Methinks Labelking subscribes to a certain philosophical tract. Â Would you cringe if said that I believe in categorical imperatives? Â Truth? Objective Morality?
I don't cringe at other's schools of thought. Besides I shouldn't wish for a lengthy philosophical discourse especially on a forum aimed at more of the superficial... Objective morality; "Les Chants de Maldoror," and "Justine" anyone?
If you're going to read Mann, Buddenbrooks.
One should read Buddenbrooks before venturing into that symbolic microcosm "The Magic Mountain." Also I would add Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," and Vidal's "Myra Breckinridge" for some examinations of American concepts.