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Old 07-19-2005, 11:42 AM   #31
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i'll try, these are some of my favorites

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Breakfast of Champions
The Alchemist
On the Road
Naked Lunch
Tuesdays with Morrie
A clockwork orange
Fountainhead
FIght Club
Brave new world
catcher in the rye
The grapes of wrath
100 years of solitude
1984
lord of the flies
A confedrancy of dunces
A people's history of the USA
Bob Dylan's Chronicles
and the Bible
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:13 PM   #32
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RE short stories, Dubliners is great, as mentioned. Flannery O'Connor writes amazing short stories, too.
Great, thanks!

Let me contribute some Latin American literature to the list (I also agree with many of the books posted here):

1. One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (masterpiece, masterpiece, masterpiece... although it is easy to get lost in it)

2. Complete Short Stories - Julio Cortazar ('Letter to a Lady in Paris' and 'The Sweater' are two masterpieces)

3. The Aleph - Jorge Luis Borges

4. The Tunnel - Ernesto Sabato (masterpiece, masterpiece, masterpiece)

5. Mist - Miguel de Unamuno
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quoting myself is so lame, but i forgot:

the alchemist and veronika decides to die, both by paulo coelho
no! he sucks, believe me
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #34
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no! he sucks, believe me
Agreed.

I was recommended the Alchemist by a couple of friends and the book just sucks. Please, avoid this piece of baloney.
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no! he sucks, believe me
well they ARE your opinions, how are they more valid than anyone else?
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well they ARE your opinions, how are they more valid than anyone else?
Elevation2u, everything is an opinion in this forum. So, post readers may or may not follow other poster's advice. It is up to them.
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yea i know, but some people are too condescending, but whatevere
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yea i know, but some people are too condescending, but whatevere
Whatever is a great word...
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it is, isn't it?
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DaVinci Code by Dan Brown along with Angels and Demons also by Dan Brown
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
The Shining by S. King
A Child Called It by Dave Peltzer
and my favorite classic, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, I belive.
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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.
whorey petter?

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Yesss! Excellent choice. Did you know they are making the first book into a movie?
i read a while back that new line cinema bought the rights to the books, but that they have been stuck on the screenplay, as well as casting the 2 leads.

if they ever get the movie made, great. but the movie almost never does justice to the book.
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1. 'If On A Winter's Night A Traveler', by Italo Calvino
2. 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles', by AC Doyle
3. 'Tales Of Old Japan', compiled by Lord Redesdale
4. 'Time's Arrrow', by Martin Amis
5. 'High Fidelity', by Nick Hornby
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1. The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
2. The Brothers K - Duncan (read them right after one another)
3. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Rushdie
4. If on a winters night a traveler - Calvino
5. Collected Fictions, Vol. 3 - Borges (makes my back tingle just to write his name.)
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1. 'If On A Winter's Night A Traveler', by Italo Calvino

Very nice Yertle.
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