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Just starting this one. Anyone else read it? I'll report back once I've finished it (give me a few days).
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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I' ve read a very interesting book a week ago, "The navigator" by Morris West. Highly recommended.
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.
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Just starting this one. Anyone else read it? I'll report back once I've finished it (give me a few days).


I've read it a couple times, pretty good
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
Blake as in William,,, the mystic poet and painter..?
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
Blake as in William,,, the mystic poet and painter..?


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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
Blake as in William,,, the mystic poet and painter..?
 

The one and only!
 
 I have one oversize coffee table book of some of his paintings and poetry. My friend Bill is a huge fan of his work but
while I like his art I have never really dug deep into his stuff.
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
Blake as in William,,, the mystic poet and painter..?
 

The one and only!
 
 I have one oversize coffee table book of some of his paintings and poetry. My friend Bill is a huge fan of his work but
while I like his art I have never really dug deep into his stuff.


I'd definitely check out Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It's not too long but it's one of my favourites after Europe. Here's a link to it:

http://www.bartleby.com/235/253.html

Well worth a read once you get to grips with it! (I found the language quite difficult at first)
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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
Blake as in William,,, the mystic poet and painter..?
 

The one and only!
 
 I have one oversize coffee table book of some of his paintings and poetry. My friend Bill is a huge fan of his work but
while I like his art I have never really dug deep into his stuff.


I'd definitely check out Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It's not too long but it's one of my favourites after Europe. Here's a link to it:

http://www.bartleby.com/235/253.html

Well worth a read once you get to grips with it! (I found the language quite difficult at first)
 
My friend Bill has a copy ....he's going to bring it by....thanks.
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A Heritage of Stone

good little one from Garrison not as well known as his famous On the Trail of the Assassins, but better in many ways--  out of print, very rare and expensive for years, finally old copies available cheaply.

And this far-fetched but intriguing narrative about a guy who claims he was sent to stop Oswald


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I had to read that one in high school.....boring as hell to me even if it's considered a classic.
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Haha, I felt the same way about Of Mice and Men (I was very much into fantasy fiction exclusively at that point) when I was 16 in high school. Six years on I reread it and am now in love with it! I intend to read it again, even. I'll let you know how I get on with CaP dude.
 
Never thought Of Mice and Men was all that exciting either but then I think many mainstream 'classics' especially the school reading lists are boring on some level. I've read most of the so-called classics over the years and Dickens is about the only one that can hold my interest all through. But I do appreciate the quality of writing in the classics but I have always needed a strong plot in my novels and a little something odd/strange going on.


I really like Dickens a lot. Hard Times is probably my favourite because of its critique on conservativism, but I really like Bleak House too. I really like Chinua Achebe too, but I don't know whether he qualifies as a classic writer (yet, although no doubt he will be in the future). Blake is also a sensational writer, as well as having some very sound and interesting philosophical ideas.
Blake as in William,,, the mystic poet and painter..?
 

The one and only!
 
 I have one oversize coffee table book of some of his paintings and poetry. My friend Bill is a huge fan of his work but
while I like his art I have never really dug deep into his stuff.


I'd definitely check out Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It's not too long but it's one of my favourites after Europe. Here's a link to it:

http://www.bartleby.com/235/253.html

Well worth a read once you get to grips with it! (I found the language quite difficult at first)
 
My friend Bill has a copy ....he's going to bring it by....thanks.

Nice one man, let me know what you think!
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