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#1441 casandra

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

oops, I just disqualified myself for this round. Stumbled upon the quote via a Google search when I was actually just trying to trying to narrow the possible books down Posted Image .... (and I didn't read the book)

:P but did you see the film at least (that's another clue for dr H)?
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 04:57 AM

Posted Image but did you see the film at least (that's another clue for dr H)?


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Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

Fire, adventures and such generic (or sometimes philosophical) statements from time to time...and a film adaptation exists:
Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury comes to my mind immediately.
If it's this story then of course worth reading and watching anyway Posted Image

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

this is not a dystopian story....it's got love, romance, betrayal, revenge, espionage, the desert...:D
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje?

IMO not that worth watching and reading Posted Image anyway one dude was burnt and it was something with desert war..and the rest also appears there, partly unfortunately Posted Image

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje?

IMO not that worth watching and reading Posted Image anyway one dude was burnt and it was something with desert war..and the rest also appears there, partly unfortunately Posted Image

ppfftt...so now you're critiquing a book that you haven't even read Posted Image(just stay in the peanut gallery, dr H or complain to the Booker prize committee and our Governor General....:lol:) the themes may not be really profound nor require a lot of grey cells but it's very well-written and evocative....

Edited by casandra, 24 April 2013 - 07:29 AM.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:32 AM


The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje?

IMO not that worth watching and reading Posted Image anyway one dude was burnt and it was something with desert war..and the rest also appears there, partly unfortunately Posted Image

ppfftt...so now you're critiquing a book that you haven't even read Posted Image(just stay in the peanut gallery, dr H or complain to the Booker prize committee and our Governor General....Posted Image) the themes may not be really profound nor require a lot of grey cells but it's very well-written and evocative....

but I read it and didn't like it...and I always thought it's from a Netherlands dudePosted Image anyway I guess I just belong to the wrong target group Posted Image

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#1448 casandra

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:39 AM



The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje?

IMO not that worth watching and reading Posted Image anyway one dude was burnt and it was something with desert war..and the rest also appears there, partly unfortunately Posted Image

ppfftt...so now you're critiquing a book that you haven't even read Posted Image(just stay in the peanut gallery, dr H or complain to the Booker prize committee and our Governor General....Posted Image) the themes may not be really profound nor require a lot of grey cells but it's very well-written and evocative....

but I read it and didn't like it...and I always thought it's from a Netherlands dudePosted Image anyway I guess I just belong to the wrong target group Posted Image

De gustibus non est disputandum but your taste is highly questionable :lol: plus for you, anything that's not dystopic or sci fi is not good...
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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:41 PM

De gustibus non est disputandum but your taste is highly questionable Posted Image plus for you, anything that's not dystopic or sci fi is not good...

whatever...and I see it as a yes Posted Image and therefore the very easy next one:

That was my whole life. Everything, the lamps, the chairs. the rugs were me. The dishes in the cabinets were me. The plants were me.

English, 20th century

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

Catcher in the Rye by Salinger ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:58 AM

your standard first guess, eh? Posted Image
but as usual not...it's a younger book...

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

I can remember only making that guess once before Posted Image or am I wrong ?
Anyway, what about One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Kesey or The quiet American by Greene ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:27 AM

well there were several guesses...not sure if they all were my you Posted Image
and still wrong and later, it's more a coming classic Posted Image (hopefully)

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#1454 casandra

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:41 AM

hmmm....yup, supereasy.....from one of Philip Roth's novels? :D
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

still not but a bit closer...Posted Image

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