop after the third chapter or so because they are nowhere as great as my Perfect Book.
     
  2. ChimmyBear
    Offline

    ChimmyBear Contributing Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    47
    Location:
    In the arms of the man I love at home in NC.
    Oh... I know what you are saying...doesn't that suck? I hate it, because then every other book is compared to that great read!!
     
  3. LibbyAnn
    Offline

    LibbyAnn Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    6
    Oh gosh, yes!! I think I go into a little bit of a depression, to be quite honest. I get SO attached to characters - I almost feel like I'm grieving ;)

    And then it makes me feel like I will never, ever, ever be able to write something half as good as the author did.
     
  4. Banzai
    Offline

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    12,871
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    To be honest, I get more dejected because I know I'll never be able to write anything that good...
     
  5. Domoviye
    Offline

    Domoviye Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Proud Canadian. Currently teaching in Nanjing, Chi
    I don't get depressed. I just get a happy sated, and slightly tired feeling. By the next day I'm reading another one, or reading the same one over again just happy to be reading.
     
  6. Rumpole40k
    Offline

    Rumpole40k Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    7,290
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Paradise City, Street of the Gods
    Instead of getting depressed, I invariably search Amazon for another by the same author.
     
  7. Gone Wishing
    Offline

    Gone Wishing Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Australia
    Same thing happens to me, no matter how scintillating the read is, I always try to approach each book with a fresh perspective - but when I find something truly amazing, I always compare myself to it and think "one day, if I could just write something anywhere near as good...." :redface:
     
  8. Brenda Keesal
    Offline

    Brenda Keesal Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal
    I totally understand. I usually shout out loud after a great book, and am left with an ache for it.. elated but sad to see it go.

    I agree with Gone Wishing.. a great book is a shot in the arm. Maybe some day, I'll do one, too
     
  9. Wreybies
    Offline

    Wreybies The Ops Pops Operations Manager Staff Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    18,897
    Likes Received:
    10,088
    Location:
    Puerto Rico
    Yep, me too. It's like postpartum depression. :(:rolleyes:
     
  10. Crazy Ivan
    Offline

    Crazy Ivan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,295
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    The dumpster behind your McDonalds.
    I find this to be a negative way of looking at things. Reading the perfect book makes me happy because I know the potential for another one exists.
     
  11. LibbyAnn
    Offline

    LibbyAnn Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    6
    That's a good way to put it!
     

Share This Page