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Well, this book is becoming quite a chore. I was initially drawn to the book because of large number of its quotes sprinkled throughout the net. It seems to be one of those modern classics which everybody should read.
Perhaps it is, but I find the characters cold and one dimensional. They seem to be a vehicle for Rand's political views, which on the face of it seem to have some merit, but recent events have proven laissez faire market forces immoral and prone to implode. I haven't even
Updated 26th July 2010 at 03:53 PM by jinnantonnix
(Almost) half way through Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
What an enormous book.
That is all.
Well, I've finally finished Dune.
I bought the book in the Summer of 1993 (my final year of uni.)
Finally got around to finishing it after 16 years.
A fantastically well written book, one of those genuinely exciting books, but the ending - what a disappointment! It just stops.
Playing guitar tonight with some friends in an Open Mic night. Don't really know the songs that well, really hoping I can wing it.
Big PA system, fully mic'ed up. No room for error. This could go badly wrong.
Updated 30th June 2009 at 05:55 PM by jinnantonnix
Sigh. When will it stop?
I know being near the coast in Welsh Wales doesn't help, but all it does is rain! I think we've had about 4 good weekends this year.
Note for next year: if it's a good Easter, blow all my leave then - 'cos summer's likely to be cack.
Right - rain tomorrow (so they say) so I might have to drive to work instead of cycle. Look out of the window tomorrow then decide.
Thursday - car going for MOT. Hope if passes, it seems OK but it is 11 years old.
Friday - friend's birthday so taking the camper van up to Glyncorrwg mountain bike centre for a weekend of drink, chats and mountain biking.:drunken_smilie:
Saturday - as above.
So how does this thing work?