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Post by KAMama » 15 May 2017, 12:57

Was anyone else bothered by both Haatim and Abigail comparing how tired they are to running a marathon and an academic exercise at the same time? Either another instance to bring it into a common frame of reference is needed or else a different way to express how they are feeling. This way just feels lazy to me.

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Post by Robertus » 09 Jun 2017, 13:57

Yes, the phrase was used multiple times. Everytime I saw it the "illusion of the story" was broken and I suddenly realised I was just reading a book.

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Post by fayetino » 09 Aug 2017, 02:41

I was perfectly fine with it. most people can relate because nost people have run marathons at least once. I think it makes you understand how the characters felt in that particular moment instead of using some weird poetic comparison that no one can relate too.

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Post by Harrygx3 » 09 Feb 2018, 09:11

Not really, it gives a good idea of how exhausted they were. Many of us, including me, have tried running for a long time and fail so I can kinda imagine the exhaustion.

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