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Discussion in 'Community' started by harpua, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Haven't read it.
     
  2. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    Read it for the first time this past summer. Very fast read; it took less than a day. I loved the parallels to the rise of the Soviet Union and seeing what was analogous to what.
     
  3. Platelet

    Platelet Jedi Knight star 2

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    I've seen the movie, haven't read the book.
     
  4. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    But haven't read it
     
  5. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    tbh, that is not a recommendation.
     
  6. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    Have not read 1984 or Animal Farm.
     
  7. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    On its face, it's a story about a bunch of animals that band together and throw off the shackles of oppression by their drunkard abusive owner and band together to run the farm themselves for their own benefit. The story centers on the struggles the newly formed society of animals endure as they create a life for themselves. It is an allegory to promise and appeal, as well as the dangers of communism. Hardly subtle, it reads much like a parable where the reader is expected at the end to draw his/her own conclusions as to the moral of the story.

    It's one of the very few books I've read numerous times. The first time I read it was when I was 8 and every time I've read it, it was better than the previous time.
     
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  8. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Ok, now that sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
     
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  9. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I hope you like it!
     
  10. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral SFTC Bonanza Winner star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Have not read this one
     
  11. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    It helps if you already have a decent amount of knowledge about the early days of the Soviet Union, with Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky, among others. That was seriously the most interesting facet for me.
     
  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Read it, and

    I seriously doubt anything written by George Orwell is about how communism as a thing unto itself is dangerous. Considering, y'know, he was a communist. :p Don't confuse anti-Stalinism for a condemnation of the ideology as a whole.
     
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  13. MrZAP

    MrZAP Jedi Master star 5

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    True enough. It was more about the dangers of totalitarianism and plutocracy. Better?:p
     
  14. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Yes. :p Alternatively: a touching story of a horse and his ideology [hl=black]with some fun facts about glue.[/hl]
     
  15. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Read it, re-read it, re-re-read it, Reddit, committed lengthy passages to memory, own the animated film, re-read it...
     
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  16. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    You will note that I said it was an allegory to the promise and appeal of communism, right? Or are you trying to suggest that Orwell thought that there were no dangers in communism?

    But yes, I agree that he was not anti-communist. I didn't say that he was.
     
  17. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    You will... trust me. Orwell was a genius.

    No it doesn't... it's an excellent book on its own. It can mean many different things to many different people.
     
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  18. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    What are the rules for selecting a book? I tried to find them somewhere, but couldn't. My turn is getting close.
     
  19. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Rules? Well, I guess it has to be a book that nobody has used.

    Inty - 27
    Souderwan – 30
    Vivec - 11
    Ramza - 18
    Harpuah - 32
    Invid - 19
    Tunick – 27 *
    Frank - 24
    Darthkat – 16
    PRENN – 37
    Cdgodin – 24
    DMC - 12
    ZAP – 20
    Todd – 21
    Platelet - 26
    Juliet - 17
    Tom - 30
    Arlol - 28
    Kiki – 24 *
    Epic – 26 *
    Frieda – 22
    Anakinfan – 8
    Lowie – 9
    Cor - 11
    Sami – 5
    Myke – 7
    Jensaarai - 10

    * Need answers for Animal Farm from DarthTunick Kiki-Gonn and epic

    anakinfansince1983 is up.
     
  20. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I have read Animal Farm
     
  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Frankly? I misread your post. The dangers of commenting when brains are fried by group theory projects. :p
     
  22. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've read Animal Farm.
     
  23. Souderwan

    Souderwan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Couldn't agree more.

    Ok then. :p
     
  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I have not read Dune.
     
  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    Never read it.