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voice_cd Post time: 2018-4-16 18:10
Hi, thanks for the book recommendation. Could you plz give us a more appealing reason for the "To  ...

I edited my post #2 with the short summary since my second post with the summary never appeared.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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  Toni Morrison and  Donna Tartt are skillful hands when it comes to telling stories. If you want to read stories concerning China, try Lisa Lee's novels.

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tatata69 Post time: 2018-4-17 13:57
If you are looking for some well-written novels, then reading All the Light We Cannot See would  ...

If you are looking for some well-written novels, then reading All the Light We Cannot See would be a good choice. The language of this novel is beautiful. Hanya Yanagihara's Little Life is another delightful one, although the novel is chock-a-block with flashbacks that leave readers feeling dizzy.

You're not talking about chaff this tme, tatata. It looks like a good read. You have my back up on the recommendation of yours above.

  Be sure not to read books written by American conservatives, lest you get brainwashed and end up becoming a maniac like  Bill O'Reilly.


Certainly, O'Reilly is not only a conservative, but also a notorious womaniser for more than a decade.


Fiction in English is not my cup of tea now. Maybe in the future.

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

The most important reason I recommend is not to limit ourselves in American or British literature or novels but also the rest of the world. English is a bridge to the rest of the world, to the knowledge of the disciples we are interested in, etc.

I read this book last year. In this book, Massie painted the Catherine with the historic dropback of Prussia, Poland, English, Russia, etc. along with anecdotes.

Though there are books, which are labelled as literature features, the black lives, Americans can hardly redeem themselves. As Mr. Robert Massie pointed out in this book of his many American Presidents were slaves owners.

Today, the images of those Presidents are honored on the US currency. For example, George Washington is an example. Could anyone imagine if Hilter would be honored on German Marks, or Euros? American politicans never ever lead their own people do the soul-searching like the German government does. On the contrary, the main stream of the white make ode to the slave owners, perpetrators of gen   ecides to native Americans.

Racism is engrained in the American society as Rev. Wright denounces. Like To Kill a Mockingbird, history repeats. A few years ago, in St. Louis, an unarmed black teen was killed by a white police who is scot free with the verdict of the jury who  almost all white except for one black.





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robert237 Post time: 2018-4-17 12:21
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a story told in the deep south of the USA during the
Great Depression ( ...



  If Paul Martin, former copy chief of The Wall Street Journal, were sitting here, he would tell you that you seem to  have trouble figuring out when to use who and whom, poor robert. It would have been wise to replace who with whom in the sentence " a young boy appears in the neighborhood
whom Scout and Jem befriend."

   

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