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Postby Nighton » Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:12 am

One has of course got to be the bible. But apart from that, what kind of books does Kurt like? Myself, I think he likes Michael Ende's books like "Momo" or The neverending story".
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Postby Tracker » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:47 pm

Then there's Herman Hesse's Siddartha and Asimov's I, Robot.
He'd probably also get a kick out of Dumas (The Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo).
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Postby Lauren » Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:55 am

I think he would like the Redwall series, all sorts of medivel-esque fights and such. and Wicked; the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West
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Postby CurlyyHairGirl » Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:01 pm

You're all forgetting Captain Blood.
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Postby Tracker » Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:20 pm

Originally posted by Lauren
...and Wicked; the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West


Ooo! I just finished that one. I agree...the whole "are they really a good or bad guy" idea would probably interest Kurt.
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Postby Entropy » Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:49 pm

Books by R. Sabatini (Captain Blood, Scaramouche, Fortune's Fool, The Sea Hawk, etc.), A. Dumas pere (Three Musketeers series, Count of Monte Cristo, the 40 guardsmen, etc.) most definetly (and i would suggest them to everyone else also, they are Wonderful!).

I suspect that he might like Tolkien, Ludlum (Bourne supremecy, etc), Ian Fleming (original Bond books), M. Rawn, T. Pratchet, and a multitude of others.

Ohh...and Edgar Rice Burroughs of course!
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Postby Lauren » Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:00 am

Wicked was such a sick book! he would love it and probably make everyone else read it!

Then there's Stephen King's Dark Tower series! I think he would like it!
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Postby Bamf Bunny » Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:58 pm

From the X2 novelization:

The books were an unexpected mix. Religious works mainly, a well-thumbed Bible sharing space with a copy of Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood and George MacDonald Fraser's classic pastiche, The Pyrates.


I don't see Kurt as much of a reader - in general the kids who were out climbing trees and doing cartwheels weren't the ones lying on the grass cultivating a lifelong love of books. And imagine trying to flip pages with those oversized fingers.

Since I can't resist the recommendation fun, though, I'd lend him my copy of The Man Who Was Thursday for its wonderful swordplay and the unexpected importance of the Archangel Gabriel to the plot.

You can read Captain Blood online for free - it's in the public domain.
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Postby Tracker » Thu Jul 29, 2004 11:23 pm

Originally posted by Bamf Bunny
- in general the kids who were out climbing trees and doing cartwheels weren't the ones lying on the grass cultivating a lifelong love of books.


That's true in a lot of cases....but during my student teaching, I'd see many of my students who were into dance, sports, etc. pull out a book when they had extra time, when they were on the bus, and during lunch.

I always saw Kurt as having the ability to go from the playful swashbuckler, to the careful deep-thinker. Also, the love of books sometimes comes when we're older.



Oh, and I just remembered the Sherlock Holmes series. Those are great stories...I'd think he'd like those too.
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Postby fuzzydude.tk » Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:45 pm

I think he'd definitely enjoy the works of Terry Pratchett, although I wouldn't rule him out as occasionally reading literature from a 'few' years ago. I think he might read The Divine Comedy, by Dante, because of all the struggles for survival and inner demons, and things... Well, I liked it, anyway...o.o
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Postby Shadow_Dancer » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:23 pm

Originally posted by Bamf Bunny
I don't see Kurt as much of a reader - in general the kids who were out climbing trees and doing cartwheels weren't the ones lying on the grass cultivating a lifelong love of books.


Oh, I don't know about that Bunny. Kurt is a very intelligent man, with a wide knowledge base. It had to come from somewhere. In the comics, his room is almost always drawn with a fairly generous number of books. And as a kid, I was mostly outside on good days doing just those things. But on rainy days and in the evenings, you would likely find me sprawled on my bed with a book, so those two things can coexist.

I would imagine he would have some knowledge of the German classics like Goethe or Shiller. I also think he would like Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, or perhaps Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, or Muntiny on the Bounty.
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Postby Teh Blu 1 » Mon Oct 25, 2004 9:50 pm

'Treasure Island', duh! And yes, I do see him as quite a reader in his off time. I don't know so much about 'The Dark Tower', great series though it may be. He might dig the redemption aspect of it and the adventure, but I don't know if it would really be his thing. Then there are the religious ones, 'Paradise Lost', 'The Inferno', and 'The Divine Comedy'.
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Postby fiendish_thingy » Tue Oct 26, 2004 8:00 pm

Yeah, I would certainly agree with the notion of Kurt as both reader and adventuresome sort. I've always RPed him as quite the lover of books - as well as their film counterparts, of course. Sabatini and Dumas are natural associations with the Fuzzy One in my humble opinion as well as classics such as Dante, etc. And perhaps a bit of Hugo (a la 'Les Miserables'). Despite a sometimes frustrating tendency toward history lessons in his work, there are so many great elements that might interest Kurt. Honestly, I see him as a rather eclectic reader, though the emphasis would be on the classics. There are some instances when one desires a purely entertaining book, sure (and not that classics can't serve that purpose), but I have a difficult time picturing Fuzzy lounging with a Tom Clancy novel, somehow. ;) Ian Fleming, however... /definitely/.
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Postby spinifex » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:19 am

I'd think that a Catholic Missal (a prayer book with the order of the Mass and the bible readings for each week) would have a prominent place on his shelf. Especially if he couldn't get to a Mass in person.

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Postby Blue_Demon94 » Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:40 pm

I think he'd read comics or funny books
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Postby fuzzybluelogic » Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:05 am

This is me procrastinating on writing and posting to the RPs I'm in:


For his particular personality, here's my guess:

1. Terry Pratchett
2. The Princess Bride
3. Robin Hood
4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
5. Neil Gaiman
6. Preacher (comic/graphic novel)
7. Morte D'Arthur
8. Dumas
9. Name of the Rose
10. The Hobbit (a hunch: He'd love the Hobbit, but get bored and not be able to finish LOTR)
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Postby HoodedMan » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:00 pm

I agree that he'd like Terry Pratchett and HHGTTG. :D
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Postby NachtcGleiskette » Mon Jan 31, 2005 6:46 pm

I see Kurt as a life long Judy Blume reader....

And I'm sure he's read and reread the whole entire Sweet Valley Twins series...
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Postby Clarisa_heart » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:18 am

I'm guessing he would read the Bible a lot, Duh, but maybe he's like books like The Great Gatsby, and some other classics like 1984 or something. :scratch:huh
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Postby fuzzydude » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:50 am

Zorro almost for certain. I gotta say I agree with the "S. Morgenstern" books like Princess Bride. :engarde I think he was portrayed as having a love for swashbucklers, so I would say books like Dumas's stuff, Scaramouche, and Ivan Hoe
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Postby Jolinare » Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:43 pm

Originally posted by Tracker
Originally posted by Lauren
...and Wicked; the life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West


Ooo! I just finished that one. I agree...the whole "are they really a good or bad guy" idea would probably interest Kurt.


i bet he loves the musical too!

I bet he's into philosophy. I can see him reading stuff by Keith Ward and immanuel kant!
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