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    I had never thought of Holden's... actions, at...

    I had never thought of Holden's... actions, at the end of the book in the way you described with the pay the piper analogy, but I really like it. I personally do not think he is murdering the man,...
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    So I just read "Blood Meridian" *spoilers*

    I had just recently finished what became one of my favourite books: Blood Meridian. This is one of the greatest novels I have ever read and I am curious what you guys think of some key talking points...
  3. Am I in over my head with Gravity's Rainbow?

    I like encyclopedic novels. My three favourite novels belong to this category (Ulysses, War and Peace, and Moby-Dick). Since I finished War and Peace I thought I might tackle the summit of the...
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    Pierre Bezuhov (War and Peace). He is acts the...

    Pierre Bezuhov (War and Peace). He is acts the way he is regardless of company, and is in constant search of happiness and purpose, I find him very relatable.
  5. I noticed the pair as well (I am about 500 pages...

    I noticed the pair as well (I am about 500 pages through War and Peace as of right now). I read that Tolstoy actually visited Hugo and praised him for Les Mis shortly after it came out.
  6. Sticky: When is there going to be a revote?

    When is there going to be a revote?
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    Moby-Dick is my 2nd favourite novel, seeing as I...

    Moby-Dick is my 2nd favourite novel, seeing as I have only read it once, I will refer to this page during my next read, thanks for posting the question and thanks for responding!
  8. It is not necessarily the length of the novels,...

    It is not necessarily the length of the novels, it is the type. Though I came across Infinite Jest on a long novels list, what made me want to read it was finding it on the "encyclopedic novels"...
  9. I have both books (Edmonds translation for War...

    I have both books (Edmonds translation for War and Peace), due to Les Misérables length I have wanted to read both for a while now, I will finish Les Misérables by the end of September. If I finish...
  10. What 500,00+ word novel should I read next? Infinite Jest or War and Peace?

    I am about halfway through Les Misérables and I figured that afterword I would continue the long novel streak. The book on my shelf I plan to finish by December is Infinite Jest or War and Peace ....
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    Excellent advice. I am half way through Les...

    Excellent advice. I am half way through Les Misérables, so digressions and historiography would not dismay me from reading those parts, let alone the whole book. My copy has a small character list...
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    That was what I was worried about as well, the...

    That was what I was worried about as well, the length deters most bust what gives me pause is the hundreds of characters and Russian naming. I read some of The Brothers Karamazov so I understand...
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    Nice approach, but if I know even the most basic...

    Nice approach, but if I know even the most basic plot, than why read? A big part of reading for me is understanding the story through text, I like to watch the films after. That may help me, but I...
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    Best way to read War and Peace?

    I just finished Don Quixote and I am currently reading Les Misérables. I bought those books along with War and Peace to read one after the other, shortest first. My question is, what is the best and...
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    Cyclopes, from the Odyssey and other ancient...

    Cyclopes, from the Odyssey and other ancient Greek literature/poems
  16. I am only a fourth through the novel, but Ivan's...

    I am only a fourth through the novel, but Ivan's quiet demeanor and intelligence makes him my favourite.
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    Anything by Kafka is a good choice, he was born...

    Anything by Kafka is a good choice, he was born in the Czech Republic and his books were originally written in German and are widely available.
    The Trial
    The Metamorphosis
    The Castle
    You may have...
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    As I Lay Dying was pretty comedic in a dark way.

    As I Lay Dying was pretty comedic in a dark way.
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    I finished it over the weekend, now I am on The...

    I finished it over the weekend, now I am on The Sound and the Fury
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