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Old 02-26-2009, 03:31 AM   #16
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I wouldn't force anyone to read anything but an awful lot of people in this forum should read 1985 by George Orwell. If that's too many pages Animal Farm would do.

Chomsky's body of work besides linguistics is a load of demagogery and apology of terrorism. After some trials, I concluded I shouldn't invest an hour of my life reading any of his books.
1984, you mean, right, boludo?
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:31 AM   #17
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haha yeah, time to reread it I guess
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haha yeah, time to reread it I guess
try at least to read the title even that would teach you a lot!
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don't be bitter sweetie, why don't you get some holidays in America, you seem to need it

please don't contaminate the whole forum with your incoherent mumbling, restrict the stalking to the relevant threads if you please.
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The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan
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'Of Mice & Men' By Steinback and 'The Alchemist' by Coelho, both deliver a strong message to the reader, and a decent read.
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'Of Mice & Men' By Steinback and 'The Alchemist' by Coelho, both deliver a strong message to the reader, and a decent read.
this in particular was such a disappointment for me, I don't want to spoil the book on anyone so don't read this last paragraph if you haven't read the book and don't want it to be spoiled:


such a realistic and well written story and plot but when it turned into a magical tale of becoming God and wind and such nonesense I couldn't relate to the story anymore and it was such a shame, Coelho's excessive sense of optimism gets on my nerves in many ways so I might be biased.
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The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
any book by Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde
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If someone forced me to read their book of choice, I would throw it in the fireplace... then I would make them read John Stuart Mill's On Liberty.
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this in particular was such a disappointment for me, I don't want to spoil the book on anyone so don't read this last paragraph if you haven't read the book and don't want it to be spoiled:


such a realistic and well written story and plot but when it turned into a magical tale of becoming God and wind and such nonesense I couldn't relate to the story anymore and it was such a shame, Coelho's excessive sense of optimism gets on my nerves in many ways so I might be biased.
I found it a good read because I was able to relate to it at the time as I was going through a transition period and didn't really know what I was doing with myself, but the book allowed me to look at myself, and determine what to do with my life. However your entitled to your opinion mate, and I respect that.
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Paulo Coelho? Argh.

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I found it a good read because I was able to relate to it at the time as I was going through a transition period and didn't really know what I was doing with myself, but the book allowed me to look at myself, and determine what to do with my life. However your entitled to your opinion mate, and I respect that.
thank you and I know many who loved the book too, maybe I wasn't really in the right mood when I read it
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Paulo Coelho? Argh.

Worst writer ever. Makes me wanna puke.
for once I agree with you, well not the worst thats for sure, but among my worst list.
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Paulo Coelho? Argh.

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Isn't he Brazilian?, where's the love mate
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Paulo Coelho? Argh.

Worst writer ever. Makes me wanna puke.
ditto. i once read like half of one of his books and that was enough, the guy is like two fingers deep down your throat.
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