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Old 02-26-2009, 08:46 PM   #31
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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.
He's that bad? haha...Guess I'll stick to only reading one of his 'classics'.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:10 PM   #32
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He's that bad? haha...Guess I'll stick to only reading one of his 'classics'.
well his Eleven Minutes was quite good, the only novel of his that I didn't regret spending time on.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:57 PM   #33
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Some favorite 20th century fiction:


Pfloyd is that book you mention the best Chomsky? I haven't read him. habibko, I love Wuthering Heights. Have never read Les Miserables. I want to get around to reading Hugo, too many Russian authors, and Proust...one day. Right now the boyfriend is reading Dante.
I preferred Manfacturing Consent and Culture of Terrorism among others.

His books are pretty heavy going with about 20 footnotes per page so some of the collections of interviews that have been published would probably be a better place to start. Imperial Ambitions or 9-11 for example.

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Isn't he Brazilian?, where's the love mate
You have no idea about the amount of scorn he gets in Brazil. Basically I don't know anyone with some good judgement that likes him.
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Let people make their own ignoring choices mate.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:03 AM   #36
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I read The Alchemist after 6 years of not reading a book... it was insisted that i should read it by a girl and i relented after a year... like byrd, i was at a crossroads.. in hindsight, the hook in it is the symbolism that allows you to relate anything to anything in your own life... especially for the traveller... one of those books you could shape it to mean whatever you would wish it...

not sure of the guys other subject matter... i have not read since....
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:14 AM   #37
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I read The Alchemist after 6 years of not reading a book... it was insisted that i should read it by a girl and i relented after a year... like byrd, i was at a crossroads.. in hindsight, the hook in it is the symbolism that allows you to relate anything to anything in your own life... especially for the traveller... one of those books you could shape it to mean whatever you would wish it...

not sure of the guys other subject matter... i have not read since....
it makes sense since you are a non-regular reader, bookworms who read more than best-selling books often disagree
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:24 AM   #38
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it makes sense since you are a non-regular reader, bookworms who read more than best-selling books often disagree
i've read some of the classics mate... dont worry...

to find a writing style, i chose not to be influenced...
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:02 PM   #39
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

i dont read books but i read this one and its amazing.

You might like Dreams from my Father....Obama's autobiography....(he's a great writer too)


PS I saw him in Ottawa in Byward Market...big smile, tall, just like on TV.
And he was shaking hands and having his pic taken with a lot of the students who work there.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:28 PM   #40
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If I could I would make it mandatory for every country's leader to read "The Diary of Anne Frank."
"Slaughter House Five" is an astonishingly moving/shocking read. I first read it when I was 17 and parts of it even "haunt" me now.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:58 PM   #41
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THE GOD DELUSION by Richard Dawkins
On the same theme, The Magic Animal..Philip Whylie. (religion as superstition, likely out of print)

This book had a great impact/affirming for me, but is only of value for those who are open /searching and have a mind open to the thesis as with your book.

I've read so many books and I've learned something from each of them. Lucky us readers. Always learning. Life is exciting.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:10 PM   #42
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I would make every child read The Litte Prince.
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Habibko - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1818-1848). Really? Never quite managed to really like that book.

With you on Les Miserables.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #44
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Dont know which one to choose but one of these two:

The emigrants- swedish book translated into english.
Das Vorleser- took me by surprise (and actually gave me a semi-lobon).

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it makes sense since you are a non-regular reader, bookworms who read more than best-selling books often disagree
That sounds like something someone who wants to look educated/advanced reader/rly cultivated/bla bla would say.
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The Open Society and Its Enemies (Karl Popper)
Changed totally my mind about Plato and Marx. Impressive, best thing I've read against totalitarianism

Novel: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. Funny, smart and much deeper than it looks
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