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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    I read Catch-22 about three years ago, and I felt it was almost impossible to figure out what was going on at first, but pretty soon accepted that this was intentional, and basically couldn't put it down afterwards. The sudden switch from its grotesque absurdity to dark seriousness towards the end hit me like a punch in the guts, and the panoramic stroll through Rome is one of the most memorable things I have ever read, perhaps not in detail, but in impact. A true masterpiece, and one of the defining novels of the 20th century.
  2. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    Major Major Major Major
  3. jazz from hell

    jazz from hell Ancient Mariner

    The atmosphere is really 'mechanical' if I remember correctly. Yeah, it's probably the discipline thing with me.
  4. Desdemona

    Desdemona Prowler

    I'm intrigued about that near-ending now, and also that comment on impact. I think I'm gonna get myself to finish it in the next couple days.
  5. fekso

    fekso Nomad

    Freak Kitchen first album
  6. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Just finished reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and greatly enjoyed it. Simply could not stop reading after one point.

    Trying to go through some classics this summer.
  7. Reading through 'Born to run' Mr Springsteen's autobiography - would reccomend even if you're not a fan!
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  8. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    If you like Dickens, my favorite is Bleak House. The lawyer Tulkinghorn is one of the great villains in literature.
  9. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    Hey, all you fantasy/sci-fi fans: Anyone recommend the Broken Earth trilogy (The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky) by NK Jemisin? It got a good review in the NYTimes, but curious if any of you folks have read it. I have a long reading list and wondering whether to add this.
  10. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    The J.R.R. Tolkien Topic (publications and adaptations), by Maidenfans. At Page 21 now.
    Any idea who might be holding the film rights?
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  11. CriedWhenBrucieLeft

    CriedWhenBrucieLeft Ancient Mariner

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  12. Magnus

    Magnus Ancient Mariner

    An interesting read, thanks.
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