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Old 03-11-2011, 11:11 AM   #1471
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Really great book about the story of two brothers growing up in the Henry Horner Projects in Chicago in the late 80's, some part's are incredibly sad, but such an great book so far.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #1472
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Yea. No shit. If there was one person I could go back and kill it would be Mao.

Yeah, not only was he tyrannical but he was also completely incompetent. I assume you've read the book. It really was a very good read. I've shed a lot of my ignorance about the region through my east asian civ class.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:30 AM   #1473
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There is a reason these type of books are best-sellers. I wanted to read something uplifting and inspiring as a change of pace from reading about the tortures of Communist China and this book didn't disapoint me.

The only thing I thought was ridiculous is that the book touches upon charity, kindness, faith, etc and I looked on the cover and the book costs $23 (I didn't buy it I borrowed it from a friend). I understand its a business but it seems hypocritical to charge nearly $25 for a 250 page book that is supposed to be inspiring and uplifting. Of course the person could have bought the paperback which would be cheaper so maybe I'm overreacting. I never buy hardcovers so it could be the standard price for all I know.
I hate this douche. My least favorite reporter.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:00 PM   #1474
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I hate this douche. My least favorite reporter.

Yeah, he is douchey sometimes but I can tolerate him occasionally. The book wasn't bad although it was a littletoo judgmental which is surprising coming from him. I really hate him when he's on The Sports Reporters or whatever it is on espn.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:22 AM   #1475
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Finished "Catcher in the rye" really enjoyed it!

I'm starting "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" sometime this weekend. Downloaded it for free on my Kindle.



Edit: Decided to read "Lord of the Flies" instead.

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:35 AM   #1476
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:30 AM   #1477
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Currently placed two novels I had started on the backburner: White Road by John Connolly and More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon. Ill probably return to them once I get done with The Book of Basketball by Simmons, which Im about half way done with.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:19 AM   #1478
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It had a really great build up through the first 2 acts and the 3rd was great and also unsuspected. The whole play seemed to me to be about selfishness and the destructiveness that it can cause within relationships and society. Each character displayed selfishness in different ways to their own detriment. Although, the main part of the plot centered around an act of unselfishness so maybe this isn't a very good observation. Selfishness just seemed to be a central part of all the characters in the play.

The final act and Nora's development as a complex and deep character was my favorite part of the play. Ibsen in 1879 which was a period of social movements and reform which could be a factor in the progessive and feminist undertones of Nora's conclusion in the final act and also Mrs. Linde to a ceratin extent. These two characters had an element of female independence and equality (especially Nora in the conclusion of the play). Her wish to explore the world and form her own perspective of not only outside issues and influences but also of herself is definitely and inpsiring call to educate and develop yourself intellectually and emotionally.

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Old 03-13-2011, 01:08 AM   #1479
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Yeah, not only was he tyrannical but he was also completely incompetent. I assume you've read the book. It really was a very good read. I've shed a lot of my ignorance about the region through my east asian civ class.
No I never read that book.

This is what I'm reading for fun:
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:12 AM   #1480
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Finished "Catcher in the rye" really enjoyed it!

I'm starting "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" sometime this weekend. Downloaded it for free on my Kindle.



Edit: Decided to read "Lord of the Flies" instead.

The Catcher in the Rye, now this? You miss your high school days? lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:50 AM   #1481
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The Catcher in the Rye, now this? You miss your high school days? lol

I didn't get to read any of them in school. I had the same english teacher every year who insisted we read novels by Barry Hines, my teacher grew up and went to the same school as him so we didn't have a choice.

I hated that arrogant prick!
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:14 AM   #1482
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No I never read that book.

This is what I'm reading for fun:

This one was recommended to me the other day. Review it when you're done por favor.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:57 AM   #1483
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Finished Lord of the Flies!

Easy to read and full of imagination. William Golding nailed the characters and the gentle slide into chaos on the island was convincing and horrifying.

I recommend this book.

I'm having a few days break before I start my next book. I'm taking on my holiday "The Beach" by Alex Garland, will let you know what I think when I get back.

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Old 03-16-2011, 07:42 PM   #1484
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