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    Poll: Absolutely Ethan Frome... For Asa, I preferred...

    Absolutely Ethan Frome...
    For Asa, I preferred so much the coppola film rather than the book, if you didn't watch it, i recommend it to you.
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    solaris

    Hi, did you have read "solaris" from Stanislaw Lem?
    What are your opinions?
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    before the law sits a gatekeeper

    Hi, how many of you had read the kafka's short tale "Before the law"?
    What do you think about it? What's the meaning of this work?
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    I've only read "of mice and men" long time ago....

    I've only read "of mice and men" long time ago. I've found it a very beautiful book with powerful themes.
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    1&2. my opinion is the same as Peter. 3. I...

    1&2. my opinion is the same as Peter.

    3. I believe that a good criteria (not the only one) it's if a work is capable of talk to the men of all ages and all times.
  6. Hi ehitskit, I think that you're too focused on...

    Hi ehitskit,
    I think that you're too focused on the evaluation of "how much this book is useful" when you're reading a book...
    Literature is art, and the art isn't necessary or useful...
    So, if...
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    Sticky: "We are all born mad. Some remain so." Samuel...

    "We are all born mad. Some remain so."
    Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

    "OPHELIA: 'Tis Brief, my lord.
    HAMLET: As woman's love"
    William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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    Ok, I'll explain my reasons with my bad, bad...

    Ok, I'll explain my reasons with my bad, bad english...:p
    Sartre is considered a brilliant philosopher and writer, and one of the founders of existentialism. I've only read "Nausea", in which the...
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    Sartre... I've read The Nausea and I found it...

    Sartre...
    I've read The Nausea and I found it like a palace build on nothing.
    The best thing he did is to refuse the nobel, he knews that he didn't deserve it!!!!!!!!!!
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    Any work of Raymond Queneau I personally suggest...

    Any work of Raymond Queneau
    I personally suggest "Zazie in the Metro", "The Blue Flowers" and "We always treat the women too well"
    He's the most funny author that i had ever read
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    "man produces evil as a bee produces honey" ...

    "man produces evil as a bee produces honey"
    (William Golding)
    Yes, I think that the most important message given by the author of this book it's that without the rules given to us by living in...
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    Because I cannot image my existence without it:)

    Because I cannot image my existence without it:)
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    Hi everyone, here's my point of view: Atheism is...

    Hi everyone, here's my point of view:
    Atheism is faith itself
    Be sure of the existence of god is faith, be sure that there's no god is also faith.
    Our minds are too little to understand the truth.
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    Well, thank to all of you for your answers. I...

    Well, thank to all of you for your answers.
    I believe that, since we choose casually many of the book to read, we also miss many other masterpieces, only because they didn't come in our hands in the...
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    Hi, I'd like to join this intersting discussion...

    Hi, I'd like to join this intersting discussion
    The previous quote isn't exactly, the fact that Hitler didn't read Napoleonic history isn't true. Hitler knowed very well the Napoleonic campaign in...
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    I only want that more people will read good book...

    I only want that more people will read good book in 2007. That will make things to go better.



    It's also my whish, grace, but Dostoevsky isn't Dan Brown and I don't think that this new author...
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    I would suggest "The masque of red death", 'cause...

    I would suggest "The masque of red death", 'cause it will suit the second category and it's my favorite. It isn't too long:)
    But also "The black cat" can be a good choice
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    1. Le Fanu ("Carmilla") 2. E. A. Poe (many...

    1. Le Fanu ("Carmilla")
    2. E. A. Poe (many novels) and E.T.A. Hoffman ("the devil's elixirs")
    4. Peacock ("Nightmare Abbey")
    There are many others, this are the ones that I remind now.
    Good job!
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    How do you choose the books to read?

    Hi
    I'm curious about the path you follow to choose your readings.
    How do you choose an author or a book?
    Do you always find what you are searching for in a book?
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    I use the same bookmark from ten years, it's a...

    I use the same bookmark from ten years, it's a xmas postcard of wwf with a picture of a robin on it. That piece of paper has been in contact with the pages of so many masterpieces that has became a...
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    Hi I think that is a substantial difference...

    Hi
    I think that is a substantial difference beetwin films, theatre or games and literature, 'cause the first three are works that consist in a script directly translated into images and sound....
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    Sticky: Hi, I'm an italian lover... of books:yawnb: I'm...

    Hi, I'm an italian lover... of books:yawnb:
    I'm happy to join this worldwide community and I hope that you forgive me for my bad english:blush:
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