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Autobiographies of Chris Jericho, Batista and Mick foley
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I should finish Clock Work Orange....I started it a while ago. Currently I have been reading a lot of Jodi Picoult(not literature). Her books are an easy read but still interesting.
Twilight = Bleach
Harry Potter = Naruto
i'm reading atlas shrugged by ayn rand. ^ ^ i read the fountainhead a couple years ago and absolutely loved it, so i finally got my hands on a copy of atlas shrugged. i've read the first two chapters so far, it's already pretty good.
recently i read through about half of lolita. omg. i couldn't even finish it, the book was freaking me out so much. the author, i forget his name, is so good at writing. i rarely find books that actually make me feel terrible when i read them, most of the time it's just like, a fun story or something, you know? but lolita... uhg, i don't know how anyone can get themselves to finish that book. the main character is just so wretched, and the writer somehow gets you to relate to him anyway, which in-turn makes you feel wretched as well. i definitely recommend at least trying to read this book though! it's really famous for a reason. :[
I just finished Inside the Kaisha.
It's probably boring as shit if you don't know/care about real life in Japan but getting a different perspective on Japanese culture from two people that are businessmen and not anthropologists is fascinating at fuck.
An amazing read for anyone interested in real life here.
I've read "The Stranger"
Another book I read not long ago that was
"O Cortišo" of Aluisio de Azevedo.
Brazil is one of the literary poles world.
and as I said I'm reading Crime and Punishment
but I stopped because of exams
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What makes you think this? Just curious.Really? I'm no Camus fan, but he's certainly better J.K. Rowling; Harry Potter is the Naruto of literature.
Maybe, but you can probably find more literary techniques in Harry Potter than in Twilight; Harry Potter is, in general, written much better than Twilight (I'm not going into details, I'm sure someone else has elsewhere). It may not be on the same degree as The Stranger or Pride & Prejudice, but they are a fine series of books that raised a generation. My generation. So I love the books, and I most likely always will.Well that's because harry potter is not literature, it's commerical fiction.
The Stranger and harry potter are both fine. It depends on your mood
Let's not turn this thread into an argument over weather or not Harry Potter is considered literature, it's been done somewhere before.
I'm more inclined to agree with this statement, by personal preference. To each his own, though.erm, never heard of the Camus fellow but I rather thought that Twilight is the naruto of literature.
Harry Potter is one of if not the best Book Series of the last 10 years.
Twilight is overhyped, as most of the media and hype about it is about Robert Pattinson.
Harry Potter is what got me, and a lot of peope my age, into reading. Whether or not it's "Literature" doesn't matter.
However, it has all the archetypes of classic literature, and, as my old english teach liked to say, all the characteristics of an epic.
Other people will disagree with this statement and that's perfectly fine; to each his own.
Whether it's this or that, it's still a fun read, and something I will definitely read to my kids one day.
Worlds at World:The 2,500 year struggle between east and west by Anthony Pagden.
The worst book I've read was Our Town.
I think the worst book I've ever read is Great Expectations.
Right now, I am reading Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Not actually literature, I know, but it's what I'm reading.
fun for me, and allowed me to develop a genuine interest in literature, in fact, I want to be an English teacher so I daresay the books have influenced my whole life !
Brilliant Series indeed ! :)
maybe for 10 year olds
When I was three months old, my Dad gave me Crime and Punishment and I read it in a day, understanding every word of it. And it was untranslated.
No, but really, if Harry Potter gets you into other literature (just like Naruto may get you into other manga), it's useful. Most of my feelings come from my generations view on books. Just look at Facebook; common favorite books include "lol who reads," "sorry im illiterate," and "HARRY POTTER, TWILIGHT, MOTHER GOOSE NURSERY RHYMES, WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS."
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I kinda agree that harry potter is kinda like naruto. I liked the first few books then it kinda got ehh. Twilight is only comparable to trash.
I've read all the Twilight and Harry Potter books (I don't like to completely hate books if I've never even read them, which seems to be a trend nowadays), and I can honestly say that I enjoyed Twilight more. Even if the writing is garbage in both books, I have to admit that Twilight did have a few cool concepts. It took the standard Romeo and Juliet relationship and bent it out of proportions, adding extremely supernatural twists; a cool idea if I may say. Too bad the plot was fucking terrible.
Has anyone read a Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift? One of the best satires ever. Too bad we were foced to read Gulliver's Travels by him after. Even if it was an honors english class, it was a bad idea making sophomores read Gulliver's Travels
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