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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old December 8th, 2006, 13:14 Thread Starter
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Has anyone read these books??

My exams are over, and I need something to do until school starts over. Have you guys read any of these books, and what do you think about them??

War and peace by Leo Tolstoj
Don Quijote by Cervantes
The Karamazov brothers by Fjodor Dostojevskij
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old December 8th, 2006, 22:15
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Actually I haven't read any of those...

I heard Dan Brown is a great writer maybe you should read his books instead

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I heard Dan Brown is a great writer maybe you should read his books instead
Agreed. I have never heard of those three books. Maybe they were just recently published for the first time?

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old December 14th, 2006, 17:22
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i find russians generaly very hard to read so i've never read war and peace or karamazov brothers

don quijote is a very good book that has its laughs.

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Agreed. I have never heard of those three books. Maybe they were just recently published for the first time?
then allow me to teach you somethings
all three artists are classics and these are all considered among their main works
lav nikolajevic tolstoj & fjodor mihajlovic dostojevski are considered among the greatest writters of all times and miguel de cervantes is considered along with william shakespeare to be the greatest writer of the renaissance

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Ever heard of sarcasm? Of course, I have heard of these books, I am not so ignorant. I have read War and Peace a long time ago but I hardly remember anything from it.

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Ever heard of sarcasm? Of course, I have heard of these books, I am not so ignorant. I have read War and Peace a long time ago but I hardly remember anything from it.
i have heard of sarcasm...what better way to respond to it than by sarcastic lession

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all three artists are classics and these are all considered among their main works
lav nikolajevic tolstoj & fjodor mihajlovic dostojevski are considered among the greatest writters of all times and miguel de cervantes is considered along with william shakespeare to be the greatest writer of the renaissance
very informative... who's shakespeare?
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I am reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoj as we speak. I have read 10 pages...at least... But seriously it looks very interesting. I might finish it tonight.
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I just started on Don Quixote. I'd like to get around to War and Peace too later. Of Dostojevski I've only read Crime and Punishment, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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I am reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoj as we speak. I have read 10 pages...at least... But seriously it looks very interesting. I might finish it tonight.
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Sorry guys. I did not manage to read it that night...:thmbdown: p
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I got through half of The Brothers Karamazov, but gave up ultimately because I was getting bored.

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What a coincidence! Exactly the same reason and timing when I stopped reading it. Well written and all, but one gotta have the right mood to read it, and be helluvah toreable to risk of being madly bored.

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try reading The Magic Mountain of Thomas Mann then...
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I'm about halfway through Don Quixote (it's looong ) and I have to say it's not really that interesting.

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I've read large portions of Don Quijote, but to be honest I don't find it that great. There are funny passages in it, but it is a tad boring at times. Maybe I should read it again completely.

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It drags out quite a lot. With books that are really long, I like them to either have a well defined purpose as to where the story is going or keep me in the dark, but still keep me interested. Quite a few books start off well and then you get halfway and it's like "wait, I thought the story was gonna last the whole book, now what?"

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