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  1. Angury

    Which e-reader do you own?

    I think it would make much more sense for my to just use a kindle. ;)
  2. Angury

    Do authors make a living now the internet has pirated their work?

    Wow, that's sad to hear. We receive funding to do little scientific research projects over the summer, and students are encouraged to apply. Everyone who applies for a position manages to get a place usually. Having spoken to a few people in my year, some of them don't seem to see the point in...
  3. Angury

    Do authors make a living now the internet has pirated their work?

    Thank you for your perspective. I think it's a pity regarding how little authors can sometimes be paid. I'm currently a university student studying a healthcare degree, and there are a lot of scholarships and funding out there for research degrees in science etc. I was speaking to one of my...
  4. Angury

    Asian literature By Asian Authors

    Does anyone have any experience of novels written by Indian authors? Coming from India, I have an interest in how their style of writing differs from the West. Has anyone heard of Kushwant Singh? He has only come into my mind recently after he was in the news...
  5. Angury

    Who is the best short story writer?

    Not sure if anyone has heard of her, but I am really enjoying Lydia Davies' collection of short stories so far. It's through her work that I've been introduced to this genre; she has that ability to transform the most mundane of tasks into an enticing read. I would recommend her to anyone...
  6. Angury

    Medical Books?

    I hope to work in healthcare in the future, so I am very interested in books about Medicine. Have you read any of Oliver Sacks books? Not only does he write about strange diseases and syndromes, he also describes the people behind them and how their daily lives are affected. There are some...
  7. Angury

    William Golding: Lord Of The Flies

    Haha, I have no philosophical knowledge, it's just the type of thing I sometimes wonder to myself. I think Lord of the Flies brings up some thought-provoking questions, and there's almost an uneasy feeling when thinking about how kids brought up in society can change so rapidly if you tweak...
  8. Angury

    Paulo Coelho

    I read The Alchemist by Paul Coelho and was very disappointed. The writing is very simple and the story seems to be more to do with self-help than an interesting plot. He isn't my type of author, but The Alchemist has done very well so I guess there is a market out there for this type of...
  9. Angury

    Do authors make a living now the internet has pirated their work?

    This is a hilarious thread to read. Very interesting reading your experiences, thanks for sharing. Do you think that your books would receive more publicity if they were pirated? I've heard that argument a lot and wonder. I have received books for free in the past and loved them so much that...
  10. Angury

    Which e-reader do you own?

    Do you mean the light of the tablet? I've turned it down to it's lowest setting, but even then the glare is far too much for my eyes. It's like sitting at a computer screen for too long. Maybe it's just personal preference. Also, with a tablet I have the distraction of the internet and multiple...
  11. Angury

    Which e-reader do you own?

    I have the Kindle Paperwhite and it's one of my most prized possessions. I used to be in such dilemmas in the past when I'd be going on holiday and didn't know which book to bring that was small enough to fit into my bag. Thank goodness for the kindle. I don't know how people can read on...
  12. Angury

    William Golding: Lord Of The Flies

    I agree with you that everyone has the capacity for good and evil, but then I don't think there is such a thing as good and evil. I think we just adapt to our circumstances and do what we must to survive. Regarding what you said about the urge of survival being in our genes, I guess this comes...
  13. Angury

    Oscar Wilde: The Picture Of Dorian Gray

    I think that's the best way to describe it. I was so taken in by Wilde's writing that I didn't really pay that much attention to the storyline. I dont think it's something I could read again, it was a bit heavy going, but it was an eye opener for me. I'd never read a book whose author played...
  14. Angury

    William Golding: Lord Of The Flies

    That's interesting to link it to that murder. I used to wonder how a child could do something so horrific, but reading Lord of the Flies does give you another perspective I suppose. Couldn't you argue that the reason the children in the novel reverted to animal instincts is because they were...
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