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Old 11-14-2011, 09:24 AM   #61
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1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (though I suspect it loses much of its appeal during the translation process)
The Lüneburg Variation by Paolo Maurensig
I, Claudius and Claudius the God by Robert Graves
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:05 PM   #62
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I don't know about "force", but I would try to "persuade" Christians to read the Koran and Muslims to read the Bible.
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Not very original but yeah Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World are masterpieces. Which can very much be compared, besides.


La France contre les robots by Georges Bernanos (not sure there is an English version though). Les grands cimetičres sous la lune (The Great Cemetaries under the Moon) has been translated, I think. And interesting to compare with Orwell's Homage to Catalonia.

The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene.
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Impasse Adam Smith by Jean-Claude Michéa
The English : Portrait of a People by Paxman

Books I just ... recommend lol.

Edit: oh and how could I forget about Balzac's Lost Illusions and Dickens huh well everything ...

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I don't know about "force", but I would try to "persuade" Christians to read the Koran and Muslims to read the Bible.
I find them to be very good literary works as well.

I especially like the part of the Bible where some guys call a prophet "baldhead" and he invokes some bears that devour 42 of them.
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The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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I find them to be very good literary works as well.

I especially like the part of the Bible where some guys call a prophet "baldhead" and he invokes some bears that devour 42 of them.
yes i liked that one... but, after pausing for thought i found it a bit too hollywood... i skipped forward a few pages until i found where it didn't feel as if it was being written for spielberg...

book of job is a cracking bit of work tho
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yes i liked that one... but, after pausing for thought i found it a bit too hollywood... i skipped forward a few pages until i found where it didn't feel as if it was being written for spielberg...

book of job is a cracking bit of work tho
The part where, after being spared of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the righteous () Lot's daughters get him drunk and take turns to have sex with him is quite the scene too. They got pregnant and had two sons (their bothers, and sons) who are said to be the fathers of some ancient peoples, forgot which ones.
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The Great Gatsby. A truly wonderful, short book. It really does show what materialism can do to people
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Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human, by Temple Grandin, animal scientist who overcame autism. She talks about the benefits of pets and animals not just for those with autism, but for everyone. These books integrate two of my topics of interest.
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I have saved every signature you have ever created and used them at parties to voice my social dominance and pick up chicks.
Precisely the kind of change I was hoping they would bring about in young lives such as yours

But it occurs to me, maybe I should start collecting royalty every time you score?
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Precisely the kind of change I was hoping they would bring about in young lives such as yours

But it occurs to me, maybe I should start collecting royalty every time you score?
I spose we could work something out... oh and you're rich btw
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Another vote for "1984".

"Letters to a Young Contrarian" by Christopher Hitchens is quite good, this is before he transformed himself into an unbearable neo-con.

At least some parts of Robert Fisk's mammoth but amazing book "The Great War for Civilization".
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Oh, I almost forgot, although this is not a book but an essay, a must read is Bertrand Russel's "In Praise of Idleness"

Such a good read: http://www.zpub.com/notes/idle.html
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Say what you want about Hitchens, but he's not a neo-con.

Now that you mention him, another vote for "The God Delusion" and "The Greatest Show On Earth" by Richard Dawkins and "The Moral Landscape" by Sam Harris.
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