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anais.jude

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Books I must read
« on: October 10, 2008, 08:53:20 AM »
As some of you may know, I shall (finally) be graduating come April, and I was thinking about all the books I will be able to read once my brain starts working again. So, I am going to start a running list of said books. Please feel free to add. Consider this Anais's Edumacation thing, just with books instead of movies.

1) Don Quixote


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 08:54:14 AM »
Any limitations?


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 09:05:05 AM »
one bookper post (another way to get your post count up)

but other than that, nope. If you think I should read it, then it should be on the list


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 09:08:22 AM »
Ok I'll have a think.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 09:20:43 AM »
Maybe I had a bad translation, but I couldn't really get into Don Quixotte. 

I suggest 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2008, 09:22:43 AM »


1) Don Quixote
2) 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 10:56:51 AM »
1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
 


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 11:06:55 AM »
1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 11:10:59 AM »
1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War


You added 2!!!!!!! But I fogrve you.  ;)


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008, 11:11:58 AM »
Actually I didn't, I added number five and the post with number four in it disappeared.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2008, 11:14:42 AM »
1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
6. The Velveteen Rabbit


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2008, 11:33:14 AM »
1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
6. The Velveteen Rabbit
7. Gene Wolfe - Shadow & Claw
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2008, 12:09:57 PM »
This is looking more and more like school, this reading list.   :P


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2008, 12:11:00 PM »
1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
6. The Velveteen Rabbit
7. Gene Wolfe - Shadow & Claw
8. The Magic Christian


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2008, 12:16:59 PM »
I don't know if you count comics, but I recommend... well, a lot, so I guess I better choose just one.  Gee, this is tough.  I guess considering the books listed so far, something actiony might be refreshing.  Still, to play it safe, let's keep it smart.  Since it's both a great read and a quick read, I'll go with Grant Morrison's (and I'm a sucker for almost anything he's written) sci-fi animal story We3, a sort of bizarre cross between homeward bound and bloody killer robot movies.  Talking animals have never been creepier.

If you aren't accepting comic book submissions, then I have a couple of Sci-fi short stories to recommend:

"It's a Good Life" (which became a very popular Twilight Zone episode and stil remains creepy in prose form) and "The Sandkings" which is a horror sci-fi story with a style that reminds me a lot of those karmic "snap endings" from those old Tales from the Crypt comics.