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Old 01-20-2003, 04:52 PM   #1
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need a decision made for me

yes so this has nothing to do with u2 but i need help anyway. i have to decide from a list of controversial books from my english class which one i want to read and report on and they all look really good i've narrowed it down a bit:

Dreiser,Theodore American Tragedy
Faulkner, William As I Lay Dying
Harley, Alex The Autobiography of Malcom X
Heller, Joseph Catch 22
Marquez, Gabriel 100 Years of Solitude
Vonnegut, Kurt Slaughterhouse-Five
Walker, Alice The Color Purple

so far im leaning towards malcom x, my father recommends slaughterhouse-5 (cause he taught it as an english teacher) and a friend has recommended 100 years of solitude. i could always read ulysses which i already know i'll enjoy and i've already read satanic verses and 1984 which are also on the list so i want to read something knew. the list is really long and difficult to narrow down so i'd like some recommendations.

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Old 01-20-2003, 05:06 PM   #2
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Well, The Color Purple is probably the easiest read of them all, if that matters to you.


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Old 01-20-2003, 05:53 PM   #3
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One of the best books I've ever read

Originally posted by WierdandGilly
Haley, Alex The Autobiography of Malcom X
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Old 01-20-2003, 06:23 PM   #4
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I've read 100 years of Solitude. The names in it will drive you absolutely insane, so many characters have the same name or a variation of it, it makes it really hard to keep things straight. Other than that it's a great book, just something to keep in mind.
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Old 01-20-2003, 06:25 PM   #5
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I'm a fan of "Catch 22."

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Old 01-20-2003, 07:40 PM   #7
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Re: need a decision made for me

Harley, Alex The Autobiography of Malcom X
This is what I consider the best book I have ever read. I think it will change the way you think about a lot of things.
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Old 01-20-2003, 08:56 PM   #8
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I've read all of them but American Tragedy and 100 Years of Solitude, and I liked As I Lay Dying the best.
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Old 01-20-2003, 11:02 PM   #9
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Re: need a decision made for me

Originally posted by WierdandGilly

Marquez, Gabriel 100 Years of Solitude
I loved this book. When I finished, it sitting in the hot sun, I had chills.

Why is it controversial?

Slaughterhouse 5 is excellent as well.
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Catch 22 is a riot!!!

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