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ChildrenofSodom
02-28-2007, 08:17 PM
You Choose

overkiller
02-28-2007, 08:18 PM
lol wut

ChildrenofSodom
02-28-2007, 08:25 PM
Fixed

overkiller
02-28-2007, 08:27 PM
That's actually a pretty diesel list, I voted for the Kalevala... for obvious reasons

MetalDrummer888
02-28-2007, 08:56 PM
mmmm . . . id say "light in august" by william faulkner . . . i know its not on your list but i just read "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald and it was AMAZING



but if you really want to be metal you should read one of those really long viking sagas . . . :rocker:

ADD
02-28-2007, 09:22 PM
Read "The Waste Land" by T.S Eliot.

overkiller
02-28-2007, 09:37 PM
but if you really want to be metal you should read one of those really long viking sagas . . . :rocker:

Um... You mean Egil's Saga? They're generally not that long... they're all worth reading, though.

Div
02-28-2007, 10:15 PM
other: 1984

ChildrenofSodom
03-01-2007, 03:57 AM
other: 1984

I think I read that for class this year....or next year....or last year....:eyes:

zgodt
03-01-2007, 08:09 AM
Maya Angelou and Lord Byron are hacks. Don't waste your time with them. Coleridge and Milton are much more worthwhile, as poets go. If you really want the best poetry available by the English Romantics, however, I'd have to suggest Shelley. If you want outstanding poetry by an African-American female, check out Gwendolyn Brooks or Thylias Moss, both of whom are motherfucking awesome.

SirLardsAlot
03-01-2007, 09:11 AM
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DethMaiden
03-01-2007, 12:20 PM
Anything by Ayn Rand.

DethMaiden
03-01-2007, 01:04 PM
Coleridge and Milton are much more worthwhile, as poets go. If you really want the best poetry available by the English Romantics, however, I'd have to suggest Shelley.

I see it like this: Coleridge > Wordsworth > Tennyson > Shelley

zgodt
03-01-2007, 01:11 PM
I see it like this: Coleridge > Wordsworth > Tennyson > Shelley

Tennyson doesn't properly belong to that group at all. He's more of a Victorian. I dig Wordsworth a lot, at least before he turned into an industrialist propaganda poet. But Shelley is the man. I'd rank them Shelley > Keats > Wordsworth > Coleridge > > > > Byron. Fellow English Romantic William Blake doesn't figure into the scale because he's just too plain fucking weird.

DethMaiden
03-01-2007, 01:21 PM
Tennyson doesn't properly belong to that group at all. He's more of a Victorian. I dig Wordsworth a lot, at least before he turned into an industrialist propaganda poet. But Shelley is the man. I'd rank them Shelley > Keats > Wordsworth > Coleridge > > > > Byron. Fellow English Romantic William Blake doesn't figure into the scale because he's just too plain fucking weird.

Fair enough. But yeah, Lord Byron is...meh.

Anyway, something of Tennyson's is actually considered the first published Romantic work in most literary circles. I wish I could remember what it was so it doesn't seem like I'm BSing this :eyes:

JRA
03-01-2007, 02:23 PM
http://www.just-for-kids.com/gif/goodnightmoonboard.jpg


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


That was fucking awesome!

ChildrenofSodom
03-01-2007, 08:40 PM
Guess I'm buying some "Collection of Works by..." Byron, Tennyson, Coleridge, Keats, and Wordsworth......any other people I should check out.

Angelripper
03-03-2007, 03:46 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

zgodt
03-04-2007, 08:12 AM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

You don't think he should pick up a book between now and July?

ChildrenofSodom
03-04-2007, 07:57 PM
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

My balls prevent me from reading Harry Potter.

hot_turkey_ed
03-04-2007, 08:09 PM
My balls prevent me from reading Harry Potter.

You're missing out. The Harry Potter is a good read.

ChildrenofSodom
03-04-2007, 08:17 PM
You're missing out. The Harry Potter is a good read.

I wouldnt mind reading it, if it werent for the following of the book. All the nerds that dress up like wizards and read the first 4 chapters while standing in line to buy it....the fanaticism of it all....the kids that think they really are wizards and witches...

too nerdy for me.

Div
03-04-2007, 10:35 PM
I wouldnt mind reading it, if it werent for the following of the book. All the nerds that dress up like wizards and read the first 4 chapters while standing in line to buy it....the fanaticism of it all....the kids that think they really are wizards and witches...

too nerdy for me.


As long as you don't go dress up like a wizard, who cares. It's not like anyone knows what you're reading in your privacy.


I like Star Trek, does that mean I have to go to conventions dressed up as Spock?

DethMaiden
03-05-2007, 03:31 AM
I wouldnt mind reading it, if it werent for the following of the book. All the nerds that dress up like wizards and read the first 4 chapters while standing in line to buy it....the fanaticism of it all....the kids that think they really are wizards and witches...

too nerdy for me.

Well, hell, if it's really that nerdy I think I should read it!

ChildrenofSodom
03-05-2007, 03:53 AM
As long as you don't go dress up like a wizard, who cares. It's not like anyone knows what you're reading in your privacy.


true, but before I had any interest in reading them, or really knew too much about them, I saw a news story with all the little 13 year olds, all dancing around in cloaks of invisibility, prancing around the bookstore being dipshits......Its only a goddamned book....I guess that turned me off to ever reading the series.

zgodt
03-05-2007, 09:03 AM
My balls prevent me from reading Harry Potter.

Perhaps you should get them out of your face, and then try reading some Harry Potter. :)

powerslave_85
03-05-2007, 10:59 AM
HAHA. Scott FTW.

ChildrenofSodom
03-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Perhaps you should get them out of your face, and then try reading some Harry Potter. :)

*suggestive momma joke here*

Angelripper
03-06-2007, 02:52 AM
You don't think he should pick up a book between now and July?
i thnk Reding is ovverted.

SomewhereInTime72
03-06-2007, 06:27 PM
Perhaps you should get them out of your face, and then try reading some Harry Potter. :)

AHHAHAHAHA good one.