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    the pathans by sir olaf caroe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    I actually saw in a movie (Khuda Ke Liye) that many people in Pakistan can read and write Arabic but don't really understand it. Is that true?
    Yes, it is true. Reading Arabic does not require too many skills if you already can read Urdu.


    "It sounds like you have a great strength of character and strong will" - Ellyse Perry about me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    I actually saw in a movie (Khuda Ke Liye) that many people in Pakistan can read and write Arabic but don't really understand it. Is that true?
    Arabic and Urdu have the same script which is....... you guessed it... ARABIC!!!

    so yeah we can read it easily but understand very little of it apart form the instance when common words in the 2 languages are used

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    The Taliban reshuffle by Kim Barker...


    Rudi is a useless umpire get rid off him plzzzzz.

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    Heat Pipes - Theory Design and Applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nish_mate View Post
    Shantaram is a brillaint book, sometimes in the middle the author might reflect a bit on the mind-but never theless a very good book.

    I found it fascinating reading an outsider's view of India...

    Dr SF- i dont think in Shantaram you will have the issue of retracking the events.

    AZ where are you now in the book?
    he has just met Abdelkhader Khan and Abdullah.


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    Good thread:

    Reading Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises


    The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on water, but to walk on Earth.

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    Didn't like Niall Ferguson after watching his documentary on Channel 4 Civilization: Is the West History?. Maybe his reading material may have some intellectual value.


    The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on water, but to walk on Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    he has just met Abdelkhader Khan and Abdullah.
    Just started on the meaty bits then

    Abdelkhader is an interesting character to say the least and my seconf most fave character in the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ View Post
    a bit too slow-paced, author is a bit busy marveling at the ways of the subcontinent rather than tell his story.

    and the chapters are reaaaally long
    Wait till the initial chapters gets over. It really picks up from the middle. Awesome read.

    @op, catch 22, find it pretty boring so far.

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    A Moment of War by Laurie Lee, about a young man's experience with the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War.

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    Principles and Modern Applications of Chemistry




    course books are more than enough for me at this point of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    I actually saw in a movie (Khuda Ke Liye) that many people in Pakistan can read and write Arabic but don't really understand it. Is that true?
    We are taught how to read and write it because all Muslims are required to read Qur'an in Arabic at least once in their lifetime .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    The Brothers Karamazov is exactly the kind of fiction I personally prefer. Dostoevsky is a genius and has great understanding of human brain. The way he describes the outer behaiviour and the inner thinking of many different characters is amazing. It's the kind of book where the actual incidents and where they lead to unfolds slowly and at times, take a back-seat, whereas the way the things unfold is more enjoyable.
    Dostoevsky is one of my favorite authors. I loved Crime and Punishment; quite dark and haunting, and as always, a wonderful psychological exploration. I also liked Notes from Underground, and of course, The Brothers Karamazov.

    As far as my current reading, it's mostly Computer Science books. I don't read fiction as much anymore. I recently read The Kite Runner, which was decent; extremely sad, and a great plot. The best one I've read recently was Catch-22; one of the most hilarious books i have ever read, and a true classic.

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    Watta nerdy thread...I read through PP and that's enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkmix View Post
    Watta nerdy thread...I read through PP and that's enough for me.
    And in your case , reading too much has caused you to fail your exams .


    reading = BAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    The best one I've read recently was Catch-22; one of the most hilarious books i have ever read, and a true classic.
    I do not understand people who find that book funny. I found it horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    Dostoevsky is one of my favorite authors. I loved Crime and Punishment; quite dark and haunting, and as always, a wonderful psychological exploration. I also liked Notes from Underground, and of course, The Brothers Karamazov.

    As far as my current reading, it's mostly Computer Science books. I don't read fiction as much anymore. I recently read The Kite Runner, which was decent; extremely sad, and a great plot. The best one I've read recently was Catch-22; one of the most hilarious books i have ever read, and a true classic.
    The humour in Catch-22 is fantastic. I loved the book.

    Have you read Orhan Pamuk, Chaiwala? He is my favourite author and if you like Dostoevsky, then, you'd love this guy. I am not much of a memoir reader but even the memoirs of this guy were fantastic.


    My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkmix View Post
    Watta nerdy thread...I read through PP and that's enough for me.
    yes we know, it is quite obvious that you are not a reader


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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I do not understand people who find that book funny. I found it horrible.
    Alright, Clevinger

    What did you find horrible about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    The humour in Catch-22 is fantastic. I loved the book.

    Have you read Orhan Pamuk, Chaiwala? He is my favourite author and if you like Dostoevsky, then, you'd love this guy. I am not much of a memoir reader but even the memoirs of this guy were fantastic.
    No, I haven't, Freud. I'll have to check him out sometime. My fiction reading has dropped to nil ever since college.

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    Modern Instrumental Analysis

    Chromatographic Methods

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    The Assassins

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    Siddiq Salik- Wounded Pride. A heartbreaking book about a POW during the East Pakistan debacle. His details are earth-shattering, and his undying patriotism despite being in the most adverse circumstances make for a tear-jerker. Loving the book, but crying at the same time because he lived in such misery

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    the disciplined trader by mark Douglas.

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    One of the classics of all time - The Count of Monte Cristo. Really absorbed by the plot and how it pans out into Dantes quest for revenge.


    Genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.

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    The God of Small Things by Miss Roy, what a brilliant brilliant book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhump View Post
    BestiKharab by Mustansar Hussan Tarar.
    Tarar saab is one of my favourite Urdu writers.

    I grew up watching him host the 7 AM morning program on PTV.

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    Organic Chemistry by smith. Taking summer class, have to read it


    Fawad Alam's NO.1 FAN!!


    Mohommad Hafeez is CLASS!

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    Just completed reading "The Romonov Prophecy" by Steve Berry.

    Class novel.

    It's on the Russian Tsar, facts mixed within a fictitious story. Good read.

    Now, I have started reading, "Playing for keeps: Micheal Jordan and the World he made" by David Halberstam.


    May the Hawks Fly Forever. Lightning Hawks CC -- Team Thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fawad_Bhai View Post
    Organic Chemistry by smith. Taking summer class, have to read it
    Organic chemistry by Janice Smith ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by poisonjet View Post
    Organic chemistry by Janice Smith ?
    Yes! 2nd or 3rd edition is required. I got the 2nd since it was cheaper


    Fawad Alam's NO.1 FAN!!


    Mohommad Hafeez is CLASS!

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    Guys, any fiction books set in subcontinent or Middle East? I quite like those. I find them easier to relate to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suhaib View Post
    the disciplined trader by mark Douglas.
    i was gonna read that, wt u think of it, any good?

    i just finished pitbull by marty schwartz, really good book, its not a a technical guide, but great over the shoulder look into a great traders attitude and life.

    his writing style is also very impressive, esp for someone who is not an author by profession.
    Last edited by ElRaja; 10th June 2011 at 06:57.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punisher View Post
    One of the classics of all time - The Count of Monte Cristo. Really absorbed by the plot and how it pans out into Dantes quest for revenge.
    Excellent read. The movie is good too.


    Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined - Nas

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    Harry Potter 1-7 yo!

    Actually been reading To Kill a Mockingbird.


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    Quote Originally Posted by violet_may View Post
    Harry Potter 1-7 yo!

    Actually been reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
    Harry Potter is the shiznits. I'm not even going to lie, I love those books.

    To Kill a Mockingbird was slightly overrated but still miles above the other American classic Catcher in the Rye, which was unbelievably annoying to read.

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    Ugh I read Catcher in the Rye in high school. Most stupidest book ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    Harry Potter is the shiznits. I'm not even going to lie, I love those books.

    To Kill a Mockingbird was slightly overrated but still miles above the other American classic Catcher in the Rye, which was unbelievably annoying to read.
    Arite arite. As a HP nerd, I have to ask, which House would you want to be in? And wasn't the ending of the final book stupid? Like with Harry marrying Ginny? Ew!
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    Quote Originally Posted by violet_may View Post
    Arite arite. As a HP nerd, I have to ask, which House would you want to be in? And wasn't the ending of the final book stupid? Like with Harry marrying Ginny? Ew!
    Well, I would definitely want to be in Slytherin, because I'm kind of an evil dude. And, Gryffindor is too boring, and the other houses don't even matter.

    And the ending was just stupid. Especially the naming of their children.

    Harry should have totally gotten with Cho Chang. Marrying your best friend's sister is just a little weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    Well, I would definitely want to be in Slytherin, because I'm kind of an evil dude. And, Gryffindor is too boring, and the other houses don't even matter.

    And the ending was just stupid. Especially the naming of their children.

    Harry should have totally gotten with Cho Chang. Marrying your best friend's sister is just a little weird.
    O.M.G chai. I always wanted to be in Slytherin too! I had a crush on Snape

    Thank you for saying the names were beyond stupid. Albus Severus? What the heck!? Aww, I feel so happy knowing a HP nerd exists on this forum


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    Quote Originally Posted by violet_may View Post
    O.M.G chai. I always wanted to be in Slytherin too! I had a crush on Snape

    Thank you for saying the names were beyond stupid. Albus Severus? What the heck!? Aww, I feel so happy knowing a HP nerd exists on this forum
    Interesting. Is Snape generally considered attractive by women?

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    The Myth of Independence by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. I will write a review once I am done reading it.


    Grandpa Zindabad!

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    ^^
    Yes! Because he got beat up a lot at school and he really liked Lily


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    Just read 'Disgrace' and 'Dusklands' by J.M. Coetzee. The latter is original and powerful but the former is really something special, and the ideal starting point - it won the Booker and was a significant factor in Coetzee winning the Nobel Prize for Literature several years later. Anyone interested in the male condition or 'itch' (as anyone male and intelligent should be), the psychological roots of sex and violence and South Africa through the ages should read both.

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    Seriously?

    Catcher in the Rye is stupid and/or annoying?

    It is one of my favourite books ever!


    My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violet_may View Post
    ^^
    Yes! Because he got beat up a lot at school and he really liked Lily
    So, guys who get bullied and secretly stalk/like girls are actually attractive to all other girls?


    My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    So, guys who get bullied and secretly stalk/like girls are actually attractive to all other girls?
    I can confirm that this did not work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    Seriously?

    Catcher in the Rye is stupid and/or annoying?

    It is one of my favourite books ever!
    Bear in mind the user who posted the above opinion.

    Pinch of salt my dear doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whippy View Post
    Bear in mind the user who posted the above opinion.

    Pinch of salt my dear doctor.
    What are you trying to say, Whipster?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    I can confirm that this did not work for me.
    That's too bad. I thought I had a chance!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    Seriously?

    Catcher in the Rye is stupid and/or annoying?

    It is one of my favourite books ever!
    I don't know. I didn't really like that one part where he whined about something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    What are you trying to say, Whipster?
    What do you reckon he's trying to say, Chaiwala?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    What do you reckon he's trying to say, Chaiwala?
    I wanna hear it from him! (Also, I semi believe he was talking about kkmix)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    I don't know. I didn't really like that one part where he whined about something.
    You're so phony, chaiwala, and you know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kkmix View Post
    Watta nerdy thread...I read through PP and that's enough for me.
    Says it all really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    You're so phony, chaiwala, and you know it.
    Phony. That word makes me want to slap your little sister, and hook up with your ex girlfriend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    That's too bad. I thought I had a chance!
    LOL. Snape just wasn't confident enough to approach Lily most of the times. And Lily was always nice to him. It was sweet


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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    Phony. That word makes me want to slap your little sister, and hook up with your ex girlfriend.
    If you could have done it, you would have done it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    If you could have done it, you would have done it.
    Eh. I was semi making a reference to CITR. You know, precious little Phoebe, and Holden's ex Jane Gallaghar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    Alright, Clevinger

    What did you find horrible about it?
    The hopelessness. The sense that reason had gone out of the window and that they were stuck in a lethal farce. The feeling that the fliers were all about to die. The fates of Snowdon and Doc Daneeka. Milo's war profiteering.


    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    I don't know. I didn't really like that one part where he whined about something.
    In other words, the whole book..... couldn't stand Catcher. It's supposed to be about awakening and Buddhism and such but I just wanted to slap Caulfield throughout the book.

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    Yeah, I was wondering if that line was from CITR. I don't really remember much from the book now, apart from the fact that that Holden used to digress a lot and thought that everyone else was phony.

    But, I really enjoyed reading the book.

    Another question - would you read a book when you've seen a movie based on it? I can never pull myself to do it because a part of me tells me that I already know the story, better read something else.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    Another question - would you read a book when you've seen a movie based on it? I can never pull myself to do it because a part of me tells me that I already know the story, better read something else.
    I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy after watching the movies first. I thought it was fine, especially since I loved the movies. The extra details that the book provided just made it more enjoyable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    The hopelessness. The sense that reason had gone out of the window and that they were stuck in a lethal farce. The feeling that the fliers were all about to die. The fates of Snowdon and Doc Daneeka. Milo's war profiteering.
    I think that was intentional. Just look at the meaning of "Catch-22;" it's a binding, hopeless situation from which you cannot escape. I think that's what I really loved about the book. Beneath all the humor was a very serious message about bureaucracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsan88 View Post
    The God of Small Things by Miss Roy, what a brilliant brilliant book.
    Amazing book.

    The end is devastating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy after watching the movies first. I thought it was fine, especially since I loved the movies. The extra details that the book provided just made it more enjoyable for me.
    Sure, and the way that Aragorn took over in the last movie (if you watch the long version) made more sense than in the books. Also some nonsense like Tom Bombadil got left out. The Scouring of the Shire got left out of the films, which was a shame because it showed how much the hobbits had developed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    Amazing book.

    The end is devastating.
    I despise Baby Kochamma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radiance Of Australis View Post
    Guys, any fiction books set in subcontinent or Middle East? I quite like those. I find them easier to relate to.
    Have you read the Kite Runner or a Thousand Splendid Suns? Set in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but awesome books


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    Quote Originally Posted by Radiance Of Australis View Post
    Guys, any fiction books set in subcontinent or Middle East? I quite like those. I find them easier to relate to.
    Apart from the ones already recommended, I rate -

    1. God of Small Things - Subcontinent based - Very serious story on discrimination in sub-continental societies.

    2. Swami and Friends - Might be difficult to relate to as it is based in South India, but a simple story with earthy humour. Easy to read and the simplicity moves your heart.

    3. Orhan Pamuk books (based in Turkey) - Snow, Black Book, My Name is Red, Museum of Innocence etc - Melancholic stories with intense insight on the conflict between modernity and tradition in Turkish society. The society depicted is kind of similar to India and Pakistan of today where people in the upper middle class and rich class try to embrace western traditions but find it hard to get out of the influence of their roots.


    4. Sea of Poppies - Great depiction of a Indian society in 19th century. The story is based on a voyage of a ship filled with bonded labourers from India who were being taken out to work in foreign countries. There are separate stories of the labourers and how they came to the situation they are in, their trials and tribulations, their fears about travelling towards a future they know nothing about except for the fact that it is not going to be easy.


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    I'm currently reading Don't Breathe A Word by Jennifer Mcmahon. I love it so far...it's kind of a mix between mystery and fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violet_may View Post
    Arite arite. As a HP nerd, I have to ask, which House would you want to be in? And wasn't the ending of the final book stupid? Like with Harry marrying Ginny? Ew!
    I really hated the way the book ended at first too. Originally, the last book was my least favorite. But my opinion changed after I read the book the second time. Now it's actually one of my favorite books from the series and I like it more and more each time I read it. (I've reread the series several times!) I wouldn't change a single thing about the ending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokie View Post
    I really hated the way the book ended at first too. Originally, the last book was my least favorite. But my opinion changed after I read the book the second time. Now it's actually one of my favorite books from the series and I like it more and more each time I read it. (I've reread the series several times!) I wouldn't change a single thing about the ending!
    I think I would just remove the entire epilogue. I've read it a few times too, and my opinion really hasn't changed.

    Also, do you go to Virginia Tech? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzy's Aloo View Post
    To Kill A Mockingbird.
    Marvellous book.

    Just read the Ernest Hemingway novella The Old Man and the Sea. Sublime book - with not a wasted word.

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    I liked the all HP books.

    The ending was a typical feel good ending which typifies the kind of series HP is. Too bad the next generation won't get to wait for the release date to get an HP copy the way we did. I don't remember there being as much excitement about the release of any book (even superior books) or the there being a desperation to get it in the first day itself.

    I wonder if a book will ever create movie-like enthusiasm again among the masses.


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    Started reading Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, but then I joined an IIM, and since then, have never had enough time and motivation to read it further. To think of it, I do manage to get time to post on PP, so it might have to do with the lack of motivation part.

    In fact I have left other books I started reading incomplete as well. Ps I Love You (some girl recommended me and left reading it for good after reaching half way), 2 States (left the end part), one or two more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwala View Post
    I think I would just remove the entire epilogue. I've read it a few times too, and my opinion really hasn't changed.

    Also, do you go to Virginia Tech? Just wondering.
    A lot of people don't like the epilogue, but I think it is kind of important because that is where we are introduced to Teddy Lupin. Rowling has said that she would consider writing more books and I have a feeling that if she ever wrote another series related to Harry Potter, it would revolve around Teddy!

    Yeah, I went to Virginia Tech...graduated a couple years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Schaden Freud View Post
    I liked the all HP books.

    The ending was a typical feel good ending which typifies the kind of series HP is. Too bad the next generation won't get to wait for the release date to get an HP copy the way we did. I don't remember there being as much excitement about the release of any book (even superior books) or the there being a desperation to get it in the first day itself.

    I wonder if a book will ever create movie-like enthusiasm again among the masses.
    I LOVED waiting for the release dates. I used to go to all of the midnight release parties at the bookstores and everything. (I'm just a little obsessed with HP!) I don't think there will ever be a series of books that creates as much hype as HP did. Twilight tried, but couldn't even compare.

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    Hidden Man by Daivd Ellis

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    Quote Originally Posted by violet_may View Post
    Harry Potter 1-7 yo!

    Actually been reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
    Love HP.

    TKaM is dope.

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    Submarine, Joe Dunthorne. Catcher in the Rye transported to Wales but ruder, funnier and much more accessible.

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    Hey Whippy, are you a literature student/graduate? If you are, what is your opinion on post-modern fiction and which book are the ones you'd recommend?


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