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Old 07-18-2005, 04:44 PM   #16
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The Bible

and 4 others
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Old 07-18-2005, 04:52 PM   #17
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The Prince - Machiavelli
Walden - Thoreau
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Kundera
Siddhartha - Hesse
On Death and Dying - Kubler-Ross
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:09 PM   #18
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1. The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
3. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
4. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
5. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
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6. Master & Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
7. The Crimson Petal and the White - Michael Faber
8. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
9. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
10. The Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Stopping at 10.
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Old 07-18-2005, 05:15 PM   #19
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but, including others, in no particular order:

- margaret atwood - alias grace
- tolkien - lord of the rings
- amy tan - the hundred secret senses
- david adams richards - mercy among the children
- phillip pullman - his dark materials
- charlotte bronte - jane eyre

i know there are waaaay more...
quoting myself is so lame, but i forgot:

the alchemist and veronika decides to die, both by paulo coelho
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shel silverstein - the giving tree
EXCELLENT choice.

i STILL can't read that book without choking up.

bravo
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A Tree Grows In Brooklyn --Betty Smith

Dubliners --James Joyce

On The Road -- Jack Kerouac

Interview With A Vampire -- Anne Rice

Les Mis -- Victor Hugo
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Hmm, a tough list to make.


Master & Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov

Madam Bovary - Gustav Flaubert

The Portrait of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Titus Groan & Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake

It Is Hard to Be a God - B. & A. Strugatski

Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

The Sparrow - Mary Doria Russell

Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
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- phillip pullman - his dark materials

Yesss! Excellent choice. Did you know they are making the first book into a movie?
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anything by Bill Bryson

'Neither here nor there' is my fav
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1. harry potter

2. harry potter

3. harry potter

4. harry potter

5. harry potter

6. harry potter

7. harry potter

duh.
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Can anyone recommend a good author / book for short stories?
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so if i dont read any 5 of these books i wont die?

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1. The DaVinci Code-Dan Brown

2. Skinny Dipping-Carl Hiassan(sp) (if you like elmore leonards stuff, read that)

3. Girl With a Pearl Earring-Tracy Chevalier

4. Psycho Ex Files- Merrill Markoe and Andy Prieboy

5. I Know This Much is True-Wally Lamb

6. The Lovely Bones-Alice Sebold

arghh so many others...
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Wow, so many great choices here. Jane Eyre, Anne Frank, Lolita, On the Road, 451 Fahrenheit, Satanic Verses, Tolkein, Simone De B, Victor Hugo. And of course Harrrrryyyy! Everyone I mean everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird.

Let me name some that haven't been named.

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn
Shakespeare's Hamlet
Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Orwell Animal Farm
Naifsi Reading Lolita in Tehran

RE short stories, Dubliners is great, as mentioned. Flannery O'Connor writes amazing short stories, too.
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Some of these were already mentioned but they are worth repeating:

1. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
2. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
3. Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver (SO good)


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