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Old 10-06-2016, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dinsdale View Post
I've often expressed before that I strongly disagree that U is a great novel. It was a great ACCOMPLISHMENT, as attested to by the enduring discussion/analysis it garnered. But as something enjoyable/appreciable on its own merits, in my minority opinion it is greatly lacking.
I've often wondered along these same lines.

So, say you're someone that spends time to learn and understand the references, and you follow through all the styles, and proves that you are one of those elites that finished it - is it actually worth it? Is the whole worth the exercise, or is it just the equivalent of running a marathon? Is the story good? Does it have a point? Or is the fact of finishing it enough to prove you aren't one of those that read popular novels, and enjoying it as a book is not relevant?