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    The funny thing is that I brought up that author...

    The funny thing is that I brought up that author as an attempt to move on from a previous bickering. We're human, we bicker, it's part of what we do :-). But we are also certainly capable of moving...
  2. Aye, and what we read empowers us to change our...

    Aye, and what we read empowers us to change our lives and the lives of those around us, which brings me to my answer to your question:

    It's certainly difficult trying to study events in this book...
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    You're correct, I could have worded that sentence...

    You're correct, I could have worded that sentence better. I meant to contrast the offer that the government was cutting Yossarian (after he made made pals with the Colonels) to the way that Dunbar...
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    Oh my gosh! I didn't even realize that there was...

    Oh my gosh! I didn't even realize that there was a 6th one, how did that slip past me? I guess that means I now have a great excuse to re-read the rest of the series in celebration then go out and...
  5. As far as important, character developing events;...

    As far as important, character developing events; I agree that Don Quixote's return to sanity following his defeat and reluctant return is obviously one of the most important thematically. I'll...
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    Dunbar's flipping out over the 2nd 'Soldier in...

    Dunbar's flipping out over the 2nd 'Soldier in White' was causing chaos and disturbing everyone else at the hospital, his 'disappearing' was a means of keeping him from weaking morale with this...
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    I'm a bit of a Douglas Adams fan, Hitchhiker's...

    I'm a bit of a Douglas Adams fan, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is definitely worthwhile humor.
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    I just remembered this 'Top 100' sci-fi books...

    I just remembered this 'Top 100' sci-fi books list that I stumbled on not too long ago. I wouldn't say that I necessarily agree on the specific ordering (which is way too subjective to be accurate),...
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    I've never been able to listen to audio books. In...

    I've never been able to listen to audio books. In any setting when I can read, I would rather be read (its much faster) and in any setting where I have to primarily give my attention to something...
  10. Poll: I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with...

    I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with the character, but she's not exactly around enough to be developed into a memorable/likable character. Her most notable features:

    1. She's a mother...
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    The only thing that came to my mind right away...

    The only thing that came to my mind right away were those "Choose Your Own Adventure" books that I came across a couple of times as a child, but the list on the Wikipedia page shows that it...
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    Well, on the actual topic of this thread, at the...

    Well, on the actual topic of this thread, at the risk of sounding not only a complete newbie but also a ridiculously mainstream, young American, I would say that Stephen King is worth mentioning. If...
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    Its definitely fair to say that he did have...

    Its definitely fair to say that he did have plenty Mary Sues in his works, and in my opinion was almost obsessed with lauding the 'benefits' free sex would have on society, but that by no means...
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    To anyone looking for a recommendation on an...

    To anyone looking for a recommendation on an English translation, I would say that that depends on your purpose, but I boil it down to two recommendations:

    If you just want to be able to say...
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    I think it's entirely possible to be more vague....

    I think it's entirely possible to be more vague. He/she could have said "The translator did a good job on some specific aspects of translation."

    All kidding aside, on the original poster's topic I...
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    That's certainly a valid viewpoint. On its my...

    That's certainly a valid viewpoint. On its my own, I also find crude humor such as silly violence and toilet humor to be not at all entertaining. However, like in my previous example with South Park,...
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    In spite of the fights? I thought that that was...

    In spite of the fights? I thought that that was an important part of the humor. The way Cervantes used silly and crude humor along with clever, subtle sub-textual jokes and run-on gags was what made...
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    Well, as far as how they are organized, they...

    Well, as far as how they are organized, they aren't really. Their comments just occasionally drop in as asides in the story. But it's pretty simple to follow the narrators as characters in relation...
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    I certainly agree that Don Quixote, as well as...

    I certainly agree that Don Quixote, as well as most of the characters, are used to voice/demonstrate the author's views and ideas. In general in fiction, characters are used to demonstrate a given...
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