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    my social science book since i've got a bloody examination tomorrow

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    Finished EM Forster's "A Passge to India" and "A room with a View". Penetrating analysis of the human mind.
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    The Blue Feather by....... can't remember

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    The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice.


    Next stop: The BOy Who Followed Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. (4th book in Tom Ripley saga)

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    Books? Loves of my life!!!...Next lifetime!

    Only kiddin!
    I'm reading a book that made my cry so much it was like watching a real dying scene! It's called 'A child called 'It''
    You guys should try it, it's quite good it show you what child abuse it all about but its kinda depressing.

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    I've read that too. In fact, I've read the whole trilogy (A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, and A Man Called Dave) Dave Pelzer's tale is very touching. In fact, A Child Called It is the only book that was able to touch me deeply.

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    Hmmm I don't really like it. The story is touching, but that's just about it, not deep enough. don't like the pace or the flow of the story, lack of dimensions. or maybe I just don't like the way he wrote the book.

    After reading A Child Called It, I was dissapointed, can't be bother reading the other two.
    Last edited by sorceress; 12-08-03 at 11:18 PM.
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    But the main point is that it's a true story. It's very inspirational. I mean, how many people could survive and be a better person after what he experienced? How many people can survive what he encountered?

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    Well, just because a book is based on true story, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a good book, don’t you think?

    I did find the story touching, but not that inspirational though. I do agree with your point of Dave Pelzer being a survivor, well that’s what made me pick up the book at the beginning. But as I began to read, the book disappointed me, because I felt it failed to deliver other elements/sides of his story. I know the abusing and suffering and surviving are the main parts of the story, but after a while they become flat. The book just doesn’t evoke any other emotions apart of me feeling sorry for him. Maybe because it emphasis too much on the physical abuse not the emotional parts. or maybe I just need to read it again. lol
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    Johnathan Swift's Guiliver's Travel
    John Milton's Paradise Lost
    Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus

    Plah! What a handful...

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    Nah. U have to read the other two books.

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    Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros

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    Originally posted by Yo Kang
    Nah. U have to read the other two books.
    What other 2 books?



    Plah, I'm breaking fromt them. Lisa just bought a book a few days ago. I'm reading that 1 instead.

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    Harry Potter 5....for the third time. Wonderful book.

    1984 by George Orwell....is this book good? i just started the first page and it seems so boring.

    BTW, is any of Charles Dickens books good? Which one in particular?

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    Reading 'A Child Called It' is not enough. That book only contains the depressing part of his story. The inspirational part in book 2 and 3 ('The Lost Boy' and 'A Man Named Dave'). Book 1 is just about the horror of child abuse. But among the 3 books, 'A Child Called It' have the deepest effect on me. I lost my appetite for a few days after reading this book. I never felt this book is lack of emotion. I'm aware of how he (David) felt throughout the book. You can't expect an indept analysis of the emotional effect of child abuse and have the author write long long paragraphs with deep words (e.g. I felt deep sorrow and pain like a knife twisting in my heart etc.) on his emotion. The author is trying to tell his story in a child's point of view, in children's language. If he felt angry, he will say he felt angry. That's all. For me, that's clear and effective enough. I totally felt his emotional pain at the part where his mother pretended to be nice again when the social worker came (David really believed his mum has changed back to the nice mum again) and turned back into a monster when she left.
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    Yes. That was exactly what I was trying to say but too lazy to type.

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    I'm reading Xia Ke Xing (Ode to Gallantry) by Jin Yong.

    Is that counted? Cos everyone seems to be reading books in English.

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    Dance Dance Dance - Haruki Murakami
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    Currently reading:

    1. The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King by JRR Tolkien
    2. Ten Thousand Sorrows by Elizabeth Kim

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    Originally posted by junzi
    I'm reading Xia Ke Xing (Ode to Gallantry) by Jin Yong.

    Is that counted? Cos everyone seems to be reading books in English.
    lol...im reading linking cities (lien cheng chue) also by jin yong i haven't got a copy of xia ke xing. is it good?
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