Welcome to my blog. If you're addicted to books, like I am, then you've come to the right place. I mostly write about books and my experiences reading them. These are very personal book reviews. (If you can even call them book reviews...) I’m a true believer that none of us lives in a vacuum. When you read a book, watch a movie, listen to a song, etc., you absorb that art form into your life experience, and it changes you. But you also change it, because no two people see anything the same way. The way I interpret a novel may be totally different from the way you will. It’s still the same novel, but the meaning for each of us is unique. Once you express that meaning, it changes the art. So these posts are about how these books fit into my life. I’d love to hear how they fit into yours. Please make comment and share your experience.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inforum Leisure Book Club Discussion for Same Kind of Different as Me

If you want to post a comment or start a discussion about the book while you're reading Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore, please be sure to preface your comments with any spoiler warnings if need be.
Same Kind of Different As Me   -     
        By: Ron Hall, Denver Moore
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  1. Just started the book. As with "The Help", I'm struggling with the phonetically written chapters of the book. I got comfortable with it then and very much enjoyed the book. Jury is still out with this one, though. Anyone else take issue with this method of writing?

  2. I know what you mean, Christine. Considering that Denver told us multiple times that he'd never been to school and couldn't read or write, it's obvious that the structure and organization (and probably most of the word choice) was done by the co-author, so I did find her use of first person in Denver's vernacular to be distracting, rather than helpful. Plus, you can't tell me that Ron, being a Texan, didn't have colloquialisms and an accent that also could have been written phonetically---why didn't she exploit his as well? Of all the books I've read recently that have incorporated vernacular, I think Rebecca Skloot, in the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, executed this method very well, yielding a very realistic and honest portrayal of the characters.