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Arts & Entertainment "Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued." The written word, the spoken word, performance art, visual art. What is "Art?" From television advertising to opera, comic books to classic literature, vacation snapshots to the Sistine Chapel Frescoes; we are exposed to art every day. What is art to you?

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Old 26-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's Your Favourite Book ?

To inspire the nation to read more, footballers in Britain have been asked to
select their favourite book for children and another for adults.
Here are some of the adult choices

BLACKBURN, Ryan Nelsen: The Marks Of Cain, Tom Know
BOLTON, Stuart Holden: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
CHELSEA, Josh McEachran: El Diego, Diego Maradona
LIVERPOOL, Charlie Adam: May I Have Your Attention Please?, James Corden
MAN CITY, Owen Hargreaves: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
SWANSEA, Leon Britton: An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington TOTTENHAM, Niko Kranjcar: To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
WEST BROM, Paul Scharner: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas


English Premier League footballers pick their fave books | The Sun |Features




If you were being pinned down ,what would you say as your favourite book ?


I'll have Sanislaw Lem

The Cyberaid published 1965






A wacky and humorous sc-fi book of short fables about 2 robot inventors,
friends but rivals, who travel the universe constructing things .

In the story The Electronic Bard , Trurl tries to build a machine that can write poetry

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First Trurl collected eight hundred and twenty tons of books on cybernetics and twelve thousand tons of the finest poetry, then sat down to read it all. Whenever he felt he just couldn't take another chart or equation, he would switch over to verse, and vice versa.
when built , he has his piss taking friend Klapacious over and challenges him to test it ,
which he does -

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"Have it compose a poem—a poem about a haircut !
But lofty, noble, tragic, timeless, full of love, treachery, retribution, quiet heroism in the face of certain doom!
Six lines, cleverly rhymed, and every word beginning with the letter S !!"

"And why not throw in a full exposition of the general theory of nonlinear automata while you're at it?" growled Trurl.
"You can't give it such idiotic—" But he didn't finish.
A melodious voice filled the hall with the following:

Seduced, shaggy Samson snored.
She scissored short.
Sorely shorn, Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed,
Silently scheming,
Sightlessly seeking
Some savage, spectacular suicide.


"Well, what do you say to that?" asked Trurl, his arms folded proudly.
But Klapaucius was already shouting:
"Now all in g! A sonnet, trochaic hexameter, about an old cyclotron who kept sixteen artificial mistresses, blue and radioactive, had four wings, three purple pavilions, two lacquered chests, each containing exactly one thousand medallions bearing the likeness of Czar Murdicog the Headless…"

"Grinding gleeful gears, Gerontogyron grabbed / Giggling gynecobalt-6o golems," began the machine,
but Trurl leaped to the console, shut off the power and turned, defending the machine with his body.
"Enough!" he said, hoarse with indignation.
"How dare you waste a great talent on such drivel?
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I cried through this whole book, I hurt for days after reading it.

It is that funny






Five Fingers

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Tai-Pan - James Clavell, could have also chosen King Rat or Noble House also both by Clavell but Tai-Pan just shades it.
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^Great series...read 'em all...
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
One of my favourite films mate but never read the book.
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^

Great book, written from the perspective of the Chief- I highly recommend it.
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Tai-Pan - James Clavell, could have also chosen King Rat or Noble House also both by Clavell but Tai-Pan just shades it.
Whirlwind always does it for me. Should have been made into a movie.
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^Must be about dead ones Norton.
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BLACKBURN, Ryan Nelsen: The Marks Of Cain, Tom Know
BOLTON, Stuart Holden: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
CHELSEA, Josh McEachran: El Diego, Diego Maradona
LIVERPOOL, Charlie Adam: May I Have Your Attention Please?, James Corden
MAN CITY, Owen Hargreaves: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
SWANSEA, Leon Britton: An Idiot Abroad, Karl Pilkington
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To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
WEST BROM, Paul Scharner: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Ok footballers, name your favorite book...
ok name a book...
yes any book...
ok yes you can phone a friend...
or google waterstones that's ok...
how a bout a clue (waves selection of books)...?
who's fucking idea was this..?
let's just fill it in for them... what sort of thing do you think they read..?

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The Cyberaid published 1965



Looks good that I'll look out for it.

My favorite book.. very difficult to say.
The one I've probably read more times than the others.

Mao II by Don DeLillo
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Must be about dead ones Norton.
Note singular American. He died.
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My Secret Life | By Anonymous Victorian "Walter" (Full Text eBook)

The life story of a Lecherous man, any others you know of ?
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In August 1937, he placed third in a clam-eating tournament on Block Island by eating 84 cherrystone clams.
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Thai Gold, Jason Schoonover.
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