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Old 05-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #1576
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Finished "To Kill a Mockingbird" really worth reading. Throughly enjoyed it!



Going to start this tomorrow, only 120 pages so it should only take me a couple of days.
are these for school? seems surprising you're reading these for pleasure...not that they're bad books, but usually they make you read both of these in high school.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:15 PM   #1577
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are these for school? seems surprising you're reading these for pleasure...not that they're bad books, but usually they make you read both of these in high school.

I'm reading all the classics I didn't read in school. I could even re-read the ones I did study, I left school back in 03
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:18 PM   #1578
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I actually decided to go with this book by Freud first because I've been into reading about different views on religion recently. I can't say I'm a fan of his writing style against the "opposition" in this book. He gives some very weak arguments that he imagines the opposition will claim against him and proceeds to break them down. In doing this, it takes away from the work because it portrays his ideas in a very arrogant manner and creates a very subjective atmosphere. He still made a few attempts at objectivity but they don't overshadow the bias in his writing. And that isn't necessarily bad btw because it made for a more interesting read and he certainly didn't approach the topic with any timidity.

I think he touched on some interesting points and I don't disagree with some of what he said about the father-complex in religion and the fact that religion isn't needed to hold together the morality of society but he tended to oversimplify a very complex subject.

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Old 05-09-2011, 04:44 PM   #1579
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I actually decided to go with this book by Freud first because I've been into reading about different views on religion recently. I can't say I'm a fan of his writing style against the "opposition" in this book. He gives some very weak arguments that he imagines the opposition will claim against him and proceeds to break them down. In doing this, it takes away from the work because it portrays his ideas in a very arrogant manner and creates a very subjective atmosphere. He still made a few attempts at objectivity but they don't overshadow the bias in his writing. And that isn't necessarily bad btw because it made for a more interesting read and he certainly didn't approach the topic with any timidity.

I think he touched on some interesting points and I don't disagree with some of what he said about the father-complex in religion and the fact that religion isn't needed to hold together the morality of society but he tended to oversimplify a very complex subject.

I think you will find a lot of Freud's writing is slightly antagonist and dismissive of the opposing view.

Much of mid 19th century german thought is characterized by a violent repudiation of previous ideas. this is most apparent in works of Nietzsche with his deconstructive attack on philosophy. But it's also seen in Freud and Marx. those three are often studied together

I'm gonna check out that Nick Hornby book Rufus loved high fidelity

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Old 05-09-2011, 05:12 PM   #1580
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:18 PM   #1581
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:40 PM   #1582
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:44 PM   #1583
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I think you will find a lot of Freud's writing is slightly antagonist and dismissive of the opposing view.

Much of mid 19th century german thought is characterized by a violent repudiation of previous ideas. this is most apparent in works of Nietzsche with his deconstructive attack on philosophy. But it's also seen in Freud and Nietzsche. those three are often studied together

I'm gonna check out that Nick Hornby book Rufus loved high fidelity

Yeah, it was my first taste of Freud so it caught me a bit off guard. It was an interestting read but I think i'll be more prepared the next time I read his works. I'm anxious to get into his more popular works.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #1584
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I'm almost done with it. It's pretty good, and I can recommend it.
I stopped reading it about 30 to 40 pages in due to the language used.. the slang kind of grated on me.. I hope to one day return to it, the concept itself does seem reasonable.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:41 AM   #1585
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Just finished reading these series of books and they were great, kept my interest the whole way though.

This last book was great and with a pretty decent ending. Thought it was going to be a let down but it wasnt and cant wait till they make the films in a few years time!
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:32 PM   #1586
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10/10

A great ode to my home state's primary contribution to world cuisine. I read it partly for my own interest and partly because I'm planning to make a barbecue thread and wanted to brush up on the basics.

Highly recommended for the porciverous among you.

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Old 05-10-2011, 02:40 PM   #1587
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just recently read a great v.s. naipaul book, half a life. Like most of his books that Ive read, it deals heavily with people finding their place in a modern world with changing (or eroding) social institutions and definitions (in this case, the caste system of India). Melancholy but such great imagery.


I also read the Blind Owl, a very intense book by the Iranian (I read a translation) author Sadegh Hedayat. Wow. At times the repetitive use of some of the language seems odd, but this is really a very engaging and mysterious story that probes the meanings of personal reality. Told from a narrators view, you start to realize that you cannot trust the narrator as an objective or truthful presentation of the events, perhaps because there is no true objective reality within the framework of this story. I read it on a plane yesterday and really couldnt put it down
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:44 PM   #1588
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10/10

A great ode to my home state's primary contribution to world cuisine. I read it partly for my own interest and partly because I'm planning to make a barbecue thread and wanted to brush up on the basics.

Highly recommended for the porciverous among you.
What about the S. Carolina food traditions around Charleston? Golden Rice?
http://www.ansonmills.com/index.htm

or are you a N. Car snob?
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What about the S. Carolina food traditions around Charleston? Golden Rice?
http://www.ansonmills.com/index.htm

or are you a N. Car snob?

It's the Charleston peeps who are the snobs. I'm just a hog eatin Tarheel.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #1590
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It's the Charleston peeps who are the snobs. I'm just a hog eatin Tarheel.

Charleston is one of the nicest places I have been to. Completely ***** all over some of the bigger name cities in the states.
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