Don Quixote

Discussion in 'Fantasy Books' started by antithesis, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    I just now finished this incredibly awesome book. The first part of it I just thought was amusing but not particulary insightful or brilliant. But the second part blew me away. Damn, I loved it so much. And I just wanted all of his friends and family to leave him alone and let him be a knight errant in peace. The ending really made me sad too.

    Anyone else really enjoy it? Not enjoy it? Have no interest whatsoever in it?
     
  2. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    I haven't actually read the book yet but I'm familiar with the story. Lotta symbalism.

    Ever hear the soundtrack from the Man of Lamancha? "To dream the impossible dream..."
     
  3. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    I've actually never seen that movie. Is it good?
     
  4. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    I don't know if they ever made a movie, it was on broadway forever. Haven't seen the play either but I've heard the soundtrack. My mom was really into musicals. "To Dream the Impossible Dream" was one of my favorite songs when I was a kid.
     
  5. crummyrummy

    crummyrummy Brew Your Own Beer Lifetime Supporter

    I believe " the Man of LaMancha" was a movie about Don Quixote.
     
  6. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    That is very true. It has Peter O'Toole in it I believe. The only movie I have seen about Don Quixote is "Lost in La Mancha" about Terry Gilliam's failed attempt to make a movie about Don Quixote.
     
  7. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    That is sweet Naykid, I don't think I've ever heard the song though.
     
  8. NaykidApe

    NaykidApe Bomb the Ban

    I wish I could remember all the words.

    "To dream the impossible dream,

    To fight the unbeatable foe

    To bear the unbearable sorrow

    To run where the brave dare not go

    To right the unrightable wrong

    To love pure and chaste from afar

    To strive when your arms are too weary

    To reach the unreachable star

    This is my quest

    To follow that star

    No matter how hopeless

    No matter how far

    To be able to act

    Without reason or pause

    To be willing to march into hell for a heavenly cause

    And I know if I'll only be true

    To this glorious quest

    That my heart will ....."

    That's all I remember. The music's incrediable too.
     
  9. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    I actually think that I would really like it. I really like the lyrics. I'll have to find it on the net or something so that I can listen to it.
     
  10. joe

    joe Banned

    Don Quioxte..My favorite book in the whole entire universe, in its time it was the first of its kind.
    The estranged wanderer so connected to his dreams of chivalry and justice.

    I read this book just for the hell of it even though ive read it twenty bazillion times, the story never tires. I could go on about it forever,
    I truly beleive in the codes of chivalry and all the hubub of Don quioxte
     
  11. antithesis

    antithesis Hello

    It is a beautiful novel. I was definitely in love with Don Quixote by the end ;)
     
  12. Ayesha

    Ayesha Member

    Great Book!!!!!
     
  13. sky_pink

    sky_pink er... what's the time?

    Yes, it is a good book. And yes, contrary togeneral opinion, I'd have to agree the second part was better than the first.

    It actually resembles a modern novel very much. Unnaturally so.
     
  14. I only read a quarter or so, loved what I read, but it just made me really sad that he was so retreated in this fantasy existence (didn't finish so forgive me if I made the wrong conclusion) so didn't continue.
    But after seeing the movie Big Fish, I came to the conclusion that happiness is happiness, even if it is imagination derived...
    Im gonna start again
     
  15. SlayerFan20

    SlayerFan20 Member

    I love it! It's one of my all-time favorite books. I love the fact that my roots are in the home city of Miguel de Cervantes. When you are in Spain, I recommend you visit some of the places related to the book, including Alcalá de Henares (Miguel's hometown) and, of course, the windmills of La Mancha.
     

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