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Old 12-10-2000, 03:57 AM   #1
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The Three Musketeers

Anyone ever read it? It's amazing!!!!! I reccomend it to everyone!!!

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Old 12-10-2000, 08:01 AM   #2
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Nitro read? And something that's not even porn? Will wonders ever cease?
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Old 12-10-2000, 12:42 PM   #3
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Lol... But I'm serious! This book just plain kicked ass! And I'm used to reading the many works of W.E.B. Griffen and Tom Clancy. Clancy writes beautiful novels, and Griffen's "The Corps" series and "Badge Of Honor" series are amazing. You really get to know the characters.

I grew up on Hardy Boys... I read all of them, and I still have every single one in a box in my room... I'm gonna give 'em to my kid when he's old enough to read 'em.

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Old 12-10-2000, 02:20 PM   #4
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Yeah, I read all the Hardy Boys too. Too bad I didn't buy them - I always got them from the library.
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Old 12-10-2000, 03:27 PM   #5
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Geez, maybe Nirto should read the classics... RObin Hood, Moby ****, Mutiney on the Bounty (good Navel book), and My personal Favorite.. the Lensman Series my E.E. "Doc" Smith
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Old 12-10-2000, 03:53 PM   #6
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I used to like books. Then I read Great Expectations...
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How they call great expectations a classic, I'll never now.

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Old 12-10-2000, 04:55 PM   #8
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The FIVE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORKS OF ALL TIME ACCORDING TO GUNRAY:
1) Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
2) The Bear and the Dragon by Tom Clancy
3) 1984 by George Orwell
4) Animal Farm by George Orwell
5) The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Freichrich Engels (you may THINK it's not a work of fiction until you've READ it...)

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Old 12-10-2000, 05:44 PM   #9
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Animal Farm was the only book we had to read in school that I liked

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Old 12-10-2000, 05:51 PM   #10
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<font size="5" color="red">LONG LIVE ANIMAL FARM!</font>

The movie a year or two ago was AWESOME.

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Old 12-10-2000, 05:52 PM   #11
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WTF?
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Old 12-10-2000, 05:57 PM   #12
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Apparently some people took that that #5 rather seriously.
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Old 12-10-2000, 06:40 PM   #13
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Everyone open up your Communist Manifestos to page 88 and get a BIG STEAMING LOAD of this:
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The bourgeois clap-trap about the family and education, about the hallowed co-relation of parent and child, becomes all the more disgusting; the more, by the action of modern industry, all family ties among the proletarians are torn asunder, and their children transformed into simple articles of commerce and instruments of labor.
But you Communists would introduce Weibergemeinschaft (literally: communal wives), screams the whole bourgeoisie.
The bourgeoisie sees in his wife a mere instrument of production. He hears that the instruments of production are to be exploited in common, and, naturally, can come to no other conclusion than that the lot of being common to all will likewise fall to women.
He has not evena suspicion that the real point at is to do away with the status of women as mere instruments of production.
For the rest, nothing more than the virtuous indignation of our bourgeois at free love which, they pretend, is to be openly and officially established by the Communists. The Communists have no need to introduce free love; it has existed almost from time immemorial.
Our bourgeoisie, not content with having the wives and daughters of their proletarians at their disposal, not to speak of common prostitutes, take supreme delight in seducing each other's wives.
Bourgeois marriage is in reality a system of wives in common and thus, at the most, what the Communists might possibly be reproached with, is that they desire to introduce, in substitution for hypocritically concealed, an openly legalized system of free love.
The first time I read that I thought "What the hell is he talking about?"
The second: "Hippies like free love. Communists like free love. Hippy=Commie
The third: "He's pointing out all the stuff that makes Capitalism great.
The fourth and final: "Knowing the 'evils of Capitalism' presented to the common man, ie me, is motivation to strive to the goal set forth by our Founding Fathers: get to the top of the stack at any cost so YOU get to be the guy that's doing all that stuff.

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Old 12-10-2000, 06:45 PM   #14
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Nute I think you would find Hitler's Mien Kumpf funny. It is said a four year old could write better.

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Old 12-10-2000, 06:50 PM   #15
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Communists are funny.
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Old 12-10-2000, 07:02 PM   #16
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I've been looking for looking for a copy of Mein Kampf. Apparently it was everything he mumbled out loud while pacing in his jail cel...

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Old 12-10-2000, 08:14 PM   #17
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I read the all about Athos, Porthos, and Aramis last summer. It's a good book. You know there are two other books with them in it right?

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Old 12-10-2000, 08:23 PM   #18
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The hobbit was and is a great book. You should definetly read it.

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Old 12-10-2000, 08:58 PM   #19
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Been there, done that. And the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

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Old 12-10-2000, 09:28 PM   #20
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If you liked the Three Musketeers, read the Count of Monte Cristo.

Excellent book.

BTW, I haven't read TTM yet, but I really want to. I'll get around to it soon...

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Old 12-10-2000, 09:42 PM   #21
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"Animal Farm" is one of the rare books that I read freely (didn't have to read it for school or something like that) and I really liked it. "Underground to Canada" was good.
Most of the other stuff I read were for school, meaning authors like: Balzac, Maupassant, Moliere, Victor Hugo, Beaumarchais or Voltaire, I get rid those long long long very long books by finishing them in two or three days, if it's theatrical stuff I read it all in about 2 hours.

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Old 12-10-2000, 10:11 PM   #22
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Animal Farm = good.
The Old Man and the Sea = not good.
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Old 12-10-2000, 11:07 PM   #23
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The Old Man in the Sea was good.
The Hobbit was good too.

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Old 12-10-2000, 11:48 PM   #24
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Oh please, The Old Man and the Sea was the most boring POS in the world.
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Old 12-10-2000, 11:50 PM   #25
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also The Man In The Iron Mask.

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Old 12-10-2000, 11:55 PM   #26
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It may be boring but.....yeah,its boring.
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Old 12-11-2000, 12:00 AM   #27
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But you got to admit the part when he catches the fish was the most exiting part of the book.

SPOILER:And how he looses the fish at the end... LOL!It made reading the book a waste of time.

But at least it won an award...
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Old 12-11-2000, 01:16 PM   #28
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Old man and the sea sucked so much!

I can't believe the ****ing forum censors Moby ****ing ****.

Three Musketeers is AWESOME!!! After seeing that great movie a few years back (Chris O'donnel, Charlie Sheen, Keifer(sp?) Sutherland, etc...), I decided to read the book & it was spectacular reading! What are the other two books about the musketeers, btw? I had heard there was one, but I didn't know of two, but I'd love to read them.

And while we're talking about classics... how about Dracula? There was a play here a couple months ago & before I went, I was curious about the original story, so I cracked out my old copy & read it for the second time. It was even better than I remember!

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I read Three Musketeers, but I kept getting distracted by Dumas' plot gaps (hint: try keeping track of D'artagnon's rank).

I also re-read Paradise Lost recently, for class.

My favourite books though are Lucasfilm's Alien Chronicles, even though I can't remember who wrote it. It's a trilogy (The Golden One, The Crimson Claw, and The Crystal Eye), and one of the only SF tales I've encountered that doesn't involve humans. Not one. And the aliens are truly alien, not just humans in masks.

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Old 12-11-2000, 05:43 PM   #30
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I remember reading the Goosebumbs series.Eventhough is wasnt scary it still had a good story.Then there came the TV series...
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Old 12-11-2000, 07:51 PM   #31
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it didn't matter, cause both of them sucked. When I was in elementary school i read the boxcar children series.

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Old 12-11-2000, 09:48 PM   #32
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There are others with Athos, Portos, and Aramis? I MUST HAVE THEM!!!

I've read The Hobbit and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. I am particularly fond of the Chronicles Of Narnia books.

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I think I might still have 2 Boxcar Children books

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I have the entire series up to like 54 in my atic somewhere. Or is that the basement?

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I have most of the series too.But I didnt read any of them.
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if any of you are fantasy novel fans, like dragons and wizards and the like, you HAVE to read the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. best fantasy novels i've ever read, and i've read a lot of them...i think i may have even turned a through and through Tolkien fan to my cause he read the series and absolutely loved it, haven't met a person who's read it who hasn't loved it yet. first book is called Wizard's First Rule for any of you interested

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You have now. I read it several years ago (7 of them in total), and found them to be mediocre at best. It was a good story, but I just didn't enjoy them that much.

On the other hand, I found his Landover books very entertaining.

If you want two extremely good fantasy authors (the best I've come across), try Robert Jordan and George R. R. Martin. Both their series' are quite simply spectacular.

My favorite book of all time remains the Silmarillion by Tolkien. He invented his own mythology, and I can't get enough of it.
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i dunno, what can i say..i'm a sucker for a love story

Robert Jordan is pretty good, yeah, except i was furious when i read (or rather, didn't finish) The Path of Daggers...i couldn't believe he cut Mat out of the story! Mat's my favorite, i was so upset. i have the next one in the Wheel of Time right now, i just haven't read it yet. another fantasy series and writer that i really like is the Recluce series by L.E. Modessitt.
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The sword of truth series is about what. ie what is the plot.

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umm it's about these two characters, Richard Cypher and Kahlan Amnell, mainly, but it has tons of other characters in it too..lets see...i'm terrible at describing stories without giving stuff away...It's basically about these two characters who are trying to stop this evil wizard from either taking over the world or destroying it, with lots of trials and tribulations inbetween.
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