[LINK] gps on kids...

grove at zeta.org.au grove at zeta.org.au
Thu Jan 15 09:18:21 AEDT 2009

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

> I struggled through  War and Peace at school.
> A few years ago I came read a hard copy of
> Hadji Murad. by. Leo Tolstoy.

I read War & Peace when I lived in the outback.  And I also 
read Brothers Karamazov!

> I find it difficult to get into novels but this summers
> reading is a new book in  the Dune series and I am gripped.
> Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson.

I just finished all 7 Harry Potter stories, one after the other 
while on leave.  Now I am starting over on Larry Niven's Known Space 
series again.

> I don't recall the earlier ones being so topical but this
> one talks about jihads and deserts. Even mentions tourists
> and refugees not respecting precious water.

The Jihad was always part of Dune.   But i think the connotation was 
different ie the jihad was a way of expressing diaspora through the 
human worlds.


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