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Hey, everybody! Let's see what reviews people have given books I've read on GoodReads.com!

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WORLD WAR Z: This is an interesting book to read, because it not only covers most of the main cities in the world, but it also covers some of the dumb ass people (Celebrities) that would do anything to survive and try to keep a Good (I use this term VERY loosely) rep. All I know is that if Zombies invaded anytime soon, I would be at Wal-Mart, here is why: THEY HAVE FUCKING EVERYTHING!!!

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE: I hated this book.....don't waste your time even though it is an Oprah book!!!!

WAR AND PEACE: It was okay I guess but I got tired of reading about war all the time

TOM JONES: The meat of the plot itself was surrounded by so much STUFF! Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!! Anyway, like I said, the plot was good--a faithful movie version (or even the Spark Notes version) would be a fun little romp, but the book itself was just too wordy!

NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU: Meh.

HUCKLEBERRY FINN: Huck rocks. Tom Sawyer is annoying. but overall it is a great adventure story if you can get through Tom's constant dragging out of things to the point of annoyance!

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: I read this in high school and I recall making a "dictionary" on notebook paper to figure out what all of the non-English words meant. I wish I still had that paper.

ATLAS SHRUGGED: Very neat.

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES: I guess dumbasses don't go nowhere. kinda like this book.

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY: Interesting, but a bit overboard on the Jewish perspective.


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Well, it's not IMDB message boards, but it'll do.

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oilyrags
May. 19th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Come on, man! There doesn't seem to be a single race war post in there. Def. not a substitute for imdb.
ludickid
May. 19th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Well, there is a comment about how a book about two Jewish characters by a Jewish writer is too Jewish, doesn't that count?
oilyrags
May. 19th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Of course not, because antisemitism is the last acceptable form of prejudice.
roseyv
May. 19th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Eh. The Jew stuff didn't bother me so much, but oy! All that homo malarkey.

I just came here to read a book, for God's sake.
tritium
May. 19th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
I liked the Jew stuff and homo malarkey, but I was tired of all the stuff I had to wade through about comic books. Man! If I wanted a comic book, I would have read a comic book, you know?
perich
May. 19th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
this book will BLOW your MIND (but not in a HOMO WAY)
ATLAS SHRUGGED: Very neat.

This surprises me the most because I've never seen positive praise on the Internet for this book that didn't border on the orgiastic.
marciamarcia
May. 19th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: this book will BLOW your MIND (but not in a HOMO WAY)
This just reminded me of an Ayn Rand-related humor moment my husband and I had the other day.

Somebody's building/remodeling an apartment complex near us and have apparently seen fit to name it The Fountainhead.

Naturally, we now assume that everybody in that complex is getting raped...but, it's ok. Because they really wanted it.
perich
May. 19th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Re: this book will BLOW your MIND (but not in a HOMO WAY)
If they named the apartment complex "The Fountainhead," rape will be the least of their problems.
sharpshinyclaws
May. 19th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
That review for Confederacy of Dunces is HI LA RIOUS.
rednfiery
May. 19th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE: I read this in high school and I recall making a "dictionary" on notebook paper to figure out what all of the non-English words meant. I wish I still had that paper.

oh man, i'd LOVE to read his (her?) dictionary of clockwork orange non-english words. that actually sounds kinda cool. and hilarious, no doubt.
ludickid
May. 19th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Well, the thing is, every edition of "A Clockwork Orange" I've ever seen or owned already HAS a dictionary of Nasdat slang terms in it. According to Wikipedia, the only version NOT to have one is the extremely rare first edition. So I have to kinda wonder why this commenter didn't simply read the one that came with the book.
perich
May. 19th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Because she started making the dictionary before she got to the end of the book.
rednfiery
May. 19th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
well, if wikipedia is making that claim, then they would be wrong. i have a norton paperback fiction version (including the previously omitted final chapter!) and there is no dictionary. i don't remember whether the version my parents had when i was growing up had the dictionary or not. i wonder if they still have their copy...?

but, honestly, i'd be more interested in reading whatever dictionary some random reader/goodreads subscriber made up as he encountered the slang used in the book. i have not doubt i'd discover at least a few nuggets of comedy gold!
faeriemuriel
May. 19th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Wal-Mart is only an acceptable place to go BEFORE zombies become general knowledge. After that, people will crowd into that place like they would hospitals and churches, and lets not forget all the unclosable DOORS Wal-Mart has.

*has a plan*
yuriverse
May. 19th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. And here I was getting close to buckling and signing up for Goodreads, too. As always, I think I'll let you wade through the muck and report back the gems.
ninafarina
May. 20th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
He's seeking the muck out, Yuri, trust you me. The Goodreads is just fine. Mostly you're just reading the opinions of people you know.

Which reminds me.

[befriending as friended]
ludickid
May. 20th, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
Nah, as Shauna says, GoodReads is actually a lovely little thing. I just seem to have a knack for finding the stupidest entries on any given website.
flying_blind
May. 19th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
That review of Huckleberry Finn pretty much sums up traditional critical view the book. The Academy has done its work well effectively.
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