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Old 07-29-2005, 01:16 PM   #81
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Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham

The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman

[i]Winnie the Pooh[i/] and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

I could go on all day, but I tired to just get a mix of stuff.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:15 PM   #82
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I know... it is a "messy" book. I wrote a paper in grad school about the parallelism of the book and the history of Latin America / Colombia and it is almost a perfect fit. Made me appreciate it much more...
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and yeah... some people doesn't get that book cuz they don't know the background.... One Hundred years of Solitude is an obligatory book here (obviously) and altough it is a hard book most of people can relate it with many of the little towns here.
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:01 PM   #83
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On The Road by Jack Kerouac

The Grapes Of Wrath by John Steinbeck

The Stand by Stephen King

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
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The Screwtape Letters- C.S. Lewis

Caballo de Troya Jerusalen- J.J. Benitez

The Five People You Meet in Heaven- by Mitch Albom (nice little book I recently read)

and well you pretty much mention books I've read or are planning to read

I'm about to start Pillars of the Earth right when I finished Conversations With Bono, nice read also
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Oh how I love his work. I also happened meet him once too back when "Intimacy" was coming out in the theaters in the UK. That was the highlight of my trip.

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Old 08-06-2005, 11:36 PM   #86
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1.Order of the Pheonix
2.Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
3.Prizoner of Azkaban
4.The Da vinci code
5.Half blood prince
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Old 08-07-2005, 03:42 PM   #87
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Some of my favorites:

1 The Call Of The Wild and White Fang - Jack London
2 The Barrytown Trilogy - Roddy Doyle
3 A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man - James Joyce
4 A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams
5 The Crossing - Cormac MacCarthy
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:53 AM   #88
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Perfume - Patrick Suskind

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje

Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (a trilogy in five parts) - Douglas Adams

The Lord Of The Flies - William Golding
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:56 AM   #89
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To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
The Bible by lots of people
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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Old 08-17-2005, 03:39 PM   #91
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1) High Society - Ben Elton
2) Animal Farm - George Orwell
3) Rumours of a Hurricaine
4) A child called It
5) Blast from the Past - Ben Elton

actually anything by Ben Elton i reconmend
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Oxford Book of English Verse or anything by Whitman, Cummings, Elliot or Frost

The Odyssey - Homer

The Narnia Books - Lewis (My childhood in a nutshell)

The Tempest - Shakespeare

Emerson/Thoreau/Twain
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Old 08-17-2005, 09:19 PM   #93
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5 books and invitation to read Blog

Listing the five books one simply has to read is tough . . . but here goes:

1. LOTR Trilogy (I know it ain't one book)
2. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
3. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
4. Something by Stephen King (Some of his stuff is lesser quality, but you should at least read one of his books - he is a great character creator)
5. The Bible

I would also like to invite anyone who has some free time to check out my relatively new Blog. It isn't your typical rant.

http://everyothernamehasbeentaken.blogspot.com/

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1) 1984 - George Orwell
2) Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
3) Lord Of The Rings
4) anything by Ray Bradbury
5) Hitchhikers Guide
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On The Road (Kerouac)
100 Years of Solitude (Marquez)
Rum Diary (Thompson)
Catcher In The Rye (Salinger)
The Sun Also Rises (Hemingway)
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