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  •  I loved Redshirts (5+ / 0-)

    and also liked the Berlin Diaries - particularly the part at the end where he marveled at how Hitler was a joke one week and the toast of the town the next, Isherwood's landlady conveniently forgetting that she'd voted communist in the last election.  there was one scene where he was watching people bet on a wrestling match that was so obviously fixed, yet people refused to see it.  

    Will have to check out Kids for Cash - I followed that scandal with horror, and the whole notion of private prisons was already a disaster before then.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 05:07:59 PM PST

    •  I liked isherwoods Berlin stories too... (3+ / 0-)

      And Dumas...

      I only read Isherwood because of Vidal who admired him greatly.  I also read Paul and Jane Bowles and Trollope on vidal's suggestion.  Not one complaint.  And some of isherwood's later work is very good.

      I agree with your take one proverbs and the gospels.

      But my favorite gospel would have to be kozantzakis' last temptation of Christ...

      Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

      by No Exit on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 07:44:08 PM PST

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      •  My favorite Gospel (1+ / 0-)
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        Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore.

        It's the only telling of the story so far that had me crying at the death of Jesus.

        Cover me, Melvert! I gotta leave the Sovrin Independent Free Market Collective of Fortress Libertopia to go get our disability checks!

        by AdmiralNaismith on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 05:53:31 PM PST

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