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mikeyd85
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Great Expectations
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Is it what I think it is? :teehee:
Yes...I did just say Porno...
Read it, it's good
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What do you think of the Chomsky one. I've read half of it so far. How would you rate it in comparison to his other books and does his writing style vary in "bigger" editions? This is assuming you've read others (as you can tell, I haven't) :P
also how is the Ayer one?
I've not really read any of the other Chomsky ones, so I can't comment on that, but I do like this one, kind of enlightening I guess, some of it I'd already put together myself
The Ayer one's interesting, but some of his theories don't really work... I have to say, I did mainly get it to help my A2 RS
The Jane Eyre's my usual type of book :rolleyes:
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I've not really read any of the other Chomsky ones, so I can't comment on that, but I do like this one, kind of enlightening I guess, some of it I'd already put together myself
The Ayer one's interesting, but some of his theories don't really work... I have to say, I did mainly get it to help my A2 RS
The Jane Eyre's my usual type of book :rolleyes:
I would say pretty much the same about the Chomsky one- it's short and reads more like a rant. He doesn't present much (if any) evidence, and what he says is something most people have thought about before (ie. that the "herd" doesn't know what is best for itself, so others have to decide for it). He constantly refers to a"they" and a "them", but doesn't point out who this "executive class" are. His language is riddled with rhetoric and is perhaps the only example of propaganda in the book. I hoped he would discuss techniques. I ordered the Ayer one last night :P
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(Original post by KingofSpades)
I would say pretty much the same about the Chomsky one- it's short and reads more like a rant. He doesn't present much (if any) evidence, and what he says is something most people have thought about before (ie. that the "herd" doesn't know what is best for itself, so others have to decide for it). He constantly refers to a"they" and a "them", but doesn't point out who this "executive class" are. His language is riddled with rhetoric and is perhaps the only example of propaganda in the book. I hoped he would discuss techniques. I ordered the Ayer one last night :P
Yeah it's good if you're already on some sort of anti-government agenda, but not so much for facts or new information.. I did like the Ayer one though, even if his ideas are a little odd
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Freedom - Jonathan Franzen

Just finished The Corrections also by Jonathan Franzen.

Two great insights into the sort of world we live in.
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Great Expectations
I was just about to make this post. You're not doing Eng Lit at Manchester perchance?

Edit- should have just read your profile which says you're not. How are you finding Great Expectations anyway?
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(Original post by missygeorgia)
I was just about to make this post. You're not doing Eng Lit at Manchester perchance?

Edit- should have just read your profile which says you're not. How are you finding Great Expectations anyway?
No no, I'm reading it as I'm more than aware that culturally, I'm really quite ill educated. A friend of mine was given a load of classics for Christmas and she's lent me this one as a start.

Personally, I'm really liking it. I love the way Dickens writes - his sentence structure is fantastic!
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Norwegian Wood
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr.
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The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams
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Post!
Just finished "the hobbit" was disappointed with the ending. i got a choice of books that i own but haven't read any yet so which should i read first?

Lord of the Rings: the fellowship of the ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The girl with the dragon tattoo
The curious incident of a dog in the nighttime
Brave new worlds
The Children of Men
Minority Report
Black Hawk Down

which should i read first?
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Just finished "the hobbit" was disappointed with the ending. i got a choice of books that i own but haven't read any yet so which should i read first?

Lord of the Rings: the fellowship of the ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The girl with the dragon tattoo
The curious incident of a dog in the nighttime
Brave new worlds
The Children of Men
Minority Report
Black Hawk Down

which should i read first?
The Curiois Incident is an awesome book! Really interesting and definately worth reading . Lord of the Rings, do I need to say anything?
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The Curiois Incident is an awesome book! Really interesting and definately worth reading . Lord of the Rings, do I need to say anything?
when i said to my friends that i bought the lord of the rings book trilogy, they told me to not bother as it'll take years to finish the books? are they right?
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(Original post by big-boss-91)
Just finished "the hobbit" was disappointed with the ending. i got a choice of books that i own but haven't read any yet so which should i read first?

Lord of the Rings: the fellowship of the ring
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The girl with the dragon tattoo
The curious incident of a dog in the nighttime
Brave new worlds
The Children of Men
Minority Report
Black Hawk Down

which should i read first?
Minority report, based solely on the fact that the film kicks ass.
I've read the first lord of the rings; it's good, there's a tonne of content that was missed out of the film. I wouldn't read the trilogy first, however, because it will take you ages. Wait until your waiting list is a little lower

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The Curiois Incident is an awesome book! Really interesting and definately worth reading . Lord of the Rings, do I need to say anything?
Oh, the 'curious incident' is absolute garbage. Anyone can write mundane crap and excuse it by saying it was important to the character; same goes for the poor writing.
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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr.
Ah, I loved that book!
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when i said to my friends that i bought the lord of the rings book trilogy, they told me to not bother as it'll take years to finish the books? are they right?
I finished it in under a month:confused: It depends on how fast a reader you are
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Oh, the 'curious incident' is absolute garbage. Anyone can write mundane crap and excuse it by saying it was important to the character; same goes for the poor writing.
How is it mundane crap? It is an enjoyable book well worth reading in my opinion. Also how is the writing poor?
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