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Offline Atour

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your favorite book?
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2005, 09:39:42 AM »
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way too many to mention:
1) Awakenings by Oliver Sacks
2) Stanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
3) David Copperfield by Charles ****ens
4) On Wealth and Poverty by St. John Chrysostom (Translated by Catharine P. Roth)
5) every single book written by Noam Chomsky. ... and oh so many more!!


Noam Chomsky is great.


He's great if you live in a vacuum and consider realpolitik a nothing but a joke of the cold war, and absolutely obsolete and outdated.  He's horrible, as a political spokesperson, if yo want to call him that, if you take into consideration human nature's desire to win and succeed, or history of war and empire.  

Here's a good one: why is noam, an 'enlightened' professor of speech communication at MIT so well known in the leftist political realm?  

To me he's nothing more than an intelligent Micheal Moron, with a snazzy Ph.D in whatever speech communication is or teaches, that makes a ton of money preaching to peaceniks and hippies because they dont bother to 'teach themselves' aobut the realities of globalization, political islam, and whatever else...oh yeah the 'American Empire'.  So you get this guy that knows how to articulate himself clearly and succintly, and he mindscrews all the naive youngens and leaves in his wake a plethora of ignoramous hippies and peaceniks with no grip on reality.  

I dont mean to sound harsh, but I will never speak highly of a man who condones and even supported Pol Pot and the Khemer Rouge.  Did you know that?


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your favorite book?
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2005, 06:10:42 PM »
What about him do you like?

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« Reply #37 on: December 21, 2005, 02:10:43 AM »
Some of my favorite books are The Great Gatsby, Fahrenheit 451, Robinson Crusoe and Ain't No Makin' It.
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« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2005, 12:22:26 AM »
i would have to say "the catcher in the rye", all harry potters  :angel2: , "summer sister's", "the bluest eye"

Books i have to read: "fall on your knees", "five people you want to meet in haven", i cant think of any more right now but i have more

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« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2005, 12:35:36 AM »
The Power of One (no its not a self-help book)

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« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2005, 12:46:44 AM »
pride and prejudice owns you all!!  and of course, vanity fair  :angel2:  

junky, the eyre affair, lamb: the gospel according to biff, mila 18, catch 22 just for the Assyrian factor ;) gah, too many others.

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« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2005, 01:45:52 AM »
i cant really pick one book to be my fav. since i read a lot of interesting books in the last year thanks to one man, most of the books joe(Alchemist) recommended were absolutely amazing

right now im almost done with The Da Vinci Code, i started two days ago and i have about 100 pages left....this book is worse then cocaine i swear lol you get into it so much its not even funny

i've never done this with other books before  :blink: like i stay up till 6 am reading it till i cant keep my eyes open anymore  :ban:


anywho, last week i finally finished the hobbit (loved it) and today i bout the chronicles of narnia book set and hopefully i'll finish those before february. so t so i can go see the movie. i've been told that they are really good, so hopefully i'll enjoy them. but before i jump into these books, im really pushing myself to read angels and Demons by Dan Brown

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« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2005, 04:32:19 PM »
1984 - George Orwell is my favourite but there are many that run it close
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« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2005, 10:58:29 PM »
a wrinkle in time.  oh, so good.

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« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2006, 07:05:34 AM »
Angela's Ashes...By Frank McCourt....

One of my favorite books...awesome...

all of frank and his brother malachy mccourt's boks are great.

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« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2006, 01:05:14 PM »
lol way too many to name but..

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis... i love all seven books
The Giver by Lois Lowry
So long a Letter by Mariama Ba

Lately.. I want to read all 56 Sherlock Holmes adventures by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2006, 05:41:37 PM »
toa of jeet kune do - by bruce lee

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« Reply #47 on: March 27, 2006, 06:13:40 PM »
Fiction:  The Map of Love, by Ahdaf Soueif

Non-fiction:  This Side of Peace, by Hanan Ashrawi; Not Even My Name, by Thea Halo, and any book by Al Franken

 
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« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2006, 01:31:49 AM »
lol way too many to name but..

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis... i love all seven books
The Giver by Lois Lowry
So long a Letter by Mariama Ba

Lately.. I want to read all 56 Sherlock Holmes adventures by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

wow .. i read that in gr6? maybe.. im not sure if it was gr5 and gr6 .. and just seeing the title brings back memories.. i forgot all about that book...... ooh and the outsiders as well...

i just saw this thread again.... and i've read a few books since i posted my favorites... n i still stand by what i wrote... a few books come close but not close enough to be on the same level...

'a fine balance' is still the best book i've read.

and for 'whatever', 1984 is a great book... i recently read 'animal farm' .. and i read part of 1984, but had to put it down to finish off a few other books.. i'll put up my review as soon as im done...

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Re: your favorite book?
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2006, 01:51:32 AM »
Guys I skipped over, but I wonder if anyone has read these two books: "Freakonomics" and "The World is Flat"

These two books are taking over the charts.

If anyone has read them, tell us about it please. Is it worth buying? I read a few reviews about them.

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« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2006, 04:38:29 AM »


LOTR is awesome althoug the 3rd part as a little bit boring in the end.

Carol Edgarian - Rise of the Euphrates
Dan Brown - Da Vinci Cod and the Juvenalis Dilemma
Tonke Dragt - Brief voor de konging en Geheimen van het Wilde Woud
Sue Townsend - Adriaan Mole and all of his diaries :D.
Mike Gayle - Turning thirty
Mike Gayle - My legendary girlfriend

Tooooo much too name
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