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    this wont be popular, but moby dick and the catcher in the rye are two of the most hated books ive read.

    kev---im a cooper fan, and the last of mohicans is one of my favorite movies---as a book though, i enjoyed the pathfinder a little better.
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    Mohicans not at all. Twain's scathing critiques of Cooper should be more famous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bounty View Post
    this wont be popular, but moby dick and the catcher in the rye are two of the most hated books ive read.

    kev---im a cooper fan, and the last of mohicans is one of my favorite movies---as a book though, i enjoyed the pathfinder a little better.
    Is that because you had to study them at school? I thought Catcher in the Rye was fine, but couldn't see what the fuss was about. Moby Dick was long and frustrating with many digressions into all things whaling. It was still worth it, though.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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    My Personal Top 10, no order:

    Blood Meridian
    Slaughterhouse-Five
    Moby Dick
    Catch 22
    Ironweed
    Pudd'nhead Wilson (a few glaring flaws but I enjoyed it decisively more than Huck)
    The Old Man & the Sea
    The Great Gatsby
    The Border Trilogy (McCarthy...may be cheating to use the whole trilogy)
    Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas (also maybe cheating - it's more non-fiction than fiction - but I think it belongs; I wouldn't count, say On the Campaign Trail '72)

    Among stuff I haven't read that could easily alter the list, I plan to re-read Beloved and, perhaps a bit later, Grapes of Wrath, for the first times in almost 20 years in the next year or two. I'm interested to see if they make the list once I can connect with them as an adult.

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