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Fri Dec. 12th, 2008

02:02 am - Five books...

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From:flederkatz
Date:December 12th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)

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Let me sort through yesterdays e-mail ping-pong.

1. Illunimatus and Cryptonomicon: I would not even recommend to an advanced class. As far as I heard those are even hard for native speakers.

2. World War Z: I love that book, but most of the people in that course mightnot apreciate the sheer marvelous geekyness of Max Brooks masterpiece. The lyorn recomended to present it as the documnetary that never was. It might work...

3. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrel: *I* Had a hard time reading *that* one! Not only you don't care about the Characters, but also because the language tries to sound 19 century-ish and fails. And it is too long, in a bad way.

4. The Reality Dysfunction: Too far out...

5.*** Some Battletech Tie-in?

Of course the speaker would have to assume everyone knows the universe and is talking about book x of... uuh... many.

"Hi i want to present this book by Michael Stagpole. I'll give you a short synopsis of the story: Victor is facing a though decision - what do do about Katherina. Finally we will discover if Marik is really a clone. A assassin, yes the same that killed Freddy Steiner, is getting closer to Omi Kurita. And Kai Allard-Liao flees the political jungle of the Ligas court to participate in the Solaris VII games. Any questions?"
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