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meowmix
09-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Man, I loved that book!!! I started it this morning while I was volunteering at my local hospital (the usual people in charge were out... so I got to sit in an office all morning), and just finished it now. Man, it was excellent!!! Homer's one good storyteller.

TennisNinja
09-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Yep I read it in 8th grade, great book.

pabletion
09-05-2009, 06:42 PM
had to read it in HS, yeah good book, actually enjoyed it.

maverick66
09-05-2009, 06:48 PM
Back in high school. I enjoyed it and actaully read it. Outside of hamlet it was the best book i read in high school.

trachsel
09-05-2009, 06:58 PM
ya i read it last year as a freshman. i liked the book, but taking tests everyday on it was hell

ubermeyer
09-05-2009, 11:18 PM
yes, i read it

35ft6
09-06-2009, 04:10 AM
No, but I really liked Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I tried reading it a long time ago when I was a kid and thought it was hella boring.

TonyB
09-06-2009, 05:40 AM
You read The Odyssey in one day??

meowmix
09-06-2009, 06:35 AM
^Yeah... What about it?

TonyB
09-06-2009, 06:50 AM
Oh, I haven't read it, but I guess I was just under the impression that it was a HUGE book, something like 1000+ pages.

I guess I just have no idea.

dave333
09-06-2009, 06:58 AM
^^^ No it isn't quite something by James Joyce, but it is an epic poem which can make it annoying to read.

aphex
09-06-2009, 07:43 AM
Oh, I haven't read it, but I guess I was just under the impression that it was a HUGE book, something like 1000+ pages.

I guess I just have no idea.

you were right---it is a HUGE book and IMPOSSIBLE to read in a day.

I call BS by the OP.

meowmix
09-06-2009, 08:51 AM
^Shrugs. You can call bs all you want. The version I have is the everbind one... the story starts on page 77 and goes to 485. Not that long of a book. Harry Potter 4 was in the vicinity of 1000.

Fedace
09-06-2009, 08:56 AM
READ the book called "Fairwell to Arms" by Hemingway. It is the BEST book EVER written in history of books..

goober
09-06-2009, 09:06 AM
READ the book called "Fairwell to Arms" by Hemingway. It is the BEST book EVER written in history of books..

Can I pick this version up at the "Standford" library?

David_Is_Right
09-06-2009, 09:57 AM
Can I pick this version up at the "Standford" library?

He shoots, he scores! Can I get a Malaprop-Five?

Mr.Brightside
09-06-2009, 11:10 AM
yep

it was a great book, very engaging

aphex
09-06-2009, 12:41 PM
READ the book called "Fairwell to Arms" by Hemingway. It is the BEST book EVER written in history of books..

doctor, something as good as you cannot possibly be real...

you are a genius!

max
09-06-2009, 01:00 PM
It's great. Check out the Aeneid as well. You might also consider the history of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. All the Greek tragedies are good too.

flyinghippos101
09-06-2009, 01:14 PM
Excellent book, one of my favourites.

MegacedU
09-06-2009, 01:25 PM
I read it and hated it. Bored me to tears.

iplaytennislolol
09-06-2009, 04:26 PM
i think odysseus was overrated, although i did enjoy the story a bit. One flew over the cuckoo's nest and cyrano are the best school books i've read so far :D

max
09-07-2009, 02:38 PM
I'm keen on Xenophon and Thucydides.