[–] bamex 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I have done it several times but I dont always mind reading a book twice. I have done it deliberately before.

[–] Turkish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I started reading a biography of Ronald Reagan and got through quite a bit of it before I realized I'd read it before.

[–] I_Would_Gas_You [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Was it just super boring or what?

[–] Turkish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No. It just happens sometimes with presidential bios because there are so many of them that it's hard to keep track.

[–] watch_listed 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Yep. It's almost like a really creepily specific sense of deja vu.

[–] I_Would_Gas_You [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Well put! It really is.

[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A few times. Pulp fiction type shit, not any that were worth remembering turns out.

[–] srgmpdns 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Started? I've gotten about 2/3 through before I realized.

Curiously, it seems it is some tiny detail there gives it away, not something big like the setting, plot or characters.

[–] I_Would_Gas_You [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Damn. Thisnhas happened more than once for you?

[–] srgmpdns 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Only once, that I can recall, was it a full-length novel.

In some other cases it was in an anthology of short stories or an excerpt or something like that.

[–] Secret555 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Several times as well as films.

[–] Elmer_Hagen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I do that with movies sometimes. Read the book and forget about it then watch the movie and wonder why I knew what was about to happen

[–] VIP740 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

No, the closest I've had to that experience was with movies. When I watched The Lord of the Rings it gave me these weird flashbacks to a cartoon I watched when I was five or six. Then watching Gladiator was a similarly surreal experience, because of the background it shared with The Fall of the Roman Empire.

[–] NoRagrets 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Was the cartoon The Lord of the Rings?

[–] VIP740 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes as a matter of fact it was. It was a video we rented from the library. By the time the live action movie came out I'd forgotten about the cartoon and its title had vanished from my mind.