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message 1: by Lucy (new)

Lucy lol. I'm sure using that acronym also made Thoreau cringe (it usually makes me cringe but it seemed appropriate here...it being a phone review and all):)

message 2: by Karen (new)

Karen Haha, yes, sometimes I wish Thoreau were living in this era. I'd love to see what kind of crazy things he'd say about technology.

message 3: by Laurel (last edited Dec 28, 2010 11:02AM) (new)

Laurel Haha -- your review made me laugh. I actually enjoyed his musings when I read this book awhile ago, but I can definitely see how this book could also come off as annoying and preachy. You make some very good, valid (and funny) points. :)

message 4: by Karen (new)

Karen Thanks Laurel! I, too, see both sides of the book. My teacher who assigned this book absolutely worships it; and one of my favorite movies, Dead Poets Society, references it a few times. But I just had to write some of my comments down, even though I'm not finished the book yet. Anyway, I had fun writing this review, so I'm glad you liked it too! :)

message 5: by Tress (new)

Tress Huntley That was an excellent review! This is one of those books that has always made me feel literary-inferior because I didn't seem to be able to appreciate it the way I was supposed to. I feel the same way about T.S. Eliot, incidentally.

Although Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies as well, I have a real problem with smug intellectualism. Well done!

message 6: by Karen (new)

Karen Thanks so much Tress! You basically summed it up right there! :)

message 7: by Karen (new)

Karen Thanks so much Tress! You basically summed it up right there! :)

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