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  • #31
    Originally posted by Talise12 View Post
    This 3 books are very popular, or respected. I read both, and I didnt liked them:
    Yann Martel: Life of Pi
    Blindness by José Saramago,
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
    I could not stand Alchemist either and did not read it till the end though everyone seemed to be so much amazed by the book. I will say more, I think that P. Coelho just gathers some banal thoughts and I do not find them to be inspiring or original...maybe just my opinion but I really think so.

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    • #32
      Mark Twain is very humble indeed. I hate it when my favorite writers end up being compared to that pipsqueak:

      "Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it -- namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passengercoaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign."

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      • #33
        Lord of the Rings is long and boring and so much is unecessary. I'm 60 pages in and Frodo hasn't left the house yet.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by CiaraChaya View Post
          Lord of the Rings is long and boring and so much is unecessary. I'm 60 pages in and Frodo hasn't left the house yet.
          I absolutely agree. I tried to read it but fell asleep.

          So many people love Wuthering Heights but I just couldn't get myself to like it. I read almost three quarters of it before I gave up. There is really not a single likable character in it, and people actually love Heathcliff for some reason.

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          • #35
            You two should take it back. LOTR is too short, that is the only big issue with this book.

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