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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen I am torn between loving this book and wanting to make fun of it.

On laughter:

And now, why do you snicker, or sniggle, or cough aloud
when a wrong happens? The mouth of the unjust is eternally in riot, it delights to bare the teeth and pull back the unclean lips.


message 2: by Bram (last edited Jun 30, 2009 03:49AM) (new)

Bram "...pull back the unclean lips." Mmmmm...now there's an unpleasant image of schadenfreude.


message 3: by Jen (new)

Jen the same could be said for baring the teeth and being eternally in riot. Vagina Dentata and all that...if you are looking for it you will be sure to find it. Another possible line for Khalil to write!

It will be hard for me to write why I like the book when it is so easy for me to see how it could be viewed as nothing but a very large mass of cheese.


message 4: by Michelle (last edited Jun 30, 2009 02:26PM) (new)

Michelle Every time I see Vagina dentata mentioned on Goodreads, I have to plug this awesome movie:

http://www.teethmovie.com/

Roy Lichtenstein's son, Mitchell, directed.

Okay. Carry on with Gibran.


message 5: by Jen (new)

Jen Oh. my.




message 6: by Bram (new)

Bram Whoa. Just read an overview of the plot. Scary!


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen Michelle wrote: "Every time I see Vagina dentata mentioned on Goodreads, I have to plug this awesome movie:

http://www.teethmovie.com/

Roy Lichtenstein's son, Mitchell, directed.

Okay. Carry on with Gibran."


You liked it, but karen didn't, so it was a toss up. I made my man watch the trailer and his was the deciding vote. He was scared enough to add it to our movie queue.


message 8: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I hope you like it. I don't know what kind of films you usually watch...it's kind of campy.


message 9: by Alan (new)

Alan I'm probably in the cynic camp with this one. Loads of my hippy friends read it in the 70s but I resisted, and I still will. Probably.


message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen I put off reading it- probably because I knew I would like it and knew that it might not be cool to admit it.


message 11: by Alan (new)

Alan well you know me - arsey curmudgeon.


message 12: by Jen (new)

Jen Yes. If you do read it you must write an additional portion- like "On Macaroni", or "The Prophet speaks of Footwear"...I would love to hear what an arsey curmudgeon thinks, Gibran style.


message 13: by Weinz (new)

Weinz As sappy as it gets in parts there are a lot of little bits of wisdom between the covers. Even if it is a hippy book. Great review.


message 14: by Matthieu (new)

Matthieu My dad kept his copy from college; it proudly wears its bruises.


message 15: by Félix (new)

Félix Have you read it, Matt? If so, what did you think?


message 16: by Jen (new)

Jen Larry wrote: "Have you read it, Matt? If so, what did you think?"

Yes, Matt. I want to hear Matt, the prophet, speak on something. Anything. Pasta. Hand puppets. We wait on your word.


message 17: by Matthieu (new)

Matthieu I really liked it. I don't usually go for this kind of thing, but... it was lovely.


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