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Old May 7, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Touching the Void - the drama/documentary?? It's based on true story. Absolutely brilliant piece of documentary. It's a modern day miracle. How the hell did he survice??!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379557/
He survived because he believed that hope is the most beautiful thing in this world.

Amazing story, brilliant read. I watched the documentary as well. Thrilling.
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Old May 7, 2007, 09:55 PM
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Ahmed_B, with all due respect, I am really surprised by your action towards my post. I wish you better broaden and re-evaluate your horizon of petit sentiment about what is g-rated and what is not.

I didn't mention a pornography book or refer to any kind that might agitate one's cardinal passion, did I? How can a caption of a book threatens a g-rated environment when the book has nothing to do with pornography? The book I mentioned was simply about gender issue which is coherent to social science! Please do some google research on the book "The Vagina Monologues" and get your fact right whether it has anything to do with pure sexuality or pornography.

Would you also have edited the post if I mentioned the books like Sexual Politics (by Kate Millet) or The Second Sex (by Simone De Buvoir) for that matter? Now I surely think you would. Karon okhane "sex" shobdo tar ullekh achey je! Chi chi chi...tauba tauba!!
Though Ahmed shouldn't have edited the post but I think the reasoning for edit still is valid. The monologues are in fact not G-rated. A 12 years old can explore his/her sexuality but I don't think he should be too worried about V-monologues yet But hey props to you for reading that...we need more feminist in this forum. I was offended by V-monologue.. LOL

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This is an interesting post and I share the same interest. I also try to watch the all the movies based on the books as well...
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Old May 7, 2007, 09:59 PM
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thats the guy of Godfather fame right?
Yes.
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Old May 8, 2007, 01:18 AM
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I'm currently reading.. Catcher in the Rye... by Salinger...
However... my all time favorites are...
1) A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
2) 1984 - George Orwell
3) Animal Farm - George Orwell
4) Da vinci Code - Dan Brown
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Old May 8, 2007, 02:05 AM
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I'm going back to my Feluda days for a while.
I wanna watch the Serial on TV again! Sabyasachi did a terrific job.. it fitted him like gloves!

Recently read : Selling Crack In El Barrio by Philippe Bourgeois (ethnography)

...hoping to read Jules Verne's Round The World In 80 Days soon.
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Old May 8, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Muhammad (PBUH)
narrated by Martin links.
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Old May 8, 2007, 09:27 AM
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Old May 8, 2007, 09:29 AM
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Old May 8, 2007, 09:37 AM
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Hahaha. I can figure how interesting Miraz bhai's life is
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Old May 8, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Hahaha. I can figure how interesting Miraz bhai's life is
To give you some more idea.

Well, here's one of my favorite book. I read it whenever I get some free time.



BTW, I am sorbovuk about books. All time fan of "Tin Goyenda", "Western" and "Masud Rana".
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Old May 8, 2007, 01:46 PM
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I have this book, never opened it because my professor told me to buy it but never assigned anything from it. I heard it's about some some crazy old man and teaches a person literary techniques, to become a better writer Is this true? Im about to sell my books very soon, so i just might read it if it's any good.
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Old May 8, 2007, 02:41 PM
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Khelyoo Pola ? Naki 100% deshi?
না, রসময় গুপ্তের কোন চটি বই নয়।
এই বিদেশ বিভূইয়ে সেরকম মহতী পুস্তক কোথায় পাবো?
লাঞ্চ সেরে ফেরার পথে এক চার্চ গ্রুপের লোকজন অন্য সব পথচারীদের মতো আমার হাতেও গর্ভপাত-বিরোধী এক প্রচার পত্র ধরিয়ে দিল—সেটাই পড়ছি।
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Old May 8, 2007, 05:25 PM
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Muhammad (PBUH)
narrated by Martin links.
have u read Ar-Raheek al Makhtum biography of the noble Prophet (saw)??? it might be the best seerah out there in english (originally Urdu).

Jamshed uncle gave it to me for my graduation back in 2001. splendid book.
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Old May 8, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Recently read : Selling Crack In El Barrio by Philippe Bourgeois (ethnography)
if you like crime type novels (true stories about the underworld, not nancy drew) then check out Pimp by Iceberg Slim (yes, thats the author's "real" name)
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Old May 8, 2007, 07:13 PM
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Muhammad (PBUH)
narrated by Martin links.
Its actually Martin Lings. Undoubtedly, THE definitive biography of the Prophet in English language to date! His literary style and imaginative story-telling is simply sumptuous.

"Shakespeare in the light of sacred art" and "Archetype and symbolism" is amongst the must reads, too.

May Allah grant him the Garden!
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Old May 8, 2007, 07:18 PM
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Most recent book I read (well parts of it anyway) The UK Highway Code
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Do you drive?
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Old May 12, 2007, 02:33 PM
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Currently reading or re-reading:

Dark Ages America by Morris Berman - the thesis of the book is that the US will become marginalized on the world stage within a few decades, with it's hegemony being replaced by either China or the European Union. In addition, he argues that the US is well on the way to becoming a police state.

Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett - a witty, lucid, and eminently readable analysis of well, consciousness, in which Dennett presents his theories, demolishes that of others who insist on there being something metaphysical/unknowable about how the brain works, supported with solid reasoning from cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and biology.

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan translated by Jane Hirshfield and Mariko Aratani - translations of poems written by two ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the 9th and 11th centuries AD. Brief and intense, they describe the authors' longing, fulfillment and disillusion with love. Some examples are on my webpage.

How to Cheat at Everything by Simon Lovell - Witty and detailed descriptions of just about every kind of con, fraud, and hustle.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - Though the title suggests a science fiction novel, the book is actually a charming love story. Recommended.

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Old May 12, 2007, 02:56 PM
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Some posters mentioned the Harry Potter (by J. K. Rowling) and the Artemis Fowl (by Eoin Colfer) books. If you enjoyed those books (essentially juvenile books that are just as much fun to read as adults), here are some other series you might like:
The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin - A Wizard of Earthsea / The Tombs of Atuan / The Farthest Shore
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman - The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper - Over Sea, Under Stone / The Dark is Rising / Greenwitch / The Grey King / Silver on the Tree
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud - The Amulet of Samarkand / The Golem's Eye / Ptolemy's Gate
The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines / Predator's Gold / Infernal Devices / A Darkling Plain
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Star Wars Jedi Apprentice - whole set.
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Old May 13, 2007, 11:46 AM
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Old May 14, 2007, 10:36 AM
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Old May 15, 2007, 05:35 AM
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what are you reading at the moment?

At this moment I am reading a thread called "what are you reading at the moment?" created by al Furqaan and asking myslef "...but why?"
Positively labrinthine a-la Borges... I guess you wouldn't know what I'm talking about. Curious: is flaunting one's functional illeteracy considered a cool little virtue in your world?
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Old May 18, 2007, 09:14 AM
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then you should finnish reading the highway code.
It's too long, and anyway I've passed my theory test so there's not much use for it now...
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