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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

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Ok I have a question. I started reading the Odyssey but then I was like, wait a minute, the Illiad comes first. I would think the Illiad is more Interesting, so should I put down the Odyssey and read the Illiad??

Iliad doesn't come first, no. smile They're separate stories. Granted, Iliad happens during the end of the Trojan War, while Odyssey takes place after the end of it, but it's not like you get spoilers or anything, it's two completely different stories.

Although I like some of Odysseus' stories, I must say, the Iliad kicks arse. If I were you, I'd read it first, I love it! siiw

Wow, you have the patience to actualy read the whole odyssey and the iliad? Hehe i could never do that... Plus it reminds me of school (we did parts of the odyssey and a bit of the iliad a few years ago)

I am currently reading Eragon. Ive already read it once and seen the film (which cannot even be compared to the book) but i want to make sure i havent missed anything. After that im going to read Eldest again (read it once last year), so i can remember exactly what's happened before the third book comes out grin . Does anyone have any idea when that is?


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

The odessy and the illiad are books that i would recomend to anyone, they are two of the books that i believe should be read by everyone.

At the moment i am reading, Europe a history.

Its the size of a text book but its worth the read, interesting and informative.


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

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I am currently reading Eragon. Ive already read it once and seen the film (which cannot even be compared to the book)


Sadly its true sadblauw


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Bruno wrote:
Chuckiferd wrote:
Ok I have a question. I started reading the Odyssey but then I was like, wait a minute, the Illiad comes first. I would think the Illiad is more Interesting, so should I put down the Odyssey and read the Illiad??

Iliad doesn't come first, no. smile They're separate stories. Granted, Iliad happens during the end of the Trojan War, while Odyssey takes place after the end of it, but it's not like you get spoilers or anything, it's two completely different stories.

Although I like some of Odysseus' stories, I must say, the Iliad kicks arse. If I were you, I'd read it first, I love it! siiw


nooo! The Odyssey!

Calypso owns all!

so there lekkerpuh

anyway, i've read them both and they are both awesome, but i like The Odyssey better, more fantasy.

Also, although they are two seperate stories, doesn't the Odyssey basically pick up where the Iliad leaves off, at the destruction of Troy? Anyway, that doesn't matter

hell, read them both... but Calypso pwns all tounge2


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

The Odyssey starts pretty much after the Trojan war and its mostly about the trip back to Ithaca (I read the whole book recently in English class...The cyclopes is just freaky in the movie).

Christopher Paolini (author of Eragon/Eldest) announced on his website that he was going to have to put the trilogy into four books instead of three. I'm reading Eldest right now because I completely forgot about the second book, I was anxious to get it when I read Eragon but I forgot all about in the two years in between.


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

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Bruno wrote:
Chuckiferd wrote:
Ok I have a question. I started reading the Odyssey but then I was like, wait a minute, the Illiad comes first. I would think the Illiad is more Interesting, so should I put down the Odyssey and read the Illiad??

Iliad doesn't come first, no. smile They're separate stories. Granted, Iliad happens during the end of the Trojan War, while Odyssey takes place after the end of it, but it's not like you get spoilers or anything, it's two completely different stories.

Although I like some of Odysseus' stories, I must say, the Iliad kicks arse. If I were you, I'd read it first, I love it! siiw


nooo! The Odyssey!

Calypso owns all!

so there lekkerpuh

anyway, i've read them both and they are both awesome, but i like The Odyssey better, more fantasy.

Also, although they are two seperate stories, doesn't the Odyssey basically pick up where the Iliad leaves off, at the destruction of Troy? Anyway, that doesn't matter

hell, read them both... but Calypso pwns all tounge2


but I like the realism more. Which is better a typical story about one charcter trying to save father/princess/whatever. or a story about a huge war with plenty of characters.


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Oh yeah about the wheel of time (omg there is 12 books?!?!?!?, he can't prolong the final battle that long) Robert Jordan's widow has picked an author for the series.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

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but I like the realism more. Which is better a typical story about one charcter trying to save father/princess/whatever. or a story about a huge war with plenty of characters.


haha

to say the Odyssey is a typical story is a bold claim.

The Odyssey isn't about trying to save a princess. It's about Odysseus at the end of the Trojan war, who claims he doesn't need the god. This angers Posiden, who vows that Odysseus will never return to his home until he takes it back, or dies.

Thus begins the epic of TYhe Odyssey, which takes Odysseus all around the world (or the world according to the greeks), and literally to hell and back

it's facinating.


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

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Chuckiferd wrote:


but I like the realism more. Which is better a typical story about one charcter trying to save father/princess/whatever. or a story about a huge war with plenty of characters.


haha

to say the Odyssey is a typical story is a bold claim.

The Odyssey isn't about trying to save a princess. It's about Odysseus at the end of the Trojan war, who claims he doesn't need the god. This angers Posiden, who vows that Odysseus will never return to his home until he takes it back, or dies.

Thus begins the epic of TYhe Odyssey, which takes Odysseus all around the world (or the world according to the greeks), and literally to hell and back

it's facinating.


I thought that the reason that Posiden was angry with Odysseus was that he and his men stabbed his son in the eye (a.k.a. the cyclops)


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

I just finished reading the Ranger's Apprentice series (the first three that are in the U.S.) and I read the first book Faerie Wars. They are both good, but Ranger's Apprentice is .... for lack of a better phrase, extremely much better (yes, I know, horrible grammar).

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Picked up Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card at the request of my roommate. I'm only 3 chapters in, but so far as I can tell, the characters are really good. I'll keep posted on how the story turns out.


Oh man, that's quite possibly my favorite series ever. (there's 7 other books with 1 or 2 on the way... grin ) It's split into two separate series, each in its own direction about two big characters and their friends/family.

I'm not really reading anything right now, but in the last year I've devoured all of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole books. I know it's a little-kid series but it's pretty deep at times and I love the story.

The Transal Saga is another good book, a stand-alone book, about being transported to another world. Again it is below my reading level but it's amazing.

But most importantly, I just finished the His Dark Materials series (or atleast the first 3 books). My favorite books EVER! I couldn't stop crying at the end.


I am actually just about to start reading Enders Game! I didn't know there were seven though...

Also I finished His Dark Materials a month ago and it was one of those books that I hate because they end... Are there really going to be more?

EDIT: kT4all: Yes, that is the reason supplied by the Odyssey, and it was also probably the reason why Poseidon was as angry as he was, but at the end of the Iliad (or at least after the end of the Iliad, before the beginning of the Odyssey (a horrible representation of it is at the end of the movie Troy I think)) Odysseus shouts out to the ocean that he won the war and essentially scorns the gods.


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Hmm, with all of you reading Ender's Game, I might pick it up myself. My good friend Lowell has been literally commanding me to read that book - it's just that good, I guess. I've also had a few people tell me that I am similar to Ender, in my personality. *wnvoss wonders if that's a good thing. tounge2

So in English class today we started Lord Of The Flies. I've already read it a few years ago, and, starting it today, had a rather 'Meh' attitude. It's an awesome book, but I feel like we should have read it a few years ago, when I did: it's a book more for that age, in my opinion. Ah well. It's still very entertaining, reads very quickly, too! smile


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

Cyclop isn't the son of Posseidon! The reason Posseidon is chasing Odysseus is because he commited the crime of hybris, that is, he— you know what? explaining Greek culture is not what you people must be looking forward to in this topic. tounge2 Just say Odysseus kind of compared himself to a god in that he failed to acknolwedge his condition as human aand... leave it at that. So there, Posseidon is after Odysseus because he kind of compared himself to a god. Which in the Ancient Greek society is very serious anyway.

Myself, right now, I'm reading a contemporary detective story called Operação P-2 (Operation P-2), second book published by a girl who studied with me, friend of mine and a brilliant person. Great book! I'm hooked.


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Speaking of detective stories, I'm about half way through the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes short stories. But I had to stop reading them because of so much other reading I was doing for school sadblauw

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2007  Reply with quote

actually.. the cyclops WAS the illegitimate son of possiedan (at least if i remember correctly, it's been a while) so that just made him more angry o.o

but not to get off topic... still plowing through The Fountainhead, which is well written but easy to put down. I mean it's starting to pick up it's pace a bit but it tends to drag on once in a while, and although the charaters are cool, only NOW (at page almost 300 i think) is Dominique really starting to develop, and Roark is still a really unbelievable character, even if he's the protagonist.

Also, someone i highly overlooked, and i can't remember the particular name of the poem, is Robert Frost.. oh, i don't want to type the whole thing out, but i found i like his poetry a lot more than i thought i did! Many of the poems i HAD read by him seemed.. all about snow. Snow or trees. Not that those are bad, oh no, but they did not at all interest me XD

And what to read next? i dunno, i'll prolly pick up The Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut.

Wait, make that Timequake


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