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Old 12-11-2005, 09:21 AM   #121
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I read the discworld books, I advise that everyone else does to
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Old 13-11-2005, 12:26 AM   #122
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Originally posted by A. J. Raffles@Nov 12 2005, 03:38 AM
You know, Evad, at first I thought you were actually posting in this thread to recommend Pynchon as a ripping good read.LOL
Honestly, I have neither heard of this book, nor the author, but that simile made me smile(pun intended)
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Old 13-11-2005, 04:06 AM   #123
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Alan Moore is awesome.....
"Beneath this cloak there is more than flesh and blood Mr. Creedy, there is an idea, and ideas are bulletproof..." -V for Vendetta
*stabs Harry Potter to death*
grrr....
man, the next couple of weeks are gonna suck, in English we have to read books in groups, meaning that people in the calss have to want to read what you want to read, so no Clockwork Orange for me... Probly will have to read Harry...Potter (UGH!) or Aragorn or sumtin..... :tai:
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Old 13-11-2005, 09:00 AM   #124
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Honestly, I have neither heard of this book, nor the author, but that simile made me smile(pun intended)
Pynchon has the reputation of being extremely difficult to read. Compared to him, James Joyce is easy bedtime reading. Gravity's Rainbow is one of those so-called "classics" that hardly anybody has read. (And no, I haven't read it either.)
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Old 13-11-2005, 02:28 PM   #125
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Jens Bj?rneboe (1920-1976) 'Moment of Freedom'
Siegfrid Lenz 'German Lesson'
Witold Gombrowicz
Italo Calvino 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveler'

ok, now few great English writers
Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness (writer of Polish origin)
Foster, Huxley, Lawrence, Woolf

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Michela Wrong: In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz
Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner (great book)



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Old 13-11-2005, 04:13 PM   #126
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Ah, yes, Conrad is brilliant. Nostromo is probably my favourite.
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Old 13-11-2005, 04:18 PM   #127
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I'm reading ''The Prince'' by Machiavelli.
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Old 13-11-2005, 04:26 PM   #128
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I'm reading ''The Prince'' by Machiavelli.
That's one of those books that aren't really what you expect them to be like when you pick them up, isn't it? Like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I remember reading The Prince and thinking "What on earth was all that fuss about?" He's making a good point in a sensible and rational manner. But from what people wrote about him you might think he had been the devil himself.
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Old 13-11-2005, 04:30 PM   #129
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Douglas Adams stuff. Hurrah for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently series
my fav books of all time!!!!

i'm currently reading:
mostly harmless
wyrd sisters
i-robot original not film version

i like;
terry pratchet
douglas adams (that man is a god!)
anthony horowitz
james herriot (very british even many brits wont of heard of it)
j.k rowling (i am 14)
edge chronicles
robert rankin
asterix
snoopy
and even newscientist
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Old 13-11-2005, 04:32 PM   #130
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Indeed, the book is more like a small treatise on Political Science. And I was expecting a bunch of cunning schemes to overthrow opponents, etc.
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