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Post by slimshady » 30-04-2006 11:44

Very important question :

What are/is your favorite book(s)?!


me:
La Peste by Camus
L'Ecume des Jours by Boris Vian (Jazz composer by the way)
Leon l'Africain by Amin Maalouf
The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway
My Beautiful Orange Tree by Vasconcelos (brazilian author)

i think that's all ...

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Post by fb.shev » 30-04-2006 13:07

Havent completed a book in my life.

oh wait tell a lie...


Biff and Chip went to swimming
Biff likes swimming
Spot came along too
Spot stole Biffs Swimming trunks
Oh Noes, What will Biff do?
Aha He finds them
Biff and Chip put on their goggles
And go swimming
The End


i think it was something like that, sentence a page....


I was going to get made to read a Lestat book by anna rice... but it was whether i got back with my fiancé or not....

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Post by `Ghost` » 30-04-2006 13:12

I loved Biff and Chip :>

erm, Lord of the Flies is good o/

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Post by fb.shev » 30-04-2006 13:15

`Ghost` wrote: I loved Biff and Chip :>

erm, Lord of the Flies is good o/


I like demonology...I really want to read Mephistopolis...but nvm.

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Post by `Ghost` » 30-04-2006 13:16

I have no time for reading imo

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Post by Messy » 30-04-2006 14:19

I've mostly read Dutch literature (as well as some English classics and some greek and german philosophy) /o\

5 (edit: six) favourite books (in bold) in no particular order:

- Nescio (Dichtertje mainly, Titaantjes, Uitvreter and Mene Tekel as well, in that order...but tbh they all belong together)
- Gerard Reve (De Avonden <3)
- Christopher Marlowe (I liked Dr. Faustus, Tamberlaine's stories aren't too exciting compaired to Faustus; I guess he wrote these texts as plays, but they count as literature just as well)
- Shakespeare (Hamlet I've always liked best; MacBeth, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo & Juliet and Julius Caesar..in that order I guess; Yes, I know they were written as plays as well ;))

And in the not-quite-what-you-meant-but-still-important-in-literature-category:

- Nietzsche <3 (I've only had the time to read Der Antichrist and Ecce Homo completely so far..it's hard to find proper books for reasonable prices over here..besides, I'm reading enough of him in uni the next couple of years I think <3)
- And a sixth place for Plato I guess (most Socratic dialogues - I like Apology and Symposium - obviously; haven't read Republic yet :()

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Post by fb.shev » 30-04-2006 15:03

is the faust novel written in english? or german?



oh god if my fiancé could post... ¬_¬

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Post by Messy » 30-04-2006 15:19

'Faust' by Goethe is prose, and written in german.
'Dr. Faustus' by Christopher Marlowe, in a decasyllabic Blank Verse with a jambic metre, is written in english :)

The latter you can read fully on the internet (which is quite handy).

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Post by fb.shev » 30-04-2006 15:29

wow, confusing but cool

edit: must buy this book...


So it's Doctor Faustus? no Faust?
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Post by speedy » 30-04-2006 17:38

hee hee biff and chip

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Post by slimshady » 30-04-2006 21:27

damn , Messy is the only intellectual here..

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Post by speedy » 30-04-2006 21:53

oh i didn't know you have to have several different favourite books to be intellectual

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Post by Messy » 30-04-2006 22:17

slimshady wrote: damn , Messy is the only intellectual here..


No I'm not :| I just read books. wtg

ps: You could have expected the DB-people to say stuff like that :D
/me is waiting for more notpronners :o

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Post by BunnyS » 30-04-2006 23:09

Let's see , I mean some of the all time greats have already been mentioned .... who can top "Biff and Chip" <3

Other great works I admire are Vogue, Cosmopolitan...... nah seriously it's hard to pick favourites. I could list the obvious classics and favs but nothing you wouldn't have already heard of......so yeah I will go for my most recently read, good books :)

A Starter For Ten - David Nicholls (not much as far as storyline goes but it's funny :D)

A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer (alot of controversy surounds this book, regarding how much truth is within it, either way it was shocking to read)

Mr Nice - Howard Marks (a really interesting autobiography, hard to really sum it all up in a few lines, as there is alot to mention when it comes to Howard Marks but worth checking out)

Also just finished reading The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho, which is the sort of book you can read and forget or really learn something from.

:)

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Post by Mighty Midget » 30-04-2006 23:29

Right now it's D.A's Hitchiker's Guide. For some reason I never got to So Long... I'm determined to climb that wall now. Later, I'll learn how much determination's worth:)

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