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La Bibliotheque - A Thread for Books 
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This thread is devoted towards books and literature. Let's get things going.

I just finished reading 1984 a few days back.


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1984 is one of my all-time favorites. Love Orwell

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Next Friday i'm watching a one-man theatrical production of Animal Farm.

I'll post a review

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One of the books in my senior English class in America (when I was an exchange student) was 1984. It's hard to be involved with the reading when you have to stop every few chapters to analyze stuff, but I remembered loving the plot, but feeling unimpressed a bit by the writing.

Last book I finished was A Storm of Swords. Depressing at times, but so epic. The rare instance where every storyline has forward momentum (usually some, especially Jon or Dany ones, will drag the pace down), and gosh, was George R.R. Martin really ruthless when he pulled the rug out under you.

Just begin reading No Easy Day by Mark Owen, the autobiography of one of the Navy SEALs in the Bin Laden raid. Zero Dark Thirty just hits theaters here, and I hope I will finish the book before the movie is still playing.


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A question regarding A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. I've heard in some quarter that the books are in parallel structure and thus a bit frustrating read because the storylines don't advance much. They said when re-reading them they will read it going by the timeline, which means switching books a bit. My question is, do you guys recommend that? (And if you do any guide for reading that way?)


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peng wrote:
One of the books in my senior English class in America (when I was an exchange student) was 1984. It's hard to be involved with the reading when you have to stop every few chapters to analyze stuff, but I remembered loving the plot, but feeling unimpressed a bit by the writing.


Orwell isn't a flowery writer, that's for sure, but I think the cleanness of his prose will stand the test of time long after other, more refined authors's work becomes dated and forgotten

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One book I find myself drawn back to again and again is Don DeLillo's White Noise.This was the first DeLillo book I read (came across it in my mid 20s) and the one that got me hooked. One of my filmmaking goals is to make a movie of it.

One thing I find myself noting every time I read it is how prescient DeLillo was. He wrote this in the early 80s. But its comments on consumer culture and sensory overload seem even more relevant in an era of the Internet, cell phones and 24 hour news channels. In addition, a subplot which pops up in the third of the book involving perscription drugs works as an effective comment on our current tendecy to over medicate.

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