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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Skater Girl » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:54 pm

thesupernaturalist wrote:
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thesupernaturalist wrote:-A Little Princess


Tried it, and hated it. Well, not HATED it, but I didn't like it. It's too "tragic", if you get what I mean. I actually like Jane Eyre better than this. Sorry. Sad


I didn't find it tragic... It wasn't tragically written in my opinion at least. But meh.
The movie, directed by Alfonso Cauron, is absolutely brilliant though, have you watched it? It's a lot different to the book but it's still absolutely fantastic.
I haven't read Jane Eyre yet, I read a few pages of it but didn't continue reading it because the book fell apart XD. I watched one of the movie versions. It was the most boring period movie I've ever watched.


Well, "tragic" as in "she is so impossibly unfortunate". Razz A bit unrealistic. Even the Baudelaire siblings had a bit of luck--at least they're still alive and had each other.

Err... No. Not a lot of those kinds of movies come here. They're usually either really famous, Korean soap operas, Kung Fu movies, or Bollywood stuff. Razz
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby MASTER I » Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:21 am

I haven't read Jane Eyre yet (though planning to soon) but I though A Little Princess was okay.. It wasn't altogether bad though, compared with ASoUE, it could seem a bit impossibly unfortunate. It depends on how you look at it. XD
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Stupid Ape » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:21 pm

Books I'd suggest:
1.1984
2.Harry Potter (whatever the quality of the books (personally i think they are great) these books shaped society- know what the fuss is all about)
3.Ender's Game: The best book EVER (maybe)
4.Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings (The Other Best Book EVER)
5.Never Let Me Go
6.God's Smuggler (great Non-fiction (but does tell a story) book though non-christians may find it frustrating)
7.The Bible (or at least part of it)

There's my list: 3 books for great stories (3, 4 and 5); 2 books for social commentary/influence (1 and 2); an inspirational book (6) and the best book EVER (I really mean it this time) (7)
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby thesupernaturalist » Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:55 pm

Skater Girl wrote:
thesupernaturalist wrote:
Skater Girl wrote:
Tried it, and hated it. Well, not HATED it, but I didn't like it. It's too "tragic", if you get what I mean. I actually like Jane Eyre better than this. Sorry. Sad


I didn't find it tragic... It wasn't tragically written in my opinion at least. But meh.
The movie, directed by Alfonso Cauron, is absolutely brilliant though, have you watched it? It's a lot different to the book but it's still absolutely fantastic.
I haven't read Jane Eyre yet, I read a few pages of it but didn't continue reading it because the book fell apart XD. I watched one of the movie versions. It was the most boring period movie I've ever watched.


Well, "tragic" as in "she is so impossibly unfortunate". Razz A bit unrealistic. Even the Baudelaire siblings had a bit of luck--at least they're still alive and had each other.

Err... No. Not a lot of those kinds of movies come here. They're usually either really famous, Korean soap operas, Kung Fu movies, or Bollywood stuff. Razz


Awww, well it's a good movie.
But isn't ASoUE a bit unrealistic too? and Sara Crewe just happened not to have any siblings and her father went off to war and died like alot of men did (not surprisingly).
But each to their own =)

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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Ihdreniel » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:47 pm

Skater Girl wrote:Totto-Chan: The Little Girl By The Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi


::excitedness:: YesyesYES! Everyone in the world, read that book!

thesupernaturalist wrote:
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thesupernaturalist wrote:-A Little Princess


Tried it, and hated it. Well, not HATED it, but I didn't like it. It's too "tragic", if you get what I mean. I actually like Jane Eyre better than this. Sorry. Sad


I didn't find it tragic... It wasn't tragically written in my opinion at least. But meh.
The movie, directed by Alfonso Cauron, is absolutely brilliant though, have you watched it? It's a lot different to the book but it's still absolutely fantastic.

I haven't read the book yet, but I've LOVED the movie since I was a kid. And I own the soundtrack on CD because sitars are cool.


Ahem. Anyway...
The Book Thief, by Mark Zusak
A Cool Moonlight, by Angela Johnson (I *think* that's the author's name... hit me with a squeaky hammer if I'm wrong)
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
I'm sure I'll continue with this list soon...
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Skater Girl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:28 pm

thesupernaturalist wrote:
Skater Girl wrote:
thesupernaturalist wrote:I didn't find it tragic... It wasn't tragically written in my opinion at least. But meh.
The movie, directed by Alfonso Cauron, is absolutely brilliant though, have you watched it? It's a lot different to the book but it's still absolutely fantastic.
I haven't read Jane Eyre yet, I read a few pages of it but didn't continue reading it because the book fell apart XD. I watched one of the movie versions. It was the most boring period movie I've ever watched.


Well, "tragic" as in "she is so impossibly unfortunate". Razz A bit unrealistic. Even the Baudelaire siblings had a bit of luck--at least they're still alive and had each other.

Err... No. Not a lot of those kinds of movies come here. They're usually either really famous, Korean soap operas, Kung Fu movies, or Bollywood stuff. Razz


Awww, well it's a good movie.
But isn't ASoUE a bit unrealistic too? and Sara Crewe just happened not to have any siblings and her father went off to war and died like alot of men did (not surprisingly).
But each to their own =)


Well, as Phil says, "At least you're still alive". And they have each other. And people who care for them but just can't be there. And it ended sort-of happy... And anyways, her "friends" at the boarding-place-thing and the matron was too cruel to exist. Even Olaf had a good side, the Baudelaires had a bad side (they lied, held a knife against their siblings in an attempt to kill them, burned down a hotel, etc.), and it was real enough--no human in this world is all bad or all good. What occurs is just misunderstandings and stuff.

Oh, and ASoUE is a bit meant to be unrealistic, because with the person the books are being dedicated to being mentioned, the author being "in" the story and all that, they didn't want to make the books too "real-life", I think.

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Skater Girl wrote:Totto-Chan: The Little Girl By The Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi


::excitedness:: YesyesYES! Everyone in the world, read that book!


Yay! You got me! w00t! Now I've met... *counts fingers* 3 other people in my life who's read the book! Very Happy
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Ihdreniel » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:33 am

Skater Girl wrote:[
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[quote="Skater Girl wrote:
Totto-Chan: The Little Girl By The Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi


::excitedness:: YesyesYES! Everyone in the world, read that book!


Yay! You got me! w00t! Now I've met... *counts fingers* 3 other people in my life who's read the book! Very Happy[/quote]
It's utterly awesome. I love the ending.
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Skater Girl » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:22 pm

Ihdreniel wrote:
Skater Girl wrote:
Ihdreniel wrote:
::excitedness:: YesyesYES! Everyone in the world, read that book!


Yay! You got me! w00t! Now I've met... *counts fingers* 3 other people in my life who's read the book! Very Happy

It's utterly awesome. I love the ending.


Agreed. =] I also love the extra bit about how those people were mad when she tried to get in the new school to try and remember her time there...
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby scarletpimpernel » Sat Mar 24, 2007 2:30 am

I just thought of another one... The Scarlet Pimpernel. duh to me
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Postby Skater Girl » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:13 pm

scarletpimpernel wrote:I just thought of another one... The Scarlet Pimpernel. duh to me


Wiki'd it. Never knew it was a book/playscript. :blush:
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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby squint » Sun Mar 25, 2007 3:54 pm

arty_gal wrote:Oh! There is a book called The Little Prince and it is amazing. I'm forgetting the author though. Bad me. Sad


It's by Antoine de Saint-Exupery! I like that book. ^^ It's where the quote in my signature is from!!
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Postby arty_gal » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:19 pm

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arty_gal wrote:Oh! There is a book called The Little Prince and it is amazing. I'm forgetting the author though. Bad me. Sad


It's by Antoine de Saint-Exupery! I like that book. ^^ It's where the quote in my signature is from!!


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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby CaptainNemo » Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:45 pm

Are we talking about graphic novels as well? If so, then...

Kingdom Come: One of my favorite books of all time, and, IMO, the greatest comic book ever made.

The Dark Knight Returns: Very dark, and extremely good.

The Watchmen: Overrated, but still worth a read if you have the time.

Graphic Novels I want to read:

Batman: Year One

Marvels

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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Immortal » Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:53 am

They are talking about REAL books not comics. My add to the list is Wizard's First Rule,Stone of Tears, Abhorsen, Ender's Game and Barty trilogy.

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Re: AFC's List Of Books To Read Before You Die

Postby Sydney Fowl » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:35 pm

Has anyone said The Silence of the Lambs yet? That was one good book, the whole series was great.
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