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I find tragic books much more interesting than these cheery ones...Well, even if you're not like that, which of these victims would you like to read about the most?
About a family who are going to do almost everything to get some money...not because they wanted to be rich or something like that-they just didn't have money AT ALL, and they had to take care of each other
About a woman who wants to make a change in her life but she has to leave her child because of it..a son she really loved..and she gets rejected by the society
About 5 aristocratic families who are going to do everything to keep their name fair..to be popular in the society..but no one of them is truly happy..
About a young man who was so obssessed with an idea that he killed people without compunction..it's a book about how cruel people can get to achieve their goals..
About an autistic boy..about the way he sees the world..
About a man who loves young girls...really, really young girls..and I mean-LOVE them..but the love is not requited, of course
About an ambitious but immature boy/young man, who was raised by religious parents, but who met some "friends" that introduced him with alcohol and...hmmm...everything else. From that moment on, he enjoys this "good life", and is going to do everything to be wealthy and popular. At the end, he's sentenced to death for killing a girl-he did that because he wanted to continue his easy life, but the girl was pregnant from him and wanted to marry him.
About a woman who has been bullied by her "friends" when she was a little girl..and the life she's leading now
I love books about history and politics..for example, about Stalinism..about how they pretended to be doing all the best for the people, when actually they were making it worse...
About mentally disordered people, their lives in the hospital and about their tryings to get out
About a life of an ordinary Jew girl during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands in a form of a diary
About how an "innocent" joke can change your life...destroy it
About men in a concentration camp and about their hopes for freedom
What is the best(maybe the most heroic?) way to die?
I'm just going to open the book in a random page..wait a second...yes! here you are! Which of these styles of writing do you find the most appealing?
"And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed."
"It was a bright, frosty day. Rows of carriages, sledges, drivers, and policemen were standing in the approach. Crowds of well-dressed people, with hats bright in the sun, swarmed about the entrance and along the well-swept little paths between the little houses adorned with carving in the Russian style. The old curly birches of the gardens, all their twigs laden with snow, looked as though freshly decked in sacred vestments."
"At midnight dancing was still going on. Helene, not having a suitable partner, herself offered to dance the mazurka with Boris. They were the third couple. Boris, coolly looking at Helene's dazzling bare shoulders which emerged from a dark, gold-embroidered, gauze gown, talked to her of old acquaintances and at the same time, unaware of it himself and unnoticed by others, never for an instant ceased to observe the Emperor who was in the same room."
"Although he had used it very sparingly, the perfume that he had mixed in Montpellier was slowly running out. He created a new one. But this time he was not content simply to imitate basic human odor by hastily tossing together some ingredients; he made it a matter of pride to acquire a personal odor, or better yet, a number of personal odors..."
"And when you look at the sky you know you are looking at stars which are hundreds and thousands of light-years away from you. And some of the stars don't even exist anymore because their light has taken so long to get to us that they are already dead, or they have exploded and collapsed into red dwarfs."
"Do not talk to strangers. I hope you will love your baby. I hope it will be a boy. That husband of yours, I hope, will always treat you well, because otherwise my specter shall come at him, like black smoke, like a demented giant, and pull him apart nerve by nerve. And do not pity C. Q. One had to choose between him and H.H., and one wanted H.H. to exist at least a couple of months longer, so as to have him make you live in the minds of later generations."
"He might smile and be civil enough - yet he would always be in touch with those who were above them, would he not - or so they thought. He was, as they saw it, part of the rich and superior class and every poor man knew what that meant. The poor must stand together everywhere."
"I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead."
"Meanwhile life was hard. The winter was as cold as the last one had been, and food was even shorter. Once again all rations were reduced, except those of the pigs and the dogs. A too rigid equality in rations, Squealer explained, would have been contrary to the principles of Animalism. In any case he had no difficulty in proving to the other animals that they were not in reality short of food, whatever the appearances might be."
"While McMurphy laughs. Rocking farther and farther backward against the cabin top, spreading his laugh out across the waterâ€”laughing at the girl, the guys, at George, at me sucking my bleeding thumb, at the captain back at the pier and the bicycle rider and the service-station guys and the five thousand houses and the Big Nurse and all of it."
"How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. "
â€œI had always liked to tell myself that Lucie was something abstract, a legend and a myth, but now I knew that behind the poetry of these words hid an entirely unpoetic truth: that I didnâ€™t know her; that I didnâ€™t know her as she really was, as she was in and to herself."
I'm very sorry, but I couldn't find this book in English..Choose this one if you didn't like any of the quotes above...
There are some things that could distract you from burying yourself in the book... Imagine that you have read all of these book reviews somewhere. Which book are you going to read anyway?
If you are taking this quiz, you probably like reading..But what other preconditions would you need to read this book?(Just choose the one that describes you the best)
You should know something about the history of the USA in the early thirties...about farmers and The Great Depression
You have to be open-minded, it is, you shouldn't care about things like cheating, being pregnant from a man you're not married to and so on...
You should be interested in history. Really, REALLY interested in history, especially about Napoleonic era, about Russia and France at that time..half of the book consists of historical facts.
You should be mentally stable and completely sane..or you won't be able to read this book...you will just keep thinking and thinking about the book..scary! I would say it's a creepy book, if that word wasn't over-used with an incorrect meaning..
You should have to understand people very good..yes, even different people..you should be very tolerant..and you can't be one of these posers who wants everyone to be the same
You have to be VERY open-minded. More open-minded than the answer above. Oh, and you have to be mature and you can't be childish...
You have to be kind of mature...And you should be able to stand some morality..
You have to be well-informed about children bullying other children..also, you have to like feminist ideas
You have to know something about Stalinism, communism and USSR.
You have to be quite unique...in the way you're thinking, not dressing/listening to music or whatever you call "unique"
You have to hate Nazism and Hitler
You have to have your own opinion about everything
You have to be well-informed about the REAL life in the concentration camps...or you won't be able to stand reading this book...
Which of these (exotic?) languages would you like to know?
How many pages do you want in this book?(the first is the thinnest, and the last is the thickest book)
Choose a place and a time when these events should happen!
The early thirties(1930's), all around the USA-from Oklahome to California
The latter half of the 19th century, Russia
18th century, France
All around America, ~1905
Canada of the mid-20th century, from World War II to the late 1980s
British farm, ~1940(although it is not mentioned)-but the book is actually about Russia
Oregon, late 1950's
Early 1950's, Czechoslovakia
Are you a patriot?
I would say I am, but if there would be a great job possibility, I could move to an other state-but I'd never leave the USA!
I love travelling and all-but just because I want to get away from some particular people..
Of course I am! My country is the first thing I care about!
Patriot? You're joking, right? OK, I have nothing against my country-there are even some things I like-but I can't stand the PEOPLE! I would like to live in a cave, actually-and I mean it LITERALLY!
Hmmm...I like travelling...sometimes..I don't like my home, but it's still better here than somewhere else. But I know all the countries and their capitals, so it couldn't be a problem..
Haven't thought about it, really..There have been some times when I have moved, but not because I wanted to..
Nothing is more valuable than popularity and money for me...so I don't think much about my country..yeah, I have never been out of it, but just because I haven't had better job oppurtinities in other countries...
I love travelling..I don't know about patriotism...
I either love or hate my country
As I live isolated from the other people, I don't really care
No! And I would never be, after what my country has done to me!
I either hate my country, or I don't really like my country but I like the folk culture...
It's a joke, isn't it?
There are many kinds of love..there are some kinds of love which some people could find...strange. Which of these types of love sound the most...tolerable, if not likable?
Being pregnant from a man who doesn't love you-he would do everything to get away from you!
Cheating on your husband, having a child from your lover when you still haven't broken up with your husband, travelling around the world with your lover and leaving your child with your husband..all the things the society doesn't like
Being married with someone you don't like..Or loving your relative
Loving a girl's SCENT so much, that you kill the girl, just because it's the only way how the scent could stay forever
Not really a romantic love...but, when a father tells his son that his mother is dead just because she cheated on him-that is strange!(choose this only if you think it's the most tolerable)
Love between an adult and a 12 years old girl..if you could call it a love. The man really LOVES her though..Oh, and they are..hmm.. "physically close"
You love a girl--->She gets a child from you---->You stop loving her------->You want her to make an abort---->She refuses to do that----->You want to marry an another girl, so you kill the girl who's pregnant from you
Should feminists love a man? They could become dependant from him, and that shouldn't happen!
The only love possible is the love you feel for your country!
Falling in love just because there is no one better around
Falling in love with a girl although you don't know anything about her, the trying to r*pe her, she runs away from you and you regret it, and you're trying to find her all of your life
Loving someone in spite of EVERYTHING
Do you love children?
Do you believe in God?
Yes, I do..but just because everyone around me does..Or I really believe in him, just in an untraditional way
No, I don't. But I could pray for Him when there are bad times..
Where is God in this amoral world?
I don't understand God..but I might even believe in Him..
I just do my things, even if they are "amoral"
I might. Like, I do bad things and just AFTER that I regret them. But it's already too late...
It's so old-fashioned...But sometimes I do...
No! No! No! No one should!
I'm rather an atheist, although I don't speak about that much..
Of course I do, I really do, although I haven't had the best life...
I do, but no one else around me does
I might, if my life was a little bit better...
Arbeit macht frei
No, it doesn't, I mean, at the beginning you get some money for your work, but it's not enough, so then you start to work harder and harder, and you want more and more money, and you become addicted to work...no, work doesn't make you free...
I don't have to work and I will never have to
I don't have to work, and I will never have to, but that doesn't mean I'm free from my duties
Work can be a hobby sometimes, or your only obssession...but still you have to understand when you should stop doing your work...even if you're the best at that work, you have to let other people do that work, too
I'm not as good at languages as I'm at Math, but I still know what that means, of course!
At least ONE normal person who's interested in the history, not in the popular culture..
I like studying, but I prefer Art over History
I like Communism much better than Nazism/I think that Communism was much worse than Nazism
I hate working, I could even fake a mental didorder so I shouldn't have to work!
Everyone is good at heart..but Nazism has done much very bad things for me and my family..
Hah. Hah. Very funny.
Please...don't remind me of this....