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I've had this book for a year now and finally getting around to reading it. After about five days, I'm 300+ pages into it because I am enjoying it so much:

I'm going to start either the Goldfinch or Secret History after my current book. Do you recommend either one to start?

 

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After finishing this, I'll have read 4/5ths of Dostoevsky's major novels.

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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I've had this book for a year now and finally getting around to reading it. After about five days, I'm 300+ pages into it because I am enjoying it so much:
I'm going to start either the Goldfinch or Secret History after my current book. Do you recommend either one to start?

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After finishing this, I'll have read 4/5ths of Dostoevsky's major novels.

I've never ready Secret History, but I'm searching for it in used book stores now.
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It's interesting, after reading most of Camus' works over the past year, that there's a strong sentimentality in his work - not unlike Charles Dickens. I will be scorned for that last part of the sentence, but I can't get it out of my mind.

I read the Stranger and while I loved it, I just didn't get the same existential questions others had afterward. I seem to be the only one. Maybe because that's how I am IRL. Are you going to read the Meursault Investigation?
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Brilliant book one of my all time favourites still have a Penguin copy in my library.

Read it while I was trapped in Africa. It was fitting.

Finally finished A High Wind in Jamaica. What an absolutely brilliant book. If anyone is looking for wonderfully cracker-jack writing with beautiful language and plenty of action.. this is it.

Now I'm reading Dr. No. Predict I'll be going on a bit of a Bond trip before the next William Galbraith book comes out.
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I read the Stranger and while I loved it, I just didn't get the same existential questions others had afterward. I seem to be the only one.
Racist. Arab lives matter.
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L'Etranger and La Nausee are great books.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Even The Cure sang about the first one.
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L'Etranger and La Nausee are great books.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Even The Cure sang about the first one.

When I was in college I met a guy who had a friend who was supposed to read The Stranger in his senior English class. He didn't read the book, but had heard the Cure song and knew that it was somehow related to the book, so he tried to BS his way through his final exam essay by quoting parts of the Cure song.

He got an F, unfortunately.
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Been going through this list of books for the past few months: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/05/14/100-must-read-books-the-essential-mans-library/ 

Pretty good stuff. Currently reading "Farewell Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
 

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I'm going to start either the Goldfinch or Secret History after my current book. Do you recommend either one to start?

 

I started with the Goldfinch and is her best book by her IMO.

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