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    I haven't read it... Have you?

    ~~~Tell us a book you haven't read~~~

    (I am sure it will be particularly difficult for some of you to come up with such titles! ).

    Only someone who has read that particular book can reply!

    Tell us when you read it and what you thought of it.

    And then give us the title of a book you haven't read.


    Eg:

    - Grapes of Wrath

    - Read it at highschool and enjoyed Steinbeck's excellent descriptions.

    I haven't read Middlesex,
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    .



    I haven't read Moby Dick by Herman Melville.
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    I have re-read Moby within the last year. The writing is thickly descriptive, which some readers dislike, but I found Mr. Melville's detail work allowed me to damn near smell the fishy odors leaching and wafting from the old fishing schooner's wood! But the book does require an atmosphere conducive to total immersion in the book, somewhere without any kind of disturbance, so as to best appreciate its finer qualities. Distractions easily killed the subtle crescendoed beat in this tale. "Call me Ishmael."

    Book not yet read: Satanic Verses
    *doesn't want a spoiler posted*
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    i havent read that either

    I havent read Rebecca by Du Maurier

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortysweetp
    i havent read that either

    I havent read Rebecca by Du Maurier
    Oh sure, yeah, I love ya', but maybe you should peruse the instructions for this thread again my dear........you owe us one......

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    ok ok i reread sorry lol its the stupid allergy medicine i swear lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortysweetp
    ok ok i reread sorry lol its the stupid allergy medicine i swear lol


    Tis' a laughing matter really, Shorty, no pressure intended............is it the 750ml Merlot alergy 'medicine'?? (:

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    no not that kind of medicine but i wish it was

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    Quote Originally Posted by baddad
    Book not yet read: Satanic Verses
    Okay, I admit, I have read Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses along with The Necronomicon, while trying to open my mind and "expand my horizons" as much as possible, so to speak. I found Rushdie's work very interesting, well-thought, dark, philosophical, but the concept of virtually worshipping one's self and, basically, seeming desperately deviant in some parts did not quite appeal to me. I cannot insult Rushdie's obviously profound intelligence and unique thought, but it merely does not sound like my "cup of tea."

    I have never read Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot (but intend to soon!).

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    The Idiot is one of my favourite Dostoievski's novels. The main character is very good-hearted but naive because of his upbringing and, because of it, people consider him an idiot. It's a story of good intentions and pity gone wrong, compassion for others bringing ruin to one's life.
    I haven't read Joyce's Ulysses, though I have ordered and hope to receive it soon.
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    Gravity's Rainbow - Pynchon
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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Mental
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    Iveneverreadtheprincebymachiavelli

    LOL

    I think i've read the Prince, but I m not sure I read the whole of it... though I think i did cos it's not that long... well I read it at school, and thought it was rather interesting apart from the heavy 16th century language, which is also quite funny cos it sounds so funny nowadays... but the syntaxis is a bit confusing. Anyway I think it's interesting, the way he explains things and that practical ideas...

    I've never read Jane Eyre.
    dead on the inside, i've got nothing to prove
    keep me alive and give me something to lose

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    I have read Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre twice, and loved it both times. Many readers, I notice, tend to ignore much of the symbolism of (***possible spoiler***) certain hidden people in the novel, and, in a way, what weighs on the average person's conscience (an almost Freudian thought of the subconscious). Besides the metaphors, I thought it a beautiful love story of a fairly fickle but interesting young woman, amusing in some parts, but, overall, an easy read.

    I have never read Emma by Jane Austen.

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    I've read Jane Eyre.

    *mild spoilers*
    I especially enjoyed the descriptions and how Jane Eyre manages to keep her personal integrity, if you will, against a world she deems overly menacing. Being a governess, in the 19th Century, carried a bit of a social stigma and Jane has to fight her way to be recognized as a worthy woman being and not a mere "lady teacher".
    I have heard that the Gothic atmosphere adds an over-dramatic pathos to the plot, but I find it helps to convey that sense of being utterly isolated, without as much a true friendship.
    One thing I did not care much for was the perhaps too flowery ending...this was latter corrected in Villette, though.

    I have never read Away from the Maddening Crowd

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    Quote Originally Posted by mono
    I have never read Emma by Jane Austen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturnal
    I have never read Away from the Maddening Crowd
    I have read both Emma and Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (assuming that is what Nocturnal was refering to )

    I really enjoyed reading Emma, like other books of Austen. The main character and her endless attempts to 'help' others are surely very entertaining, especially because she is not aware that she herself could do with a little help too. It is a great 'coming of age' story, becoming more mature.

    As for Far From the Madding Crowd... I am not a great fan of Thomas Hardy. However, compared to Tess of the D'Urbervilles(oh what tragedy) and Jude the Obscure(an epitome of self-pity), I think, Far From the Madding Crowd is a more mature book and there is more emphasis on the individual and character developments. My favorite Hardy book, without a doubt.


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