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Old 12-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #1936
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Dostojevski - The Brothers Karamazov

I'm half way trough but it's already safe to say: best book ever.

Dostoevsky is an amazing writer. I just hate all the Russian names though. It gets cumbersome.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:49 AM   #1937
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Getting near the end, have like 200 more pages to go. What scope this story has


How one man (King) has such insight and creative connotation around the polar forces of good and evil is astounding. Not to mention the sociological ramifications he creates after the survivors settle in Boulder and Las Vegas.

When I finish the book, I will give my own personal choices for the cast of characters for an updated movie
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:57 AM   #1938
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I have to read The Joke next month for school, so thought I would finally break in to reading Milan Kundera by starting with The Unbeareable Lightness of Being this week. Probably gonna check out the movie with DDL afterwards, always kept myself from watching it because I hadn't read the book.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:58 PM   #1939
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Dostoevsky is an amazing writer. I just hate all the Russian names though. It gets cumbersome.
Thats whats kept me from reading it.. I already have trouble focusing and concentrating, it will be nearly impossible to keep everything straight with all those Russian names.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:00 PM   #1940
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2nd book in the series the first one was a page turner ima see how well this one is.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:02 AM   #1941
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This has been on my bookshelf for like 8 years so I finally decided to read it since I have some free time over break. Some of the subject matter definitely went over my head because I don't have a particularly keen scientific mind but it was definitely a cool book. Space and science can be some really trippy shit and at points it was hard to believe that the theories he discussed aren't considered science fiction.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:16 AM   #1942
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+1. A fantastic book.

+1 too amazing book.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:18 AM   #1943
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Dostojevski - The Brothers Karamazov

I'm half way trough but it's already safe to say: best book ever.

In my top 5 books for sure. Repped
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:22 AM   #1944
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Just started reading Mikhail Bulgakov "The Master and Margarita". So far really amazing, almost perfect.It requires some knowledge of history, religion. I always felt like idiot, because my all family and some best friends have read this book.
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:02 AM   #1945
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I started reading George Orwell's 1984 last night.
Orwell is seriously a genius with the pen. His descriptions of things, such as how Oceania looks, all grey and hideous, makes me, as a reader, feel like I'm there. It's incredible.
I wish I had read this novel in high school like most of my friends did. Everyone I've spoken to about it wants to ruin the story for me by telling me what happens.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:34 PM   #1946
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I'm about to read this for a book club I'm in. For some reason it really doesn't excite me even though it has a Norman Mailer cosign.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #1947
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The Hunger Games - 8.8/10

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Old 12-19-2011, 03:29 PM   #1948
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Dostojevski - The Brothers Karamazov

I'm half way trough but it's already safe to say: best book ever.
Yeah it's amazing. All good things about Dosto you will find them here.
The only problem I have with theBrothers is the Trial part, towards the end.
I found it way too slow and redundant.

That's the only reason why my favourite novel (as my usertitle suggest) is the astonishing The Demons.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:39 PM   #1949
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20 pages in, love it
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:41 PM   #1950
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Finishing up:


It's kind of boring. Sort of interesting from a psychological perspective and how it relates to other sports. I think it would be more entertaining if I actually played golf...



This is what I'm going to read next:


It's about the slime of AAU basketball and I heard it is FANTASTIC. Plus I try to follow high school recruiting to an extent, and have an idea of what goes on. I'm excited to read this one.
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