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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2007, 01:18:46 PM »

The Snows of Kilamajaro or however you spell it is really good, it's a short story though.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2007, 03:26:51 PM »


I kind of think that "The Road" is the most important novel (that I've read) written in our lifetimes.   
Also, what does that even mean?  I don't really understand how people say that such and such a book is the most important.

I'm with you on that one Telly.  I read 'The Road' and I thought it was really, really good.  But what defines importance?  Cause I didn't really learn much from that one.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2007, 06:08:52 PM »

i'm supposed to start reading "Child of God" by Cormac McCarthy soon...

and my cousin wants me to reread "Watchmen" by Alan Moore with her (she has a thing about not being able to discuss literature with anyone).

Also, "The Pillowman" by Martin McDonagh is quite the excellent play.  Never seen it performed though, not sure if I want to.
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2007, 06:14:07 PM »

I think The Road is important, but I don't believe it is the most important book ever written.  As you all had mentioned what defines importance.  The Road does express important values such as compassion and hope.  Compassion and hope are defining values of the human race and it is one of the things that keeps us alive.  The Roads shows us what the world can become when we lose that.
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2007, 06:18:45 PM »

Child of God is also next on my list.  I'm kind of on a McCarthy binge after flying through No Country for Old Men and The Road.

Watchmen is a great graphic novel.  Probably one of the best I've read.  I wonder how Alan Moore feels about the film adaptation that is going on right now.  I know he hasn't been too happy with past film adaptations.
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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2007, 02:42:13 AM »

Mitch, what's a Hemingway book that will redeem him in my eyes after Old Man in the Sea and The Sun Also Rises? Because right now, I hate him.

Well, my favorite Hemmingway novel is actually The Sun Also Rises, but if you didn't like that one I definitely recommend To Have And Have Not. That novel of his is second to The Sun Also Rises in my opinion. What didn't you like about The Sun Also Rises? The reason I ask is because that story is the reason why I fell in love with his work. His writing style and mannerisms are what I like about him so much, that and the way that he lived life.
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2007, 03:29:10 PM »

Mitch, what's a Hemingway book that will redeem him in my eyes after Old Man in the Sea and The Sun Also Rises? Because right now, I hate him.

http://www.mrbauld.com/hemclean.html

http://www.gummyprint.com/blog/archives/hills-like-white-elephants-complete-story/

http://www.geocities.com/cyber_explorer99/hemingwaykillers.html


Basically, go buy the complete short stories right now.
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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2007, 06:01:02 PM »

Well, maybe I exaggerated a bit. I didn't hate it. But I had to read it for school and do a ton of project shit on it that kind of ruined it. I think maybe that's why I hate reading books in school because they just make you dissect them in the most ridiculous ways until there's no life left in them.

So okay, maybe it really grew on me. And I actually ended up kind of liking it. Is For Whom The Bell Tolls good? because that's the one that people have told me to read.
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« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2007, 06:17:46 PM »

A Farewell to Arms, anyone?
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« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2007, 10:17:28 PM »

Farewell to Arms is DEFINITELY my favorite Hemingway.  It
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« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2007, 10:31:28 PM »

It

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« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2007, 10:34:20 PM »

haha I decided to be nice and not say anything about that but since Jeff started it... haha
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2007, 12:29:52 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2007, 07:52:16 PM »

James Joyce - Dubliners
If everyone in the world read this, we'd have world peace. Maybe.

If not, just read Brendan Behan's  'The Quare Fellow'
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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2007, 03:50:00 AM »

I loooooove Dubliners.  The last story is one of the most heartbreaking things I've ever read.
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