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Semolina
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Post by Semolina »

La peste is one of my favourites too! Although I've only read the penguin english translation: The Plague

If you're going to read Marlowe's Dr Faustus, I recommend the B text - not widely accepted as entirely genuine, but rather more fun than the A-text.

I really love Haruki Murakami at the moment, and The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is another big favourite.

I also tend to read a lot of field guides for various animals, especially invertebrates.

I terms of non-fiction, anything by Stephen Jay Gould is a real joy, but I'd skip 'Wonderful Life' which he later retracted. David Attenborough is also fantastic.

HHGTTG is great for light comedy, as it terry Pratchett.

I'm also a really big fan of Philip K Dick - anything by, really.

Um, that's by no means an exhaustive list. I actually run a local book club, so I've chewed my way through quite a variety of different tomes in my time...
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oops, that was me in disguise ^^ :lol:
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Post by Rincewind SW »

1984 is my favourite book ever... it's kind of a must-read.

Btw can't read e-books, don't know why because I can read forums for ages. There you go...
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Post by Messy »

Yeah I liked 1984 better than Animal Farm Rince :D

And jooly, as for Faustus, yeah: The B-text is more of a complete story.
The A-text seems more of a series of irrelevant skits at some points :)

I've got both versions (and the rest of his works) anyway ^_^
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Plus more drama and gore, which is always good :D And a very quotable passage I can't actually remember...hmf

Orwell just rocks in general, I think. His essays are also very good.

Anyone read any Paul Auster? I really liked his New York Trilogy
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Post by slimshady »

nobody here who read the old man and the sea and liked it? (or didn't)
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Post by BunnyS »

I never did get round to doing Dr Faustus, the class I was in ended up doing "A Doll's House" - Henrik Ibsen. Also did Animal Farm many times !!! I think it's probably why I have gone off it a bit as I studied it in English and then Drama and then English again ..... and so on ^^

As for Old Man and the Sea .... another Ernest Hemingway I never got round to reading :)

I mean since school and then college, I have tried to avoid the classics. Although no doubt I shall read them eventuallly :)
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Post by meep98324 »

I liked the old man and the sea, for short stories I liked bartleby the scrivener more.

I'm more into non-fiction books though, mostly about math and science. (I'm reading Chances Are right now)
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Post by kewangji »

da vinci kode...
naah, I'm on chapter 4 on it. its weird..

Terry pratchett books*
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Post by Rens2Sea »

Clive Barker's Abarat atm

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Hey look, it also says Abarat when turning your head upside down \o/
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ooooohhhh WOOOOW ! :-O
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Wow, that title is amazing :)
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Post by Shinobi »

I like reading books from these authors:

- Jules Verne, Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, Albert Camus, Voltaire, Racine and Alexandre Dumas(French) + some Shakespear, Stephen King and any books involving the World Geography/History and some studies of Mammals and Animals in general.

The most recent ones are: "Leadership" by Rudy Giuliani and "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown.
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Post by kewangji »

is the followers of dv-code good?
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Post by slimshady »

the followers? ..
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