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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Bitcoiniler(m): 11:33pm On Jul 30
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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 8:25pm On Jul 31
viciati:
Thats a high mark na, i try. Wonderful plot, but most indian books always make the lower castes worse off at the end.A very big turn off. The author did not also portray the indira ghandi's regime too well, most of the things he said were true, but indira made india the mordern power she is now. You see japanese authors, them dey tell you truth as e be, so my preference.

I don't believe in "them dey tell you truth as e be". Everyone has a different perspective and they tell it like they see it.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Scholezz(m): 9:25pm On Jul 31
Who has the bang rule in PDF? and can send it.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 9:53pm On Jul 31
Just rediscovered harold Robbins. Read Dream Merchants some 12years ago, my best book then before i discovered 'Shogun' grin. Currently Reading The Carpetbaggers.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:23pm On Aug 05
viciati:
Just rediscovered harold Robbins. Read Dream Merchants some 12years ago, my best book then before i discovered 'Shogun' grin. Currently Reading The Carpetbaggers.

Rate it when you finish please.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 8:14pm On Aug 08
Hathor5:


Oscar Wilde's books are classics. He was an amazing author. I highly recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray. Amazing read.

Hathor5 that I like this book is an understatement. His words are colorful esp when Lord Henry speaks, he said something like "only the intellectually" lost argue and that thing blew my mind.

I think it was the style of talking back in his day that was so rich, expressive and alive. The first chapter was the epitome of "burning passion" and yet it wasn't of lust from Basil to Dorian, you could cut the passion on the pages with a knife.

Hi, how was your day? smiley

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 9:39pm On Aug 08
Ayt27:


Hathor5 that I like this book is an understatement. His words are colorful esp when Lord Henry speaks, he said something like "only the intellectually" lost argue and that thing blew my mind.

I think it was the style of talking back in his day that was so rich, expressive and alive. The first chapter was the epitome of "burning passion" and yet it wasn't of lust from Basil to Dorian, you could cut the passion on the pages with a knife.

Hi, how was your day? smiley

Ayt, you put a big smile on my face. smiley
It's been a nice day and it is ending even nicer. smiley
I see you are having a good time too. smiley
I will get the book from the shelf now so I can remind myself of what you are touched by better. smiley
It's been years I last read this book.
I want to share and multiply your pleasure of this beautiful piece of literature. wink
I love that you love this book. smiley
It is a masterpiece, no doubt! wink
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 7:54pm On Aug 09
Hathor5:


Ayt
I want to share and multiply your pleasure of this beautiful piece of literature. wink
I love that you love this book. smiley

Invitation to share and multiply my pleasure of this beautiful piece of literature well received. wink

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 10:21pm On Aug 09
Hathor5:


Rate it when you finish please.
I will give it 8/10.Very interesting read.Tells the story of financial power and influence. Navigates through the world of America's big business and cooperations. Dives into America's film industry in its formative years. All these tales told from the angle of a young business man and how he built his empire. Very interesting read.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 6:21pm On Aug 10
viciati:
I will give it 8/10.Very interesting read.Tells the story of financial power and influence. Navigates through the world of America's big business and cooperations. Dives into America's film industry in its formative years. All these tales told from the angle of a young business man and how he built his empire. Very interesting read.

Thanks a lot. This is an insightful review.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 6:27pm On Aug 10
Ayt27:


Invitation to share and multiply my pleasure of this beautiful piece of literature well received. wink

'Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.'

'I don't believe that, Harry, and I don't believe you do either.'


smiley

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 8:27pm On Aug 10
Hathor5:


'Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.'

'I don't believe that, Harry, and I don't believe you do either.'


smiley

Sometimes it's really just cowardice that prevents us from doing certain things, we in turn label it conscience, all men have experienced that the author was bold enough to put it in words. He was bold enough to put ALOT of innate feelings in words for example, "the terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion—these are the two things that govern us"

The reason I like this book or maybe the author's style of writing is the fact that he has a valid opinion of almost every subject, from religion to romance.

Oscar projects his realism and touch of cynicism through Harry, I think he was a very objective man, probably wasn't too attached to something or someone and lived for the moment.

A man who won't allow himself delve into the pleasures of fantasy, I think is a man who has known great pain, I'm not sure about this but I suspect it to be so,

Basil seems to me like the part of Oscar who has known that great pain.

I'll do a background check on the author, at this point I'm curious.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:09pm On Aug 10
Ayt27:


Sometimes it's really just cowardice that prevents us from doing certain things, we in turn label it conscience, all men have experienced that the author was bold enough to put it in words. He was bold enough to put ALOT of innate feelings in words for example, "the terror of society, which is the basis of morals, the terror of God, which is the secret of religion—these are the two things that govern us"

I loved this passage in the book. I am glad you chose to quote it. It was this part that made me put the book aside to think about it because it is not as simple a truth as it appears to be at first glance. It is more profound than that.

The reason I like this book or maybe the author's style of writing is the fact that he has a valid opinion of almost every subject, from religion to romance.

Oscar projects his realism and touch of cynicism through Harry, I think he was a very objective man, probably wasn't too attached to something or someone and lived for the moment.

A man who won't allow himself delve into the pleasures of fantasy, I think is a man who has known great pain, I'm not sure about this but I suspect it to be so,

Basil seems to me like the part of Oscar who has known that great pain.

I'll do a background check on the author, at this point I'm curious.

I wish you would not seek to find the author in the book but let the characters live a life of their own. Many great authors have published their work under different names so their readers would seek to find meaning in the work and not their lives.

I remember reading 4.48 by Sarah Kane. If you choose the author based approach to make meaning of the play, the book will show you nothing but the mind of someone suffering from severe depression reaching psychotic states in the middle of the night. Take the deconstructive approach and you will see the world through the eyes of a highly sensitive and alert person who refuses to succumb to mass hypnosis.

Nevertheless, I delight in your author based approach because it is so multilayered. You see the author not in one but in two characters. It tells me that you are someone who sees people in their complexity and your ability to identify the experience that forms their character is intriguing. It calls for psychoanalytic criticism which you have combined with the author based approach, quite apt, I must say, since I have already read the author's biography.

@bold
This is even deeper than the quote above. smiley

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by FireRain: 11:45pm On Aug 10
Hullo Hathor5, I am currently reading The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, it is a thriller and very interesting filled with suspense.

Since the lockdown started, I was able to read all books on Jack Reacher- Lee Child's character, I have two books left to read from Stephen King, I have flashed through Agatha Christie books too grin

I tried David Baldacci but find him not as entertaining as Lee Child, Forsythe, Tom Clancy with the exception of Absolute Truth written by him(very compelling story)

If anyone needs a website to get books including African Authors, let me know.

Thank you guys.Let's keep the reading light burning wink

Oops, I recommend The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneiye, I give it 10/10 wink

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 6:21am On Aug 11
Hathor5:


Take the deconstructive approach and you will see the world through the eyes of a highly sensitive and alert person who refuses to succumb to mass hypnosis.


I'll take you through a pleasant mental journey I'll send my reply through a pm, after you are done reading it you'll understand it's exactly what Wilde did, what Basil did and what Dorian did and why I have done it too.

I'll take the deconstructive approach too, Sarah Kane was right the about taking author's approach it shows that depression, ultimately it's just a book albeit a very good one.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 8:24am On Aug 11
FireRain:
Hullo Hathor5, I am currently reading The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, it is a thriller and very interesting filled with suspense.

Since the lockdown started, I was able to read all books on Jack Reacher- Lee Child's character, I have two books left to read from Stephen King, I have flashed through Agatha Christie books too grin

I tried David Baldacci but find him not as entertaining as Lee Child, Forsythe, Tom Clancy with the exception of Absolute Truth written by him(very compelling story)

If anyone needs a website to get books including African Authors, let me know.

Thank you guys.Let's keep the reading light burning wink

Oops, I recommend The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneiye, I give it 10/10 wink
Try ken Follett and thank me later
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Magnetto: 10:01am On Aug 11
I'm reading the January 1942 issue of Amazing Stories (cover story: The Test Tube Girl by "Frank Patton"/aka Raymond Palmer). I've read a lot of stories reprinted from pulp magazines, and even a couple of pulp magazine replicas, but this is the first time I've read an actual, crumbly old pulp magazine. I'm handling it very carefully.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by FireRain: 11:04am On Aug 11
[quote author=viciati post=92689018]Try ken Follett and thank me later[/quot

Oh, I will in fact I have been looking for new waters to test smiley because I have exhausted my favourite's.

Thank you for the suggestion.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 7:48pm On Aug 11
Ayt27:


I'll take you through a pleasant mental journey I'll send my reply through a pm, after you are done reading it you'll understand it's exactly what Wilde did, what Basil did and what Dorian did and why I have done it too.

I'll take the deconstructive approach too, Sarah Kane was right the about taking author's approach it shows that depression, ultimately it's just a book albeit a very good one.

I am sorry but I don't do PMs on NL. Besides, I don't even remember the password to the email I registered here with. I hope we can continue to chat here though.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 7:49pm On Aug 11
FireRain:
Hullo Hathor5, I am currently reading The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, it is a thriller and very interesting filled with suspense.

Since the lockdown started, I was able to read all books on Jack Reacher- Lee Child's character, I have two books left to read from Stephen King, I have flashed through Agatha Christie books too grin

I tried David Baldacci but find him not as entertaining as Lee Child, Forsythe, Tom Clancy with the exception of Absolute Truth written by him(very compelling story)

If anyone needs a website to get books including African Authors, let me know.

Thank you guys.Let's keep the reading light burning wink

Oops, I recommend The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives by Lola Shoneiye, I give it 10/10 wink

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives is a great read. cheesy

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 8:19pm On Aug 11
Hathor5:


I am sorry but I don't do PMs on NL. Besides, I don't even remember the password to the email I registered here with. I hope we can continue to chat here though.


Your PM was a one-time answer, it was a bit long and somewhat psychoanalysed as to why I had gone down the path of the author and not the characters.

Of course, this is the place for such.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:06pm On Aug 11
Ayt27:



Your PM was a one-time answer, it was a bit long and somewhat psychoanalysed as to why I had gone down the path of the author and not the characters.

Of course, this is the place for such.

Can you copy&paste the content here?
What does the 27 stand for in Ayt27?
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 1:55am
Hathor5:


I wish you would not seek to find the author in the book but let the characters live a life of their own.

Take the deconstructive approach and you will see the world through the eyes of a highly sensitive and alert person who refuses to succumb to mass hypnosis.

You see the author not in one but in two characters. It tells me that you are someone who sees people in their complexity and your ability to identify the experience that forms their character is intriguing.


True very very very true,

That was why I wasn't sure if I liked the book itself or the author's style of writing.

I had a bit of conflict deciding which approach to take, but I eventually settled to seek the author because of the painter, any good writer with wits could carve out a Lord Henry but the painter that takes some thing one must have experienced.

You see the author starts his book with art. Art can take any expression either sculpture, music, art, cooking or even writing. I think the graceful expressive state of life little pleasures is art.

He tells the mystery, beauty secrecy, passionate, unyeilding nature of art then the character of the painter chooses to hide the greatest work of his life because of one thing.....He knows the portrait of Dorian Gray will betray him to the world, it contained too much of his being. The author takes a long time to explain why this art must stay hidden from Basil and Dorian's stance, anyone who sees it will see them as they truly are.

Now I don't know yet if that picture made it out to the public, but surely some of the author's own feelings will spill to the pages of the book
something like there are few things that needed to stay hidden.

I checked out Wilde, turns out he was a suspected homosexual in a time and era where such things was greatly frowned upon, he couldn't express himself the way he would have wanted to, if he did the world would seem him as a homo and he would not have wanted that in the public glare. That was probably his great pain and it's easier to see why he chooses an artistic character to express his true nature in form of his adoration to Dorian and hide it under the guise of "genius/ painted art".

It was a brilliant move


Every man must delve into the pleasures of fantasy, either with the Lord or with the world. If he doesn't then that's a man who has started to lose hope, and a man who has lost hope has lost.


It's worth noting that he eventually was arrested for public indency that began his public downward spiral, my guess is he could no longer bear the great pain and he cracked , but before he cracked I choose to believe he was a form of Lord Henry a witty realist and a cynic. He was jailed for 3 years and two years later he died of meningitis, which was likely caused by syphilis, which is the leading cause of disease among gay men.


Do you now understand why I chosen to send it to you as a pm, even though I think my write up is brilliant and shouldn't really stay hidden. It seemed to me like I had invested alot of myself into the book to break it down, I dived into it's pages and quenched my thirst, the average fellow will probably think I'm an overdo while the one who refuses to succumb to mass hyponsis will get an idea of who I am or claim to be.

You did, by your summation in my multilayer approach, you were already able to tell something about me. How much more a portrait drawn from adoration of the object or a book written from pain? An author's own is even worse, they have to write the thoughts in their heads down and books are easy to read, a painting......not so much.

That's why I believe Oscar was hiding through Basil by not wanting to display the picture(his true homo self). He created a deflection away from Basil and still had Dorian lock the picture up in the study.

If you can remember when Basil asked to display the portrait in Paris, Dorian refuses, making it seem like Basil could have displayed it, but the author made sure the picture stays hidden and even the portrait becomes hideous, very parallel to the indency, jail and downward spiral of Wilde.


Besides, I felt it was too long and it was a something of our little pleasure, kinda awkward that I had to paste it here.

I'm usually quite sure of these things

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