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Gullivers Travels - 8/10/2006 9:33:25 PM   
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Just finished reading this book and I have to say what a joy it was. Fantastic fable during the first two parts about the land of the little people and the land of the giants. However these are just pre ambles to the final two sections where he visits the floating island and visits the land populated by intelligient, reasoned horses. It is a savage attack on mankind and is as relevant today as when it was written some 200 years ago.

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RE: Gullivers Travels - 9/10/2006 2:29:33 AM   
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I started reading this ages ago but stopped when I lost the book. Must go back to it - it was a very interesting read!

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RE: Gullivers Travels - 26/10/2006 8:06:23 PM   
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Ive never read the book but always wanted to. I always watched it when it came on the telly. Is the book different from the film? (im talking about the ted danson version if theres more than 1)

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RE: Gullivers Travels - 3/11/2006 9:39:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: mad_looney

Ive never read the book but always wanted to. I always watched it when it came on the telly. Is the book different from the film? (im talking about the ted danson version if theres more than 1)


I can't remember much about the Ted Danson adaptation apart from the fact that Gullivar does visit the floating island and the island with the horses, which doesn't seem to make it's way into other adaptations I have seen.


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RE: Gullivers Travels - 10/11/2006 9:27:34 AM   
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It's an amazing book, utterly genius. Swift fans should check out the blistering satire of A Modest Proposal too - it's very short, sharp and shocking, and it's probably online somewhere.

(a quick Google later).  Yup, here we go. Read it and weep.

http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html

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RE: Gullivers Travels - 10/11/2006 12:48:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jonathan74

quote:

ORIGINAL: mad_looney

Ive never read the book but always wanted to. I always watched it when it came on the telly. Is the book different from the film? (im talking about the ted danson version if theres more than 1)


I can't remember much about the Ted Danson adaptation apart from the fact that Gullivar does visit the floating island and the island with the horses, which doesn't seem to make it's way into other adaptations I have seen.


The Ted Danson version is the most faithful adaptation & I think the only one to include all four worlds, it adds the subplot of Gulliver in an asylum, the doctor & his wife etc, which is understandable to give the story a dramatic hook whereas the book is simply a travelogue. Havenít read it in years but its fantastic.

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RE: Gullivers Travels - 14/11/2006 10:49:42 AM   
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What was the theme of Gullivers Travels?
I remember reading the book ages ago at school but was more interested in the fantastical element of it.

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