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    A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes has...

    A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes has pirates in it.
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    thanks for the link

    thanks for the link
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    I just finished reading The Immoralist by Andre...

    I just finished reading The Immoralist by Andre Gide. It is probably the best book I've read so far this year surpassing Brave New World. It is an introspective tale about a man named Michel who...
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    Ulysses took about two months for me to read. A...

    Ulysses took about two months for me to read. A novel usually takes me about 2 to 5 days to read. The second longest was The Dwarf by Lagerkvist. It took me about 3 weeks to read.
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    Thanks for the recommendation.

    Thanks for the recommendation.
  6. Thread: Siddhartha

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    It is one of my favorite books of all time.

    It is one of my favorite books of all time.
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    I haven't read many short stories but my favorite...

    I haven't read many short stories but my favorite author of short stories so far is Jorge Borges ,and I've only read about 140 pages of his so far. My favorite short stories (so far) are The Aleph,...
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    Congratulations. I also had a tough time but...

    Congratulations. I also had a tough time but found Light in August to be one of the most enjoyable books to read.
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    Light in August saved me from my disappointment...

    Light in August saved me from my disappointment from the other two books in Oprah's Summer Selection pack. I liked As I Lay Dying, but it just didn't meet my expectaions. The Sound and the Fury would...
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    I think we had a thread like this earlier in the...

    I think we had a thread like this earlier in the year. Anyway here is my list:

    Trilogy: Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett
    Narcissus and Goldmund and Glass Bead Game by...
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    I have read a lot of Hesse and Mann. I'm going to...

    I have read a lot of Hesse and Mann. I'm going to start on Goethe's Faust here soon once it arrives.
  12. I would go with favorite author. Then, I would...

    I would go with favorite author. Then, I would see on amazon.com what other books customers bought that also bought your favorite author. However dumb luck doesn't hurt. I found my favorite novel...
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    Sticky: It is reported that Hegel on his deathbed being...

    It is reported that Hegel on his deathbed being disappointed by incomprehension of his writings said the following:"Only one man ever understood me." He fell silent for a while and then added, "And...
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    All I have planned right now is to start and...

    All I have planned right now is to start and finish Joseph and his Brothers by Thomas Mann and Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais.
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    I don't listen to music while reading because all...

    I don't listen to music while reading because all of my attention goes to the story.
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    My record right now is Patriot Games, Clear and...

    My record right now is Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy in a hardcover book which is 1420 pages. After I read Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann I am going to...
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    Valis by Phillip K. Dick A somewhat...

    Valis by Phillip K. Dick

    A somewhat autobiographical novel about a man named Horselover Fat and his experience with a omnipotent pink laser. Horselover is basically a burnout who wants to help...
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    Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon A long and...

    Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

    A long and very challenging novel with the main plot being about a young U.S. Army Lieutenant named Tyrone Slothrop who travels through war-torn Europe trying to...
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    You could try Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the...

    You could try Phillip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle.
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    I usually read one book at a time. I tried...

    I usually read one book at a time. I tried reading three different books at one time and it seemed that I didn't get as much out of them.
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    Poll: I say sci-fi or fantasy can be hard-hitting. I...

    I say sci-fi or fantasy can be hard-hitting. I think Heinlein had some perspectives on taboo topics that wouldn't have been taken seriously unless it was considered sci-fi.
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    Poll: I totally agree with you.

    I totally agree with you.
  23. Thread: Video Games

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    Poll: I don't really have a favorite system. All I care...

    I don't really have a favorite system. All I care about is if the game is fun. I do have to say that I have never had as much fun playing a game then when playing Mario Kart on Super Nitendo with...
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    I would have to say Einstein.

    I would have to say Einstein.
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    I think philosophy can be literature. I also...

    I think philosophy can be literature. I also think for authors it can be intentional and unintentional. Whenever you write, a part of yourself goes into the characters no matter how hard you try not...
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