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Old 08-09-2004, 11:46 AM   #76
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I just finished "Courier sud" by de Saint-Exupery. I read it in French. There's a phrase in the novel that says: "Reve tout haut". It means "Dream out loud". Nice, isn't it?





Have you ever read Le Petit Prince ? (The Little Prince)
Such a beautiful story for children and grown ups as well.

Let's all dream out loud !
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Of course I read the Petit Prince.
You know, my surname in Italian sounds like the translation of the world prince, so they used to call me "La piccola prencipe" , meaning: little prince...
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My goodness, all of these posts and no one has mentioned Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and all of its sequels.
I'm currently reading it again for the third time.
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My goodness, all of these posts and no one has mentioned Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and all of its sequels.
I'm currently reading it again for the third time.
I dunno it. What is it about?
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Here's a so-so quote from Amazon:

Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.
Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years.
Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!
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Quotes from this classic book just keep popping up for me lately. A very popular language translation website (babelfish) is a reference to this book. There's been talk about making a movie out of this for a while, -don't know if it will ever see the light of day. It's scheduled for a 2005 release. I've never been a huge fan of science fiction, actually, I find most of it quite crappy, but Douglas Adams really is funny.
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I've recently read something about the film production being well under way. They even said some of his family members (wife, daughter and someone else) will appear in it as extras in one scene. Robert Rankin is a bit like him, with his 'The Book Of Ultimate Truths' and 'The Greatest Show Off Earth'. If you like Adams, you should like these two as well, the sense of humour is pretty much the same.
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Quotes from this classic book just keep popping up for me lately. A very popular language translation website (babelfish) is a reference to this book. There's been talk about making a movie out of this for a while, -don't know if it will ever see the light of day. It's scheduled for a 2005 release. I've never been a huge fan of science fiction, actually, I find most of it quite crappy, but Douglas Adams really is funny.
There's a teaser trailer for the movie up. It stars Martin Freeman (Tim in "The Office" ) as Arthur.

I'm looking forward to it.
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allchemist
tuesdays with morrie
screwtape letters
catcher in the rye
perks of being a wallflower
one flew over the cuckoos nest
1984
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Thanks for the tip AvsGirl41. In my search for the teaser I've discovered John Malkovich and Sam Rockwell will be in the film as well. Should be interesting. Can't wait until next June.
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Has somebody read The Humain Stain by Philip Roth ?
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God ! I can't go on reading American Psycho
It's horrible. Don't read it
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