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Book review

Post by Kimi » Sat, 30 Apr 2005 9:09 pm

What do you reckon of "Da Vinci Code"?

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Post by Fohls » Tue, 03 May 2005 6:33 pm

It's ok if you take it at face value, don't read too much into it and for godsake don't start believing all of it. I enjoyed it for what it was - fiction. I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next man. But that's all they are theories. Have you read any other Dan Brown books? They're worth reading, but the format is very similar. Hero and Heroine get chased about a lot then they win hehehe

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Post by da Roma » Tue, 03 May 2005 8:04 pm

Kimi wrote:What do you reckon of "Da Vinci Code"?
I enjoyed reading it very much but I will not read it again :lol:

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Post by Kimi » Thu, 05 May 2005 7:47 pm

It made me want to go to Paris to see all of these places and things *sigh* Should've gone to France when I travelled in Europe last year.

I heard there is a book to respond to the theory of the book?
Anyone read it already?

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Post by Guest » Sat, 07 May 2005 4:58 am

I've read both the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons and thoroughly enjoyed them.

I thought there was a wealth of information to be gleaned from both books, such as the Illuminati, the papal selection process, the secret archives etc. Things that I didn't know and found fascinating.

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Post by Global Citizen » Sat, 07 May 2005 5:04 am

Darn, forgot to log in and that was me Global Citizen above (if anyone cares.. :wink: )

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Post by Fohls » Sat, 07 May 2005 7:41 am

Yeah i visited Paris with work while i was reading it. Actually drove through the Louvre! Saw the big glass Pyramid he talks about. Cool seeing it as it's hard to imagine such modern art in an ancient setting.

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Post by Kimi » Sat, 07 May 2005 9:54 am

Fohls, how was your impression in following the route and seeing all of those places? Tell us, pls!
Global Citizen wrote:Darn, forgot to log in and that was me Global Citizen above (if anyone cares.. :wink: )
People who have true intention in getting to know people here more and in allowing others to know themselves would care...cheers for sharing.

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Post by Fohls » Sat, 07 May 2005 3:24 pm

Well it certainly made the book feel more 'real' shall we say. I've been to most of the places he mentions like the Chateaux where the hero meets the English gent... It's cool seeing them in real life. You should definitley make the effort to go, Paris is a superb city. Especially if you've got a good tour guide :lol:

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The Celestine Prophecy

Post by Kimi » Sat, 14 May 2005 8:44 am

The Celestine Prophecy

[Warning] There are going to be some spoilers perhaps.

The first manuscript is a scientific re-observation on the mystery that has been surrounding the lifes of the individuals on this planet. We have encountered several mysterious coincidences and even though we don't understand them, we know that they are real. We feel again just like in our childhood that there is another side in life that we have to find, another process that is running behind the scenes we see.

The connection with the second manuscript:
People usually focus their attention on civilization achievement in technology and the great people behind the progress.
Actually what is important is every historical period's overview, what people then thought of and felt about.
History is considered to provide knowledge about long lasting context of where our lifes occur.
History is not only about techonology evolution, but it is more of evolution of thoughts.
By understanding the reality of people who lived before us, we would know why we look at the world the way we do now and what kind of contribution we can do in the future's development.
It can be said that we can pinpoint where our lives might have been in the progress of the past civilization and it can be give us an orientation of where we will go.

Thoughts?

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YEAR 1421: the year China discovered America

Post by Guest » Sat, 14 May 2005 3:24 pm

YEAR 1421: the year China discovered America
by Gavin Menzies

http://www.1421.tv/index.asp


Gavin Menzies explores the history of China and the ambitious voyages of discovery lead by Admiral Zheng He. The book focuses on the proposition of a new theory suggesting that Chinese mercenaries were able to travel as far as the Americas in the 1400s, thus discovering America even before Columbus did.

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Post by Kimi » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 3:22 pm

Recently read this book, "The Five People You Meet In Heaven", and the movie is going to be aired on Hallmark channel here, only they haven't announced when yet.
It's the kind of book to make you weepie I shall say and it doesn't help when you have your bladder near your eyes! :P
However, if it's your cup of tea, it has a touching story, that makes you realise that is why people are social beings, as one person's life is in touch with another person's whether one realises it or not or whether one wants it to be or not.
Having lost my dad when I was little, I must admit it's a comforting feeling knowing that after all maybe death is not really the end and that one can have a chance to be re-united with one's loved ones, even if it's not true...
On another note, the author, Mitch Albom, is the one who wrote the book, "Tuesdays With Morrie".

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Post by Kimi » Sat, 29 Oct 2005 10:16 pm

The movie is on now on Hallmark channel, a cable channel I think.

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