Light, Time, and Gravity Excerpt

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« on: April 19, 2013, 01:36:23 pm »
Quote from: Madness
Just letting everyone know that Bakker posted a selection of Light, Time, and Gravity[/u] at Three Pound Brain.

I cannot wait for this book. But then I seem to mesh with everything Bakker has written.

Cheers, Bakker. Can't wait to read more.

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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 01:36:35 pm »
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The excerpt posted is quite good. I mean, who knew reading about irrigation could be compelling? IRRIGATION!

It's interesting to note that according to Bakker the story is highly autobiographical, so "Dylan" largely stands in for the author himself.

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 01:36:48 pm »
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Lol, I think Bakker makes everything compelling. His perspective on experience is just so mint - slang round here for good or interesting or cool :) - and his writing skill is unparallelled.

Did you watch the recording of his reading of another LTG excerpt and a Q&A in the other thread?

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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 01:36:59 pm »
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Lol, I think Bakker makes everything compelling. His perspective on experience is just so mint - slang round here for good or interesting or cool :) - and his writing skill is unparallelled.

Did you watch the recording of his reading of another LTG excerpt and a Q&A in the other thread?

I watched it.  I like the passage that he read.  I didn't much care for his reading, though (or his pacing around while reading).  If he's going to do more public readings, I think that is something that needs to be worked on. However, I was a competitive speech geek throughout school so I tend to be a bit critical of these things.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 01:37:14 pm »
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I think he'd agree with you. I'm there for his words, not his voice ;). Oratory is another skill, neh?

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 01:37:32 pm »
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He posted a second excerpt today. It's pretty sweet. It includes his short story "The Long Held Breath"  as part of the narrative.

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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 01:37:44 pm »
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I just want to keep reading.

Part 3 has been posted.

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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 01:37:58 pm »
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keeps getting better

methinks he's gonna post the whole thing

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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 01:38:09 pm »
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I hate screens! Lol, I am not an e-reader. Otherwise, blowing my mind. IV is up. I actually love the idea of serial release :). Have much more to discuss. Later.

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 01:39:05 pm »
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Read the through the second part so far - my smart phone holds the emails so I can read them at home between my small windows of internet access.

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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 01:39:15 pm »
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isn't it pathetically easy to publish stuff on Amazon as a kindle book?  Why not publish it serially for $0.99 each, rather than giving it away for free.

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 01:39:27 pm »
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Well, he got paid a grant to write it already.

And in a way, it's like bombing another country, but only if they pay you for the bombs first...

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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 01:39:41 pm »
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Something about the tone of the piece that very much reminds me of Camus' "The Fall."

That somehow I am becoming an accomplice to the acts of the protagonist merely by the act of passively witnessing them. 

Definitely a lot to think about in these selections.  Very well done so far (up to part X).

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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 01:39:58 pm »
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It reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest a bit.

Except backwards. Instead of finding sanity on the inside, Bakker finds insanity on the outside.

The whole thing is fantastic. I really do wish it could be physically published so I could hand out copies. I know more than a few scarf wearing fuckers who could use a dose of Dylan.

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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 01:40:08 pm »
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That somehow I am becoming an accomplice to the acts of the protagonist merely by the act of passively witnessing them.
I wonder if the reference to Dylan witnessing 'Re-Todd' beating to apparent death a homeless person ties into what you're saying?