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161. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member, 1342 posts) 17 Nov '05 13:48

Quoting elincita

I love The Unbeaerable Lightness of Being it's one of my favourites, the movie wasn't as good though.

At the moment I'm reading shortstories by Haruki Murakami, After the Quake. It's really really good. I've also read Norwegian Wood and I would recommand it to anyone. I haven't got a around reading more of Murakamis' work yet but i definetly plan to. :)

I really like this book club, it gives me lots and lots of ideas what to read next:)

I liked the movie version of The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Maybe it's because I'm partial to Daniel Day-Lewis.

Did not like after the quake. Felt short-changed, much preferred Murakami's novels. Currently reading his Kafka on the Shore.

I think someone recommended Natsuo Kirino's Out. I second the recommendation.

162. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member, 1361 posts) 17 Nov '05 17:23

Kafka on the Shore.

Yep! Yep! Good one (mine is the chinese translated work). You seem like him a lot. Does his wife come up with books then?

163. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member, 1342 posts) 17 Nov '05 19:55

Quoting cikusang

Does his wife come up with books then?

No.

164. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member, 516 posts) 18 Nov '05 10:17

A Burnt-Out Case is one of Graham Greene's many books I thorough enjoyed reading...lots of emptional depth in the story which revolves around Querry, an ex-architect... he slips unseen into a village to look for meaning in life...he suffers from no illness but is emotionally messed up and has lost touch with love, sentiment and suffering.
The events that unfold in the village change his life...he is spurred towards love and good deeds. He realises that there is a relationship between failure and religious hypocrisy - that a religion has a tendency to take credit for all the good deeds and blame mankind for all the evil doings.He realises that if one has found love, one no longer has to elaborate that love to others. How true !

dana

165. Posted by sullivan (Budding Member, 11 posts) 18 Nov '05 10:54

I love Graham Greene -- but haven't checked out "A Burnt Out Case". i just heard something about a professor in Britain who wants to teach literature using text messaging: Hamlet would read "2B? NT2B?=???" any thoughts on this? i'm not so sure -- i mean i find text messaging convenient, particularly the easy T9 function (www.textfast.t9.com) -- but i'm not so sure i want it to become the language of literature, you know?

166. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member, 516 posts) 18 Nov '05 19:55

just realised ...should read: ...thoroughly enjoyed reading...

:(

dana

167. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member, 715 posts) 22 Nov '05 03:37

Read
Jane Eyre-Charlotte Bronte
The Famous Five-Enid Blyton

168. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member, 516 posts) 23 Nov '05 04:00

hey...zeisha....that's going back to good ol' school days! reminds me of Adventures of Tom Sawyer!

dana

169. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member, 1361 posts) 30 Nov '05 04:41

Anyone who had read "Candide" by Voltaire???

170. Posted by zanif (Full Member, 113 posts) 15 Jan '06 19:22

i'm currently reading a clock work orange. what a weird book.

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