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    I'm supposed to be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde for english lectures, but gettting throught it slowly. a lot of it just seems a bit too "oh dorian you are beautiful, come to the theatre with me"

    I havent been able to read books i want to read myself in quite a while with all the college reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    I'm supposed to be reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde for english lectures, but gettting throught it slowly. a lot of it just seems a bit too "oh dorian you are beautiful, come to the theatre with me"

    I havent been able to read books i want to read myself in quite a while with all the college reading
    I read a picture of dorian gray for myself while I was studying "an ideal husband" for school. I enjoyed it, it gets better when you start noticing the horrible things that are happening to the painting. I don't remember cause it was a long time ago, but the gothic side takes away all the annoying "oh you're so beautiful" parts that I get so tired of in books...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darea View Post
    I read a picture of dorian gray for myself while I was studying "an ideal husband" for school. I enjoyed it, it gets better when you start noticing the horrible things that are happening to the painting. I don't remember cause it was a long time ago, but the gothic side takes away all the annoying "oh you're so beautiful" parts that I get so tired of in books...
    Cool, thanks, ill try read it a bit faster to get to the better part of the book!

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    I'm reading "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" by Allan Sillitoe. I'm enjoying it.

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    I'm reading Howard Phillips Lovecraft
    I clever, because very modest, therefore such beautiful

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    I'm reading The end of the history and the last man by Fukuyama. And then I'll have to read 2 more books related to politics, cause our crazy professor told us to do that.

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    Man, everyone in here is a READER.

    Right now I'm reading Cadmian's Choice by L.E. Modesitt. Light Fantasy gets you through transit quite well. I wouldn't actively recommend L.E. Modesitt to people, but to anyone who feels like mildly entertaining Fantasy to pass the time - it's a good investment.
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    Finished Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card today. It was pretty good. I think I'll pick up Speaker for the Dead next.

    Also continuing to make my way through The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I quite enjoy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-6005 View Post
    Well, shit - your post reminded me of a book by Ronald Wright called a Short History of Progress that I wanted to reread. I just tore apart the house looking for it with no luck.
    I found it! I started reading it on the way to school this morning, and it's every bit as good as I remember. I particularly like his idea of a progress trap - fighting the idea that all technological advancement is a positive. For example, technological advancement in explosives has led us to create the atomic bomb, a weapon that could kill us all.

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    Paleolithic hunters who learnt how to kill two mammoths instead of one had made progress. Those who learnt how to kill 200 - by driving a whole herd over a cliff - had made too much. They lived high for a while, then starved.
    Generally, he makes the argument that civilization is an experiment, and that the experiment's scale has become too large for the locale it's been happening in (the planet). That it needs to be controlled and that our naive view of progress as a unidirectional positive force for change needs to be changed.

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    It's entirely up to us. If we fail - if we blow up or degrade the biosphere so it can no longer sustain us - nature will merely shrug and conclude that letting apes run the laboratory was fun for a while but in the end a bad idea.
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    A Separate Peace

    not sure what to think yet. Quick read, i'll probably get around to finishing it in a day or two. Does anyone else have any opinions on it?

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