Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

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Bananafish
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby Bananafish » 16 Oct 2010, 18:49

Which one of these should i order

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I found a copy of C&P on amazon for p cheap so I ordered that because I've always wanted my own copy to have that I could refer to but now I'm torn
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby Bananafish » 16 Oct 2010, 18:51

I'll order whichever one is suggested first actually~ (you gotta have a reason)
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby Theremin » 17 Oct 2010, 00:00

The second book.

You can hear about crimes against humanity everywhere. Turn on the news, they're there.

What you don't get to hear about so often is sex law.
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby Bananafish » 17 Oct 2010, 07:23

yeah I was thinking of that one anyway, partly cause of this review

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Nussbaum argues that disgust has long been among the fundamental motivations of those who are fighting for legal discrimination against lesbian and gay citizens. When confronted with same-sex acts and relationships, she writes, they experience "a deep aversion akin to that inspired by bodily wastes, slimy insects, and spoiled food--and then cite that very reaction to justify a range of legal restrictions, from sodomy laws to bans on same-sex marriage." Leon Kass, former head of President Bush's President's Council on Bioethics, even argues that this repugnance has an inherent "wisdom," steering us away from destructive choices. Nussbaum believes that the politics of disgust must be confronted directly, for it contradicts the basic principle of the equality of all citizens under the law. "It says that the mere fact that you happen to make me want to vomit is reason enough for me to treat you as a social pariah, denying you some of your most basic entitlements as a citizen."
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby asrz » 17 Oct 2010, 08:22

I just finished reading The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind which is all I've read in a very long time, and as fantastic as it was, am looking forward to reading something else.
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby Keab42 » 17 Oct 2010, 09:00

I've just managed to obtain a copy of Flatland from the library. I've been wanting to read this for ages. I shall review it once I've read it (just got to finish Fry Chronicles first...)
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Re: Quarterly Literature Discussion Thread

Postby Metcarfre » 17 Oct 2010, 09:53

I finished Fear and Loathing (which was fantastic, by the way), and now am back onto The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon. I received this from someone cycling the Gulf Islands at the Mayne Island Ferry terminal. She said she finished it and it was weighing her down. ANYWAYS, it's pretty great.
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