The Queen's Gambit
Posted 20 March 2006 - 06:12 PM
Posted 20 March 2006 - 06:25 PM
I thought this was going to be another candidate for the humor thread...
(btw - It actually sounds like a good book...)
Posted 20 March 2006 - 07:38 PM
I'll put that on the ever growing reading list.
Posted 20 March 2006 - 08:32 PM
Even though I never had to engage in this struggle, I found the stories gripping in large part because of the psychological depth of characterization required to make the struggles realistic -- which they were. And I found the characters all the more heroic, because they had feet of clay, but rose above them -- not without zig-zags in their recovery or success, which added to the drama, of course.
Since I had my own addictive behavior problems -- referred to in 12 Step programs as "co-dependence" (obsession with and improper focus on a significant other's behavior and/or addictive problems) -- I drew the obvious parallel and got inspiration from it, as well as several really satisfying reads. It's a tragedy that Tevis didn't write more books than he did (maybe half a dozen novels), but one could say the same about Rand. Instead, I guess we should be grateful for the high quality of what they did write.
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