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    Default Re: What's the title of the last good book you've read?

    "Oliver Twist." Took me a while to get through this one. And was Charles Dickens a horrible anti-Semite? I can't believe Disney made a musical version with Billy Joel as the Artful Dodger. I just learned that, right this moment.

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    He wasn't more of an Antisemitic than anyone else in the UK at the time, and that's hardly the main characteristic of Fagin, or Shakespeare's Shylock for instance if you go earlier in culture. The Jew in there is not a positive character per-ce, however Fagin is not the monster like Bill Sikes. I try to think of Fagin as the magician instead.
    Dickens was not unaware of the allegation of Antisemitism and he later published an apologetic novel with a positive Jewish protagonist. I always try to think of dickens as the very first mass blogger who compiled his novels from day day today according to his crowd's reactions. By the way, Roman Polansky's adaptation is refreshing and still interesting .

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    The Art of the Deal.
    "There are no stupid questions, only stupid people. "-Mr. Garrison, South Park.

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    The Art of the Deal.
    Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it

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