Shouldn’t this be in the Reading Corner, then? Is it some kind of story-game?
Ah, the Dead Man Walking thread was in the lounge before I moved it.
But I understand the want for wanting to uphold tradition for something. When I find the person that started this trend of book klub discussions in parlor room, they're gonna pay indeed.
I am appalled.
Edit: Wait, they're talking about story-games. mizal is once again in the wrong and in need of punishment.
Wait, the reading what?
Edit: Well, I guess I owe it to you now to participate in the actual discussion topic of this thread now that I've posted this much. But no promises, I hate promises. I'll try..
I don't remember having read that book. And I've never done a book club thing. So I'll give it a go.
Sure, I'll give it a go.
I would be interested in reading it. I'll try to set aside some time today to start it.
I went to the library for my copy.
Wait. You left your basement to go to a library? When there is a whole online world where you can obtain a copy without moving from your couch??
Well, my library is really close to a great reading nook/bakery so I had a good excuse to go over there and eat a bunch of croissants.
shut up fatty
Well. Um. Dude. Really?
Shakespeare was writing his stuff 400 years ago, and everyone reads that in grade school.
For fantasy Tolkien first published the Hobbit almost 100 years ago, and he was British too.
Your explanation is pretty lame.
Even Dutch people have to read hound of the Baskervilles (a book that's more than a hundred years old) when they are 13 or so and their native language isn't even English.
Plus: I had to read Gulliver's travels (the original version, 1726. Dude half of the page was purely extra notes from the publisher, because the language was so archaic) when I was 15/16 and had to write an essay about it. It wasn't that bad.
Do you know what's friggin unreadable: Old Dutch. Especially Louis Couperus. The only interesting thing about the boring pile of dung that is "de stille kracht" is the scene where the Dutch plantation owner gets cucked by a native servant boy.
FYI - new Dutch is unreadable to me also, probably because I am not Dutch.
I can't read old or new Dutch. This is mostly because I had no idea that New Dutch and Old Dutch were two different things. The other part is that I am also not Dutch.
How is it that a middle schooler like myself can read this and you can't? It doesn't matter if your school taught it to you or not, you just have to take it upon yourself to educate yourself. That's what I do and it's been working out decently.
Dang! Even stargirl dunking on Ace. Nice work
I'm in. Looking forward to having a discussion with everyone who has done the reading assignment.
What's the edition you guys are reading?
I've had to reach a bunch of stuff that's not my usual style of reading material for fun as a college student. I'm managing thus far.
Finding it kinda interesting, actually.
But I think we're reading the same edition, seems like. That's the important thing.
He stopped; for there shuffled round the corner, from the roaring Motee Bazar, such a man as Kim, who thought he knew all castes, had never seen.
He was nearly six feet high, dressed in fold upon fold of dingy stuff like horse-blanketing, and not one fold of it could Kim refer to any known trade or profession. At his belt hung a long open-work iron pencase and a wooden rosary such as holy men wear. On his head was a gigantic sort of tam-o’-shanter.
His face was yellow and wrinkled, like that of Fook Shing, the Chinese bootmaker in the bazar. His eyes turned up at the corners and looked like little slits of onyx.
‘Who is that?’ said Kim to his companions. ‘Perhaps it is a man,’ said Abdullah, finger in mouth, staring. ‘Without doubt,’ returned Kim; ‘but he is no man of India that I have ever seen.’ ‘A priest, perhaps,’ said Chota Lal, spying the rosary. ‘See! He goes into the Wonder House!’
Yeah, I had a friend who was like that of Fook Shing once. Nearly 6 feet high as well.
That was one of my favorites when I was a kid
How long do we have until discussion? I've read a grand total of one page. and I need to how much longer I can wait so that I can plan accordingly.
I've read three books since this started, and none of them were Kim.
I have read few pages.
I've been busy but managed to read up to chapter 4
I have just started it, but should complete this week.