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    Comparing religions can be educational and...

    Comparing religions can be educational and enlightening but at the end of the day I believe the Lord Christ addressed the problem of sin and its consequences and cure rather then most (if not all)...
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    Speaking only for myself I think for the me the...

    Speaking only for myself I think for the me the highest form of love I have bene capable of is always putting the welfare, needs, and desires of the other entirely before my own with no real attempt...
  3. I ignore most fan fiction UNIL it becomes an...

    I ignore most fan fiction UNIL it becomes an authorized publication. Example would be Will Murray who writes new Doc Savage novels authorized by the copyright holders adding to the original 181 pulp...
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    My opinion only but my reading of the Bible it...

    My opinion only but my reading of the Bible it appears that the Lord Christ had a variety of ways of drawing a person out to meet their needs. I suspect His apparent reluctance to bless her...
  5. Nope--Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is still the...

    Nope--Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton is still the dullest novel I ever read.
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    Poll: Put me down on the side of the Odyssey but this...

    Put me down on the side of the Odyssey but this is really like comparing the movies Alien and Aliens--two superb films with a different story to tell in the same setting. The Iliad is basically a...
  7. A silly movie but the romance of the two leads...

    A silly movie but the romance of the two leads makes me watch it again and again on You Tube. Always a sucker for the tough guy with the heart of romantic and the girl with a soft heart hidden well...
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    Saw this old post and revisited and I saw where I...

    Saw this old post and revisited and I saw where I recommended Yarbro but it occurred to me -for historical purposes a sampling of Varney the Vampire might entertain you as a primeexample of early...
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    Ecurb sums up my thoughts on Anna and War and...

    Ecurb sums up my thoughts on Anna and War and Peace. I prefer Anna because the writing is consistent, the plot focused and gets the job done with very few questions left over. War and Peace had...
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    I have been slowly reading the Scarlet Pimpernel...

    I have been slowly reading the Scarlet Pimpernel novels here and prior to that both War nd Peace and Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karamazov, Great Expectations and simply could NOT...
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    A suggestion or two on commentaries I would...

    A suggestion or two on commentaries I would recommend Matthew Henry for a book designed to read by the common man-devotional and practical his own writings ended with Acts I believe and the rest by...
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    Rafael Sabatini for his conversations between...

    Rafael Sabatini for his conversations between characters. Rider Haggard for his Allan Quaterman series and John Mortimer for his Rumpole of the Bailey and finally Dashiell Hammett for his...
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    Winnepeg Canada. Certainly the cleanest city I...

    Winnepeg Canada. Certainly the cleanest city I ever saw but watch out for the bus drivers they will NOT move over even if you're already IN the lane. Home of Comics World if I recall the name...
  15. I read Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov and Crime...

    I read Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov and Crime and Punishment online here and liked C&P very much, Brothers less so mostly due to a dislike for almost all of the characters and the ending was...
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    I'm over halfway thru Crime and Punishment right...

    I'm over halfway thru Crime and Punishment right now but I did complete Brothers Karamazov and I came to the conclusion that when Dostoyevsky implies something he probably means it to happen or have...
  17. I became fond of none of them. They all can't...

    I became fond of none of them. They all can't make up their minds to save their lives and least little thing throws them off stride. About halfway through the book I realized I was reading a soap...
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    I made the mistake of reading this book with the...

    I made the mistake of reading this book with the idea that it would basically be an adventure story with florid language. Once I realized we were NOT in Stevenson or Scott territory or even Tolstoy...
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    At heart basically selfish I read for entertainment and now in retirement to keep myself from going crazy.
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    Read it years ago as a teenager when the 1960s Hammer film came out and adored it. The scenes in the basement and the mirror room with the Persian were thrilling. I believe I was the perfect age...
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    1. Rafael Sabatini 2. Sir Henry Rider Haggard...

    1. Rafael Sabatini
    2. Sir Henry Rider Haggard
    3. Adam Hall (Quiller series)
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    Whenever I see the expression Purple Prose I...

    Whenever I see the expression Purple Prose I always think of pulp fiction and E. E. 'Doc' Smith and his Lensmen science fiction series or Norvell Page's Spider pulp magazine novels(house name was...
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    :) I drink Coke these days but about 20 years...

    :) I drink Coke these days but about 20 years back Pepsi was the taste buds delight. There are no easy answers to all this. Do I wish my book store could get the books I want (small press company...
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    Excellent points made above and I actually agree...

    Excellent points made above and I actually agree with you guys about the work conditions. However when it comes to wanting CERTAIN books I'm discovering they have what others can't or won't get. My...
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    I only recently started to use Amazon.com and...

    I only recently started to use Amazon.com and have been highly pleased with the service. Barnes and Nobles tends to fail me one out of three tries. If I thought there was a sweatshop environment...
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