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 Post subject: Been reading a lot lately
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:52 am 
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I watched that movie The Raven, a fictionalized account of the last bit of Edgar Allan Poe's life and it got me interested in reading more of the older stuff, and to my advantage, stuff that old is available for free, so I put a bunch on my iPhone.

I read pretty much all of Edgar Allan Poe's poetical works and it's generated an interest in poetry.

So if you like poetry here's my suggestions from Poe's work
The City in the Sea
Spirits of the Dead
and of course The Raven

I'm taking a break from Poe and reading Grimm's Fairy Stories, which everyone has heard seen or read something from Grimm before even if they never knew it... Cinderella, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel and so many others. Of course the Grimm stories were recorded by the Grimm brothers and not actually created by them, but collected from around Europe. The Grimm Fairy Stories are reminding me a lot of the fictional wizarding story book created by J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter Series, the Tales of the Beedle Bard.

I'm thinking I should find a bibliography of the Grimm Fairy Tales and take a look at some of the original even older writings. I'm thinking a lot of these stories have some factual origins.


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 Post subject: Re: Been reading a lot lately
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 12:32 pm 
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To say the thruth, I never read those books...
Seeing what you wrote about them, I believe that a popular knowledgement can be applyed:
"Nothing is created since a long time. It´s all copied and changed with new clothes" :D

Examples:
What the Roman Empire has in commom with Foundation?
What Harry Potter has in commom with.... wait! A lot of other movies, books and stories?
And so on... :)


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 Post subject: Re: Been reading a lot lately
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:36 am 
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Yep. Things continually get adapted for newer generations.


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