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    "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.
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    Just re-read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I've read it several times, but I had forgotten how much I like it.

    I'm listening to a really good audiobook version of Hamlet, read by Frank Muller. So good. And it explains the uncommon words and phrases Shakespeare uses.

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    By the way, Roman Polansky's adaptation is refreshing and still interesting .
    Anything related to Roman Polanski turns my stomach.
    Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it

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    Just re-read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I've read it several times, but I had forgotten how much I like it.

    I'm listening to a really good audiobook version of Hamlet, read by Frank Muller. So good. And it explains the uncommon words and phrases Shakespeare uses.
    I'm actually rereading Gaiman's Sandman run in Graphic Novel format.
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    Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff.
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    "Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis. I think my high school English teacher recommended it to me. It's a little long, but is still pretty relevant despite being written in 1926.
    After that, I wanted a quick read so I picked "Rage" by Richard Bachman/Stephen King. I already had "The Bachman Books" and was curious given the book's reputation and King's insistence that it never be published again. I was surprised that the book isn't very physically violent at all, but mostly psychological. Makes sense, really.

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    I'm going through a Dark Horse winter readings of graphic novels, Harrow County is definitely worth waiting for a trade paper back.

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