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    Ahh.. that might be of some importance. Thanks for letting me know!
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    I am 250/550 pages, give or take, from finishing 'The Idiot'. I will definitely let you know when I finish, however, there is no question that it will be all positive reviews! An excellent author, and therefore I am going to put your suggestion, 'The Brothers Karamazov', on my next list of books to order!
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    'Crime and Punishment' really turned me on to Dostoevsky, but I am currently reading 'The Idiot' and cannot put it down. I also have read half of 'Notes From Underground' and hope to finish the other half soon.

    'Candide' is the only thing I have read by Voltaire, but I would highly recommend it. (A great present from your sister by the way)

    I haven't read much Faulkner, only 'A Light in August', which was an excellent book. I have 'The Sound and the Fury' but haven't opened it yet. Which Faulkner do you find the most interesting?

    I haven't read any of the books you listed, but I will definitely look into them. Yes, I think everyday my list gets larger and larger and that I will never be able to finish it.
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    I loved 'L'assommoir' as well as 'Germinal, The Beast Within' (La BÍte Humaine), and 'The Belly of Paris' (Le Ventre de Paris). I read 'Nana', but did not find it as interesting as the others, however it was still a great read. I will have to add 'Therese Raquin' to my list.

    My favorite Hardy was 'The Mayor of Casterbridge'. I have read 'Jude the Obscure' and 'Far from the Madding Crowd', but have yet to pick up Tess.

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated!
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    I have been fairly slow with my list lately especially in the Zola dept. However, I just finished 'The Belly of Paris' and will soon begin 'The Masterpiece'. I am only 6 books into the series and not in any particular order. L'assommoir is the first book that turned me onto Zola, therefore I think you will thoroughly enjoy it. Let me know how it goes! Had you read any Zola previously?

    As for recommendations... I would suggest anything by Zola, Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath', Thomas Hardy's 'Mayor of Casterbridge', and Dicken's 'David Copperfield'.
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    Just curious to see if you have gotten any further with Zola?
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William Faulkner; Dostoevsky; Hugo and Shakespeare
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As I Lay Dying; The Sound and the Fury; The Brothers Karamazov and Les Miserables
Born in London. Moving to Bath in September to study English Literature at university
Reading, of course is a passion of mine. Music. History. Astromony. Drinking. Hanging out with friends.


Only an idiot has no grief; only a fool would forget it. What else is there in this world sharp enough to stick to your guts? - Faulkner


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