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LD4all Book Club: [Ishmael by Daniel Quinn]

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Astral Explorer
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul, 2011  Reply with quote

A little bump here. I found the book enjoyable, and I had to agree with some of the points that he made in the novel. I can't confirm any facts, but I did find myself liking his interpretation of certain Bible stories, especially the one about the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Whether or not the story is factual, I think that it provides a good idea to work with.

As one point, I do believe that the majority of us people have accepted the false belief the jellyfish had in their story. In that aspect, and in the aspect of man being nature's conqueror (though there are plenty of people trying to change this), I find the book to be dead on. I also find myself identifying with the narrator and his reluctance to actually go out and do anything about it because of the size of the task.

Does anyone else have any points to add?

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct, 2011  Reply with quote

Just found this group and am interested in participating!
I read Ishmael a few years ago so I can't really refer to specifics. My favorite part of the book was the reinterpretation of religious stories/myths. But, I've always liked myths and stories and enjoy reinterpretations of the well known ones. I have some prior knowledge which made it easy for me to pick up on all the religious references.

I remember the tone of the whole book changing when
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I stopped liking the book quite as much after that. Kind of a depressing book. But interesting.

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

Hello, can I maybe join the book club? I think it shall do me some good, hm? smile Inform me, ok? Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

I think we need a new book. Any ideas? I probably won't be able to read it, but can probably at least steer the book club where it needs to go. tounge2

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

I probably have to join after December is over.
I don't have a idea for a book, I like to hear suggestions tounge2

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cookie lover
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

I think I'll also join the next round ^^

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Dec, 2011  Reply with quote

You have had Dracula, so I suggest
"Frankenstein" by Mary W. Shelley.

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jun, 2012  Reply with quote

I don't know if anyone is still on this page or not, but I would like to join. I've been reading the SPa Girls. It's a Christian fiction book. And I've been reading How to hear from God by Joyce Meyers. Well that's all I have to mention and no I'm not a religiouse person. Next I'll be reading Monster High. Which is not a Christian book. Anyways, that's all the books that Iam currently reading. See ya later.

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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun, 2012  Reply with quote

I'm in for Frankenstein if the suggestion stands smile

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