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Tinalles
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Violabelle wrote:
Tin... how could you have not read Brave New World? That kind of blows my mind. Question It just seems like your kind of book.


... err, it just never came up. I've been vaguely aware of its existence for years, but just haven't ever picked it up.

Tell you what, Vi -- I'll read Brave New World if you'll read "The Diamond Age." Deal?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a weird book, especially the ending. I mean, I understood what happened, just not why. I did like the way everyone curses by saying "Ford!"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a deal. I actually own The Diamond Age, I just haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Oh, I did finish the Liveship Traders trilogy, though!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBritishInvasion wrote:
I finally managed to pick one, today I bought Ender's Game but there's plenty more that I plan to read. Thaks a lot guys.


Ha ha, excellent!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I read "Brave New World." It was okay. It seems pretty unrealistic, specifically in its assumptions about the effectiveness of governmental attempts to engineer things like attitudes and beliefs. Indoctrination is entirely possible, but it's not nearly as effective as the book depicts it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it was written in the 30s.

Besides, it's meant to be allegorical anyway. Art needs no science! XD
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