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Old 12-27-13, 11:34 PM
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any good inspirational book
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Re: book suggestion

I read Slave Girl of Gor when I was fifteen, and I said, "I can write better than this!" I was inspired to start writing.

The inspiration only lasted until I was about 20, when I realized that I would never be able to touch the writing of Jonathan Swift or Mark Twain.
Old 01-08-14, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
The inspiration only lasted until I was about 20, when I realized that I would never be able to touch the writing of Jonathan Swift or Mark Twain.
I don't doubt you are right, but Mark Twain also couldn't touch the writing of Mark Twain when he was about 20.

To the OP, a shit-ton of people have called Life of Pi "inspirational". Perhaps you'll be one of them.
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For a tiny interlude in my early teens, we're probably talking weeks, I was particularly inspired by The Cross & the Switchblade

I am sure that there have been other inspirations but they must have been similarly short-lived and memory fades...!

Funnily enough, looking at Nick Danger's piece, I read half a dozen of John Norman's Gor books when I was about 13/14. For maybe a decade they sat on my bookshelves until I became somewhat embarrassed at having retained them (I dislike disposing of books unless they are duplicates) and so took them to a book exchange. A while back I noticed that these works had become quite valuable - through not being in print - but I think they're available electronically now and that scarcity value has gone.
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I remember having that Cross and the Switchblade comicbook!

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