Summer Book Assignment

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Vulgano Brother, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Atlas Shrugged can be thoroughly enjoyed as literature even though it is filled with her philosophies. You really should give it a read.

    I had an English teacher (whom I actually still share a friendship - she is 80 now) who recommended this to a girl for spring break one time. She said that it literally changed the girl's life in so many ways. This caused her to pause and she was very careful from that day forward about recommending books to students knowing they can have such a powerful affect one's life. This book has the power to hit readers deeply, but it is not for everyone.

    Hey Vulgano, I really think you would enjoy it.
  2. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    Vulgano... I'm not sure they dedicated the album to her, but the entire first side is a suite loosley based on Anthem.

    Oh... wait... that means a record... ummm... lemme see... tracks 1-5 maybe?
  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Funny, I listened to that side maybe a zillion times, but all I can remember is Geddy Lee singing "We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx" and then everything goes kind hazy. Musta' been something in the air, I guess. :dontknow:

    So I checked Wiki. 2112 is based on Anthem, and here is a Vulgano synopsis:
    1. Everything is fine.
    2. Some dude finds a guitar.
    3. Nobody likes his playing, so they break his instrument.
    4. He kills himself.
    Maybe I'll stick to Stephen King, instead.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2007
  4. BudBix

    BudBix Pianissimo User

    Sep 25, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Absolutely, his writing is very dense. I pretty much read the Baroque Cycle including Cyptonomicon back to back. I'm big into historical novels and SciFi and these are a combination of both.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2007
  5. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

    May 21, 2006
    Morelia, Mexico
    Ayn Rand? Are you kidding me? Like Vonnegut or Hesse, she is someone you can't take seriously after the age of about 16 or so.

    Michael McLaughlin

    Bulls up 3-0 on Miami!
  6. ebtromba

    ebtromba Pianissimo User

    indeed, some feel that way. some also feel the same way about such works as the Odyssey, the US constitution, and the Bible, etc. To each his own I suppose.
    Ayn Rand did change my life as well.

    also, go cavs.
  7. JustinSmith

    JustinSmith Piano User

    Nov 6, 2006
    SF Bay Area
  8. asc1969

    asc1969 New Friend

    Dec 12, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    Deep in a Dream...The Long Night of Chet Baker by James Gavin is another good one in my opinion.
  9. PH

    PH Mezzo Piano User

    Dec 2, 2003
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Last edited: May 21, 2007
  10. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Thanks to PH and BB, I ordered the Baroque Cycle from Amazon yesterday. Fanx! :D

    That Chet Baker book seems pretty interesting as well.......adding it to the list.

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