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Thread: Can you recommend me some novels based on my taste?

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    Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"
    Jack London's "The Iron Heel"
    Vladimir Nabokov's "Invitation to a Beheading"
    Aldous Huxley's "Island"
    Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"
    Daniel Keyes's "Flowers for Algernon"
    George Orwell's "Keep the Aspidistra Flying"
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    As far as interesting themes go, I reccomend The Red and the Black by Stendhal and The Magus by John Fowles.
    For science fiction I reccomend A Deepness in the Sky and A Fire upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge, as well as anything by H.G. Wells. Both authors are loaded with social commentary and great writing.

    On disliking "classic English" that is something you will have to get over. Many great novels seem wordy to a modern reader, but are still filled with great themes and great truth.

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    We by Zamyatin because of dystopian books on your list.
    At thunder and tempest, At the world's coldheartedness,
    During times of heavy loss And when you're sad
    The greatest art on earth Is to seem uncomplicatedly gay.

    To get things clear, they have to firstly be very unclear. But if you get them too quickly, you probably got them wrong.
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    I've got a lot of reading ahead of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookymulder93 View Post
    I've got a lot of reading ahead of me.
    That seems to be the nature of things. So much to read, and I never have the time to do it all

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