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Old 07-19-2005, 03:38 PM   #46
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Can anyone recommend a good author / book for short stories?

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Old 07-19-2005, 05:22 PM   #47
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5 books, I've read and loved!

1, Tolkien- Lord Of The rings
2, Thomas Hardy- Far From The Madding Crowd
3, William Golding- Lord Of The Flies
4, George Orwell- 1984
5, ALL HARRY POTTER BOOKS

to be awkward throw in a few more...

George Orwell- Animal Farm
Frank McCourt- Angelas Ashes

Ok...I'm going off on 1 now! 1 more pleeeeaasse!

John Steinbeck- Of Mice And Men


All of these books!
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anton chekhov's short stories are every bit as good as his plays.
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1) The Bible (Gospel of John/ Book of Romans)

2) The Prophet - Khalil Gibran

3) The Road Less Traveled - M. Scott Peck

4) He Chose the Nails - Max Lucado

5) Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Album
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Agreed.

I was recommended the Alchemist by a couple of friends and the book just sucks. Please, avoid this piece of baloney.
I disliked the last 30 pages or so of the Alchemist greatly. But Veronika Decides to Die was a very pleasant surprise. I love his descriptions regarding the healing power of music. Very moving.
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1) Memory, Sorrow & Thorn - Trilogy by Tad Williams
2) The Sum Of All Fears - Tom Clancy
3) Labyrinth Of Evil-Revenge Of The Sith
4) The Left Behind Series - Lehaye & Jenkins
5) Harry Potter Series - Rowling

What can I say? I like pop literature!
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Old 07-19-2005, 07:10 PM   #52
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ok here are mine

#1 The Bible

the rest are simply books I enjoy, in no particualr order...

Animal Farm - George Orwell
Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe- C. S. Lewis
Surprised By Joy- C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity- C.S. Lewis
Charlotte's Web -E.B. White
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - Ronald Dahl
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no, isn't my opinion, Coelho just sucks... oh, well, yes it's my opinion but he still sucks

anyway, here are my choices:
- No Logo by Naomi Klein
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
- Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

and many more...
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Can anyone recommend a good author / book for short stories?
Guy de Maupassant. He is considered by many to be the greatest French writer of short stories and I find it hard to disagree.

I also always loved O. Henry's short stories. He's a master of twist endings and his stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and poignant.

I'd also add Terry Pratchett's Discworld series to my list of books-to-read. I love them to death.
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Here are mine (no order):

"The Iliad" by Homer

"The Odyssey" by Homer

"Aeneid" by Virgil

"The Divine Comedy" by Dante

"Paradise Lost " by John Milton

"The Ramayana" by Valmiki

"Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs

"Junky" by William S. Burroughs

"Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk

"Mexico City Blues" by Jack Kerouac

"On The Road" by Jack Kerouac

"Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh

"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey

"Double Indemnity" by James M. Cain

"The Collected Poems Of Langston Hughes" by Langston Hughes

"Howl And Other Poems" by Allen Ginsberg

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath

"U2: At The End Of The World" by Bill Flanagan

"Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan" by Howard Sounes

"Ulysses" by James Joyce

"The Tanakh"

"The Noble Qur'an"

"The New Testament"

That's it. They are all good books. Sorry I couldn't pick 5.
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^^ whoever is above me had some good choices
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The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

The Gifts of the Jews, Thomas Cahill

How the Irish Saved Civilisation, Thomas Cahill

The Testament, John Grisham

The Five People You Meet In Heaven
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Anything by Gabriel García Márquez. Genius.
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Oh *Bleep*!

Best Book Ever:

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.
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