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Fiction
« on: July 30, 2018, 12:14:51 PM »

What hot new books of fiction are you reading?
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Re: Fiction
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 06:06:32 PM »

In "The Catcher in the Rye, " Holden Caulfield explains why the bad guys get all of the women, while the good guys go without...

Holden says that the women think that the good guys are arrogant, and conceited, and too perfect, so they do not go for them. While the bad guys need help, and the women feel like they can help the bad guys, it is part of their womanly instinct to want to help the bad guys.

It is an interesting theory.

Salute,

Tony V.
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Re: Fiction
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2018, 02:01:55 PM »

In "The Catcher in the Rye, " Holden Caulfield explains why the bad guys get all of the women, while the good guys go without...

Holden says that the women think that the good guys are arrogant, and conceited, and too perfect, so they do not go for them. While the bad guys need help, and the women feel like they can help the bad guys, it is part of their womanly instinct to want to help the bad guys.

It is an interesting theory.

Salute,

Tony V.

There are tons of good guys who lack confidence, Tony. There are tons of bad guys who are arrogant and conceited.

I think JD Salinger was just making excuses for himself.

Salinger's first marriage lasted a whopping 8 months.

His second marriage was to a college student when he was 36. He made her drop out of college months shy of graduation.

Between that and his third, he hooked up with a number of college students, first talking with them through letters, then sleeping with them, then dumping them.

His third wife was more than 40 years younger than he.

I don't think that last is necessarily problematic, but as a piece of the whole it strikes me as unwise to place too much faith in Holden's observations about women.
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Re: Fiction
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 10:12:39 PM »

I thought some of you might enjoy these free pieces from Nnedi Okorafor:

http://nnedi.com/books/online_fiction.html
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Re: Fiction
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 04:10:37 AM »

I finished reading "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman.

It is a good book. It is kind of long, and it jumps around a lot, but it is worth the read. I recommend it.

It is about a man who lost his wife, and he just wants to die, but he is saved by his neighbors and a stray cat.

It is about people coming together as neighbors to survive the cruelty of life.

You cannot be alone, if you are loved by your neighbors.

Which is all about the commandment from Jesus to love our neighbors.

(And one thing too, it takes place in Sweden, Ove is a Swede, and I found it interesting that they had McDonald's and 7-Eleven, etc. American companies are everywhere. The first McDonald's was in San Bernardino, California, and now they are world-wide, and McDonald's is in this novel that takes place in Sweden.)

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Re: Fiction
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 11:37:03 PM »


Which is all about the commandment from Jesus to love our neighbors.

The Commandment to love your neighbors as yourself predates Jesus by millennia, Tony.

https://www.jfedgmw.org/jewish-life/kedoshim-and-love-thy-neighbor-as-thyself
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