Your selection of must-read novels

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  1. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    All quiet on the western front

    +1

    Also A Time to Love and A Time to Die, profoundly sad ending but a beautiful read.
     


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    Gatsby? [​IMG]
     


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    +1

    Also A Time to Love and A Time to Die, profoundly sad ending but a beautiful read.


    Same genre?
     


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    Gatsby? [​IMG]

    All time high school great besides Catcher In The Rye. But let's not go there.

    The Postman
    The Alchemist (novella I suppose)
    Gary Paulson books are sweet
    The House of The Scorpion
    Anything from John Grisham or Michael Crichton
     


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    Same genre?

    Pretty much a story of a German soldier during WWII. He finds romance, etc. Don't want to ruin the plot too much but it is very much along the line of Remarque's other works.
     


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    Pretty much a story of a German soldier during WWII. He finds romance, etc. Don't want to ruin the plot too much but it is very much along the line of Remarque's other works.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll read it once I'm done with the wealth of nations (which I might vote to be on this list... only a few hundred pages from the end)
     


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    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll read it once I'm done with the wealth of nations (which I might vote to be on this list... only a few hundred pages from the end)

    Depending on how you get your books (I use the public library) it may be a bit difficult to find, I had to request it from another library system. Still worth the read.
     


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    Great thread. My reading list continues to grow.
     


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    Mosquito Coast
    The Beach
    Beaufort
    Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
     


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    Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace.

    +1, his essays are better but IJ is a great novel.

    Lonesome Dove
    100 Years of Solitude
     


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    +1, his essays are better but IJ is a great novel.

    Lonesome Dove
    100 Years of Solitude


    Did you actually like 100 Years of Solitude? I absolutely hated it...
     


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    None. I don't think there's any literature that's an absolute necessity for all people.

    For great under-sung writing:
    Georges Simenon's noir - Dirty Snow, et al.
    Tim O'Brien's Vietnam novels and stories (particularly The Things They Carried)
    Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me (how they made it into a film, I don't know)
     


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    On The Road by Jack Kerouac
    Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
     


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    Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
    Heart of Darkness and The Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad
    Blood Meridian and Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
    Casino Royale
    by Ian Fleming
    The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux
    The Stand by Stephen King
    Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
    Catch-22 by Heller

    This will give you a good, well-rounded perspective on life.
     


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    Notes from Underground
    Invisible Man
    Samson Agonistes
     


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