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Again with the light reading, Quinto. 


My wife claims I'm a nerd :D

 

 

 

..and huge my two dogs on a daily basis

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Bought this recently, Nietzsche's notes ordered and translated in Dutch.. Such an eloquent man who always makes you think over your own ideas..

I personally still consider his first book the best but maybe that's because it was my first Nietzsche experience..

The birth of tragedy? That is also my fav along with "beyond good and evil" - I didn't like thus spoke Zarathustra that much 

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I liked the 'O Mensch! Gib Acht' part though, but that might be the Mahler fan in me :D

 

 

(Mahler was no Nietzsche fan by the way..)

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My wife claims I'm a nerd :D

 

..and huge my two dogs on a daily basis

...while i'm rather the type who walks down the street with a pencil on his ear and a marker and a notepad in his pocket. ;)

 

I like Nitzsche because his style is quite engaging to read and his books are quite short in comparison to his contemporaries.

Unlike this guy:

 

(engl.: Critique Of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant)

 

I literally fell asleep after the first 5 pages. One sentence was half a page (germans love long sentences).   I often tell people that only if they are/were able to finish that book, they have mastered the german language.


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On a lighter note, I'm nearing the end of Compton MacKenzie's Rockets Galore. Good warm-hearted fun with a satirical heart.

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Bought this recently, Nietzsche's notes ordered and translated in Dutch.. Such an eloquent man who always makes you think over your own ideas..

I personally still consider his first book the best but maybe that's because it was my first Nietzsche experience..

 

Have you read through all of them yet? :wink_face:

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Oh yea - looking forward to starting this later today ¬ 

 

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Have you read through all of them yet? :wink_face:


maybe next year :D I did start in part one, it's a great read..

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...while i'm rather the type who walks down the street with a pencil on his ear and a marker and a notepad in his pocket. ;)

 

I like Nitzsche because his style is quite engaging to read and his books are quite short in comparison to his contemporaries.

Unlike this guy:

 

(engl.: Critique Of Pure Reason - Immanuel Kant)

 

I literally fell asleep after the first 5 pages. One sentence was half a page (germans love long sentences).   I often tell people that only if they are/were able to finish that book, they have mastered the german language.


I read half a book of his once, his writings are a stylistic disaster :D  I checked my copy of 'Critique of Pure Reason', pff 2004, time flies..I made it until page 169 of 673..

 

Did you ever try Schopenhauer, he writes a lot about Kant and is quite readable and darn interesting

 

I would like to give Kant another try sometimes, who knows :rolleyes:

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Shogun, by James Clavell.  For the 4th or 5th time in the past 40 yrs.  I've read all of Clavells books numerous times.  Shogun was his most ambitious and IMO his greatest.  Written in a time when books weren't written with an eye towards being adapted to TV or the Cinema.  Seems like so many books I read feel like movie scripts.  Anyhow, strongly recommend Shogun!!! 

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Shogun, by James Clavell.  For the 4th or 5th time in the past 40 yrs.  I've read all of Clavells books numerous times.  Shogun was his most ambitious and IMO his greatest.  Written in a time when books weren't written with an eye towards being adapted to TV or the Cinema.  Seems like so many books I read feel like movie scripts.  Anyhow, strongly recommend Shogun!!! 

Shogun is a lifetime favorite. Incredible work. I though they did a good job on the mini series too. By far my favorite of Clavell's works.

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I read half a book of his once, his writings are a stylistic disaster :D  I checked my copy of 'Critique of Pure Reason', pff 2004, time flies..I made it until page 169 of 673..

 

Did you ever try Schopenhauer, he writes a lot about Kant and is quite readable and darn interesting

 

I would like to give Kant another try sometimes, who knows :rolleyes:

 

Exactly....after those 5 pages, i told myself that how mind-blowing he might be, I simply have too much 'real stuff 'on my mind to allocate much of my brain power to deciphering his syntax.

Gladly it was my cousins book, so i didn't buy it in the first place.:D

 

Actually I started to read a Schopenhauer compilation a while ago (i think i still have the book flying around somewhere), but somehow stopped in the middle.

I wanted to continue reading it a year later, but at that time my interest had somewhat shifted away from pessimism. 

 

I yet have to find a book (in any language) which is more difficult to follow than 'Critique of pure reason'. I probably have to be on a deserted island (with nothing to do) in order to finish that one...

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Exactly....after those 5 pages, i told myself that how mind-blowing he might be, I simply have too much 'real stuff 'on my mind to allocate much of my brain power to deciphering his syntax.

Gladly it was my cousins book, so i didn't buy it in the first place.:D

 

Actually I started to read a Schopenhauer compilation a while ago (i think i still have the book flying around somewhere), but somehow stopped in the middle.

I wanted to continue reading it a year later, but at that time my interest had somewhat shifted away from pessimism. 

 

I yet have to find a book (in any language) which is more difficult to follow than 'Critique of pure reason'. I probably have to be on a deserted island (with nothing to do) in order to finish that one...

I would agree - i also have "critic of pure reason" but I found Heideggers "on Mindfulness" harder going. 

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Awesome writing...like an accessible David Foster Wallace.

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I would agree - i also have "critic of pure reason" but I found Heideggers "on Mindfulness" harder going. 


Indeed I tried reading Heidegger's Sein und Zeit once, compared to this post-modern crap, Kant reads like a John Grisham novel.. :D

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