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by nebraska
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: The Lawsuits Thread
Replies: 614
Views: 46702

The Lawsuits Thread

If one sue people for violence one could at least show up in court, but Rocky didn’t. Is that a tacit admission,that Johnny didn’t hit him while they filmed City of Lies? https://theblast.com/johnny-depp-alleged-assault-victim-blows-off-court/ Perhaps his mission was accomplished. The movie was she...
by nebraska
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: ONBC Next Book Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 113

ONBC Next Book Suggestions

Since City of Lies has been shelved for the time being, LAbyrinth isn't really timely now. I did read it and it is an interesting book. I really hope Johnny's movie sees the light of day. I have also read Waiting for the Barbarians. I enjoyed it and I will need to read it again before the movie come...
by nebraska
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #9 - Wrapping up
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Devotion ~ Question #9 - Wrapping up

Patti has one of those writings styles that I find beautiful to read, I enjoy the way she selects words and blends them into smooth composition. I picked out just a few pretty phrases from "Devotion" that make her style pleasing to me. pg 20 It occurs to me that the young look beautiful as...
by nebraska
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #9 - Wrapping up
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Devotion ~ Question #9 - Wrapping up

On page 87 Patti writes "Why is one compelled to write? To set oneself apart, cocooned, rapt in solitude, despite the wants of others." Maybe those words explain something that has troubled me since the tidbits about Simone Weil and Albert Camus. Simone trotted off to a war that wasn't rea...
by nebraska
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: DeppChat & Pic Parties
Topic: Daily Picture ~ November
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Daily Picture ~ November

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by nebraska
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #8 Mourning
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Devotion ~ Question #8 Mourning

I can understand why Patti had a feeling of sadness when she had to leave the characters. She had lived intimately with them the entire time she was writing the story, as well as before and after the actual writing. I believe a writer invests much of his/her own soul in the characters he/she creates...
by nebraska
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: ONBC Anniversary!
Replies: 3
Views: 46

ONBC Anniversary!

Wow! 15 years and 50 books! I have been there for all of them. No wonder I can't remember the details of all those books, that's a lot! Some of my all time favorites are books I never would have picked up if not for ONBC and Johnny's influence. Congratulations to all who have participated over the y...
by nebraska
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

fireflydances wrote:Eugenie seems so steely I think she will just keep going, doesn't need any one else.

I thought at the end that she killed herself by knowingly skating on thin ice, drowning in the lake in the forest, due to her guilt for his death. :perplexed3:
by nebraska
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

I did not like Aleksandr at all, starting with those creepy scenes of him lurking in the forest to watch her skate. He struck me as a predator and she was not much more than a child at that time. I don't think I ever got past that impression. Through the story, I continued to see him as a user, gath...
by nebraska
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters

I have no idea if there was a secret message in Devotion or not. Maybe Patti just wanted to create an engaging and entertaining story. Past book discussions have shown me that everyone brings their own ideas and experiences to a book and analyzes it accordingly. If Patti was trying to say something ...
by nebraska
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #5 The Vision
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Devotion ~ Question #5 The Vision

I wasn't anticipating anything at all when I read the first section of the book. To me, it read like Patti's travel tales in M Train -- a lot of little thoughts and details about what was going on in her life and around her. It was only when I started reading the story that I saw how she put everyth...
by nebraska
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Firefly, I will be interested to read what you thought about him. I did not like him very much. He seemed to me like an sleazy older man taking advantage of a young girl and her passion for skating.
by nebraska
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion: Question #6: Character
Replies: 10
Views: 102

Devotion: Question #6: Character

Eugenia was like a wispy winter sprite, with frosted porcelain skin and black pixie hair. The black lashes of her downcast eyes lay on her cheeks like lacy frills; but as she slowly lifted her gaze one could see beyond, past the deep horizon of art, to a world of fluorescent color and flowing form h...
by nebraska
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Devotion ~ Question #4 Awareness

I am most aware of my surroundings when I have a camera in my hand. Then I become hyper-focused on everything -- colors, shapes, lights, arrangements. I remember going through a canyon in the southwest, hiking along and taking dozens of photos of the geometry of the rock floor. Without my camera, I ...
by nebraska
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Devotion ~ Question #3 Reading

If I am in the middle of a good book I will take it with me to the doctor's office, etc where a wait is expected. Whatever I am reading at the moment. I am addicted to Anne Perry's mystery novels, so it will likely be a book like that. Most often I carry a magazine with me when I anticipate needing ...

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