Has anyone here read Ishmael?

wvueers1wvueers1 Phoenix, AZPosts: 61
edited December 2013 in All Encompassing Trip
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Great book.
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  • I read it once, a long, long time ago.

    You ever see the movie? If so, what'd you think of it?

    Speaking of things read, did you read whatever Jeff was reading around that same time? I been trying to remember wtf it was called. All I can remember is it was Russian, or the author was Russian. And there was a talking cat. A black talking cat.
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  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 20,998
    I've read both of them. I liked Ishmael more, but The Master and Margarita is an interesting book too. I need to revisit those two soon. I'm desperately searching for Tahar Ben Jelloun's Moha Le Fou, Moha Le Sage in English or Greek, but until today rien.
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  • JonnyPistachioJonnyPistachio FloridaPosts: 10,189
    Yeah, I really liked it, but it was a long time ago.. Don't remember all of it.

    (There's a movie?)
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  • Leezestarr313Leezestarr313 Temple of the catPosts: 14,063
    I read both too. I LOVE The Master and Margarita. Ishmael was great too, but I was more impressed with MM. Good stuff!
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,183
    read it years ago. might need to dust it off and re-read it sometime soon.
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  • Yeah, I really liked it, but it was a long time ago.. Don't remember all of it.

    (There's a movie?)

    Yeah, it had Cuba Gooding Jr. and Anthony Hopkins in it.

    IMDB tells me it wasn't called Ishmael but rather Instinct. I remember it seemed to have the same concepts of the book but the plot was wildly different because, well, the plot in the book would be hard or impossible to execute in a movie. If I remember the book right, wasn't it just a lot of sitting around and basically staring at a gorilla? If you were to look at what was happening externally, anyway. So to show the same internal movement in an external way - there's the challenge.
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  • rhcpjam1029rhcpjam1029 Posts: 1,918
    Need to reread it again. First time went way over my head.
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  • wvueers1wvueers1 Phoenix, AZPosts: 61
    I read it once, a long, long time ago.

    You ever see the movie? If so, what'd you think of it?

    Speaking of things read, did you read whatever Jeff was reading around that same time? I been trying to remember wtf it was called. All I can remember is it was Russian, or the author was Russian. And there was a talking cat. A black talking cat.


    Are you referring to the movie Instinct that was mentioned? Because I couldn't find an Ishmael movie on imdb.
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  • wvueers1wvueers1 Phoenix, AZPosts: 61
    I read both too. I LOVE The Master and Margarita. Ishmael was great too, but I was more impressed with MM. Good stuff!

    Thanks. I will check out MM. But right now I starting Dan Quinn's The Story of B. The book he wrote after Ishmael.
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  • wvueers1 wrote:
    I read it once, a long, long time ago.

    You ever see the movie? If so, what'd you think of it?

    Speaking of things read, did you read whatever Jeff was reading around that same time? I been trying to remember wtf it was called. All I can remember is it was Russian, or the author was Russian. And there was a talking cat. A black talking cat.


    Are you referring to the movie Instinct that was mentioned? Because I couldn't find an Ishmael movie on imdb.

    That's the one. I didn't realize until a bit later that the movie wasn't actually called Ishmael.
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  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 4,101
    Yes, was decent,

    you have to like gorillas though
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