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 Post subject: Re: Novel suggestions
PostPosted: October 4th, 2008, 6:33 pm 
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Take the US bank problem right now...the government bails them out, so before long the government will most likely be in total control of the banks...before long many other things will be under their control...

Interesting point of view. But isn't the Federal Reserve Bank already the one to rule them all?

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 Post subject: Re: Novel suggestions
PostPosted: October 4th, 2008, 8:29 pm 
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zero_chaos wrote:
Take the US bank problem right now...the government bails them out, so before long the government will most likely be in total control of the banks...before long many other things will be under their control...

Interesting point of view. But isn't the Federal Reserve Bank already the one to rule them all?


Kinda of, its hard to explain to tell you the truth. And I will not claim to know it fully myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Novel suggestions
PostPosted: December 19th, 2009, 10:42 am 
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1984 by George Orwell. I wonderful book about the future of government if we the people stand by and do nothing. Another classic I would recommend to pretty much anyone.
That's one of my favorite books!
Another title similar in feel to 1984 which I'd recommend is The Plague by Albert Camus (Novel Prize in Literature).
The book explores how people react to extreme changes in their environment, and fear. In this case an epidemic with a very high mortality strikes a little city. The writer shows stage by stage the changes that lead to a collective hysteria. It's a very very well written book. Definitely worthy of anyone's time!

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 Post subject: Re: Novel suggestions
PostPosted: December 20th, 2009, 11:43 am 
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The Plague by Albert Camus (Novel Prize in Literature).
The book explores how people react to extreme changes in their environment, and fear. In this case an epidemic with a very high mortality strikes a little city. The writer shows stage by stage the changes that lead to a collective hysteria. It's a very very well written book. Definitely worthy of anyone's time!

Oh, I like literary psychostudies.
Mental note.

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PostPosted: December 22nd, 2009, 10:34 pm 
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wolfwood wrote:
Another title similar in feel to 1984 which I'd recommend is The Plague by Albert Camus (Novel Prize in Literature).
The book explores how people react to extreme changes in their environment, and fear. In this case an epidemic with a very high mortality strikes a little city. The writer shows stage by stage the changes that lead to a collective hysteria. It's a very very well written book. Definitely worthy of anyone's time!


I had to read this in college and I really enjoyed it and read it again years ago for fun. My professor pointed out that the book is also an allegory for the Holocaust, but I'm a bit too much of a literalist to get all of the references. The only one I picked up was when the "exterminator truck" coming to kill the "rats" backfired like "machine guns". Maybe 42317 can read it and tell me what I missed from an academic sense. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Novel suggestions
PostPosted: December 23rd, 2009, 7:22 pm 
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Maybe 42317 can read it and tell me what I missed from an academic sense. :)

Uuuah... that sounds like work. :sweat:
You know, I decided to study linguistics instead of literature because I didn't want to have reading novels turned into work. It was a poor decision, but I still like reading books for the fun of it and not because the curriculum tells me I have to know exactly ("read critically and assess") what's in it. :wink:

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I dare everyone to read The Eye of Argon by Jim Theis while keeping a straight-face on!

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