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Old 01-09-2004, 04:26 PM   #16
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I read the Little Prince in French the first time ten years ago, and then my fiance gave me the English version for my birthday. There's a thread here somewhere on the Big Read, but I can't search for it anymore since I'm not premium.
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I can't search things either, I don't agree that Lord of The Rings should have won, the books were okay but not my favourite.
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Best
Orbitsville triology by Eric Brown
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K Le Quinn

Worst - well not really worst, just the only 2 books I have failed to finish.

Perestroika by Gorbachev (I was trying to read it at the time)
War and Peace, just couldnt get into it at all.

Speaking of books, does anyone know the name or author of the book where Julius Caesar and Jesus Christ are compared (both JCs, Brutus = Judas, etc). I heard an interview on the radio with the male author years ago and prompty forgot the books details and have never been able to track it down. I think its an independant book not one of the big publishers. Any assistance, gratefully received.

(Oops, ignore that, I found it, duh!)
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Old 01-09-2004, 05:46 PM   #19
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Unabridged.
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Old 01-09-2004, 06:55 PM   #20
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My all time favorite is El Plan Infinito (The Infinite Plan ? I'm not sure if that's how they translated the title, but it's also available in English... I think most of her books are) by Isabel Allende. I've read most of her books and they are all excellent.. several of them focus on different generations of the same family.

All the Harry Potter books so far.

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
The Perfume - Patrick Suskind
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
Corazón - Edmundo De Amicis
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Stranger Beside Me - Ann Rule (I'm not a fan of these type of books, but this woman was a journalist... she met Ted Bundy, the serial killer, years before he was even suspect of any of the murders he committed, they worked together for a suicide hot line. I think it's the most surreal story I've ever read and it all actually happened.)
The Lover - Marguerite Duras
Ethan Frome & The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Unabridged.
It took me AGES to find a proper unabridged paperback copy a few years ago. I can't read the abridged version of any book. Though at the moment I wish they made abridged versions of every book written on the philosophy/theory of history.
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Old 01-09-2004, 08:35 PM   #22
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Over the past few years, there's been a lot of copies of unabridged version of Monte Christo poppin in the bookstore shelves... Modern Library, Everyman, Oxford Classics
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The lord of The Rings - J. R.R Tolkien
Faeries (an illustration book) - Allan Lee
Angela's Ashes- Frank McCourt
One hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez...
From The Earth To the Moon - Jules Verne
the metamorphosis- Kafka...
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8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
I classics too, but I'm going to have to say that Aldous Huxley's Brave New World beats Orwell 1984 any day, at least imo.
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Old 01-10-2004, 03:28 PM   #25
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Best:

The lord of The Rings - J. R.R Tolkien
Faeries (an illustration book) - Allan Lee
Angela's Ashes- Frank McCourt
One hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez...
From The Earth To the Moon - Jules Verne
the metamorphosis- Kafka...
I really loved Angela's Ashes and the sequel to it 'Tis.

Aralitia.
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Harry Potter!!!
the best books there are!!!
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Orwell 1984 is also great...but has a strange ending.
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Old 01-10-2004, 06:57 PM   #28
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My favorite book is Umberto Eco's "Name of the Rose". It's heavy going but really interesting. The movie of the same name is my all-time favorite movie.
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Old 01-10-2004, 08:20 PM   #29
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Currently reading "House of Sand and Fog" heard the movie's good also. Deals with a conflict between an Iranian family and American culture. Interesting..
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Aren't there any other Kerouac fans around here??

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