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Postby Cypress » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:28 am

LennyeTran wrote:Textbook? What book is that? I'm curious.


Sorry, can't help you with that. I took that class a while ago, and I always sell my textbooks the next day after the finals.

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Postby Cypress » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:35 am

Tora wrote:
Ksju wrote:Liked them a lot or strongly disliked… Hmmm… (Maybe people who is not so exacting to literature – like it, those who prefer good, real literature dislike it…) :lol:
For me indeed it’s not so interesting to discuss it. Just to make clear myself…
I’m not really against this book! Of course you may read it of you have a free evening. I spent one – and not so bad…
I’m just talking that we should clearly understand what kind of literature it is. And if there wouldn’t spend so big money on promotion of the book and you wouldn’t see it on every corner I just simple forget about the book on the next day! Like every other book of the kind, any other street detective…
(By the way I must confess I received a little pleasure reading the book - if we still consider it as literature – there’re no characters, no normal idea, and language is very poor. From this point of view it’s really uninteresting.)
Resemble average middling Hollywood action, just running, firing and explosions and nothing more. But it’s better to watch smth like this than read I think.


Just only hope the movie will be a little bit better. (anyway as there will be Jan Reno)


Well. Miss Prosecutor! :wink: The language is not so poor...


Hmmm, somehow I though Ksju was a male. I don't know where I got that idea from

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Postby Tora » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:55 pm

Cypress wrote:
Tora wrote:
Ksju wrote:Liked them a lot or strongly disliked… Hmmm… (Maybe people who is not so exacting to literature – like it, those who prefer good, real literature dislike it…) :lol:
For me indeed it’s not so interesting to discuss it. Just to make clear myself…
I’m not really against this book! Of course you may read it of you have a free evening. I spent one – and not so bad…
I’m just talking that we should clearly understand what kind of literature it is. And if there wouldn’t spend so big money on promotion of the book and you wouldn’t see it on every corner I just simple forget about the book on the next day! Like every other book of the kind, any other street detective…
(By the way I must confess I received a little pleasure reading the book - if we still consider it as literature – there’re no characters, no normal idea, and language is very poor. From this point of view it’s really uninteresting.)
Resemble average middling Hollywood action, just running, firing and explosions and nothing more. But it’s better to watch smth like this than read I think.


Just only hope the movie will be a little bit better. (anyway as there will be Jan Reno)


Well. Miss Prosecutor! :wink: The language is not so poor...


Hmmm, somehow I though Ksju was a male. I don't know where I got that idea from

then let Ksju tell us! i was sure she is SHE :roll: :wink:

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Postby Ksju » Mon May 01, 2006 7:20 pm

Tora wrote:
Cypress wrote:
Hmmm, somehow I though Ksju was a male. I don't know where I got that idea from

then let Ksju tell us! i was sure she is SHE :roll: :wink:



:!: I’m afraid I never was a male… :oops: (thanks God!!!) :!:
Hope you’re disappointed not very much… :lol:

And thanks Tora for being so far-sighted.

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Postby Ksju » Mon May 01, 2006 7:27 pm

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Cypress wrote:Shame on me because I haven’t read any book by Dan Brown :oops:


Absolutely NOT!!! :shock:
There’s nothing special! Just usual boulevard novels. :roll:
It’s not great literature of great authors.

In most cases you’d better to spend you valuable time on books with little more thinking opportunities and life problems…


So far, all the people I talked to about Dan Brown’s books either liked them a lot or strongly disliked them. I think it might be a good idea to read at least one of them, so I can actually have my own opinion.



:)
Liked them a lot or strongly disliked… Hmmm… (Maybe people who is not so exacting to literature – like it, those who prefer good, real literature dislike it…) :lol:
For me indeed it’s not so interesting to discuss it. Just to make clear myself…
I’m not really against this book! Of course you may read it of you have a free evening. I spent one – and not so bad…
I’m just talking that we should clearly understand what kind of literature it is. And if there wouldn’t spend so big money on promotion of the book and you wouldn’t see it on every corner I just simple forget about the book on the next day! Like every other book of the kind, any other street detective…
(By the way I must confess I received a little pleasure reading the book - if we still consider it as literature – there’re no characters, no normal idea, and language is very poor. From this point of view it’s really uninteresting.)
Resemble average middling Hollywood action, just running, firing and explosions and nothing more. But it’s better to watch smth like this than read I think.


Just only hope the movie will be a little bit better. (anyway as there will be Jan Reno)


Well. Miss Prosecutor! :wink: The language is not so poor as you want it to be, english version is just amazing, i must say russian translation is poor! that's a big difference!

And about good-bad litarature... every one considers it from his own point of view... Sure there is no need to talk about Dostoevski, wether he is talented or not... it goes without saying!
talking about modern literature (excluding beloved russian detectives of course...) not every new releasing books is worth paying attention on it, but Dan Brown is among those writers that i would like to read (if i have a spare evening :wink: ). I don't care if he has stolen the plot! the book i read by him i liked... and nothing more...

by the way... here is another one crazy-on-Jan-Reno... :!: :roll: :wink:


Miss Prosecutor..! :idea: Uuummm… I like it! (May I use it now as my second name??? Please…) :?:

Please don’t involve me in all this… !!! :shock: (But I’ve had some smiles reading Tora’s note)
Just… I know about translation, but still… I prefer bigger masters.
And I’m not talking about bad-good books if you still think so! And modern literature too…
Just usually real literature (like one of kinds of art) exists and just literature for the masses, popular literature. This poplit may be good and qualitative too but it always be a books for an evening and nothing more. One, two nice evenings – if book is a little bit qualitative and talented – but then in a week you simply forget this book. That’s all!

P.S. By the way Tora, as you may understand me, Don’t you think that maybe Akunin’s series about Fandorin as the same kind of literature is more artistic and better?

I’m not really crazy-on-Jan-Reno (interesting term)… :shock:
But he is smth special it’s true and a Frenchman too… :wink:

Thank you.
Miss Prosecutor.

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Postby Tora » Mon May 01, 2006 8:11 pm

i decided not to use quote as it would be toooo long to read!
sure you may! I have no lisence yet.

I read akunin and i don't like it pretty much! just one evening! i wonder how the authors write in a manner when you are not fascinated but still can't help reading... though you see it is not big writter... the same goes to akunin!
Please, Ksju, don't make me be involved in any kind of misconception between! I see that i'm not speaking properly about my tastes but keep judging others... forgive me if i said something wrong or ... i don't know...

The fact is Jan Reno is spanish! amazing! it doubles my admiration!!! 8)

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Postby Ksju » Thu May 04, 2006 7:56 am

Tora wrote:I read akunin and i don't like it pretty much! just one evening! i wonder how the authors write in a manner when you are not fascinated but still can't help reading... though you see it is not big writter... the same goes to akunin!
Please, Ksju, don't make me be involved in any kind of misconception between! I see that i'm not speaking properly about my tastes but keep judging others... forgive me if i said something wrong or ... i don't know...

The fact is Jan Reno is spanish! amazing! it doubles my admiration!!! 8)


Indeed, I absolutely didn’t try to involve smb in smth! :? (And one of the reasons is my language is not good enough …) And of course I have no any offences on you or smb else. I as you just try to make clear my thoughts on a topic…

Jan Reno… Spanish… (no matter indeed… still… veryveryvery cute) :roll:
But I read that he was born in Morocco (not Spain and not France). But it’s really no matter!
And you call me “another one crazy-on-Jan-Reno”… You see I’m too ill-informed to be another… :wink:

And, yes, as for Akunin, I’m not his fan. Just I think his works are more good-made from artistic positions.

Miss Prosecutor. :!:

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Postby Cypress » Sat May 06, 2006 6:37 pm

Ksju wrote::!: I’m afraid I never was a male… :oops: (thanks God!!!) :!:
Hope you’re disappointed not very much… :lol:

And thanks Tora for being so far-sighted.


My bad. I hope I didn't not offend you or anything

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Postby MissLT » Fri May 12, 2006 10:09 pm

Ksju wrote: :)
Liked them a lot or strongly disliked… Hmmm… (Maybe people who is not so exacting to literature – like it, those who prefer good, real literature dislike it…) :lol:
For me indeed it’s not so interesting to discuss it. Just to make clear myself…
I’m not really against this book! Of course you may read it of you have a free evening. I spent one – and not so bad…
I’m just talking that we should clearly understand what kind of literature it is. And if there wouldn’t spend so big money on promotion of the book and you wouldn’t see it on every corner I just simple forget about the book on the next day! Like every other book of the kind, any other street detective…
(By the way I must confess I received a little pleasure reading the book - if we still consider it as literature – there’re no characters, no normal idea, and language is very poor. From this point of view it’s really uninteresting.)
Resemble average middling Hollywood action, just running, firing and explosions and nothing more. But it’s better to watch smth like this than read I think.


Just only hope the movie will be a little bit better. (anyway as there will be Jan Reno)

I liked the beginning, but when it came to the end I was really disappointed. To me he was trying to put everything in for a rush end or a cheesy, Hollywood end.

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5 books

Postby andrea » Sun May 28, 2006 8:03 pm

Hi everybody

re-entered and visited the club after a bit long while, and I found this thread which I would like to reply to.

As I write I try to list in my mind the five books I would recommend, or better, I was impressed through.

1 - The Scarlet Letter (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
2 - La Nausée (Jean Paul Sartre)
3 - The Red Badge of Courage (Stephen Crane)
4 - Animal Farm (George Orwell)
5 - America, Der Prozess, Das Schloss (Franz Kafka) *

* sorry but I can't separate any part of Kafkas trilogy, and it fascinated me too much.. I had to list the whole of it.. :?

A big ciao

Andrea :)

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Postby Cypress » Mon May 29, 2006 3:59 pm

Hi Andrea! Thanks for your post reply. I appreciate it :D :D :D

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Postby harvester » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:41 pm

Dixie wrote:1.- The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

2.- Angels and Demons, Dan Brown

3.- Digital Fortress, Dan Brown

4.- The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

5.- The Lake of Dead Languages, Carol Goodman

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Hello Dixie. Although I have never read the book with title "The lake of dead languages" as you mentioned, it really makes me so curious. Sound good title, could you tell me a short summary about its content, please?
Thanks so much. :)

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Postby Dexter » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:15 pm

well, i personally like Antione de Saint Exupery's book, The little prince... i like it very much and yet everytime i read it i feel it's worth reading again...

yana, i hope you'll like that book in case you decide to read it... it's not a long story but it's nice...

freinds, let me know your opinions about it... :)

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Postby Tora » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:56 pm

Dexter wrote:freinds, let me know your opinions about it... :)


I can't help crying everytime I read it!

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Postby KATHYYINGHUA » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:27 am

I like reading books very much,but i don't know some famous books wrriten in English.Can you introduce some books to me?

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Postby Arale » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:52 am

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Postby Dexter » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:26 pm

Tora wrote:
Dexter wrote:freinds, let me know your opinions about it... :)


I can't help crying everytime I read it!



yes tora... i agree... i still find my eyes wet everytime i get to the end of that book...

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Postby Inkbell » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:11 pm

Oh dear!

My list of books to recommend is endless like The Ednless Story by Michael Ende :D , but as my favourites are fantasy books, here are some of my gratest loves:

1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
2. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
3. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
4. Inkheart by the german author Cornelia Funke, an enchanting triology for all those who love books, the next is Inkspell and the third one is yet to be published
5. Thoe's journey by Catherine Clement, don't know, if the title is written correctly, because I've read it only in German and Polish. It's a bokk about all the main religion's of the world

Okay, that's all for today :wink:

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Anyone can recommend notable book from stephen king ?

Postby ATIFIREHAWK » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:46 am

Hi everyone . I have read some stephen king's novel and impress his language I want to read another novel from king , but someone said " Many novel from king is impress me and many novel from him is tedious ".

Anyone can recommend stephen's king book for me or help me to choose book from this list ?

1 Cujo
2 Christine
3 Rose madder
4 Heart in Atlantis
5 Skelton crew

Thank every recommendation .

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Postby Dixie » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:47 am

I have never read any of King's books, but I would really like to read The Shining.

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Postby MissLT » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:34 am

His books are boring. They're well-written, but they're boring. You can try Cujo from the list. However, don't expect to be impressed by his work. It won't happen until the end of any of his books.


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