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Postby squibbles » 2011.01.04 (17:08)

chocollama wrote:Hey, I've got a book report due soon. What is a short book that is difficult reading, has a complex storyline, great throughout, and clean enough for my Mormon English teacher to read if I recommend it? (If that's even possible....)


Animal Farm, by George Orwell.
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Postby chocollama » 2011.01.04 (22:26)

Common Sense wrote:Animal Farm is really really really bad.

Truer words were never spoken.

JK. This is what I think:

I had to read this my freshmen year. The teacher was a really boring, really lonely old man. That made everything in the class extremely bland, including any books we read. I'm sure Animal Farm would've been good if circumstances had been on my side, but alas, they were not. ;_;
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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2011.01.05 (11:57)

Hey! Get your own thread!

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Postby t̷s͢uk̕a͡t͜ư » 2011.01.05 (21:35)

I've recently been reminded of my favorite work of fiction. I've been inspired to re-read The Picture of Dorian Gray, and encourage you to (re-)read it as well.
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Postby SlappyMcGee » 2011.01.05 (21:54)

A strange twist in the personality of Tsukatu. I quite liked that novel as well.
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Postby scythe » 2011.01.05 (23:37)

chocollama wrote:Hey, I've got a book report due soon. What is a short book that is difficult reading, has a complex storyline, great throughout, and clean enough for my Mormon English teacher to read if I recommend it? (If that's even possible....)

The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

No, but seriously, Heart of Darkness
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Postby t̷s͢uk̕a͡t͜ư » 2011.01.06 (00:35)

SlappyMcGee wrote:A strange twist in the personality of Tsukatu. I quite liked that novel as well.

Narcissism is out of character for me?
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Postby otters~1 » 2011.01.06 (23:25)

scythe wrote:
chocollama wrote:Hey, I've got a book report due soon. What is a short book that is difficult reading, has a complex storyline, great throughout, and clean enough for my Mormon English teacher to read if I recommend it? (If that's even possible....)

The Illuminatus! Trilogy.

No, but seriously, Heart of Darkness

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Postby chocollama » 2011.01.08 (04:07)

it can't have been a movie. :(
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Postby scythe » 2011.01.08 (04:15)

chocollama wrote:it can't have been a movie. :(

Heart of Darkness was not a movie. Apocalypse Now was heavily based on HoD, but it was still very different.
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Postby Tanner » 2011.01.08 (04:28)

I was thinking of The Ghost and the Darkness when he said it was a movie.
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Postby SlappyMcGee » 2011.01.08 (14:16)

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chocollama wrote:it can't have been a movie. :(

Heart of Darkness was not a movie. Apocalypse Now was heavily based on HoD, but it was still very different.


You've apparantly (and unforgiveably) not seen the Tim Roth/John Malkovich adaptation from the early Nineties. Fool.
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Postby otters~1 » 2011.01.08 (20:45)

chocollama wrote:it can't have been a movie. :(

That's ridiculous. Heart of Darkness is one of the greatest books ever written in any language. I'm sure your teacher will not mind you doing a report on it. (It might help if you claim not to have seen the movie.)
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Postby chocollama » 2011.01.09 (00:53)

I haven't seen it, but my teacher's a bitch like that. She'll check dude, she's fucking thorough.
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Postby squibbles » 2011.01.09 (03:15)

Perhaps one of the parts of Joyce's Ulysses? Individually they are quite brief.

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Postby 乳头的早餐谷物 » 2011.01.09 (07:30)

squibbles wrote:Perhaps one of the parts of Joyce's Ulysses? Individually they are quite brief.

Ulysses once resulted in a prosecution for obscenity and was made into a film, so probably not appropriate.
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Postby squibbles » 2011.01.09 (11:10)

oughts wrote:
squibbles wrote:Perhaps one of the parts of Joyce's Ulysses? Individually they are quite brief.

Ulysses once resulted in a prosecution for obscenity and was made into a film, so probably not appropriate.


Eurgh, a movie? That'd either be the most annoying film, or the most boring one, depending on the naration.

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Postby Apakenua » 2011.04.13 (00:56)

And Then There Were None
Aka. Ten Little Indians - Agatha Christie. My favorite book ever.
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Postby chocollama » 2011.04.13 (01:04)

I just started reading everything by Jasper Fforde (that IS how it's spelled). That guy is f r e a k i n g awesome.

And he added me on Facebook. XD
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Postby Corky Romano » 2011.04.14 (03:30)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is very entertaining to read, I do not care much about the philosophical message it tries to convey though. The plot is easy to understand and the characters are unique and all likable to some extent.

Also, the author has a great grasp of the English language for a Russian Jew.
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Postby krusch » 2011.04.14 (04:15)

The Atrocity Archives and The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross. I have only read half of the latter, and I haven't read the former, but I got the feeling this would be right up Metanet's alley. Right up there.
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Postby otters~1 » 2011.04.15 (01:24)

Artistolipto wrote:The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is very entertaining to read, I do not care much about the philosophical message it tries to convey though.

Oh god oh god ... Ms. Rand is turning in her grave.

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Postby Corky Romano » 2011.04.16 (22:44)

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Artistolipto wrote:The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand is very entertaining to read, I do not care much about the philosophical message it tries to convey though.

Oh god oh god ... Ms. Rand is turning in her grave.

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Postby chocollama » 2011.04.23 (16:45)

I've never heard of that book.....
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Postby Slayr » 2011.04.24 (15:39)

John Dies @ the End
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