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Quote from: aligreto on February 22, 2023, 12:53:54 PMSolzhenitsyn: One Day In The Life Of Ivan DenisovichThis is a Classic spawned under the rule of a brutal regime. As is universal with the human condition both the best and the worst of human nature are on display here. The book is about survival in the harshest of conditions, physical, psychological and emotional. It is bleak on many levels.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on February 23, 2023, 02:23:54 AMPeople in most democratic nations agree with, and support, representative democracy. Many people in Russia/Soviet maintain a tendency to admire/support a tyranny or ruler who holds absolute power. They may have had what they wanted.
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on February 23, 2023, 10:30:48 AMPrompted by @aligreto in the movie thread, I've just started reading a collection of short stories by Stephen King. It's called "If It Bleeds". It contains the short story which the movie that Fergus saw called "Mr. Harrigan's Phone". I read that story yesterday (partly while waiting in a doctor's office).PD
Quote from: VonStupp on February 25, 2023, 10:42:08 AM My wife and I are not into horror in any media, but she has always wanted to try H.P. Lovecraft. I bought her this set and it is the first time I remember her having to set a book aside for a few moments while reading to get her bearings.I tried a few stories. Lovecraft repeatedly uses the term 'Cyclopean' in reference to architecture, a word I was hitherto unfamiliar with. My wife frequently used her phone to broaden her lexicon with vocabulary from his stories.VS
Quote from: Ganondorf on February 25, 2023, 01:07:10 PMMy favorite Lovecraft Story is "The Mound". I'm surprised by how ultra-racist Lovecraft is relatively tame in his views about some Native Americans in that story. He is more of a condescending prick in that story than an openly freaked out one.BTW, there is great resemblance in style and content between "The Mound" and "At the Mountains of Madness" of which I have 10 pages left. Both are superb stories (at least unless Lovecraft manages to mess up at the last second in "Mountains" which I doubt considering it is one of his most acclaimed ones).
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