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    Just a quick message to say thanks for this thread... Not only is it interesting to get reading ideas, but then to find the thread and read other people's comments on 'em.

    Thanks for taking the time

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    Significant and stimulating list of all books.It is laudable.This would be likewise a stimulus to read instead of searching for all the post of books.

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    hey scher, can we find out now what month we will be reading what so can plan year accordingly ?
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    how bout a thriller!!!!!!!!!

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    has everyone read something by Paul Auster?

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    Hi huck,
    Yes I read a couple of books by Paul Auster just a few weeks ago, The Brooklyn Follies, New York Trilogy and Mr Vertigo..which seems to be the more acclaimed titles. It was interesting to note that these three books had very different colours, it seemed as if they were not written by the same author.

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    Is it to late to nominate a country for this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skasian View Post
    Hi huck,
    Yes I read a couple of books by Paul Auster just a few weeks ago, The Brooklyn Follies, New York Trilogy and Mr Vertigo..which seems to be the more acclaimed titles. It was interesting to note that these three books had very different colours, it seemed as if they were not written by the same author.
    Strangely enough, that is actually possible, given the trends in contemporary popular fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huck View Post
    has everyone read something by Paul Auster?
    I haven't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huck View Post
    has everyone read something by Paul Auster?
    I've read some of his works, unfortunately I am far from reading everything he has published (I wish I had though), but still he is one of my favourite authors. Skasian is right that most of them are very different from each other and that's one of their benefits. I find his books refreshing and inspiring because although they look rather ordinary, they always give some strangely different point of view toward the whole world. It's mainly in the details, but you can see these books are written by a person who thinks inside the box. Well, at least this is how I see the things.
    If you decide to give his books a try keep in mind that Auster also has been directing movies. You will see that some of his books are rather similar to a film - especially when it comes to the rhythm of the narration, the plot and its sometimes really unpredictable twist and even to the characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    I thought it would be a good idea to list all the books which have been read so far for the new members:

    The genres to be read in 2009:

    Crime fiction

    Historical fiction

    Gothic

    Counter-culture Literature

    Detective fiction

    Philosophical Novel

    War novel

    Young adult

    Thriller

    Horror

    Comic novel

    Novel of Manners

    The countries to be read in 2008:


    Egypt



    India



    Slow Man by J. M. Coetzee / The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco / Dubliners by James Joyce / Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather: Stories by Gao Xingjian / The Sea by John Banville / Odyssey by Homer / The Road by Cormac McCarthy / Norwegian Wood by Murakami


    2007 Books

    Fathers and Sons by Turgenev / Master and Margarita by Bulgakov / Breakfast of Champions by Vonnegut / The Call of Cthulhu: And Other Weird Stories by Lovecraft / Run, Rabbit! by Updike / Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie / One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey / Complete Short Fiction by Oscar Wilde / To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf / Women in Love by DH Lawrence / A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving / Slaughterhouse-Five / [B]Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton / Major Barbara by GB Shaw / The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera / Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier / The Grass Harp by Truman Capote / Pygmalion by GB Shaw * Favorites

    2006 Books

    Twelfth Night by Shakespeare / Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott/The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy/Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Stevenson/David Copperfield by Charles Dickens * Favorites/One Hundreds Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez * Favorites/Shirley by Charlotte Bronte/The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky * Favorites /East of Eden by SteinbeckMort by Terry Pratchett/Waiting for Godot /A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce * Favorites/The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner * Favorites/The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis/The Island of Dr Moreau by HG Wells /Possession by A.S. Byatt/The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot * Favorites /A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway * Favorites

    2005 Books:

    Hogfather by Terry Pratchett /Someplace to be Flying by Charles de Lint / Remembering John Fowles: The French Lieutenant's Woman / Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez * Favorites / The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy * Favorites / Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen * Favorites / Three Men in a Boat and Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome * Favorites / The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon * Favorites / Summer Reading: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier * Favorites / Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky * Favorites / Hyperion by Dan Simmons The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons * Favorites / Remembering Saul Bellow: Seize the Day / Brave New World by Aldous Huxley * Favorites / Remembering Arthur Miller: The Crucible Favorites / Orlando by Virginia Woolf * Favorites / Lord of the Flies by William Golding * Favorites

    2004 Books:

    A Christmas Carol by Dickens / A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce / 1984 by George Orwell / The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas / Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo / Heart of Darkness by Conrad / Frankenstein by Shelly / Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde / Dracula by Bram Stoker


    I will update the list as we read more books.
    Oh this is great Scher. I had no idea this existed. I'm forever searching for a past discussion of a book club read. Did you just tack this onto an earlier post because the date of your post says 1/2/05?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virgil View Post
    Oh this is great Scher. I had no idea this existed. I'm forever searching for a past discussion of a book club read. Did you just tack this onto an earlier post because the date of your post says 1/2/05?
    I don't know the exact date but it's been here for quite awhile, I think since Scher took over the book club.
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    I am glad you find the thread useful, Virgil.

    Like Papaya mentioned, it has been here since I started moderating the Book Club (more or less the date of the original post). I update the information as often as possible.

    Which reminds me, an update is due!
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    I've read a book by oriana fallaci named "a letter to a chid never born "
    it eas published about 40 years a go...
    but it was full of realities and sometimes harsh ones

    Do you think i Can find an english version on internet?
    Last edited by Saman; 01-13-2009 at 08:44 AM.

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    I would really like "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte to be read and discussed. It is such a great, but not greatly known book .
    "Life is so constructed, that the event does not, cannot, will not match the expectation." - Charlotte Bronte (Villette)

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