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    By 'the West' are you simply refering to the USA?...

    By 'the West' are you simply refering to the USA? Or incorporating Europe as well?
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    The term Utopia actually came from Thomas More,...

    The term Utopia actually came from Thomas More, and has only been related to the genre concerned with an 'ideal' society since, I don't think he was specically suggesting that the community he...
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    I loved that book.

    I loved that book.
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    If you find out the name of the book please let...

    If you find out the name of the book please let me know! Sounds very interesting.

    Thanks!

    Art (also Communist)
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    Yes, he commited seppuku after seizing control of...

    Yes, he commited seppuku after seizing control of a military headquaters in Tokyo, trying to revive the partiotism of Imperial Japan and the spirit of the Samurai and Bushido.
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    Wow, thanks very much, I will have a look out for...

    Wow, thanks very much, I will have a look out for it!
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    Yukio Mishima, anyone?

    Has anyone read anything by Yukio Mishima, and if so then what did you think?

    So far I have Confessions of a Mask, Forbidden Colours and The Sound of Waves, and think that they are absolutley...
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    Wasn't trying to nitpick, its just that I have...

    Wasn't trying to nitpick, its just that I have had that book sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read for quite some time, it just seems quite a daunting task! :)
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    I think Trotsky did write The History of the...

    I think Trotsky did write The History of the Russian Revolution, and at over 1200 pages I would consider that a book 'in the general sense of the term' :)
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    Here is a selection of my favourites from my...

    Here is a selection of my favourites from my bookcase:

    The Drowned and the Saved, The Periodic Table - Primo Levi
    The Myth of Sisyphus, The Fall, The Outsider - Albert Camus
    Ancient Wisdom,...
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    Poll: I think it is definately worth finishing, I...

    I think it is definately worth finishing, I thought it was a fantastic book. I started reading the Odyssey as soon as i had finished the Illiad, I enjoyed it so much.
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    I agree with you, Diceman. Jane Eyre was such...

    I agree with you, Diceman.

    Jane Eyre was such a struggle to read that I didn't even finish it. I just couldn't engage with it at all.
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