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What are you reading?

Discussion in 'Your Front Porch' started by Autumninthefall, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Autumninthefall

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    I'm late to the party, as usual. I bet you'd like:
    Winter's Tale~Mark Helprin
     
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    Call The Midwife~Jennifer Worth

    As usual, if you like the television show, the books are better and offer much more insight.
     
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  3. Nathan

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    Subsurface ocean, Europa
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    George Orwell 1984
     
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  5. Nathan

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    Good choice. Great novel.

    Strangely, I wasn't introduced to Orwell, neither Animal Farm nor 1984, via high school curriculum. It wasn't until my early 20's that I happened to discover both by happenstance.

    After having read the two, I told many of my friends how insightful I found them to be—as though my discovery would be news to them—only to receive responses summarised as 'well of course, Nathan, what distant planet have you been living on!?'.
     
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  6. Autumninthefall

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    Psst! Nathan, there's this really depressing, yet insightful book, A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Did you miss out on this gem?
     
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  7. Nathan

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    Yeah, I missed out on this gem too *sniffs

    Insightful and depressing? I'll love it! *is laughing
     
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    The Destructors by Graham Greene

    "There would be headlines in the papers. Even the grown-up gangs who ran the betting at the all-in wrestling & the barrow-boys would hear with respect how Old Misery's house had been destroyed. It was as though his plan had been with him all his life, pondered through the seasons, now in his fifteenth year crystallised with the pain of puberty."

    A short story that could not be more apt, considering our current sociopolitical climate.

    Thank you, Miss Pomeroy—the english teacher I never had—for everything you do.
     
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