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Old 08-14-2007, 02:29 PM
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I've read a lot of books I've loved not for class, too. And what's wrong with those books, other than their thematic similarity to one another?
Nothing at all. I love them all too, except for Anthem.

But of course the world is rife with fine books. How do you know you should congratulate Troy for showing you the best of the best already? That's all I meant.
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I can understand not wanting to read a Billy Collins book all the way, through. He's okay in small doses. But really, I don't know why you should complain, I'm sure you can finish the whole book in under an hour. As poetry goes, he's pretty light reading.
Yeah, I'll admit that if it were someone I really liked, I'd probably be more enthused about it. And I sorta feel like a 172 page book full of one or two page poems is, well... too much.
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:32 PM
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Nothing at all. I love them all too, except for Anthem.

But of course the world is rife with fine books. How do you know you should congratulate Troy for showing you the best of the best already? That's all I meant.
I liked Anthem a lot more the first time I read it. Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead really eclipse it. But yeah, you don't like Ayn Rand period, so whatever

They've shown me some of the best that I've read so far. I get much more satisfaction out of discovering an author or a novel on my own and loving it. For example, I read American Psycho after hearing a sample from the film version in a Rune song, and it's now one of my favorite books, with Bret Easton Ellis being one of my favorite authors.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:27 PM
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I am so glad that Troy has taught so much dystopia literature...i just wish I had been as politically minded as I am now, when I read them.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:25 PM
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My senior year english teacher was all into Shakesphere being the greatest writer ever, she didnt like it very much when i mentioned Bacon.
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:57 PM
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My senior year english teacher was all into Shakesphere being the greatest writer ever, she didnt like it very much when i mentioned Bacon.
Any teacher that doesn't like his/her students to mention Bacon is a damned nitwit. How many the fuck teenagers these days even know who Francis Bacon is?

But anyway... Shakespeare is the shiznit, ya know.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:16 PM
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I'm disappointed in myself for only reading two books this whole summer. Working in a bookstore, I get a ton of ideas for what to read next, so I'm going to start going through my little wishlist. It's mostly classics that I've never got around to reading and wasn't exposed to in school.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:17 PM
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Crime & Punishment
Color Purple
A Space Odyssey
Fahrenheit 451
Pride & Prejudice

That's what I can remember reading in school
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:19 PM
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I remember being assigned Pride and Prejudice in high school, and thinking "A book about a bunch of 19th century British women trying to get married? This is going to SUCK." But now it's one of my all time favorite books.
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I remember being assigned Pride and Prejudice in high school, and thinking "A book about a bunch of 19th century British women trying to get married? This is going to SUCK." But now it's one of my all time favorite books.
I remember attempting to read it and not understanding a lick of it.
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