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Old 05-02-2010, 02:27 AM #106
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BLEGH @ THE ODYSSEY.
Is The Odyssey not a good book? I was thinking about picking it up for my next read.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:02 AM #107
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It's literally one of the most boring books I've ever read. Ever.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:18 PM #108
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It's literally one of the most boring books I've ever read. Ever.
Okay, so it can be a little dry from time to time. but the storyline is soo kick ***! It's the original hero's journey. A classic. I'd say worth the read, you may not keep it in your library.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:07 PM #109
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:05 AM #110
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The Odyssey is a pretty big book. When you say a little dry from time to time, do you mean for 100 pages it is dull, or a few pages here and there are a little dull?

The story has been around for >2000 years for a reason.

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Old 05-03-2010, 04:54 PM #111
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I know you weren't asking me that, but, I guess I could see how it is interesting adventure-wise. This is one of the books that you HAVE to read, because it will be everywhere in society. Like Romeo and Juliet, for example (you always hear things about it, you probably want to "get" it.) But, The Odyssey has a "classic" adventure storyline. I would say read it, just so you can say you read it. Or maybe you'll even like it
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I see. I shall pick this bad boy up then.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:15 PM #114
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Haha, all books I read for school the past couple years.

Gatsby was my favorite by far
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The books I have read recently that I would recommend are The Moviegoer and I, Claudius. Plan to read some of the Jeeves novels by P.G. Wodehouse next.
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Sounds nice ^. I just finished reading The Great Gatsby. I would say it's one of the SLOWEST STARTING books I've ever read. But I would also say, starting around the midway point, it's one of the best stories/endings I've ever read.
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It's literally one of the most boring books I've ever read. Ever.
To say that is to miss the point.

On the one hand it's pathetic that our generation has trouble enjoying the classics of our western culture and on the other hand it's pathetic that our high schools bother teaching them as if they could get anything out of it.

The Odyssey is a brilliant tale. It was written in a manner that is not really meant to be read word for word (IMO). Like the Iliad it was not written but spoken. It uses prefabricated formulas and a method known as "ring composition" in order to "speak" a poem thousands of lines long. To read it your best bet is to figure these tricks out and skim when you know you don't know to read (there's a lot in both books that doesn't add anything to the story.
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The Brother's Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky is my all-time favorite. Huge book but well worth the effort to read it.

My recent favorite is either:
The Road by Cormac McCarthy, or
The Story of B by Daniel Quinn

Also, anything by Kurt Vonnegut is amazing.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:18 PM #119
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les miserables by victor hugo was really great
i really enjoyed fathers and sons by ivan turgenev even though it was pretty short
the fountainhead by ayn rand is probably my most recent favorite {i'm not a capitalist bastard though }
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:11 PM #120
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hahaha. yes, in four grueling years you read two good books. There is something disgustingly wrong with that...
Are you still in high school?
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:59 AM #121
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To say that is to miss the point.

On the one hand it's pathetic that our generation has trouble enjoying the classics of our western culture and on the other hand it's pathetic that our high schools bother teaching them as if they could get anything out of it.

The Odyssey is a brilliant tale. It was written in a manner that is not really meant to be read word for word (IMO). Like the Iliad it was not written but spoken. It uses prefabricated formulas and a method known as "ring composition" in order to "speak" a poem thousands of lines long. To read it your best bet is to figure these tricks out and skim when you know you don't know to read (there's a lot in both books that doesn't add anything to the story.
I agree with this completely. I recently took a mythology class in college that discussed various greek mythology poets such as Homer, Hesiod, Orpheus, ect. The class itself was interesting and full of information about a culture through its epics, however, most of the books we read in the class would have been much better spoken as a tale. Greek mythology has many different "breaks" in the stories and poems that often reference either other works or completely different sections of the poem/story. It's as if sometimes the authors would flash back or insert their own ideas relating to a subject not discussed in the poem.

All and all, however, Greek mythology is interesting and worth the time to read (for the most part anyway).
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Anyone read the Dragon Tatoo books? I've heard really good things but I'm kind of wary about reading foreign books.
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Old 10-19-2010, 12:25 AM #124
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Read the first one. Half way through the second.

First one was great after page 100 (boring and slow start).

Second one is just starting to get interesting and I am on page 300 or so.

The only issue in regards to it being foreign is there are minor pronunciation/spelling changes but you can still read it fine. That and the fact they list cities I never heard of like they are New York or something.

I would recommend the first one for sure.
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les miserables by victor hugo was really great
i really enjoyed fathers and sons by ivan turgenev even though it was pretty short
the fountainhead by ayn rand is probably my most recent favorite {i'm not a capitalist bastard though }
Even though The Fountainhead had absolutely nothing to do with capitalism...

I give Les Miserables a 7.5/10... Hugo's detail was great, but compared to other long epics like The Count of Monte Cristo, I don't think it comes close.

My top two are East of Eden and The Catcher in the Rye... thought The Fountainhead is most definitely in the top 5.
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