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General Talk (primarily non-naturist) => Pitti's Book Club => Topic started by: Nudist_Michael on March 09, 2020, 10:06:34 pm

Title: Classics
Post by: Nudist_Michael on March 09, 2020, 10:06:34 pm
What classics have you read? Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Orwell, Harper Lee and many more have earned their place in classic English literature. So what classics do you like? Personally my favourite is 1984 by Orwell, although the characters are enjoyable, the world of 1984 is what draws a reader in
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: AdamAdamson on March 09, 2020, 10:25:07 pm
Interesting question! I love Shakespeare for the richness of some of the monologues, but really don’t like the plots of much of his work. Does Christie count as classics, if so then her work is my favourite without a doubt.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Cle Leftwrite on March 10, 2020, 12:35:53 am
I'm a big Sherlock Holmes guy. On a similar note I really like the Arsene Lupin series.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Longingtobenude on March 10, 2020, 02:57:38 am
Animal Farm is my favorite so far.  I need to get around to Moby Dick one of these days though. 

Shakespeare has some of the greatest lines of all time.
     "I, that have neither pity, love, nor fear.
Indeed, 'tis true that Henry told me of;
For I have often heard my mother say
I came into the world with my legs forward:
Had I not reason, think ye, to make haste,
And seek their ruin that usurp'd our right?
The midwife wonder'd and the women cried
'O, Jesus bless us, he is born with teeth!'
And so I was; which plainly signified
That I should snarl and bite and play the dog.
Then, since the heavens have shaped my body so,
Let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it.
I have no brother, I am like no brother;
And this word 'love,' which graybeards call divine,
Be resident in men like one another
And not in me: I am myself alone."
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: the_nude_topher on March 10, 2020, 09:46:21 am
... Personally my favourite is 1984 by Orwell, although the characters are enjoyable, the world of 1984 is what draws a reader in

All characters are equal, but some characters are more equal then others.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: NakedShadow on March 11, 2020, 12:29:35 am
I'm actually trying to read more of the classics. They are kinda of hard since the writing style is pretty different compared to today so I usually read them with audiobook.
But I always loved The Great Gatsby probably my favorite book of all time. I literally read it every year and own two other copies in Spanish and Italian.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: the_nude_topher on March 11, 2020, 01:56:17 am
I'm actually trying to read more of the classics. They are kinda of hard since the writing style is pretty different compared to today so I usually read them with audiobook.
But I always loved The Great Gatsby probably my favorite book of all time. I literally read it every year and own two other copies in Spanish and Italian.

I don't live very far from West Egg and East Egg. :smiley:
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Mettis on March 11, 2020, 07:08:59 pm
I read in English classic, Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeares, The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll, and Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Tree on April 17, 2020, 12:28:52 pm
I've 2 copies of Shakespeare's complete works. You may have noticed my signature is a quote from the 1001 Arabian Nights. Does Frances Hodgson Burnett count as a classic?
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: swede on April 17, 2020, 04:10:06 pm
It might not be a litterature classic, but it's a architecture litterature classic. Barbra Miller Lanes architecture and Politics in Germany 1918-1945. Awesome if you like to learn about the connection between architecture and extremism.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Northman on April 18, 2020, 12:56:21 pm
So, just English classics?
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: thelvx on April 21, 2020, 02:01:29 pm
I've read a lot of Dostoevsky, Plato, Aristotle, and Nietzsche. I guess you could add Freud to that list, too.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Mettis on April 21, 2020, 05:56:54 pm
I dont know if they're classics yet, but I really love Agatha Christie Novels

Sure for me it's a classic  :laugh:
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: blank radar on April 21, 2020, 10:49:47 pm
no doubt is the greatest classic of them all Dino Riddles by Kate Mcmullan and Lisa Eisenberg. true masterpiece.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Layer0 on April 22, 2020, 07:06:59 am
... Personally my favourite is 1984 by Orwell, although the characters are enjoyable, the world of 1984 is what draws a reader in
That's also one of my favorites. Never have I read a book as quickly as this one. Finished it in a few days which for me is very very quick. Mind you, I was reading it while on vacation without an internet connection, but still  :laugh: As you said, the world draws you in. I couldn't lay down the book for a long time before I had to pick it up again and continue.

... Personally my favourite is 1984 by Orwell, although the characters are enjoyable, the world of 1984 is what draws a reader in

All characters are equal, but some characters are more equal then others.  :laugh:

I see what you did there  :laugh: double plus good.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: nudesailor on December 04, 2020, 10:36:31 pm
I find it hard to figure out what's a classic. I tend to read mostly SF and spy novels so I feel like I've read many of the classics in those genres.
Title: Re: Classics
Post by: Fishandchips on October 04, 2021, 12:49:13 am
I find it hard to figure out what's a classic. I tend to read mostly SF and spy novels so I feel like I've read many of the classics in those genres.

War of the Worlds. I’d say that’s an SF classic … Unless your SF didn’t mean sci fi LOL