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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   10/9/2012 6:19:07 PM
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According to the Wikipedia ( http://bit.ly/OlBBBp ) a Film Adaptation of Winter's Tale is planned. This could be MAGNIFICENT ... or if could be a DISASTER ... I'm hoping for the best...

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RaulHuertas   10/10/2012 3:25:14 AM
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I'll read it :)

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seaEE   10/10/2012 3:46:22 AM
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Well I am intrigued enough to want to see the movie! One of my favorite books is Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing.

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Max The Magnificent   10/10/2012 1:34:59 PM
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Hi Raul -- I would LOVE to hear what you think about this book (I'd also love to hear how YOU describe it to other people when you've finished :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/10/2012 1:40:43 PM
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I've not read that, but when I was in Oslo, Norway earlier this year I went to the Kon-Tiki Museum to see Thor Heyerdahl's raft and then to the Fram Museum next door wehere I saw the Fram - -the boat that was used by Roald Amundsen in his southern polar expedition from 1910 to 1912

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bcarso   10/10/2012 3:35:12 PM
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I wasn't able to finish Winter's Tale at the time, many years ago, so I might revisit it. I do remember that I was impressed that Helprin's word processor was, exclusively, a Mont Blanc fountain pen. Brad

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Max The Magnificent   10/10/2012 3:42:03 PM
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I think it's fair to say that, in many respects, it's not an *easy* read ... but I also think it's true to say that it's a very *rewarding* read...

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vapats   10/11/2012 9:28:18 AM
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/The Dispossessed/ by Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Max The Magnificent   10/11/2012 1:18:16 PM
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I loved LeGuin'e Earthsea Trilogy (and the additional fourth book) in the series. I just ordered a secondhand copy of "The Dispossessed" from one of the Amazon sellers -- thanks for the suggestion

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Paul A. Clayton   10/11/2012 1:41:19 PM
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I would not have thought that it would be especially hard to find someone willing to read and talk about The Dispossessed (if you can find people willing talk about science fiction). While it has been a long time since I read it, I remember it being a nicely balanced, if necessarily incomplete, view of anarchy (syndicalism?)--e.g., social conformity can be a worse tyranny than dictatorship (driving a satirist crazy). I do not fully agree with the cynical view of academic grading being only about ego; grading provides a relative quality measure to the student and to organizers of talent (employers in a capitalist system). I also feel that committed partnership is contrary to Odonism; exclusive sharing--sharing all of oneself with a single other--is still exclusive. This is more a failure of the Odonist principle than of partnership. Responsibility is a difficult problem. Partial identification with the object of responsibility can corrupt the "owner" ("I am no more than my property") or the "owned" ("It must conform to my self concept."). Stewardship can lack the intensity and intimacy of ownership ("Well done, good and faithful servant" is a small reward unless one loves and admires the true owner--'The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards' [LoTR, approx.]). Ownership can justify irresponsibility ("It is my X, I can do with it as I please." This would not be a problem if one's pleasure was in maximizing the true value of X.).

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