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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #135 on: January 14, 2014, 08:53:01 PM »
How can every novel be derivative if so many were written before kafka. There are plenty novels out there to read.
Really dumb comment about blatt Gemara Btw if you want to talk about Gemara start a "learn blatt Gemara thread" a deal we can all join and talk there. In the meantime don't come to a thread regarding books and try to be all elitist and holier the  the rest of us that read "goyisher beecher"...
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #136 on: January 14, 2014, 08:57:56 PM »
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On a side note, the only book that I heard to be the basis of all American novels and Hollywood movies is Homer's Odyssey

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #137 on: January 14, 2014, 09:03:39 PM »
How can every novel be derivative if so many were written before kafka. There are plenty novels out there to read.
Really dumb comment about blatt Gemara Btw if you want to talk about Gemara start a "learn blatt Gemara thread" a deal we can all join and talk there. In the meantime don't come to a thread regarding books and try to be all elitist and holier the  the rest of us that read "goyisher beecher"...

I'm sorry. I will stay away from this thread. I apologize for annoying you.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #138 on: January 14, 2014, 09:10:28 PM »
Thanks:)
On a side note its ironic for someone to recommend The Trial by Kafka which isn't the cleanest book out there and a blatt gemara at the same time...

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #139 on: January 14, 2014, 09:44:13 PM »
Anyone one ever read Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch album. I don't read much and a friend recommended it. It completely blew my mind. Must read.

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« Reply #140 on: January 14, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »
Anyone one ever read Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch album. I don't read much and a friend recommended it. It completely blew my mind. Must read.
yeah, was ok. If you liked this book you'll probably like his other book "the five people you meet in heaven". I thought it was much better.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #141 on: January 14, 2014, 10:16:23 PM »
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #142 on: January 14, 2014, 10:29:09 PM »
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?

I used to love wayside school books. They were def a favorite. :)
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« Reply #143 on: January 14, 2014, 10:54:15 PM »
wayside school is excellent

Another exellent read is "The Heavenly Time Machine" by Morris Engelson. Ridiculously good. Blow your socks off.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Heavenly-Time-Machine-Science/dp/0964287005/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389758078&sr=8-1&keywords=heavenly+time+machine

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #144 on: January 15, 2014, 12:46:06 AM »
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.

Any other fans out there?
+2. and if you like Louis Sachar (rhymes with cracker), check out his book Holes (Fiction).

For the sports-pop-culture-humor enthusiasts, Bill Simmons' "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy" is a must.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2014, 02:31:23 AM »
I just ordered a childhood favorite of mine from Amazon "Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School" by Louis Sachar.
Any other fans out there?
Wow. That brings back memories. Must have read it in 3rd grade. Very cute. Holes was also very good.
Another exellent read is "The Heavenly Time Machine" by Morris Engelson. Ridiculously good. Blow your socks off.
Morris Engelson? Is he the jewish physicist who writes for Mishpacha's Kulmus occasionally?

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« Reply #146 on: January 15, 2014, 10:34:08 AM »
Morris Engelson? Is he the jewish physicist who writes for Mishpacha's Kulmus occasionally?
Not sure. Its possible.
I used to get caught up in authors and make them bigger than their work but not anymore. Just because someone writes a good book does not mean I have to go out and read everything they've every written. I go book by book now. I'll even put down a series if the author mails it in and releases junk as a sequel.

What i"m trying to say is that I don't know the guy from Adam but I loved his book.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #147 on: January 15, 2014, 10:40:14 AM »
Was anyone else completely disappointed with the Bourne series after Robert Ludlum died?
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #148 on: January 15, 2014, 12:07:21 PM »
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #149 on: January 15, 2014, 12:07:39 PM »
it shouldn't have continued