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seneca Post time: 2018-4-17 21:27
It shows you are not very familiar with how English speakers THINK. It's probably a bit over you ...


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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-16 16:14
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by "Harper Lee" is a pretty good book.
It was the only book Harper Lee ever  ...

I know you read the news Robert. To Kill a Mockingbird is not the only book that Harper Lee ever wrote - she also wrote Go Set a Watchman. You cant have missed that. And I don't think To Kill a Mockingbird is so great you know. What is so good about it? They made me read the thing in highschool. I was forced to read it. I think its note propaganda than book. Its like that crap Uncle Tom book. Did you ever try to read that crap. Again - more propaganda than a book. Yankee propaganda.

What do you know Robert? Did you enjoy The Yearling? Are you a Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings fan too? Did you ever watch that Japanese Yearling cartoon? I did. I used to like it.

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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-16 16:14
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by "Harper Lee" is a pretty good book.
It was the only book Harper Lee ever  ...

Did you know that George Orwell had never been to Russia Robert?

"Orwells anti-communist and anti-Russia propaganda had about as much to do with reality as Chin Chan Chow has to everyday life in Baghdad." - HailChina!

They made me read that crap Animal Farm in highschool too you know. Talk about a load of crap.

"I have never visited Russia and my knowledge of it consists only of what can be learned by reading books and newspapers." - George Orwell

Maybe the reason for George Orwell's Animal Farm being so weak is the fact that he did not know much about Russia or Communism. Sure its fine for brainwashing children that don't know any better but for any thinking person Animal Farm is idiotic anti-Communist trash from British 'Intelligence'. Right? Or maybe its just trash. Personally I would disagree that people must write what they know for it to be good or powerful - I think that you can learn a lot from newspapers and books and TV and the internet. Some people can anyway. Im pretty sure that Orwell and British Intelligence knew some stuff about Russia and Communism. Most people are pretty dumb I guess and maybe that is why Animal Farm is powerful enough to brainwash not just western children but their stupid parents as well. Look at how the western fools - mostly the 'educated' ones' -  worship pathetic George Orwell. Its ridiculous. But maybe they know, but consider themselves to be outer party members if they earn over $80,000 a year? Surely they all can't be so stupid. Still - they are kidding themselves. Outer outer party members maybe but not really hey.

What was a good book they made you read in highschool Robert? They made me read Fahrenheit 451. I thought it was OK. I liked the ending.

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It sure didn't take long for this thread to get derailed, did it?

For novels, for advanced readers I would suggest anything by Ernest Hemingway, or Farley Mowat if you like a bit of humour in your novels. For readers who are still at a low or intermediate English level, you might want something to keep your interest peaked, such as the Hardy Boys, or the Nancy Drew series'. Both are useful for more "everyday" vocabulary and syntax.
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