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ooh! I am envious, john, My classes were more composed writing personal life stories, stories about what we preferred. learning writing skills, but no reading.

we only read a few books over that year...

have you read any of Edgar Allen Poe's books.

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I've read Poe's entire collection. And Chaucer's, Shakespeare, and some by Sir Francis Bacon.

For Hunchback, look at this video

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Specifically, the hellfire song.

Now, bear in mind, this is probably the darkest song Disney ever wrote for a cartoon. With that in mind, how do you think his lust is portrayed in the book? It is 1000 times worse.
 
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Oh Poe ... my old foe.

We read quite a bit of his work in high school, and I really couldn't stand it. I always laughed to myself whenever I heard / read about some study or other about depression in high schoolers. No one yet has thought to test whether there is a link between teenage depression and compulsory reading of Poe in high school.
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Hey a bunch of poems...

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame used to be my favorite Disney movie when I was a kid and I have always liked the Hellfire song and I really enjoyed the original novel. Yeah, Hugo has a very dark way of writing but somehow that kind of thing just gets to me. I'd say Hugo totally pwned the romantic period with his irony and his way to portrait the dark side of human soul. In Notre Dame de Paris I especially liked how captain Febus was really the complete opposite to the knight in shining armor whom we can see in the Disney movie.

By the way, I think the Finnish voice actor of Frollo sings the song with a lot more passion than the original. Couldn't find the song with the original video but you go .

Edit: Our Quasimodo doesn't match yours, though.


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Hmm... the Hunchback is actually one of the few Disney movies I've never seen. Might have to take a look at it, just for the heck of it. And, someday, I will get around to fully reading the book. xD

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just Finished Maxomem Foe by John Ringo.

a real sciency book with a mix of military SiFi. it's really fu~n!

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Whoever it was that was wondering about Ender's Game, it is an excellent book. I also recommend Ender's Shadow and Speaker for the Dead which are in the same series by Orson Scott Card. Speaker for the Dead has a bit less action and more moral/philosophical discussion, but is arguably more interesting if you are into that sort of thing.

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quote:

Zalabar wrote:

I've been reading the test, time, and war of the twins each of them are apart of a trilogy that covers Raistlin's grab for godhood, while traveling through time to do what his predecessor failed at. While Raistlin's brother, Caramon, and his friend Tasslehoff Burrfoot, travel though time to attempt to stop him.

Really a good book for you fantasy lovers.



I completely agree with zalabar but if you want to know what happened before that point you should read: (in this order) Dragons of Autumn twilight, Dragons of winter night, and dragons of spring dawning.



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