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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #120 on: August 14, 2013, 08:03:04 AM »
$28 is still too pricey for me
Meh. Just requested it from the library. Get in line  ;)

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #121 on: September 23, 2013, 01:46:52 AM »
The cuckoo's calling (JK Rowling) was very good.
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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2013, 03:26:03 AM »
The cuckoo's calling (JK Rowling) was very good.
That's after A Casual Vacancy?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #123 on: October 24, 2013, 04:09:06 PM »
Excellent new book called commerce on shabbos.  Its a great read. Includes the following topics: 

- Is one permitted to list an item on ebay if the auction is scheduled to conclude on Shabbos?
- May one allow his e-commerce website to remain open on Shabbos?
- What should be done if one cannot possibly close his business on Shabbos, such as a nursing home or a store in a mall?
- Must one close his business in a different time zone once it is Shabbos in his location?

http://www.amazon.com/Commerce-Shabbos-Rabbi-Yosef-Kushner/dp/1598269666

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #124 on: October 27, 2013, 12:20:11 AM »
Marine Sniper by Carlos Hathcock is a great book

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #125 on: January 14, 2014, 05:34:40 PM »
has anybody read any of the two biographies on Rav Ovadia Yosef?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #126 on: January 14, 2014, 07:03:41 PM »
Just read Inferno by Dan Brown. Thought Angels & Demons and Davinci Code were much better.
Has anybody read SOLO (new James Bond)?

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #127 on: January 14, 2014, 07:18:57 PM »
If you want to read "goyisher beecher" then at least "keep it in the family."
Franz Kafka's The Trial is the only modern novel you ever need to read. The rest are just imitations (and imitations of imitations) of that one book.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #128 on: January 14, 2014, 07:27:58 PM »
If you want to read "goyisher beecher" then at least "keep it in the family."
Franz Kafka's The Trial is the only modern novel you ever need to read. The rest are just imitations (and imitations of imitations) of that one book.
Was that a comment on my post or on the whole thread?
Franz Kafka was jewish?!

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #129 on: January 14, 2014, 07:32:20 PM »
Was that a comment on my post or on the whole thread?
Franz Kafka was jewish?!
He was, though that doesn't make his books Jewish...
Curiosity made the cat smarter.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #130 on: January 14, 2014, 07:38:43 PM »
I've never read any of his books, but @Freddie's recommendation just put it on my Amazon list :D

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #131 on: January 14, 2014, 07:42:55 PM »
If you want to read "goyisher beecher" then at least "keep it in the family."
Franz Kafka's The Trial is the only modern novel you ever need to read. The rest are just imitations (and imitations of imitations) of that one book.
What????
The only book? How long does it take you to read and what do you do once you're done?? And the book wasn't even really completed :D

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #132 on: January 14, 2014, 07:50:49 PM »
What????
The only book? How long does it take you to read and what do you do once you're done?? And the book wasn't even really completed :D

You ask that question as if I sit in an armchair with a mug of herbal tea and read novels. Read The Trial, realize that every other modern Western novel is derivative, and then go learn a blat gemara.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #133 on: January 14, 2014, 07:56:34 PM »
Also love Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series, best series out there IMO. Was very sad to hear he died earlier this year.

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Re: DansDeals Book Club
« Reply #134 on: January 14, 2014, 08:37:42 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"...