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This is a thread... about literature! [/quelle suprise!] It's a place to discuss books, poems and plywood kitchen cabinet instruction manuals you have read recently; and a place to discourse on scraps of doggerel. In short, it's a place to talk about words, and their effects on you. Have fun!

Let's start: Has anyone read Les Mis? Does anyone else think that in the final chapters, Jean Valjean is unfairly slated for his past misgivings? Valjean, at the end of the book seems like a pretty good guy - why does Hugo make him hate himself so much?

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Imho Valjean was far more than a fairly good guy. This can be seen in the scene when an innocent person is accused to be Valjean and Valjean reveals his identity with the effect that he has to go to prison again and loses everything he has. I think Valjean was a truly althruistic guy who was driven by unfair forces in affiction, which denounced and internal hardened him.

I hope somebody understands what I try to say in english :D

Did anybody read the book Joseph Heller - Catch 22? It's my absolute favorite book. I read it in english twice and watched the movie too.

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I understand perfectly, but I'm not actually sure it can be explained... :( Good example though - I forgot that one...

Catch-22! That is a brilliant book! I just love it; every single page of it - it's just so crazy, it almost mirrors real life! :D

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I dig a pygmy, by Charles Hawtree and the Deaf Aids. Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

~John Lennon

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Literature is irrelevant to survival of the human race. Vocal cords are a sufficent means of communication. The only literature needed is dictionaries and encyclopedias for comprehension and correct pronunciation

Life only exists to torment us.

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Literature is irrelevant to survival of the human race. Vocal cords are a sufficent means of communication. The only literature needed is dictionaries and encyclopedias for comprehension and correct pronunciation

THE APOCALYPSE IS NEAR!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIFES!!

golly gosh... start to enjoy your life!

No one forces you to post in this thread...you totally failed caveman.

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I like The Belgariad and most books from Modesitt (especially the Recluce series)

I also like the Intel Optimization Manual but does that count as literature?

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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Ooh! And the action's hotting up over in the Literary Corner! Hey, that's a good name for a thread! :D

Oh, and has anyone read Life Of Pi? Whadayya think? Which story of Pi's is real, the animal one or the people one?

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"I am the anarchist, I am the antichrist, I am the walrus, G'JOO G'GOO G'JOOB!"

I dig a pygmy, by Charles Hawtree and the Deaf Aids. Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

~John Lennon

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...you totally failed caveman.

Max, once again, you are not watching what you type. Please don't be so insulting, and try not to turn into another Kreeos.

same to you. You criticize all the time everybody without being even slightly constructive. IMHO you're the annoyingst person next to cornipsus -.-

I used the word caveman (and I think it's one of the less insulting words in my thesaurus) because I read 5 of his 5 postings and that's how he behaves.

If he thinks that literature is unnecessary, so I have to tolerate his opinion, but why the hell does he has to post in this very same thread ABOUT literature??

If you, Rubrica, have any problems with me then, please, use the PM function and leave this thread alone with this OT.

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This argument will not continue, right?

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Please don't let it.

Oh, I won't. I just want to give them the option to end it first. :-)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Literature is irrelevant to survival of the human race. Vocal cords are a sufficent means of communication. The only literature needed is dictionaries and encyclopedias for comprehension and correct pronunciation

No one forces you to post in this thread...you totally failed caveman.

Your insult fails to anger me.

Why type things down when you can communicate in a way that takes less effort that humans are ment to use?

I will now leave this dissussion.

Life only exists to torment us.

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Literature is irrelevant to survival of the human race. Vocal cords are a sufficent means of communication. The only literature needed is dictionaries and encyclopedias for comprehension and correct pronunciation

I..

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I can't respond with a non-flaming attitude to such ignorance.

*Yata is irritated now.

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former"

[ dA Paint.NET Chat :: Yata on dA ]

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This argument will not continue, right?

Do not worry, I had no intention of continuing it. Not even in PM. If Max Power doesn't like me, then that's fine, it's his choice. Now then, back to literature!

What does everyone think of the his dark materials trilogy? Personally, I love it!

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Why type things down when you can communicate in a way that takes less effort that humans are ment to use?
THIS is truly ironic. Why aren't you talking to people on a marketplace in your hometown instead of trolling forums like this? It's an easier way to communicate and it takes less effort...

/Edit: I just read that Boltbait discoverd Henry's true identity...--> Cornipsus...WTF I guess IP comparison?

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@ Rubrica: Personally, I love them too, they're great books, but what I don't love is the controversy surrounding them. I just do not see why the Church, after hundreds of years of preaching tolerance, can so openly rail against what, at the end of the day, is just a story, but they can overlook far worse incidents which the Church has power to influence. That doesn't just go for Christianity, but any religion, anywhere at any time - stop the hypocrisy surrounding works of fiction.

If Phillip Pullman wants to

Hidden Content:
kill God
in his books, let him - he isn't harming anyone.

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"I am the anarchist, I am the antichrist, I am the walrus, G'JOO G'GOO G'JOOB!"

I dig a pygmy, by Charles Hawtree and the Deaf Aids. Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats.

~John Lennon

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I'll have to read that

Does he literally

Hidden Content:
kill god
? If so, that would imply
Hidden Content:
that god exists
(which I highly doubt, given all the evidence to the contrary, and given the fact that all positive evidence is both questionable and far too old)

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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Why is everybody spoilering everything? We live all (I hope so) in countries where freedom of speech is written down by law, and I can't find any passage in the forum rules against argueing about religion... (in that light way we do)

I only read the golden compass in my native language and it didn't satisfied me that much that I would read it again nor read the rest of the trilogy. I didn't watched the movie either, IMHO the book is even more adressed to children than Harry Potter or other similiar literature.

My all time favourite is the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy by Tolkien...maybe that's why I have a 11,7% geekness degree ;D

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