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    Because I don’t care about plot. I read them, because I want interesting characters/themes/ideas etc. For example I like Joseph Conrad’s books, because he creates interesting, flawed characters.
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    fudgetusk Do not project your feelings on...

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    Do not project your feelings on other people. Just because you think classics are boring does not mean that others find them boring. It also does not mean that people are only...
  3. Thread: Brits Out!

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    As I am from Eastern Europe, I can assure you...

    As I am from Eastern Europe, I can assure you that it would be damn hard for me not to know about the dissappearence of the USSR, etc. I can also assure that most comparisons that far right makes...
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    Yes, EU is no longer there just to keep peace,...

    Yes, EU is no longer there just to keep peace, though I disagree with the claim that it didn’t contribute to peace. It made the idea of war between European countries seem ridiculous. Besides, EU was...
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    Not really, it was designed after WWII in Europe...

    Not really, it was designed after WWII in Europe so that something like WWII will not happen again, so I think the idea of EU was good and noble. Besides the idea of giving European Parliament more...
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    Thanks for pointing that out, I have corrected...

    Thanks for pointing that out, I have corrected it. I know that many would be against it, especially right-wing parties. However, it is ironic how their accusations that EU isn’t democratic enough...
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    I understand, but I don’t see the problem. UK...

    I understand, but I don’t see the problem. UK wanted to leave and it did. Was EU stopping UK from sending divorce papers? No, after the referendum some people including important politicians clearly...
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    To a certain degree it’s charming how you see it....

    To a certain degree it’s charming how you see it. I suppose that if Scottish people decided leave UK, UK will fully respect that decision as an independent and conscious decisions of Scottish people.
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    Wait, what were people expecting? That UE will...

    Wait, what were people expecting? That UE will fall on its knees and beg UK to stay no matter what or throw at UK good deals? Of course UE would never do it and go for hard negotiations. It was so...
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    Obviously, it doesn’t have to. After all, if it...

    Obviously, it doesn’t have to. After all, if it had to, fantasy should not exist. All you need is to make your word internally coherent.

    However, more importantly, if you want to write a romantic...
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    Maybe reading Never Ending Story by Michael Ende...

    Maybe reading Never Ending Story by Michael Ende would be a good idea?
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    Maybe she was thinking about Hugo? It is a while...

    Maybe she was thinking about Hugo? It is a while since I read his books, but I remember that I thought that Cosette, Esmeralda and the girl from Toilers of the Sea were so sweet and angelic that they...
  13. Thread: The Classics

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    I am not angry and I agree with you that there is...

    I am not angry and I agree with you that there is an interplay between the style and the storytelling. I just think that your answer is very general, for example with Austen one can be more specific....
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    From your posts alone I think you have a lot to...

    From your posts alone I think you have a lot to learn, before you write anything worthy to be called classic.

    Why do you think people are still reading writers like, for example, Jane Austen or...
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    It has been a long time since I read this book,...

    It has been a long time since I read this book, but I don’t think that the characters, I mean Cathy and Heathcliff, were supposed to be sympathetic. They were interesting and well-written, which was...
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    I don't know how it looks in other countries, but in Poland if someone is interested in classics, she or he is bound to hear about French literature rather sooner than later. I remember that I had to...
  17. Thread: La France

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    Of course, I meant that majority of Scots. If I...

    Of course, I meant that majority of Scots. If I say that England wants to leave EU, must I go into details that the leave option was mostly favored by those who are 50+ and on average were less...
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    Well, Socts wanting another referendum is a...

    Well, Socts wanting another referendum is a direct consequence of brexit and this is rather funny, because it shows that Scots don't want to be in United Kingdom, they want to be in European Union. ...
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    He didn't want to win it. One can say from...

    He didn't want to win it. One can say from watching his victory press conference on Friday where he looked as if he were attending a funeral and his words also betray that he didn't want to or expect...
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    Investors don't like instability. You can of...

    Investors don't like instability. You can of course earn a lot during instable times very quickly, but you may also lose a lot very quickly, so they just prefer peaceful times. Brexit is a source of...
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    Femme looks very similar to the word female, so I...

    Femme looks very similar to the word female, so I suppose it may mean the same, especially since the word female was taken from old French, which took the word from Latin femella – girl.

    As for...
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    I read it. I didn’t make a big impression on me,...

    I read it. I didn’t make a big impression on me, but I thought that it was ok. Mostly I remember that the main character’s prejudices against Catholics and in favor of Protestants were rather funny.
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    The Neverending Story – Micheal Ende Momo –...

    The Neverending Story – Micheal Ende
    Momo – Micheal Ende
    Diana Wynne Jones' books

    Also, Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa is a popular book for children in Japan.
    I have never...
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    My favourite book of the year is Les Liaisons...

    My favourite book of the year is Les Liaisons dangereuses. Mostly for the interactions, in the form of letters, between the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont.
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    Your question is interesting. I have noticed that...

    Your question is interesting. I have noticed that people from America and England tend to look for themes in works of art while the rest of Europe seems to put more focus on the structure of the...
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