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Old 01-06-2007, 15:36   #81
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Old 01-06-2007, 16:26   #82
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^^ im ok - you're ok ? whos the author? sounds kinda interesting...lol

i think i might finish "the zahir" tonight, its 342 pages and im currently on page 250 ..
ill order "11 minuts" and "Veronika decideds to die" tomorrow

" I went to a train station today and leraned that the distance betwene railway tracks is always 143.5 centimetres. Why this absurd measurement? why exactly 143.5 centimetres and not 150 ?
I asked my girlfriend to find out and this is what she discovered:
when they built the first train carriages, they used the same tools as they had for biudling horse-drawn carriages. And why that distance betwene the wheels of the carriages? Because that was the width of the old roads along which the carriages had to travel. And who decided that roads should be that width? Well suddenly, we are plunged back into the distant past. It was the romans, the first great roadbuilders, who decided to make their roads that width. And why? because their war chariots were pulled by two horses, and when places side by side, the horses they used at that time took up 143.5 centimeters.
So they distance bewteen the tracks i saw today, used by our state-of-art high-speed trains, was determined by the romans! When people went to the united states and started building railways there, it didnt occur to them to change the width and it stayed that way.
Since the topic today is marriage, you might wonder what railway tracks has to do with marriage?"

from the zahir by paulo coelho

its amazing how he connects railway tracks to marriage a good book really


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Old 01-06-2007, 16:46   #83
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Just started "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" by Patrick Suskind. So far, so good.
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Old 02-06-2007, 00:07   #84
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uuu... that's a great book (Perfume)... I read for my school last semester
it's really interesting how things, people and places are describe with odors... it's also interesting how the secondary characters are presented and then how they're taken out of the story


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Old 02-06-2007, 00:12   #85
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that book is gross i heard.

never interested me that much...

i started with wuthering heights by emily bronte 2 days ago.


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Old 02-06-2007, 00:33   #86
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^^^Cool. I like gross things.

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it's really interesting how things, people and places are describe with odors...
That's exactly what made me want to read the book, vani_pirlo. I'm glad you liked it, and I'm glad there are other aspects that make the book unique. Something to do this weekend while watching Euro and pretending to work.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:08   #87
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For those who asked, "I'm OK - You're OK" isn't a novel. As many may know, I'm not much of a book reader & I don't like reading. But, two days ago I discovered this book which I rate as "the best ever".

It's exactly what I've been needing, for me it's a must read for EVERYBODY, especially teenagers.

It's a book about psychology, on how to gain control of yourself, your relations, and your future -no matter what has happened in the past.

It's the true facts about everything related about human beings, and it really helps A LOT.

I may right a bit of things about it when I finish it, not sure.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:18   #89
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^^ im ok - you're ok ? whos the author? sounds kinda interesting...lol

i think i might finish "the zahir" tonight, its 342 pages and im currently on page 250 ..
ill order "11 minuts" and "Veronika decideds to die" tomorrow

its amazing how he connects railway tracks to marriage a good book really
Paulo Coelho, I dont know what to think fo him.

I read Veronika decides to die in German, and I liked it.
The beginning may be a bit dull, but I think the book really helped me, kinda in life. It's about finding your delight for life again, after losing it. Coming out of your dull life, and "doing" things, you want. It's really good I think.

I read 11 Minutes too, 1 year ago, in English. It's astonishing how he relates the topic prostitution to philosophy. I really liked it too.

Do you think I should try the Zahir too?


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Old 02-06-2007, 15:49   #90
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Paulo Coelho, I dont know what to think fo him.

I read Veronika decides to die in German, and I liked it.
The beginning may be a bit dull, but I think the book really helped me, kinda in life. It's about finding your delight for life again, after losing it. Coming out of your dull life, and "doing" things, you want. It's really good I think.

I read 11 Minutes too, 1 year ago, in English. It's astonishing how he relates the topic prostitution to philosophy. I really liked it too.

Do you think I should try the Zahir too?
Damn, you've read all the books i want to read.

Well mate, i LOVE paulo coelho and his books..they are all awesome and has like a message behind the stories he tells. I think his books can help whoever is open minded and understands the messages..lol

well i think you should read the zahir, it is 300+ pages but imo its worth it. Its actually 3 or 4 stories connected to one big story which is a man looking for his wife...doesnt know is she is kidnapped, if she left him after 10 years of marriage or if he has been ignorant and didnt listen when she told him she'd leave..or if she is dead since she was a war correspondent..

read it, but i dont know what other poeple would think of it, especially since you dont know what to think of paulo coelho..give it a chance though

have you read the alchemist? it comes after "a pilgrimage" (i think) and in "the zahir" he keeps mentioning his other books..the main character in "the zahir" is actually himself..he says a writer can only write about his own life..so just a warning: the alchemist, the pilgrimage and his other books are mentioned in "the zahir" but overall..its a good book and i cant remember last time i read a book i liked this much

farouk: fanx mate, i was the only one wondering LOL sounded like a teenage book...i never liked those but if i ever see it, i might give it a chancec


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Old 02-06-2007, 15:54   #91
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Damn, you've read all the books i want to read.

Well mate, i LOVE paulo coelho and his books..they are all awesome and has like a message behind the stories he tells. I think his books can help whoever is open minded and understands the messages..lol

well i think you should read the zahir, it is 300+ pages but imo its worth it. Its actually 3 or 4 stories connected to one big story which is a man looking for his wife...doesnt know is she is kidnapped, if she left him after 10 years of marriage or if he has been ignorant and didnt listen when she told him she'd leave..or if she is dead since she was a war correspondent..

read it, but i dont know what other poeple would think of it, especially since you dont know what to think of paulo coelho..give it a chance though

have you read the alchemist? it comes after "a pilgrimage" (i think) and in "the zahir" he keeps mentioning his other books..the main character in "the zahir" is actually himself..he says a writer can only write about his own life..so just a warning: the alchemist, the pilgrimage and his other books are mentioned in "the zahir" but overall..its a good book and i cant remember last time i read a book i liked this much

farouk: fanx mate, i was the only one wondering LOL sounded like a teenage book...i never liked those but if i ever see it, i might give it a chancec
well I think I do like his writing style, or at least the topics he covers.
Yeah in Veronika decides to die, he mentions himself in 2 short scenes, and I noticed, that this book is heavily autobiographied, what I mean is, he takes some of his life experiences and writes about it, for example, he was sent to a psycho clinic too, and all...

No I only read Veronica decides to die, and 11 Minutes from Coelho.

I like reading long books, so I think I'll get The Zahir and The Alchimist ^^

thanks for the recommendation.

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I read your other post about coelho in this thread, and
in veronica decides to die, it's the simple question "what is crazy? what does it mean?"

I dont remember the "question" in 11 minutes, but I thinki it was about "what is freedom" too.


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Old 02-06-2007, 18:20   #92
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I read your other post about coelho in this thread, and
in veronica decides to die, it's the simple question "what is crazy? what does it mean?"

I dont remember the "question" in 11 minutes, but I thinki it was about "what is freedom" too.
great that you guna get them, mate

yea, i like these question that nobody really has an answer to, and he always takes on topics that concerns everyone on this earth...so like, you kinda make your own answers to these questions..

i like the "what is crazy" a kewl author really...

you know, i was reading this book in class and my norwegian teacher goes.."it looks like you really love to read, can you recommend any books for the whole class to read?"
and i went: "um..i dont really like to read but this book is rather interesting and abt recommending, i think ill wait 'till i finish this book"

LOL as if everyone in the class would "thank" me if i recommend "the zahir"...300+ pages,,,the people would freak out! especially the blondes xD
i dont mind the books length as long as its interesting...

OMG i swear "lies of silence" was sooo goddamn boring!


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Old 03-06-2007, 11:54   #93
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Old 27-07-2007, 02:36   #94
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A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen... Gets pretty crazy at the end, what with the lady running away and all that... Otherwise an interesting short book...


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Old 27-07-2007, 13:19   #96
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A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen... Gets pretty crazy at the end, what with the lady running away and all that... Otherwise an interesting short book...
God, i cant remember how many times ive been forced to read this at school. We also once made a play where i had to play the wife LOL.

Anyway, that book is also pretty interesting and inspires people to think outside the box. Because at the time it was written & published as a play, it did create alot of "chaos". It was in the 1900s and women werent allowed to leave their house & kids behind etc. So some countries denied to set up the play or sell it unless Henrik Ibsen changed the end. At that time, Germany was one of the bigger "customers" so when they refused to set it up or sell it, Henrik Ibsens changed the end of it.

Guys, i already read 11 minuts and veronica decides to die. Ill have to admit, i was really disappointed when reading "Veronika decides to die"...It was the usual coelho book with all the ingredients thats supposed to make it good. But i think it was a complete different book from when it began and to the end. I saw the end coming so it wasnt shocking either. Id rate it 3 out of 5. But " 11minutes" is really good..he gets the love story and the girls' story right so id rate this one 4/5 just because i felt that it was a little too many details at the end. Sometimes too much gets disgusting if you know what i mean lol


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Old 30-08-2007, 12:52   #97
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As for me.. i read a lot of books , and i like it.
My favourite book is " His bright light " The life of Nick Traina , writed by Danielle Steel.
I also have readed Accident, The kiss and Five days in Paris, all from Danielle Steel.
As i read manny books , i also readed Da Vinci Code from Dan Brown , and some Albanian Books.


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Little Red Riding Hood.....its a freaking interesting book man, i totally reakon everyone should give it a go.
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i just read TEANDEI BABY vol.2
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