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Antonio Gramsci
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Man peruses facebook, correlates US SAT scores and "favourite books".

The result is here. Go ahead and rate yourself.

[ 07.03.2008, 10:21: Message edited by: Antonio Gramsci ]

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The music version may also be of interest, especially as it features a number of the contenders in our recent "worst band of all time" survey.
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Does he have thousands of friends in facebook to do this? He couldn't read my profile unless I accept him as a friend. Could he? (I need some x files music here).
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I don't understand that thing at all. But if it is a sign of cleverness if you like Ben Folds, Guster and Counting Crows, than I fully support that chart thing.
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If I were a book based on my SAT score, I'd be The Alchemist. Oh dear.

Didn't know that many people liked Life of Pi. I read an advance copy of that and tried to get every customer in the bookstore to buy it, and no one did. I chuckled with an air of "I told you so" when people later came back in to buy it.

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Antonio Gramsci
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I didn't like it, but then magical realism pisses me off in general.

The author's a nice fellow, though.

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I found the emphasis on religion really grated, the first section was intolerably dull, and the "twist" at the end irritating rather than enlightening. Lots of other people I know love it, though.
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The Batebe of Toro Foundation
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quote:
I found the emphasis on religion really grated,
Er...
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That's a great table. I'm not sure what it tells us that "I don't read" is five places above "The Holy Bible", and "The Book Of Mormon" another sixty or so up there...
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Yes, I know that's the whole point of the book. I basically enjoyed the "boy in a boat with a tiger" middle section, as a harmless fantasy story. The rest was not my cup of tea.
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Yeah, I know. It just reads a bit "Guernica is brilliant apart from that whole "I don't like war" nonsense"...
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Those guys have their cause and effect all mixed up.
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Earlier, on OneTouchBooks...
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Atlas fucking Shrugged. Jesus wept.
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The three "Philosophy" books listed there are Atlas Shrugged, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, and Tuesdays With Morrie. Fuck's sake.

The Critique of Pure Reason doesn't make the top 100, eh?

Edit: Life of Pi as well, which is just weird...

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