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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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Dostoevsky's 'The Brothers Karamazov'
First, a bit of back story.

The only reason I read this book in the first place was because my brother decided it would be good to purchase some obscure Russian literature from t'internet. I'm not 100% sure about why he did it, but buy them he did.

Along with 'The Brothers Karamazov', he bought 'Crime and Punishment' and 'War and Peace'. I think he just got them to see what all the fuss was about. Anyway, I digress.

A few days after he had bought them I found myself looking for something to read and I decided to give them a go. He had already started Crime and Punishment, and War and Peace looked slightly too epic, so I opted for the only one left.

I thought it was quite slow moving at first, but I persevered and I'm glad I did. You see, something about the character of Alyosha really spoke out to me. Maybe it was because he seemed so certain of himself, but was really very unsure, maybe it was because I'm never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie, and hurt you.

Oh yes. You just got text rick roll'd.

You would think I have something better to do with my time, but, alas, I don't.
(, Sat 17 May 2008, 19:50, 4 replies)
But it's not even funny.
(, Sat 17 May 2008, 20:01, closed)
I know.
And I'm sorry.
(, Sat 17 May 2008, 20:03, closed)
I hate myself
I just fell for that.
(, Sat 17 May 2008, 22:36, closed)
Well played.
(, Sun 18 May 2008, 3:41, closed)

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