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    The Fall of a Titan by Igor Gouzenko. I'd like...

    The Fall of a Titan by Igor Gouzenko. I'd like to point out that not all power seekers start out as power seekers. Some are transformed. The Fall of a Titan is about a fella who started out as a...
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    I have read it. I understood none of it - not a...

    I have read it. I understood none of it - not a single word! (Maybe I've used the word "read" incorrectly.) I looked at each individual word, but since I only read English I didn't understand any...
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    Mostly Canadian Recommendations

    Hopefully your definition of "classical novel" includes novels that are fairly recent, as book prizes seem to be all less than 100 years old. The Pulitzer (the oldest that I know of) was first...
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    Here are some obscure books that I really liked:...

    Here are some obscure books that I really liked:

    Argonautica (also known as Argonautika or Jason and the Golden Fleece) by Apollonius of Rhodes
    Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
    Romola by...
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    Here's another thread that was started by someone...

    Here's another thread that was started by someone wanting to start reading classics: Help with my classics reading list? . There's a lot of good advice in that thread as well.
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    Terry Pratchett has died

    The BBC is reporting that Terry Pratchett has died, aged 66. At the time of posting there is pretty much no information in the news story, but it might be updated throughout the day.

    I know that...
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    I can't believe that I have to answer this -...

    I can't believe that I have to answer this - although I've read the complete works of Shakespeare, I can't stand his works - they're indefatigably indecipherable! There are lots of his fans on this...
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    Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

    Hi, everybody.

    The BBC is reporting that Harper Lee is going to publish a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. CNN is also reporting the story.

    I'm looking forward to it. Is anyone else?
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    Someone mentioned starting with Charles Dickens. ...

    Someone mentioned starting with Charles Dickens. Given the time of year, I'd recommend Dickens' Christmas Books:

    A Christmas Carol
    The Chimes
    The Cricket on the Hearth
    The Battle of Life
    ...
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    I just finished The Voyage of the Argo by...

    I just finished The Voyage of the Argo by Apollonius Rhodius. I have the translation entitled Argonautika by Peter Green. I can't recommend this book enough. Some other names of this book are...
  11. Earlier this year I read the Modern Library's In...

    Earlier this year I read the Modern Library's In Search of Lost Time box set, ISBN 978-0-8129-6964-1. According to bookdepository.com, "D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's...
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    That would be Ulysses - occasionally acute but...

    That would be Ulysses - occasionally acute but mostly obtuse. But please don't go off on a tangent.
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    I have read all but 2: D .H Lawrence - Sons and...

    I have read all but 2: D .H Lawrence - Sons and Lovers (1913) and Thomas Mann - The Magic Mountain (1924).




    I rarely go back and re-read books. The only exceptions are the Dickens Christmas...
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    I know a lot of posters have recommended to...

    I know a lot of posters have recommended to remove some of the above entries from your list, but I would recommend reading these first. They are simple, easy reads and really good books. Start with...
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    I'm planning on reading In Search of Lost Time,...

    I'm planning on reading In Search of Lost Time, starting in about a week. After I'm finished (probably around mid-March), I have another 58 books that I own but haven't read yet. I doubt I'll get...
  16. I found The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens to...

    I found The Elected Member by Bernice Rubens to be an emotionally difficult read for me. It's about a family with a son who is addicted to drugs. Other members of the family blame this son for a...
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    I really enjoyed Vernon God Little by D.B.C....

    I really enjoyed Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre. It won the Man Booker prize for 2003.

    I also liked The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole. It's American, not British, but not too...
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    Toni Morrison writes about the plight of the...

    Toni Morrison writes about the plight of the African American in America. I've read The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved and Paradise, and all were excellent. Beloved won the Pulitzer...
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    I believe that these are different names for the same book.
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    You might want to consider The Virginian by Owen...

    You might want to consider The Virginian by Owen Wister.
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    It's available from www.bookdepository.com.

    It's available from www.bookdepository.com.
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    I'll mention a couple more obscure Canadian...

    I'll mention a couple more obscure Canadian books. I was introduced to them when I read the winners of the Governor General's Award for Fiction (Canadian version of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)....
  23. I have 113 unread books that I plan on reading,...

    I have 113 unread books that I plan on reading, and another that I've started.

    What does the winner win? The complete works of Anthony Trollope? Agatha Christie?
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    I really like Twain's short stories. I have "The...

    I really like Twain's short stories. I have "The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain", ISBN 9780553211955. My favorite is "A Medieval Romance"; the ending is the most creative I think I've ever...
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    This is an interesting topic - what languages are user-friendly?

    The BBC published a story about the differences between Hebrew, English and Arabic, as conducted by Israeli researchers. They...
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