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Your selection of must-read novels

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by makker, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    A couple of thoughts:

    Giuseppe di Lampedusa, The Leopard
    Henry James, The Golden Bowl
    Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
     
  2. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Atlas Shrugged, obviously.

    Someone unfamiliar with the novel might not fully appreciate your use of "obviously" in this context. [​IMG]
     
  3. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    Someone unfamiliar with the novel might not fully appreciate your use of "obviously" in this context. [​IMG]

    Someone familiar with this novel will definitely not appreciate it being suggested in this thread though.
     
  4. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Someone familiar with this novel will definitely not appreciate it being suggested in this thread though.
    I think I've shared my opinion of the novel with JG and others in another thread. I understood the thread to be soliciting everyone's subjection "must-reads" and decided to leave it at that.
     
  5. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    Loved Candide by Voltaire, but not sure if it is a must read...
     
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    AFG34 Senior member

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    Brave New World
     
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    + 1 to Brave New World and Siddhartha

    I think Franny and Zooey is worth mentioning; I liked it way more than Catcher in the Rye.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd rank 1984 above Brave New World in terms of "must read." If for no other reason than the former's imagery is so commonly invoked.
     
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    Sound and the Fury

    [​IMG] These are must-read novels, not novels you must be seen reading.
     
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    I just finished The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, probably a modern classic.
     
  15. fwiffo

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    I'm going to invite trouble now:

    Great Expectations.
    Pride and Prejudice.
    The Picture of Dorian Gray.
    Vanity Fair.


    Couple of other ones I can think of like Crime & Punishment but I never consider myself reading something until I can read the original language...
     
  16. rennavate

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    I'm actually reading Crime and Punishment now it's the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, which apparently is superb (and I'm loving it).
     
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    A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
    Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
     
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    Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh (not for everyone though)
    Platform - Michel Houellebecq (gauche, I know)
     
  19. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    This thread has reminded me of what I stand to lose if I continue to favor nonfiction over fiction.

    word
     

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