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  • I never know how to treat them bc sometimes they are mad long and it's just the publisher talking some s*** about the book

    I'm trying to read Neusea and intro from the publisher is like 30 pages long and from the peep I had at what it's about it was basically a summary of the whole book

  • Sep 18

    Yes

  • Choking 🦋
    Sep 19
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    yeah otherwise I felt like I didnt read the whole book for some reason

  • introduction? yes
    foreword from another author? no

  • Sep 19

    yeah im kinda ocd about reading every word in the book lmao

  • Choking

    yeah otherwise I felt like I didnt read the whole book for some reason

    I get this feeling too but when I think that previous editions didn't have this intro or whatever I feel better skipping it

    I want to experience the book the way the author planned it not the way a publisher 50 years after first edition decided it's going to look like

  • I’m assuming by intro you don’t mean what the author wrote but an a***ysis by some editor

    And my answer is f*** no lol

  • Choking

    yeah otherwise I felt like I didnt read the whole book for some reason

  • Yeah definitely

    If it’s a book I’m interested in or a book I know I’m gonna probably love, I read every little detail on a page just to know any and every little thing about it

  • Oct 8
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    Ehhhh it’s a toss up, I’ve read some intros that will spoil the entire book so it’s probably best to read them after your done. Other times it’s gotten me hyped. I think it’s safe if the author writes the intro, and not safe if it’s someone else

  • earthwalka

    Ehhhh it’s a toss up, I’ve read some intros that will spoil the entire book so it’s probably best to read them after your done. Other times it’s gotten me hyped. I think it’s safe if the author writes the intro, and not safe if it’s someone else

    this, once it starts talking about specific scenes or character motives and content I stop. but when it’s just cultural context, broad themes, background info, etc. I love that s***

  • like a foreword ???? NO

  • Oct 9

    no

  • No way I don't wanna know s*** about the book before I read it

  • Oct 9
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    Nausea a classic @op

    S*** had me in shambles for a while after reading it though

  • Grenouille

    Nausea a classic @op

    S*** had me in shambles for a while after reading it though

    It's a hard read tho
    I have to focus on it and just do nothing but read this book for a day to completely soak it in

    Thanks for bumping this it gave me fresh motivation to read it

  • emu 💔
    Oct 9
    Choking

    yeah otherwise I felt like I didnt read the whole book for some reason

  • I don’t read editor forewards until I finish the main text because they can be spoiler-y asf, but if you skip a prologue you’re a menace lol

    The one foreward I did read at the beginning was the one in Lolita cause it’s a fictious foreward and a part of the actual story even though it’s technically spoiler-y too

  • If it's the James Wood intro then it's worth reading and pretty well done. Nausea doesn't have much of a plot, not much to spoil. But you can also read it after you're done.

  • I hate when the editor explains to me how the author writes and things about their style of writing. Like bro lemme figure it out by myself.... lmao

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