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message 1: by Ricardo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:31PM) (new)

Ricardo (ricardob) Books I chose from the shelf:

1.The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran --read

2.Master of the Moor - Ruth Rendell

3.Inferno - Dante Alighieri

4.Persuasion - Jane Austen

5.The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

6.Presumed Innocent - Scott Turow

I'll check back to this topic with news on the progress and my impressions on the books.


message 2: by Ricardo (last edited Aug 25, 2016 01:34PM) (new)

Ricardo (ricardob) My impressions of "The Prophet":

"The Prophet" is a book that by it's own religious nature will vary in quality depending on one's personal views.
I say this because as someone who has completly step back from any religious belief, I struggled with some of the book's content; some "truths" presented are those shared by many religions and therefore are completly dependent on belief.
That being said, I would still recomend this book because of the beautiful imaginery recalled by the Prophet to deliver his teachings; most are so rich that there were parts I re-read several times because understanding the simple images felt many times like an ephifany in the sense that it gave order to some portion of the human experience without simplifying it.

All things considered, it was worth reading since this is a small and well written book whose effect is more likely than not to bring some more perspective on religious beliefs.

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