Sunday, May 17, 2009

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe


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25 comments:

  1. I think this book is stupid !!!!

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    1. I think you're the most clueless person in the world Arlene. I bet you've never penned a book or a note before, but you have to find it fit to come on here and stupidly insult the work of an author that has by the way received critical acclaim. Get a life!

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    2. Arlene, I'ma keep this short, but kids like you contribute toward the dumbing down the stupifying of our youth. TFA has some boringness to it yes, but it's about slavery and oppression. People need to know what happened, in order to fight it from ever happening again. If you got beef with that concept, then I speak for the whole of South Africa, and I'm a white man, Go FFF yourself

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    3. Ya undecided babe, but I think Arlene is a fking idiot

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    4. So because someone has a different opinion than you, you put them down? Is that how the world is suppose to work? Of course I wouldn't know because I'm one of those dumbfks that don't like this book and found it quite boring. I'm so "clueless" because dang, this book is STUPID!!

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    5. Arlene and Heidi, you two are fucking idiots. Simple.

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    6. one of the best books i ve ever read. wat a beautiful representation of igbo culture. i loved it !! Achebe is one of the greatest writer ever.

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  2. where is the download link???

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    1. http://www.ziddu.com/download/4792021/AchebeChinua-ThingsFallApart.zip.html


      Enjoy bro

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  3. I agree with Arlene. I found the book exceptionally boring. In fact, our entire class found it useless and petitioned that it be removed from the world literature curriculum. There are some excellent books out there, this one is an epic failure. The author should never have been "critically acclaimed". Clueless - I am glad you enjoyed the book, I am sure there are others who did too. May I suggest one on manners for you because it's rude and childish to negate someone's opinion when it doesn't match your own.

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    1. Phineas you are just another example of a fking idiot who doesn't appreciate his own Country.

      TFA is about slavery bro. And unless you plan on "helping our community", you should probably go ff yourself as well.

      The current syllubus is designed to prevent our youth from being racist punka55es

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  4. Well, her opinion was childish. Maybe the book is boring and stupid, but she should have said why.

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    1. No it's a good book I assure you, it's just it's about slavery.

      These peeps are either racist or really lazy.

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  5. The saying is "a little courtesy" not a lot, otherwise people take you for "a one" (south african saying).

    This book is really honestly a South African piece and I'm proud I get to read it. I'm really gonna enjoy it while thinking about the negative comments here laughing my way to the exams cus I'ma kick ass.

    And after that try to do something for the community instead of sheet on it

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  6. Everybody is entitled to their OWN opinion. Do not make one person's opinion seem wrong just because you think differently. Yes, the idea of the book is enpowering, but the book itself is rather boring and unless you were on the edge of your seat the ENTIRE time reading it, I suggest nobody criticize each other.

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  7. People that criticise the book starting with arlene, its either they can't understand what they read and flow with the story. Or there family has no history or racism is there first name. You should try and watch the soap you will know its a great book alongside african child.naija for life

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  8. If it's boring, please don't read it.

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  9. Some people are pretty mean on here... no point in voicing an opinion if its not the same as theirs, they will just shoot it down and call you a "fking idiot". Just because someone doesn't like the book doesn't mean you have the right to bash on them for it. Some people like the twilight books, others don't, its a matter of opinion, not if you read this book you love it no matter what.

    Remember, i haven't said my opinion of the book, just my opinion of others behavior, so there is no point in calling me an idiot too :)

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    1. u r somewhat right but the thing is she humiliated the author first.. she could have simply just said that she did'nt like the book..for following reasons... instead of just calling it "stupid" straight away :)

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  10. My take on the book so far is...i find it fascinating! Why...? Because it reminds of how every single one of us, be it Okonkwo or Ezinma or you or me...we all have our take on things. Isn't this why we read and it resonates with us?

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  11. I understand everyone is bashing each other for liking or not liking this book. I personally found it not that interesting and yea i had to read it for school and it has some good information but as a teenager I personally found it quite dry... This is just my opinion

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  12. This book is not about slavery, nor is it set in South Africa. It's set in Nigeria and is about the Ibo people prior to colonial occupation by the British. The main character is a complex individual who is finally unable to cope with changes to his culture, as well as being unable to cope with his own personal demons. It can be a tough read for many people (I didn't like it myself on first read) but the story is quite moving once you get past the "dryness". People are entitled to opinions, but they should be informed opinions and should have clear reasons supporting them. Knee-jerk reactions (in either direction) are counter-productive.

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  13. Im a pakistani..and I think it is a great book.... u jxt have to get past being racist.. i mean look at jane austen..all her novels had the same theme... anyone can rite that kind of pulp fiction... -_-

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