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Mularac
Mularac Feb 22 2010, 6:06pm says:

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). A book that although being intend for a childish audience, you can still see some cinical points about society (a queen with 0 tolerance that would send everyone to be executed if the mispleased her a bit, a tribunal court where the sentence is carried out before the veredict, etc)
It would have been, however, a better read if I'd got the English version instead of the spanish... if anyone is interested in reading it, I'd strongly advice him/her to get the original version in it's own language rather than a copy in your own language, there're way to many games of words and stuff that can only be apreciated in Lewis' language.

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Feb 16 2010, 10:45am says:

it seems u quys quite enjoy this book.so more of this type will be coming up.

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Mularac
Mularac Feb 19 2010, 12:39am replied:

which one do you mean? "Malleus Maleficarum" or "A clockwork orange"?

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Feb 19 2010, 9:59am replied:

malleus maleficarum

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jostfa18
jostfa18 Feb 12 2010, 4:33pm says:

Well my droogs, I just read a clockwork orange after viddying the move for the upteenth time by Kubrik and I have to govoreet with not so many like slovos that it was real real horrorshow!! Literally, that is what it was like reading this classic by Anthony Burgess, there is so much nadsat (the slang teen language used by the protagonist Alex) that for the first couple of pages its difficult to understand what's going on, but luckily most of its understandable from the context. I read the version of the book published in London so like many of you probably know, there was a completely different ending (which I'm not going to spoil), but I would actually caution against reading it, because it completely changes the entire meaning for the book/film. Other's that have read the book/watched the movie are welcome to commit with their slovos about this like genius veck named Kubrik and basically anything in this alternate universe of horrrorshow ultraviolence.

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jostfa18
jostfa18 Feb 7 2010, 4:02am says:

Thought I'd put a short list up here of what I've read recently, in hopes that someone might find a book on this list interesting (like malleus maleficarum which sounds really cool Bloodstalker maybe I can brush up on my rusty latin with it) anyway here they are:
- The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk - Pamuk is an eloquent turkish author and this book was a vivid foray into the human condition and turmoils of day to day life as experienced by a member of the turkish aristocracy in the 70's. (very post modern and existentialist - hope that doesn't ward anyone off)
- Thomas Macualay's History of England - available at librivox for those disinclined to read, this is history brilliantly narrated and an accurate but not overly detailed read for anyone interested in the little island that ruled the world.
- Sherlock Holmes "Valley of Fear" - I'm actually not through yet, so there's no final verdict but any tale by Conan Doyle set in this fictional universe of exotic lands and masterminds of crime and deduction (ie: Doctor Moriarty and of course Sherlock himself) is bound to be good. A suggest actually "A Study in Scarlet" to anyone new to the Holmes universe, since it does a fantastic job of establishing typical themes and characters used throughout the series.
Ok, well that's it and I hope maybe someone will find something to spark their reading interest.

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jan 23 2010, 2:46am says:

started reading Malleus Maleficarum.the original book is in latin,and my latin's not that good,so i'm reading the english translation.the title means "hammer of the witches",it was used as a manual back when they burned the witches.

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Blaze_K
Blaze_K Jan 29 2010, 2:40pm replied:

So, did you get any practical knowledge from it? :D
(yeah, i accidentally gave you a karma point)

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bloodstalker
bloodstalker Jan 30 2010, 12:17am replied:

well,i'm not done yet but yeah,quite some.besides the translator has referenced to a couple of other books for further reading,i'll be busy for a while.

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Blaze_K
Blaze_K Jan 22 2010, 12:35pm says:

Currently reading Neal Stephenson's "Peanatema", almost finished. Quite interesting book, though I like his fameous "Diamond Age" more.

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