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James James said: " Do you think sometimes people [readers] can put too much emphasis on novels. To the point of obsession. Base too much of their lives on them?

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""...that leer could peel the velvet off the walls of virtue."" Jan 07, 2011 11:10PM

 
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James James said: " The story of Christy Brown is an exceptional one.

I recommend seeing the film My Left Foot, in which Daniel Day Louis (one of my favorite actors, and one of the most menacing)plays Christy Brown.

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James James said: " I just started this one, but I was unaware until recently that this is the book Freud himself acknowledged as his best.

He says something akin to: A man only comes upon ideas such as these once in a lifetime.

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Do you think sometimes people [readers] can put too much emphasis on novels. To the point of obsession. Base too much of their lives on them?

"It's wonderful that literature can have that kind of effect on people. On the other hand, it's a little sa
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American Pastoral by Philip Roth
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Thanks for your comment.

About the rating:

I actually meant to put at the end of the post that I wanted to give a 3.5 stars (rather than the 2.5
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The Stranger by Albert Camus
"The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) T..." Read more of this review »
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"The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning..." Read more of this review »
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American Pastoral by Philip Roth
American Pastoral (The American Trilogy #1)
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Your point about teaching Of Mice and Men in school is an interesting one, however, many teens can relate to the darker themes of the book, for
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Apple Inc.
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Apple Inc.

Charles Dickens
“You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens
“I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Joseph Brodsky
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
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Aristotle
“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
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