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Offline CollegeGuy

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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2008, 09:21:43 PM »
hahahahaha excellent...i guess that was the question i was after anyways! I'll let you know how the love life goes after i share my stories with the ladies.

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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2008, 10:10:49 PM »
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Some very pretty girls loved it.

Yeah, I tried showing my story to a raven-haired hottie and it didn't work out. 

Her first comment was, "Who the hell is Estelle and why is she everything you ever wanted?  I thought I was the girl of your dreams.  You lied, you son of a...grrrrr."

Then again, maybe it all depends on content. :)   
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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2008, 10:13:28 PM »
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Yeah, I tried showing my story to a raven-haired hottie and it didn't work out.

Her first comment was, "Who the hell is Estelle and why is she everything you ever wanted?  I thought I was the girl of your dreams.  You lied, you son of a...grrrrr."

Then again, maybe it all depends on content

Perhaps it's a case of needing something for each.
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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2008, 10:15:40 PM »
Maybe it depends on the reader   :D
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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2008, 04:38:26 PM »
"The Power and the Glory," Graham Greene's most beautiful novel, had a nameless protagonist. He was labeled, though: "the priest," i.e. he was identified only by his function. This short book was so gorgeous, I can't describe it.

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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2008, 04:43:17 PM »
Greene is an acquired taste, but my God, sometimes he wrote extraordinary things. One of my favourites was when he described a photograph of a Mexican priest about to be executed - the priest was praying for his executioners.
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Re: The idea of a nameless protagonist...hmmmm
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2008, 04:50:23 PM »
steve --- Yes! The Power and the Glory was about a Mexican priest. As for GG being an acquired taste, it helps to be Catholic.  :)
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