52 Books in 52 Weeks (2011) discussion

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message 51: by Manal (new)

Manal Ghilan (manl) | 23 comments الزهايمر
غازي القصيبي
3/5
ماهي السعادة؟أليست السعادة في التحليل النهائي،مجموع التجارب السعيدة؟بلا ذاكرة لا توجد تجارب،لا يوجد سوى فراغ،فراغ الموت"
كم أوجعتني هذه الأقصوصة رغم قصرها :(
فظيع هو ذلك المرض،يسرق الحياة من بين أيدينا دون حتى ان نعرف ذلك!


message 52: by Kafkas (new)

Kafkas Vater (KafkasVater) Book: La Peste
Author: Albert Camus

At first I couldn't really get into the book, but once I read around a bit about existentialist theories, it made a whole lot more sense. And since it's a classic anyway I do recommend it.
Also: I found it quite easy to read regarding the language, even though my French isn't the best.


message 53: by Mohammed (last edited Jan 28, 2011 11:39AM) (new)

Mohammed (robokick) | 8 comments The Solitude of Prime Numbers
Paolo Giordano
4/5

This is a tale of two hopelessly damaged people. Alice Della Rocca and Mattia Balossino. The story begins in 1983 and ends in 2007. It takes its time to show us how a scarred childhood could affect a person his whole life. I believe your affection with this novel and your attachement to the characters might depend on how your childhood was, and whether you had those crucially brutal moment that changed your life forever -- when still a child. Mine was a bit rough around the edges, so connecting to them only seemed natural. I loved Mattia so much. Even though the writer did a better job at developing Alice's character and personality, I much preferred Mattia.

It cleverly and mathematically proves that one is, indeed, not the loneliest number. The discussion about the title alone could form a really interesting discussion. Clever and describes everything in the novel pretty well.

"Prime numbers, are in essence, a positive integer divisible only by itself and the number "one" (i.e. 11 and 13 are prime numbers). Paolo Giordano's novel relates this mathematical interpretation to human life: Some of us carry the bricks of past experiences that eventually build an invisible wall with enough voids to view and live life, but thick enough that one never quite touches the adjacent. The circumstances unfolding are open to the reader's interpretation, although eluding to several paths. While attempting to lightly tread on the essential broken foundation of humans not living a "normal" life, Giordano conveys that sometimes we love, sometimes we leave, and sometimes we remain, but ultimately the gaps between prime numbers are impossible to be traversed."

A tragically interesting read.


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Mohammed (robokick) | 8 comments ألزهايمر
غازي القصيبي
3/5

هل هناك ما هو أسوأ من الموت؟ وهل حقاً فقدان الذاكرة التدريجي، المسمى بالزهايمر، له القدرة على تفتيك الإنسان لهذه الدرجة؛ أن يتمنى الموت، الخلاص؟ أم أنه سيقوى لمسح حتى معالم الموت وأفكاره، ليبقى الإنسان مجرد جسد من دون روح -- أو كما يقول غازي، خضار بشرية؟

هي قصة قصيرة أكثر من كونها أقصوصة، عبارة عن رسائل من مريض ألزهايمر لزوجته التي يكبرها كثيراً. أحببت بعض المواضيع ولم يرق لي ذكر البعض الآخر (من مثل ذكر النبيذ الأبيض، وتفاصيل مرحلة البلوغ) ولكني أُعجبت حقاً بقدرة غازي على بناء شخصية -وهدمها- بهذه السرعة. ينتقد البعض أقصوصة غازي الأخيرة ولكني أحببتها لغرابتها وسرعة تطور أحداثها. النهاية مزقتني قليلاً.

ليت للسعادة أن تدوم دوماً وأبداً.


message 55: by Rawan (new)

Rawan M | 7 comments اللمس

Title: اللمس
Author: فوزية الدريع
4/5

I loved it, it contains a alot of informations that I knew nothing about before.
I can say this book changed me a little. :D


message 56: by Sarah H. (new)

Sarah H. Alshareef | 25 comments Don't Sweat The Small Stuff for Friends
Rating: 3/5
Author Richard Carlson

Amazing little book with precious advices to fully understand ur friends and bring the best of them.


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Linah (lino0oh) | 24 comments Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies is one of those classics you just have to read to understand all the hype. It has, I guess, a simple plot but an overall much deeper meaning. The author's attention to details is impressive as you really picture the scenes vividly in your head. It's mostly about a group of boys that get stuck on an island and try to govern themselves. It's not all that simple and easy though, it had a few disturbing parts that left an impact. I got attached to the characters and the overall "adventure". Weird as this may sound, this book really haunted me.

Although I loved it, I gave it three stars.


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Raya Al-Raddadi | 42 comments http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61...
هل يكذب التاريخ؟
عبد الله محمد داوود
1/5
لم يعجبني الكتاب سواء من الأسلوب المستخدم أو المادة المعروضة.. الكلام مكرر لما نقرأه في الصحف والمجلات وفكرته لوجود مؤامؤة يهودية ورآء كل شي نقوم به ظل يتكرر بكثرة في صفحات الكتاااب


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Nawal Alotaibi | 9 comments Training Standards Pocketbook by John Townsend
3.00 · rating details ·

Small book
nothing new, refresh information

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...


message 60: by Abdullah (new)

Abdullah Al-Dulaijan (aAldul90) | 4 comments اليهودي الحالي
by علي المقرن

3/5

كتاب ممتع ومريح في القراءه, بكل بساطة هو عبارة عن قصه حب بشكل عام وخلفية بسيطة عن كيف وضع المسلمين واليهود في اليمن بشكل خاص.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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Maha Al Marri (Aki88) | 3 comments طائر بين المحيطين
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كتاب جميل ليوسف السباعي يحكي قصة صحفي ورحلته حول دول مختلفة
وحضوره وتوثيقه لمؤتمرات التي يحضرها والتي يتخللها الكثير من المواقف المحزنة المضحكة التي جعلتني اقرأ هذا الكتاب في ايام معدودة لسهولة لغته حيث استخدم في اكثر الكتاب اللهجة المصرية و تعبيره بهذه اللغة التي جعلت الكتاب اكثر متعة.


message 62: by Patricia (new)

Patricia (Laylah) | 16 comments No God But God

Reza Aslan

4/5

It was the second time I read the book, I really enjoyed this one, I find he has a lot of good points throughout the book.

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