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    :lol: (I hope this is meant in jest because I...

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    (I hope this is meant in jest because I find it hilarious!)
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    (The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights) I...

    (The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights) I didn't read all of the posts to see if this had been mentioned, nor have I read this book. Steinbeck, however, was an amazing author and therefore I...
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    I am about 3/4 of the way through the 3rd book....

    I am about 3/4 of the way through the 3rd book. Unfortunately he killed off some of my favorite characters and I am having trouble picking it back up after a few months of neglect. .... and anyway I...
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    "Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a...

    "Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian." - Herman Melville (Moby Dick)
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    The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck Growth of...

    The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
    Growth of the Soil - Knut Hamsun
    Germinal - Emile Zola
    Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
    Martin Eden - Jack...
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    "Introducing Religion" by Daniel Pals

    Has anyone on here read this book?
    I am looking for a good overview of this book.
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    Although not all of these are by English authors;...

    Although not all of these are by English authors; here are some books that I enjoyed that I remember as being "quick paced":

    King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard
    The Sea-Wolf - Jack London...
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    I am not sure if this fits the bill, but I would...

    I am not sure if this fits the bill, but I would recommend Knut Hamsun. Hamsun was a Norwegian author and Nobel prize winner for his book "Growth of the Soil" or "Markens Grøde". His writing has been...
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    I agree with Brian Bean; Nana is not my favorite...

    I agree with Brian Bean; Nana is not my favorite work of Zola. I prefer "L'Œuvre", "Germinal", "La Terre" or really any of the other works that I have read in Les Rougon-Macquart.

    Flaubert...
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    I started with "Tortilla Flat" and went from...

    I started with "Tortilla Flat" and went from there to "Travels with Charley". I don't think it matters where you start as long as you start. However, the book that really put Steinbeck on the map for...
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    I only managed to read Emile Zola's "The Kill" or...

    I only managed to read Emile Zola's "The Kill" or "La Curee" in May.
    Excellent book as with everything by him. 10/10
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    If you enjoyed Therese Racquin for the "angry...

    If you enjoyed Therese Racquin for the "angry ending", you should really consider picking up 'The Earth' or 'La Terre' if you haven't already read it.
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    Absolutely not! I am a huge fan of Zola and...

    Absolutely not!
    I am a huge fan of Zola and naturalism in general.
    Unlike dfloyd I wasn't a big fan of 'Nana', however, it could have been my translation. I find his more gritty "depressing" works...
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    Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 5/5...

    Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 5/5
    Kobo Abe - The Kangaroo Notebook 4/5
    George Orwell - Down and Out in Paris and London 5/5
    Thomas Hardy - The Woodlanders 5/5
    Charles Dickens - Hard...
  15. Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan" Jack...

    Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"
    Jack London's "The Iron Heel"
    Vladimir Nabokov's "Invitation to a Beheading"
    Aldous Huxley's "Island"
    Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"
    Daniel Keyes's...
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    I remember reading "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The...

    I remember reading "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", "Romeo and Juliet" and "The Metamorphosis" in middle school.

    ....the reading list (that I remember) from the 4...
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    "A Tale of Two Cities" is the book that really...

    "A Tale of Two Cities" is the book that really got me interested in Dickens and I followed it up with "David Copperfield", "A Christmas Carol" and "Oliver Twist". I am sure that you will enjoy them...
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    Jack London - 'The Call of the Wild' Jack...

    Jack London - 'The Call of the Wild'
    Jack London - 'White Fang'
    E.M. Forster - 'Howards End'
    Charles Dickens - 'Oliver Twist'
    Emile Zola - 'La Terre'

    While I enjoyed all of the books that I...
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    I really enjoyed London's dystopian novel 'The...

    I really enjoyed London's dystopian novel 'The Iron Heel'
  20. In addition to that list: Jack London's 'Sea...

    In addition to that list:

    Jack London's 'Sea Wolf'
    Ernest Hemmingway's 'The Garden of Eden'
    Jules Verne's ' The Mysterious Island'
    Aldous Huxley's 'Island'
    John Steinbeck's 'The Pearl'
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    Theodroe Dreiser - Sister Carrie 4/5 D.H....

    Theodroe Dreiser - Sister Carrie 4/5
    D.H. Lawrence - Sons and Lovers 5/5
    Thomas Hardy - Return of the Native 5/5
    Sinclair Lewis - Main Street 5/5

    'Main Street' took me a while to get into...
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    Many novels by Dostoevsky Dicken's Scrooge in...

    Many novels by Dostoevsky

    Dicken's Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" is an obvious example.

    Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street". Although the main character didn't hate the entire world, only small...
  23. I don't have a little sibling, cousin, child, or...

    I don't have a little sibling, cousin, child, or any children in my life, however my parents used to read to me. (of course that was 20 some years ago, but I still consider myself young) When I have...
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    I absolutely loved this book, however, I have not...

    I absolutely loved this book, however, I have not found one Hardy book in which I didn't thoroughly enjoy. While reading the book I had a love hate relationship with Eustacia, and I fell in love with...
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    Poll: All of those books are wonderful and I really...

    All of those books are wonderful and I really don't think it makes a huge difference what order you read them, because you will love every one.

    Nevertheless.... I voted for "Jude".
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