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What are you reading, kind friend?
Any kind recommendations?
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As a follow up to this post, I started with a book on Taoism which was written with the intent of introducing it to a westerner. I figured it would be appropriate as I have had very little exposure to eastern literature.
Taoism has been incredibly fascinating, but I don't like the author much. His writing feels like one really obnoxious imageboard post. To his credit however, the book I read did accomplish it's purpose. As a result, I'll just read Tao Te Ching instead.>>3952>What do you guys think about the book "Lord of the Flies"?
I read it a very long time ago. I enjoyed it, but I can't speak on if you would simply because I don't remember many details.>Also, what do you think of the book "Animal Farm"?
I also enjoyed "Animal Farm". It is an easy read and most people can get something out of it.
I haven't read Lord of the Flies, but I have read Animal Farm back in high school, so it's been a fair bit. I recall it being a somewhat simplistic allegory about Soviet Russia during World War 2 (simplicity not being a bad thing) but I sort of enjoyed it more as a literal story about different animals being representations of very basic things like the workforce, the clergy etc. In fact I just liked reading it as a story about a bunch of animals building their own society, but I guess the whole Stalinist Russia aspect of the book is what really made the book. It wasn't too bad I guess.
I’d recommend checking out Spice and Wolf