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Old 04-02-2009, 07:04 PM #22
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This can't be the worst book ever, James Patterson didn't write it.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:52 AM #23
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Why so much hate for Brave New World?

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i hated The Prince by Makiavelli (spell check me here)

tiny pieces of cleverness hidden in dry redundant chunks of summarized history.
Eh, I think perhaps you missed the point or context maybe?
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:02 AM #24
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http://www.amazon.com/Electromagneti.../dp/0976522810

We have a copy of this book at my library, it's so bad that it's awesome. I highly recommend reading just because it's so damn funny.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:44 AM #25
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The Great Gatsby. I hated that ****** book we had to read in 11th grade.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:14 AM #26
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The Iliad. Not a fan.

You must be a woman.
Mine is Gandhi: His Life and Message for the world. But then again I've been fortunate enough not to read Jane Eyre and the other emotional chick reads.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:13 AM #27
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The Great Gatsby. I hated that ****** book we had to read in 11th grade.
I enjoyed Gatsby. I think it really captured the essence of the death of the roaring twenties(with Gatsby's death symbolizing it of course). But I hated Catcher in the Rye.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:12 PM #28
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I enjoyed Gatsby. I think it really captured the essence of the death of the roaring twenties(with Gatsby's death symbolizing it of course). But I hated Catcher in the Rye.
Both Gatsby and Catcher are decent books. Holden from Catcher was very annoying at times, how he acted and spoke, sometimes it struck a nerve. My least favorite book I have ever read was easily When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. Read it for school, it may be a good film, but i couldnt read the book.


(Idk if it actually has been made into a film, im just saying it might be better as a film, and not a boring *** book.)
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:30 PM #29
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I enjoyed A Brave New World...

But Sula was a pile of ****.
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:56 PM #30
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At the time I absolutely hated Lord of the Flies. We had to read it in 10th grade and my retarded teacher completely ruined it for us. I'm sure if I read it now I would like it but I still don't know.
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At the time I absolutely hated Lord of the Flies. We had to read it in 10th grade and my retarded teacher completely ruined it for us. I'm sure if I read it now I would like it but I still don't know.
You won't. I read it two years ago. Hated it. But backed it up with reasons why. It's stupid, dry, and ****ing flat-out wrong.

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The Iliad. Not a fan.

Yeah, Like the guy above me... Wha..?

I'm reading the **** in Greek this summer. The opening mother ****ing line. I mean, c'mon.

What translation did you read?
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:32 PM #32
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Why so much hate for Brave New World?



Eh, I think perhaps you missed the point or context maybe?
maybe i did, i wouldnt mind you explaining it to me, honestly, i really couldnt get into it.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:52 PM #33
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Yeah, Like the guy above me... Wha..?

I'm reading the **** in Greek this summer. The opening mother ****ing line. I mean, c'mon.
Rage.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:33 PM #34
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Rage.

...—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles.

Yes.Yes.Yes. Fagles' translation is beautiful just for that reason. Strange, it may be, but―I have the first line memorized in Fagles' translation and Greek (not that it's that hard to 'memorize'.).

Not sure about the accents, but

μήνιν ἄειδε, θεά, Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχίλληος,

It's translated that way because μήνιν means rage, but ἄειδε is the verb telling θεά (Muse/Goddess) to Sing about the rage of Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχίλληος (the Son of Peleus, Achilles).

So it's one of the more apparent issues we have with literary translation.

And second, μήνιν is pronounced manin (long a, as in tame), and it's feminine. The word isn't as cut throat as Rage. So, even though Fagle's translation is so much more gripping for it's opening line, it's kind of innaccurate. (you know, cuz it's Achilles' childish rage that costs lives and all.)
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:38 PM #35
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You are a man after my own heart. I too, have a big hard on for the Iliad.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:03 PM #36
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:34 PM #37
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Our Town, followed ever-so-closely by Gatsby. Both of these books suck on a level that the movie Gigli could only hope to kinda-almost-maybe one day aspire to.
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:54 PM #39
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I don't read bad books.

If I can't appreciate and respect the authors work after about 5 chapters into the book then I do NOT continue reading it.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:20 PM #40
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I really didn't like The Kite Runner.


I can't say I have read many books in my life that I though were worse.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:34 AM #41
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And I don't know who couldn't love Catch-22.
Catch-22 is a one trick pony that keeps on telling you what it's trick is, over and over until it ends.
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Old 04-14-2009, 05:12 PM #42
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I'm pretty sure its A Seperate Peace, but yes, there is clearly some homosexual undertones there. I didn't care for it either.
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