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Shogun
07-22-2003, 11:26 AM
accoridng to Sun Tzu. It's really intresting to read (http://www.chinapage.com/sunzi-e.html)

Govtcheez
07-22-2003, 11:32 AM
Cool - I've heard of this but never really looked at it.

ammar
07-22-2003, 04:12 PM
I saw a movie called "The Art Of War" and it wasn't that good...
But I think I'll read this, I heard that it's good, and I have plenty of free time now, since it's summer.

confuted
07-22-2003, 04:24 PM
I've been looking for something to read that was neither a calculus book, a physics book, nor related to computers...

ygfperson
07-22-2003, 05:21 PM
How about... catcher in the rye?

correlcj
07-22-2003, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by ygfperson
How about... catcher in the rye?

Both are great books, the art of war. another great readings are slaughterhouse five and 10,000 leagues under the sea

confuted
07-22-2003, 06:24 PM
If we're turning this into a good books thread, I just finished Brave New World, which was good. 1984, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Crime and Punishment, and Candide are all good or excellent. Anything by Nietzsche is a definite waste of time and energy. Plato's Republic is decent, but not great, and for now, that's all I can really think of. The LoTR trillogy (plus the Hobbit) is good for anyone that's kinda young or really likes fantasy.

Govtcheez
07-22-2003, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by ammar
I saw a movie called "The Art Of War" and it wasn't that good...
That's totally unrelated to the book. Please don't think they have anythign in common.

novacain
07-22-2003, 10:43 PM
>>Anything by Nietzsche is a definite waste of time and energy.

As he said,

that that does not kill me makes me stronger.

ammar
07-23-2003, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by Govtcheez
That's totally unrelated to the book. Please don't think they have anythign in common.

I know they aren't related, because in the movie, on of the characters was reading something from the book, but I cannot remember details, and it's seemed that they are not related.

And it's great, because the movie SUCKS!

Govtcheez
07-23-2003, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by ammar
I know they aren't related, because in the movie, on of the characters was reading something from the book, but I cannot remember details, and it's seemed that they are not related.

And it's great, because the movie SUCKS! Yeah, I remember that. And yes, a thousand times yes, that movie sucked.

confuted
07-23-2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by novacain
>>Anything by Nietzsche is a definite waste of time and energy.

As he said,

that that does not kill me makes me stronger.

As he ALSO said:


Our German good even: does it not signify "the godlike," the man of "godlike race"? And is it not identical with the popular (originally noble) name of the Goths? The grounds for this conjecture cannot be dealt with here. -- (Genealogy of Morals, First Essay, Section 5)

and


Death.--The certain prospect of death could sweten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity -- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-taasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive. (The Wanderer and His Shadow)

I couldn't find any of his quotes about the inferiority of women, but you get the point. It's rubbish.

Govtcheez
07-23-2003, 10:53 AM
Death.--The certain prospect of death could sweten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity -- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-taasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive. (The Wanderer and His Shadow)What's wrong with that?

Dismissing Nietzsche as rubbish... Interesting...

Cheeze-It
07-23-2003, 04:00 PM
Nietzsche says some interestin' stuff...



Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

When he says "parties", he's talking about beer parties. True story.

golfinguy4
07-23-2003, 08:36 PM
Hey, I liked that movie.

unanimous
07-28-2003, 11:27 PM
If this is a book, could someone please read it aloud and record it so I can know what its about? I'm not a big fan of the whole reading thing, it just requires soo much effort.