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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Les Mysteries de Paris Reply with quote

This serialised novel by Eugene Sue is a renowned classic having been credited for being amongst others, the inspiration behind Les Miserables, Hugo's classic novel of 19C. Paris. I'm going to spring for a copy ($30 ish) and I'd like any feedback you guys can make in respect of translations etc. Has anyone read it, or picked up on any info that might be pertinent.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have not read it, but eagerly await your review.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All in good time Sarge......... Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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All in good time Sarge......... Laughing


must read faster. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What we need is Av on the job (8000 words per minute and rising at the last count!) 😂
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can speed read, took two classes in HS. just so many distractions!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What we need is Av on the job (8000 words per minute and rising at the last count!) 😂


LOL Actually only around 1,200-1,400 words per minute. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you learn that Av or does it just come naturally?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just developed naturally through practice. The more I read, the faster I got.

The first time I ever tested it, I was 15 and doing around 700 WPM. Just got faster over time.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't work like that for me alas; I'm not slow, but not in your league! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes wonder if the aphantasia plays a part too...I don't take any extra time to create mental "movies" of what I'm reading.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a strange thing for me to contemplate Av. Our reading experience must be a totally different thing; mine is awash with images ......yours is completely narrative based, and yet we can still take equal pleasure from it in our own separate ways. Surprising in some way that much of what you read seems to be 'image rich' (eg the Chrons of course) in content rather than dialogue based (I could be totally wrong there, but I'm thinking of Sharpe et al).
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, for me, the fact that the books are rich in imagery is important...the more descriptive it is, the better I know what it looks like.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes sense.
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