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    1. George Orwell - 1984
    2. Victor Hugo - Les Miserables
    3. Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse 5
    4. Harper Lee - To Kill A Mockingbird
    5. JD Salinger - The Catcher In The Rye

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    "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" - Haruki Murakami
    "2666" - Roberto Bolaño
    "The Stranger" - Albert Camus
    "Crime and Punishment" - Fyodor Dostoevsky
    "Disgrace" - J. M. Coetzee.
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    this is really a great forum to share one's views

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    my top five would be
    The Stranger by Albert Camus
    A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    The Shining by Stephen King
    Sidhartha by Hermann Hesse

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    Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    The Iliad by Homer
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    The Hound of the Baskerville's by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Lavondyss-Robert Holdstock
    The Haunting Of Hill House-Shirley Jackson
    Something Wicked This Way Comes-Ray Bradbury
    Winters Bone-Daniel Woodrell
    Hyperion-Dan Simmons

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    Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
    Middlemarch - George Eliot
    In Memorium - Lord Alfred Tennyson
    Bleak House - Charles Dickens
    Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
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    The five to make the biggest impression has to be:

    Melville - Moby Dick
    Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
    McCarthy - Blood Meridian
    Nabokov - Lolita
    Shakespeare - King Lear
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    Favorite five would be :

    The Gates of Fire -Steven Pressfield
    Ulysses-James Joyce
    Rejoyce-Anthony Burgess
    The Life of Samual Johnson-James Boswell
    The Hamlet-William Faulkner

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    it changes but for the 5 that made the biggest impression:
    1) If On A Winter's Night A Traveler- Italo Calvino
    2) The Castle-Franz Kafka
    3) Villette-Charlotte Bronte
    4) Anything by Philip K. Dick
    5) middlemarch- George Eliot

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    Glad to see I'm not the only fickle one who cannot remain faithful to a single list of five. As it stands, I'd say my five favourite are:

    1) Night - Elie Wiesel
    2) The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    3) The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde (do plays count?)
    4) Animal Farm - George Orwell
    5) Power Without Glory - Frank Hardy

    The first remains the only book of decent length that I have read in one sitting. I was about to buy The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas when I spotted it. I took it home, opened to the first page and was transfixed. I cooked dinner without lifting my eyes from the pages, I sat on the couch and read, I think I read while brushing my teeth. If a book can change a life, that one can.

    As for Earnest, well, I reckon it has some of the wittiest lines I have ever read.

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    The first remains the only book of decent length that I have read in one sitting. I was about to buy The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas when I spotted it. I took it home, opened to the first page and was transfixed. I cooked dinner without lifting my eyes from the pages, I sat on the couch and read, I think I read while brushing my teeth. If a book can change a life, that one can.
    I had a similar experience when reading that book. The book is so fascinating and horrifying at the same time that it forces you to read without stopping.

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    1. A Hero of Our Time by M.Y. Lermontov
    2. The Bosnian Chronicle by Ivo Andrić
    3. The Brothers Karamazov by F.M. Dostoevsky
    4. The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
    5. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
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    The next five I'm going to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulclem View Post
    The next five I'm going to read.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Hype. - J.K.Rowling

    The Da Vinci Code. - Dan Brown

    Twighlight. - Stephanie Meyer

    Noddy in Toyland - Enid Blyton

    Mein Kampf - A.Hitler
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