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06-10-2015 12:53 AM
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I will add content tomorrow and will probably try something new with this entry.


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Ooh, fun.


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Snap wrote: Ooh, fun.


Sorry, I’ll have to postpone this.


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06-11-2015 11:27 PM
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Regarding this thread, I was wondering if anyone would want to take a part in sessions were we would read the book and analyze it, of course not at exactly the same time but close enough.

I guess this is too much to ask now, considering the circumstances at hand and even before it would have been hard enough.

If anyone likes this idea feel free to give your thoughts.

Otherwise I’ll just read it and give my short analysis at the end.

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Sure.


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06-12-2015 08:39 PM
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Nice, we have three members counting myself.

I propose we read up on at least 5 pages(short story) of the epic and we’ll discuss on Monday.

Any concerns, please let them be known.


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06-13-2015 12:17 AM
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Any specific sources you use to read materials such as this?


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06-13-2015 02:02 PM
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There are sites dedicated to literature like good reads, librarything, etc.

Ain’t nobody going to waste their time here. It would be much better for you OP to go to those other sites. Where over 2 million+ individuals discuss these things.

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The Godliness Within wrote: Any specific sources you use to read materials such as this?


From Play Books. There’s a free book on this story.

I must confess that I finished reading this book by now; I just couldn’t put it down. Regardless though, we’ll go over the first 10 pages (or 5 if you still want).


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Mr.Helpful wrote: There are sites dedicated to literature like good reads, librarything, etc.

Ain’t nobody going to waste their time here. It would be much better for you OP to go to those other sites. Where over 2 million+ individuals discuss these things.


Thanks for the recommendation but I want to post it here.


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06-16-2015 11:19 PM
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Good book, the first badass in recorded history did justice to his title.


At first it begins by giving us a general idea of the setting; gives off a vibe of mystery.

It starts to talk about the city of Erech and how it’s one of the most beautiful cities of Sumeria, with it’s high walls that protect the city and its people.

I found it amusing that the elders are fed up with Gilgamesh because he is constantly having people build the walls higher and thus males are almost never with their family.

So they have the gods create Enkidu in order to kill Gilgamesh. But their plans backfire in the end.

Enkidu is introduced as a very kind (beast) yet he seems to want Gilgamesh respect when he enters Erech and does battle with him. This reminds me of your typical shounen manga where rivals become friends and battle even worse enemies than they were before.

Sorry for the late and mostly babble post. I’ll fix it in the future and will discuss the ending by the end of the week.


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Wow, I guess I totally forgot about this thread.

Overall I would give this story a 9.2/10, great book.

*spoiler: Gilgamesh faces his true fear and comes out victories, to an extent.


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I want to see this made into a movie. I imagine it will be epic.

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I actually own the Epic. In hindsight I’m not surprised, but I’m shocked by how short it is.

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8X8 wrote: I want to see this made into a movie. I imagine it will be epic.


Nice.

Hanbei wrote: I actually own the Epic. In hindsight I’m not surprised, but I’m shocked by how short it is.


It’s short and I didn’t really like it that much. But it’s one of the first recorded book so it’s worth giving it a read to understand what was going on in the past.


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