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    Quote Originally Posted by Slam_Bradley View Post
    I've never read The Little Prince.
    Get thee to the nunnery! um, I mean bookstore.

    A classic.

    I read it in french years ago. Back when I self-taugh myself french every thursday by attending english/french conversation exchanges in a library in the city of dublin.
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
    Flannery O'Connor on the beats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slam_Bradley View Post
    I've never read The Little Prince.
    You need to read it. A super fast read too. It's a short story, but it's one that sticks with you forever. It really is a sweet and touching story

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    I bought Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein.

    I'm hoping it hooks me as much as Starship Troopers did.
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    Starship Troopers is not my fav Heinlein anymore but it was my first and made me a big fan. Political ideas or not the military training,action,side of the story was also great.


    I bought these books a few days ago:

    Death Will Have your eyes by James Sallis - An existential spy story
    The Cold Spot by Tom Piccirilli - criminal noir story
    Quarry in the Middle (Hard Case Crime #61) by Max Allan Collins - criminal noir story about an assassin. It has great dark humor.
    Before They Are Hanged (The First Law, #2) by Joe Abercrombie
    Last Argument Of Kings: The First Law: Book Three:(Gollancz S.F.) by Joe Abercrombie
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    I bought Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein.

    I'm hoping it hooks me as much as Starship Troopers did.

    It's a very different book. But it's an absolute classic. Let us know what you think.

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    I have not read any Heinlein yet. I'll go back to reading some sci fi in the summer.

    It's classics (Dickens et al) until then.
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
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    I havent read Dickens since i was in my early teens in school.

    Since then i have read alot of classics on my own that i liked,loved. Not Jane Austen type that i found boring but more Dumas,Washington Irving,Poe.

    Next classic i have to read is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

    After that i will read Russian,Irish classic authors. Enough american,english ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    I bought Stranger in a Strange Land by Heinlein.

    I'm hoping it hooks me as much as Starship Troopers did.
    I read that for the first time last year.

    Wasn't what I was expecting.

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    Do you mean that in a neutral way?

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    If You Survive by George Wilson
    "Do you hear what I hear?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesse_custer View Post
    Do you mean that in a neutral way?
    I'd rather hold that thought until you've finished it.

    It would be nice to discuss it with someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roquefort Raider View Post

    Is L'ingénu part of the selected stories that follow Candide? It was a good take on the concept of the "good savage" (and Voltaire gets to have fun with his anticlerical views, what with the hero being made the godson of a woman and then immediately learn that he can't marry her, because you can't marry your godmother).
    Heh.

    This short story is in the collection. I'll make sure to give it a read one of the nights.
    "You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
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    Any Charlie Huston fans here ? He has new book Sleepless that sound very weird and awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roquefort Raider View Post
    Candide is of course famous for its great line about everything being for the best in the best of possible worlds...
    Well to be fair Voltaire got it from Gottfried Leibniz, even if Leibniz didn't intend to be unintentionally hilarious.

    That's pretty much the creationists' argument right there, when they talk about design.
    Still that's a pretty good call.

    I'll admit that 400 pages of Voltaire is pretty much all I can swallow in one sitting. He's great at making a point, but he really likes to make it over and over and over!!!
    So it's like reading the Buddhist Pali Canon? Speaking of which...

    ...I got, with the last of my Christmas gift card, The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic as translated by Gene Reeves. This is not a part of the Pali Canon, but it fits nicely with my current interests.
    "Yes, but only as a post-Kantian idealized fractal holographic semantic construct whose reality depends on the degree of your solipsistic convictions."

    -- Roquefort Raider on 'God' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam C View Post
    Well to be fair Voltaire got it from Gottfried Leibniz, even if Leibniz didn't intend to be unintentionally hilarious.
    Well, that was his point, wasn't it - to ridicule Leibniz's dangerously idiotic idea.

    I just bought:

    An Anthology of German Expressionist Drama - Walter Sokel, ed. - includes stuff like Bertoldt Brecht's Baal.

    Essays of Elia - Charles Lamb.

    Got 'em both second for good prices ($1 for the anthology!)

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