Ah well there's another light read I remember.
It's for kids but literature is literature nonetheless. I saw the movie first, but my sister let me read the book called "The Mighty".
It's a story about a friendship between a very smart but sickly kid, and a slow-minded big kid.
Just easy to read, but very sweet, tragic, and inspiring.
iron Will i havent heard about that in so many years! i loved that movie i need to re watch it i completely forgot it aaa!!!
There's no need to be embarresed about crying its a good thing shows you have a heart and you're not some robotic douche who thinks tough means not crying and looking cool when its just stupid things and stereotypes...
Have you watched Eight Below? It had such a beautiful ending i was sad and happy and i cried and grinned like an idiot haha
for whose interested its this; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_below
A good read unrelated to dogs is Septimus Heap ^^
I'll check it out too when I can finally find time for leisure reading, argh!Originally Posted by RaveDragon
ya, I'm a bit of an animal geek/nerd...
(not many of them around, so I get really excited when I find someone who is interested in too or likes animals too or read the same animal books as me, and I can actually talk about animals, lol)
I watched eight below, but had a very different opinion of it than you, it sucked, lol.
(note, I hardly remember it, so I may have some things off and be way off about some things too, meh)
first, I care about dogs, so I didn't like watching a movie which entire plot is about dog after dog dying, due to the stupidity of the humans and also who only care for themselves (as was setup in the movie, anyways, lol)
second, there was nothing else to its plot, .
third, a "bitter-sweet" ending isn't even a "bitter-sweet" ending, it's just bitter, or worse, sour!
hey, 9 out of 10 of your dearly beloved precious children died, but guess what, 1 of your 10 dearly beloved precious children survived! isn't it a wonderful ending? UMMM.... NO!
hey, there's a hostage crisis involving 100 hostages, now in our police raid, 99 of those hostages got killed, but we managed to save 1 hostage, don't we deserve ceremony and awards? Isn't it a great and wonderful ending, isn't everyone happy with our police raid? UMM.... NO!
umm.... Humans ARE animals, pffft. The greatest egos/chauvism of such humans doesn't alter this, lol. I can think as a human, that I'm beyond an animal, but this ain't Harry Potter and Hogwarts, this is reality. Just as I can think that I'm the sexiest guy alive that all the hottest girls of the world are swooning over, that doesn't mean its actually so, lol.
"but we have a soul"....
"And all the other animals don't?" -HK
HK: "please, show me where my soul is! (I feel like Oluquoii in Bleach, where's this "heart", is it here?, here?, or here?, lol) And then show me how all the other animals don't have a soul!"
and there's the philosophical argument(s) which scientifically proves there's no such thing as a Soul, but I'll not trouble you with it, lol.
Homo sapiens sapiens = the species of animal that we, humans, are
Homo = Man (Humans)
sapiens = wise
Homo sapiens = wise man
Homo sapiens sapiens = (modern*) wise man
*modern as in 70 tya (thousand years ago), which was when the Tobo Mtns'/Volcanos' eruptions occured creating us as the surviving species of hominids (humans), to today
biologically, we are apes
behaviorially, we are virii (plural of a virus, which is singular)
"Humans are just hyper-social apes with a gun" -HK
"There's only two types of creatures, beasts and monsters, so if we're not beasts, then we are..." -HK
and Mr. Smith in the Matrix trilogy movies, describes/explains how we are (behaviorally) virii quite well, hehe.
Or, just look at our history too, at what we've done to every place we've inhabitated on this planet Earth, moving from place to place, consuming all of its resources and destroying that spot, just like a virus does, moving from host to host, before it dies along with the host, and before we die with that destroyed spot on our planet Earth.
or, our behavior; our excessiveness+waste and how we treat each other as well for that matter.
Last edited by HegemonKhan; May 08, 2011 at 08:53 AM.
Lol i remember engaging my friends in a discussion where i said 'How do you know animals have no soul?' and they're like 'umm umm because because i say so' its so hard to find people with good comebacks i literally pwned them from there on haha funny thing is i am religious lol
seems i live to break down the stereotypes xD
I dont know if there are souls or what not or whatever i just know that it seems people are forgetting what it means to be truly human (human not a human being as in human)
Back to books;
Agatha Christie is also a very good writer i love her!
James Patterson's 'Sail' is also a very good family thriller quite cool ^^
Borrowed the two first books in the A Song of Ice and Fire story :3
A short one, Mtsyri, M. Lermontov.
I've just finished reading The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw today. No, not Cinderella. :P Somehow I finished it, although it felt kinda hard for me to keep reading the book until the end... I think I got bored with it because it has too many descriptions, while I''m the type to keep moving on with the plot and development of the characters.
I'm reading The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare now, completing my Mortal Instruments Series. :P
Just wanted to pop in to ask
has anyone read Ellery Queen's books?
I might want to pick the series up if its really that good.
Fahrenheit 451, To Kill A Mockingbird and The Bible hands down!
I cried reading To Kill A Mockingbird.
What great story writing! The creepy undertone on the whole thing is what made it a deeply moving and compelling story.
To Kill a Mockingbird:
for me, it was a required book to read in school.
it's a really good book though, it really addresses the wrenching issues within it. very emotional, as you described, "making you (and me) cry (or maybe I was angry instead, lol)"
(unfortunately, I can't really remember at all what it is about lol, hence my abigious line above, lol)
Last edited by HegemonKhan; May 21, 2011 at 08:45 AM.
yes hege. Initially I was also "forced to read it" by my mother when I was a kid, and back then I could not grasp the gravity and the darkness that the book was trying to tell.
I read it again, in my twenties now, and wow, it meant a whole lot differently!
I guess this was the case for me too about THE LITTLE PRINCE. A friend once told me that you ought to read The Little Prince every x years, as you go through different phases of life, because it would give you different depths.
I unfortunately, have the opposite experience... sighs...
when I was a kid, I loved a lot of books, but some of them I tried to re-read, and they just weren't as good as they were, as I'm now an adult.
also, this is the same case with the Narnia movies.
when I read Narnia when I was little it was so awesome, but now as an adult, those Narnia movies were awful, so sappy, corny, simple, and boring.
I'm sure the books are much better, the movies probably leave out a lot, naturally like all movies compared to books, as film and text aren't really conversion'able, lol.
But, still I'm worried if I did try to re-read the books, they too might end up just like the movies.
though, so far, I don't re-read books. As I'd rather just read a new book. Though, with now how I've completely forgotten some of my most dearest beloved stories/books which I had thought I'd NEVER forget, maybe I might re-read them some day, lol. But, still not yet, anways, hehe.
Well if I find a book bad the first time, i never bother reading them again.
But some books that I find really good, or books that I know I didn't understand too much, I read again. To the first, because I just love a good read, given it's tried and tested, I know it's never going to disappoint me. To the second, if it really did have good reviews (mostly from family members) and I just didn't get the story- or I know I never gave it much thought, I'd reread it to give it another shot.
I also tried to read Narnia. Unfortunately I picked this up during college, just before the movies were announced. And I didn't appreciate it too much.
re: Books and Movies
So far, the only movie that surpassed the book(s) would be LOTR trilogy. I found the books dragging and a pain to read, but the movies were stunning and glorious and epic!
Other than that, I have yet to see a movie that satisfied me if I read the book beforehand.