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Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote? 
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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
Hey all,

I haven't been around for a while but I have ordered this book and will give it a try. I read this long ago as a teenager and really enjoyed it. Each time I think of the premise in DQ I think "how dumb" but somehow, whenever I revisit the concepts I can't help being drawn in.



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
Let's do this thing!

But take it easy on me 'cause I'm reading and discussing two books at once, and both require and deserve my full attention. :-P



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
bleachededen wrote:
Chris OConnor wrote:
Is Don Quixote the guy with the big nose?


Chris, you're thinking of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Or Steve Martin in Roxanne, which is a modern adaptation of Cyrano.

Both excellent entertainment.


Or Slawkenbergius's Diego in Tristram Shandy which some say mimics the style of Cervante's Don Quixote.



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Dear Chris and other readers

I'm up to chapter seven in Don Quixote. I would like to lead the discussion on this book if you like.

It is racy and unputdownable. The Man of La Mancha is a valiant mad knight fighting for the lost imaginary world of heraldry and nobility, one hundred years after Columbus found America and just as Galileo worked out the solar system. Cervantes is a brilliant genius, satirising the remnants of medieval thinking in the new modern world.

Robert


You are terrific, Robert! Thank you for volunteering.


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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
bleachededen wrote:
Let's do this thing!

But take it easy on me 'cause I'm reading and discussing two books at once, and both require and deserve my full attention. :-P


I'm right there with you....I hope I can read fast enough 8)



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
I'm going to try and read it, but it's just so long and I have a lot of library books right now. But I'll stop reserving new books and try to read a little Don Quixote before bed. :lol:


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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
It's actually easier to read than I expected.



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
I'll join this discussion once my book arrives, meanwhile I'll follow the comments made by others. This is a book I've meant to read for some time so I look forward to the discussion.



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
OK - I'm in - I've ordered the book - should have it soon.



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Hello,
Count me in on reading this book. I am new to the group and am very happy to be here and participate.

Tadisa



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
I just started reading today.



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Post Re: Who plans to read and discuss Don Quixote?
I've always meant to read this book, and am just now getting around to it. Ironically, the 'translator' tells us NOT to laugh, yet it's so hilarious.

I started listening to the story late this morning - I've got up to the 6th.

I'll listen to more tomorrow.



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I finally received my book so will start reading .. I have been following some of the discussion and maybe I can catch up before the discussion is over ...



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Joining a little late but joining. Sue



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