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Posted: 19 May 04, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello all. I'm considering using a $50 gift certificate I was given that can be redeemed at a local book store on classic books that I'll take with my on my summer Gov. Scholar thing. Any suggestions? I'm already heavily considering Brave New World, but any more ideas from you all would be a great help. :) Just remember when giving ideas, our book store is semi crap.


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Posted: 19 May 04, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Classic:

A book that everyone praises but no one reads.

Mark Twain (paraphrased)


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Tale of Two Cities.

Don't get the sequel. It bites.


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brave New World's alright, 1984 is better.

Definitely pick up The Great Gatsby...you won't regret it.


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nobody here reads! What are you Cat, MAAAAAD!? ;D


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm just slightly mad Dan, we all are right? ;D

I've already read Great Gatsby and nice quote Mike, it's one of my faves.


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To Kill a Mockingbird and Catcher in the Rye are two of my favorites.


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, how about The Sun Also Rises then?


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Posted: 19 May 04, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I'm just slightly mad Dan, we all are right? ;D"

Ah, yes... That we are. ;)


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Posted: 19 May 04, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll agree with the "phony" who plugged Catcher in the Rye. I am also partial to any novel by Mark Twain (who would have known?).


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Posted: 19 May 04, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Huck Finn - the greatest American novel

Anything by Thomas Hardy, though I'd recommend Jude the Obscure

and though I'm ashamed to admit it, I loved Jane Eyre when I read it years ago


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Posted: 19 May 04, 23:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zeni - How can you recommend that "racist" book by Mark Twain? LOL


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Posted: 19 May 04, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure I can find a way to rationalize it somehow :)


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Posted: 19 May 04, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I'm sure I can find a way to rationalize it somehow :)"

It's a good book. 'Nuff said. ;)


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Posted: 20 May 04, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I tried reading Return Of The Natives by Thomas Hardy - sent me to Snoresville, Arizona. Mind you, I only got it because the family had the same unusual surname as me, not the best reason to buy a book.

I would recommend a book that Zeni told me about - The Lance & The Sheild (the story of Sitting Bull) - fantastic.


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Posted: 20 May 04, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1984
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Posted: 20 May 04, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

btw, Books suck, buy a dvd instead


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Posted: 20 May 04, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Brave New World's alright, 1984 is better."

I didn't like "Brave New World" that much either, maybe because they forced me to read it :(

But if I had a 50$ gift certificate to buy books from, it would surely be the "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy.


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Posted: 20 May 04, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am unsure what "classic" means, Savannah. If you want a "must read" 20th century American novel, I recommend To Whom The Bell Tolls by Hemingway or Grapes Of Wrath by Steinbeck - both easy to read and very compelling.

If it's about "just for fun" reading, I recommend John Irving, anything after Setting Free The Bears (beware!), for me he is the most entertaining quality novelist of our time.




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Posted: 20 May 04, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You understood what "classic" means perfectly well Barb. :) I'm interested in Hemingway actually already, so you reccommending him is good. :)

Thank you all for your thoughts.


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