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Old November 6 2012, 11:09 AM   #196
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^^ Wrong kind. You have to start off with green chickens and green pigs....
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Old November 6 2012, 12:48 PM   #197
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I see. Well, in the era of flourescent mice, that shouldn't take long.
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Old November 6 2012, 01:24 PM   #198
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Re: What are you reading?

The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund. Long overdue...
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Old November 6 2012, 02:24 PM   #199
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Re: What are you reading?

Just finished Moby Dick at the weekend there, not read it in years, still a brilliant read, probably better the more you read it.

About to start Steven Barnes' Far Beyond the Stars, from probably the best DS9 episode there was.
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Old November 6 2012, 04:03 PM   #200
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Re: What are you reading?

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James and the Gigant Peach
I love reading foreign childrens books. Apart from being entertaining, they give you the moral values and ideals of a people in a nutshell, and you get an idea of how people think in that country.
That doesn't necessarily mean I'd copy said behaviour, though. I'd rather not eat green eggs and ham, for example. As a general rule, they won't agree with you once they turned that particular colour.
In that case, I'd recommend pretty much everything by Roald Dahl, his kids' books, and grown ups' books!

If you want a good kids' book by an American author I'd suggest The Giver, by Lois Lowry.
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Old November 6 2012, 07:57 PM   #201
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I just started A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner.
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Old November 6 2012, 11:26 PM   #202
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just started 'The case of Wagner' by Nietzsche.
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Old November 6 2012, 11:50 PM   #203
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Poe. Considering Atlas Shrugged next. Should I?

Also been hearing good things about Dominion, a what-if alternative history where UK surrendered to the Nazis.
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Old November 6 2012, 11:59 PM   #204
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Did you read The Fountainhead? Because if you're asking so you can see what all the Ayn Rand hate/love is about you could just read that one, it gives you everything you never wanted to know and it's a helluva lot shorter.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:06 AM   #205
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I see. Well, in the era of flourescent mice, that shouldn't take long.
Dr Seuss is right again. The man was a prophet.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:11 AM   #206
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I know zero, zilch about Rand, but figured about time I tried as I've regularly seen Galt/objectivism come up. I only plumped for Atlas over Fountainhead as it seems the more weighty; I read Ulysses before Portrait, but then again that was probably a big mistake Portrait was much more readable. I'll probably get round to reading both anyway, assuming I enjoy whichever one first.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:13 AM   #207
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They are terrible novels as far as literature goes. Almost hilariously so. But still worth reading one or the other to get the gist of Rand since it comes up so often.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:21 AM   #208
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Rand books are just plain bad, but they offer an important insight into the minds of the Ayn Rand cultists and adherents in American conservative and libertarian circles. It is kind of odd that a Russian atheist is the poster child for so many evangelical Americans, but I suppose stranger has happened.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:33 AM   #209
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Im always amazed people willingly subject themselves to bad literature. But then I did read some of the Brian Herbert Dune novels (if only to be completist). I guess Rand is on the radar really just to see wtf the fuss is all about and fill one of those many ignorance lacunae.
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Old November 7 2012, 12:34 AM   #210
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Seriously you could read three chapters from The Fountainhead and that would be enough.
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