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Punch
27-11-2003, 11:42
I think this will be more interesting.
As for me there are a couple of them. Well the first that comes to mind - my favourite writer is probably Remarque and my favourite book is "Bel-Ami' by Maupassant.:bookworm:

Midas
27-11-2003, 11:47
Jerom D. Salinger "The catcher in the rye"

allice
27-11-2003, 11:48
Originally posted by Midas
Jerom D. Salinger "The catcher in the rye"

I've read it 4 or 5 times. One of my favorites. :)

Punch
27-11-2003, 12:19
Originally posted by Midas
Jerom D. Salinger "The catcher in the rye"

Yes, I also liked it when I was 18 :p :) In fact it's a favourite book among the majority of Americans. ;)

Teutonic Deity
27-11-2003, 12:21
One of my favorite reads in recent years is the "Masters of Rome" series by Colleen McCullough. It is a six book set, and chronicles the life of Julius Ceasar. An amazing amount of research went into this, and it is quite accurate historically as well as being a pleasure to read. The series starts with Amazon.com: The First Man in Rome (9780380710812): Colleen McCullough: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RMF8WDFTL.@@AMEPARAM@@51RMF8WDFTL .

geofizz56
27-11-2003, 12:28
Catcher's good, but I prefer "Frannie and Zoe". My personal favorite is Steinbeck - no matter how bad a mood I'm in, his books about Monterey (Cannery Row, Sweet Thursday, Tortilla Flats, etc.) always make me smile. I used to live just up the road in Santa Cruz, and his books bring back all the sounds and smells of the bay.

vaska
27-11-2003, 14:37
I am a historical fiction fan and my favorite is the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett

sfjohns67
27-11-2003, 15:08
The Brothers K by David James Duncan. A lot of parable therein from baseball, Viet Nam war, and Russian tragedy.

Sadie
27-11-2003, 15:12
Coelho! Coelho! Coelho! It is fashion, i know, everybody reads him.. this I know too. But I love him.

Punch. Personal question;) What's going on with you? First songs. Now books. Punchik, it's not spring, nothing special or obviously special's going on. So what is it?;) :D

Regete
27-11-2003, 15:33
medicine works marvels
well, it's all for good
i would add Richard Bakh there ,too

Midas
27-11-2003, 15:42
Coelho is exactly fashion. He is absulutely illegible... I hated him, and cursed myself for falling into this fashion trend

Punch
27-11-2003, 15:46
Sorry Sadie but Coelho is extremely primitive. It's exactly the thing for those who have never read anything more serious then Daria Dontsova detectives to read Coelho and to think:"What a great philosophical book. How clever I am reading such books"! I am not a great fan of abstruse philosophical books myself, but I've read some serious psychological literature in my life and it helps me to distinguish literature for the masses from real pearls.

If we take Alchemist for example, he just takes a rather trivial philosophical idea that every person should follow his own path and keeps repeating it on every page as if he talks to an imbecile. And all this against the background of smth like an Eastern esoteric legend and you can find hundreds of similar and more interesting legends in every esoteric book. In brief Coelho is crap for the masses. So you and Allice go to hell with your Coelho. :D

allice
27-11-2003, 15:48
~gone to hell~

[maybe will see JJ there]

Sadie
27-11-2003, 15:53
i am in my cool cozy personal hell, quite happy here, Punch, so no need to send me there:p
as for Coelho, go to hell, boyeeeee, since ich don't care, vot tak. Midas, you too:p Donzova - I haven't read her, as for the literature on the whole, babiechka, I will leave this sobachia bullshit without any comment .. but you know what I meant:p

Midas
27-11-2003, 16:03
Midas, you too

That was rude :mad: Lovi granatu :) :getlost: :D

Sadie
27-11-2003, 16:10
Midochka, nu chto ti?:( :D Begging your pardon!!;) I voobshe I v tanke:nerd:

Midas
27-11-2003, 16:22
Tanks are dangerous, you know....:D :D :D easily hit by a bazooka ;)

But anyway, peace :thumbsup: :D

Punch
27-11-2003, 16:22
Let's talk about love. :D :cool:

Sadie
27-11-2003, 16:26
Nu vot, at the most interesting point have to leave :( :( :(
Ok, gentlemen, behave. Kisses;) :D

Midas
27-11-2003, 16:53
yeah, me too. :( bye-bye

Ignia
28-11-2003, 01:26
Hamlet. Reading Shakespeare in English has been my dream since I was 11 years old and threw the 1st glimpse on the ABC's at school.

Midas
28-11-2003, 10:17
Brr... Shakespeare for me is like Tolstoy - lots of thoughtful things but impossible to read

earl
28-11-2003, 10:58
Ignia,

Use a companion book when you try to read Shakespeare. English is a living language and has changed so much over the last 400 years that Shakespeare is difficult to read even for native speakers. In addition, it can explain the social and politicial miliues, a necessity to understand the play. I think you will find the reward is well worth the effort though.

Good luck.

-earl-

Punch
28-11-2003, 11:16
Originally posted by Ignia
Hamlet. Reading Shakespeare in English has been my dream since I was 11 years old and threw the 1st glimpse on the ABC's at school.

Ignia, you must be an exceptional girl. :)

Wanderer
28-11-2003, 11:20
The Count of Monte Christo by Alexandre Dumas is my fave.

Creep
28-11-2003, 11:25
"The Countess De Monsoro", Dumas and well-known Mushketer's trilogy are my fav.

Sadie
28-11-2003, 11:31
Originally posted by Creep
"The Countess De Monsoro", Dumas and well-known Mushketer's trilogy are my fav.
C, Andersen's fairy tails are not bad too;) :)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 11:56
last thing i fancied was by Henry Miller, then I still like Lewis Carrol's "Alice in Wonderland"and other well-illustrated books like "Erotic Massage" or recipe-book :)

Punch
28-11-2003, 12:15
Originally posted by Aprill
last thing i fancied was by Henry Miller, then I still like Lewis Carrol's "Alice in Wonderland"and other well-illustrated books like "Erotic Massage" or recipe-book :)

I can send you a couple of nice porno stories, both in English and in Russian if you like, babe. ;)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:17
Originally posted by Punch
I can send you a couple of nice porno stories, both in English and in Russian if you like, babe. ;)

Send it to me, pal ;)) I wanna real hardcore stories (as usual) :)

Punch
28-11-2003, 12:19
I am afraid you'll masturbate instead of working. I better don't. :D ;)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:23
Originally posted by Punch
I am afraid you'll masturbate instead of working. I better don't. :D ;)

I'll masturbate on you, mate ;) when doing my work, like ;)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 12:24
thanks for your kind offer, Punch, i do not doubt you having a great library but i am quite happy with my two books :)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:26
Originally posted by Aprill
thanks for your kind offer, Punch, i do not doubt you having a great library but i am quite happy with my two books :)

Ohh, I have read this ;) The contributors will get married to the end of story? ;))

Aprill
28-11-2003, 12:31
I mean the "Erotic Massage" and the recipe book :)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:34
Originally posted by Aprill
I mean the "Erotic Massage" and the recipe book :)

I even know about massage ;) Enlarging type ;)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 12:38
why, have you tried?... )

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:39
Originally posted by Aprill
have you tried? )

You refused ;)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 12:40
too large is not too good, you know :)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:42
Originally posted by Aprill
too large is not too good, you know :)

Yeah, I know, better not so big, but strong than huge and weak ;)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 12:46
it works for bums, too as i said before ;)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:51
Originally posted by Aprill
it works for bums, too as i said before ;)
It works for everything like i have just said ;)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 12:54
are we still speaking about books? ;)

Creep
28-11-2003, 12:55
Originally posted by Aprill
are we still speaking about books? ;)

I think we are ;)

Sadie
28-11-2003, 12:58
da, tochno, couple of posts on the topic of that kind more and this thread about books will be moved to Bardak ;)

allice
28-11-2003, 13:00
JJ where are you? :rolleyes:

Aprill
28-11-2003, 13:04
Sadie, while MM is moving the world ( JJ ) we are turning this world to Bardak ;)

Creep
28-11-2003, 13:07
Originally posted by Aprill
Sadie, while MM is moving the world ( JJ ) we are turning this world to Bardak ;)

Or on PM heaven ;)))

Sadie
28-11-2003, 13:09
Originally posted by Aprill
Sadie, while MM is moving the world ( JJ ) we are turning this world to Bardak ;)
no, my dear, some people are just pretending there are living out of it;)

Aprill
28-11-2003, 13:27
:)

Sun_rise
30-11-2003, 02:07
the thread title was quite promising :eh: .......thy for the laugh though :D

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geneven
30-11-2003, 17:46
The Prince, quoted in a tag line, is one of the best.

But my all-time favorite? Not War and Peace, great though that was. Not the Gulag Archipelago, also great. Not Hariku Murakami, also a fave (everything). I would have to stay with the underappreciated Samuel Beckett's Molloy, Malone Dies, and the Unnameable, a most-hated book in some quarters.

Is anyone else reading the #1 Ladies' Private Detective series? Very impressive.

Favorite writer? That changes. Borges? Kalfka? For the moment, Murakami.