"The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
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28-03-2014, 02:25 AM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
I'm on the Iliad.

The amount of institutionalized sexism is amazing. How casual and accepted it is. All mothers and daughters are sex slaves. You can enslave them or have sex with them whenever you can.

Gilgamesh, the hero just goes around raping everyone's wives, because, hey, king. Although, that seems to stop when he turns "hero".

The Trojan war is peppered with everyone enslaving women as slaves. Even the traditional "heroes" like Achilles. So far Hector is my favourite character - most decent and heroic of the charters.
The gods are such assholes in this.
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28-03-2014, 09:58 PM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
I'd have to add 20,000 leagues under the sea and Journey to the center of the earth. Those were amazing books.

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28-03-2014, 11:38 PM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
I've read 24 of the books on this list. Smile However, I took English Literature for one of my A-Levels, so really I should have read more!

'It's not a lie, if you believe it.' - George Costanza
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21-04-2014, 07:39 PM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
I've read a grand total of three of these books.
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06-06-2014, 09:22 PM
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No "Count of Monte Cristo"? Blasphemy! Blasphemy I say!

“Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” - Mark Twain
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