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Re: Favorite Book

Post by honeybunchesofoats » December 22nd, 2010, 2:16 pm

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honeybunchesofoats wrote: I personally like stories that integrate it into the background instead of interrupting the storyline to tell it, but, hey, you have your opinions and I have mine.
But it's a completely different format. Shakespeare wrote plays, not novels, and plays have to have stage directions. That's not a weak point of Shakespeare's writing; on the contrary, it's quite essential.
I think you might be confused about what I'm saying. When I said stories that integrate into the background, I was talking about novels and such, not plays. When I'm reading, I like to immerse myself in the story, but the stage directions and stuff ruin that for me, so I tend to avoid them. Nothing personal Shakespeare!

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Re: Favorite Book

Post by amerikestrel » December 22nd, 2010, 2:18 pm

Okay, so you're saying that you don't like reading plays in general? That's completely different from saying you don't like Shakespeare.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by psychodragon_98 » December 24th, 2010, 12:23 pm

shakespeare isnt dumb. my favorite play was his Macbeth.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by Kokonilly » December 24th, 2010, 3:56 pm

I've been obsessed with O. Henry stories lately, though I don't understand The Clarion Call. Anyone care to explain?

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Re: Favorite Book

Post by sadistic_cottoncandy » December 26th, 2010, 3:55 pm

amerikestrel wrote:
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yogoperson wrote:Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
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I liked P&P, but Romeo and Juliet was dumb. I hated that play so much.
Um, no. You don't call Shakespeare "dumb".
lol, what the pigeon? How does "Romeo and Juliet was dumb" translate to "Shakespeare was dumb"? I didn't say I hated Shakespeare. Just that particular play. I thought Julius Caesar was alright, and Merchant of Venice was pretty funny.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by amerikestrel » December 26th, 2010, 4:48 pm

I'm not saying that you should like every one of Shakespeare's plays, but none of them are 'dumb'. Especially one of the most famous and genius works ever written. BTW, 'Shakespeare' can refer to his writing as well: "I was reading Shakespeare". That's what I ment.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by Kroll » December 26th, 2010, 7:13 pm

One of the best books by far, and the most profoundly moving in all literature is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by Kroll » December 26th, 2010, 7:20 pm

In the Academy literature progam at my school we read Agatha Christe and Sir Aurthor Conan Doyle. We have been reading those since last year, and we keep picking new ones. Our class has only 12 people in it, and we all want to read the same good books. They wrote so many, Agatha Christie alone wrote 80.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by yogoperson » December 27th, 2010, 11:07 pm

Besides, in high school, it's Brave New World or Pride and Prejudice or To Kill A Mockingbird, right? Besides, I go to an afterschool that makes reading Shakespeare and doing worksheets and essays on it mandatory. I am pretty sure not many people read Shakespeare that much.
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Re: Favorite Book

Post by packer-backer91 » December 29th, 2010, 10:09 pm

well in High school I wasn't much for reading but in the waning months of high school I can actually say that I can say i have a few favorite books,
My favorites include:
1984 - George Orwell
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
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