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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2008, 06:09:07 AM »
I'd also suggest Kazantzakis' Zorba the Greek

Oh and I so need to get a copy of his  The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel and ac tually finish it this time.

Ha! Zorba the Greek was the one I couldn't finish. 

Hell if I can remember any details about The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel though.
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2008, 06:11:27 AM »
Actually it wasn't so much that it was difficult to read, more that it's impossible to find and the library copy was requested by another user before I could finish it and so I couldn't renew it.

I hate when that happens.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2008, 10:19:45 PM »
book i must read

1984

not because i want to, because my grade in my Civil Rights class depends on it.

any good....i cant get into it


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Re: Books I must read
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2008, 09:28:16 AM »
Neil Gaiman's "Coraline". Yeah, it's a kid's book. So what? >.o
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2008, 09:47:00 AM »
Throw A Game of Thrones onto that pile as well.
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2008, 08:31:36 AM »
note to self. read lovecraft (please give me suggestions people)


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2008, 11:07:05 AM »
Why the sudden Lovecraft interest?

But be that as it may, here is a fairly good source for his works

I'd read the following

  • At the Mountains of Madness
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
  • The Colour Out of Space
  • The Dreams in the Witch-House
  • The Dunwich Horror
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth
  • Dagon
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath
  • The Haunter of the Dark
  • The Lurking Fear
  • Nyarlathotep
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Rats in the Walls
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter
  • The Thing on the Doorstep
  • The Tomb

I think that should be good, though I might have missed a couple of important ones :)


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2008, 04:17:37 PM »
I just remembered that I have always wanted to read him, but know nothing about him.

thanks for the list; are those short stories or novels?


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2008, 04:19:48 PM »
The first seven are novellas; Lovecraft wasn't really much of a novelist, he was very much a short story writer.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2008, 05:33:49 PM »
Ok so,

Agatha Christie

  • The Murder at the Vicarage
  • A Murder is Announced
  • They Do It with Mirrors, or Murder With Mirrors
  • A Pocket Full of Rye
  • The Mirror Crack'd
  • A Caribbean Mystery
  • At Bertram's Hotel
  • Nemesis
  • Thirteen at Dinner
  • The A.B.C. Murders
  • Death on the Nile
  • And Then There Were None
  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin -if you can find it (it's spread between a bunch of short story collections if you can't)

I quite like Dame Agatha's work :)



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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2008, 05:19:08 PM »
My favorite mystery writers were Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

THEN, I discovered Rex Stout.

Try Stout's Some Buried Caesar.  It is well worth it: compelling, funny, and a good puzzle.

Another "fun" book would be Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. 


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2008, 06:43:51 PM »
About a two nights read is: Touching the Void by Joe Simpson.
Captures the interest quickly, reads fast and easy...great paperback for a cold night with a cup of hot tea.

And I really like the Fountainhead (much more than Atlas Shrugged), I'm sure you've endeavored to check it out but I intend to read it again soon, so I figured I'd bring it up.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2008, 07:32:05 AM »
Tortilla Flat, East of Eden, and Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #44 on: December 01, 2008, 02:11:43 PM »
I'll toss in my favorite, Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. In fact, I need to read that one again. I've made it through seven times and I finally understand almost all of it.