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  1. i find it bizarre that someone can write umpteen...

    i find it bizarre that someone can write umpteen posts about a book they havent even read
  2. i do get through a large number of books in a...

    i do get through a large number of books in a year but i'd prefer them to be ones that i enjoy rather than ones that i speed read because i just wanted them to be over. therefore, i give garp to...
  3. yeah thats fine sitaram but i really just wanted...

    yeah thats fine sitaram but i really just wanted people who use this board's opinions not just a bunch of quotes cobbled together that i could just look up on amazon anyway (and i did).
  4. the world according to garp by john irving

    i've read 50 pages of this book and am wondering if its worth continuing. i am also reading two fantastic books (crime and punishment and the secret history) and frankly, garp doesn't come up to a...
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    what i mean by "that kind of book" is that it...

    what i mean by "that kind of book" is that it wasn't the kind to mess around with your perceptions to the point that you questioned the validity of what you were hearing from frank. if banks had gone...
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    Did anyone else think that Eric might be imagery...

    Did anyone else think that Eric might be imagery or maybe split personality initially?


    no, i don't think the wasp factory was that kind of book. having said that i expected more from the...
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    The Unknown Poets' Corner

    So many people here read so many good books and as many have already said, they can't read every book when there are so many out there, and so many people here are so well versed in literature (tell...
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    its been nearly a year since i read it for the...

    its been nearly a year since i read it for the first time but the thing i remember thinking about when i was reading it was to do with dreams. santiago hasn't caught a fish in 88 days or something (a...
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    sche, read the turn of the screw and then decide...

    sche, read the turn of the screw and then decide whether hes a good writer or not


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    the girl he meets at the start and then...

    the girl he meets at the start and then disappears? i think so.


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    i've a new literary writer i dislike- henry...

    i've a new literary writer i dislike- henry james. BOO!


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  12. well mono, having read both washington square and...

    well mono, having read both washington square and the turn of the screw i can say ive had enough of henry james to last me a lifetime and i will never read his work again. there are too many...
  13. i thought so, the governess was a madwoman who...

    i thought so, the governess was a madwoman who killed the boy. man, what a waste of time that novel was. THE most boring "ghost" story ever written without a doubt and damn near unreadable.

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  14. the turn of the screw by henry james SPOILERS

    my god henry james. i thought i'd learnt my lesson after washington square but im a sucker for punishment and yesterday i read the turn of the screw soley because it was a ghost story and my gothic...
  15. vikram seth (pronounced sett), v.s.naipaul, don...

    vikram seth (pronounced sett), v.s.naipaul, don delillo, jackie kay, jeanette winterson, alex haley, ken kesey, kenzaburo oe, yukio mishima, arundhati roy, luke rhinehart, larry mcmurty, chinua...
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    yeah moby dick is supposed to be the greatest...

    yeah moby dick is supposed to be the greatest american novel ever written so try that


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    no, that was a retarded vampire movie with kate...

    no, that was a retarded vampire movie with kate beckinsale in a vinyl outfit. delillo's book is about the last fifty years of american history and actually requires intelligence unlike that vampire...
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    underworld by don delillo

    underworld by don delillo
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    you're welcome dance banana dance! :banana:

    you're welcome

    dance banana dance!

    :banana:
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    yeah charlotte simmons is about a million times...

    yeah charlotte simmons is about a million times better than bonfire, the writing and story are much better.


    by the way, bonfire of the vanities is a reference to an event that took place in the...
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    i think with king it's kind of hit and miss- i've...

    i think with king it's kind of hit and miss- i've read and loved the shining, misery, the green mile, different seasons (with the shawshank redemption), black house, and on writing but i've also read...
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    im reading the dark tower series by stephen king...

    im reading the dark tower series by stephen king and despite not liking the first book, im now reading the second one and enjoying that. looking forward to reading the other 5 in the series.

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    if you dont want to get into the series books...

    if you dont want to get into the series books with the recurring characters but still want to read a discworld book you could read the one-off books where the main character appears only in that...
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    i really liked the blurb on the back and was...

    i really liked the blurb on the back and was slightly disappointed while reading it that it wasnt as extreme as i thought it was. but then again if it were it would have just been one of those trashy...
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    weatherwax, granny weatherwax.

    weatherwax, granny weatherwax.
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