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    Jeremy Clarkson-How hard can it be
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    L'âge de raison - Jean-Paul Sartre
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    The Great Gatsby.
    I have never found a novel so frustrating in my life.
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    Just finished reading Voltaire in Love, after Frederick the Great yesterday....I hope my dad still has his Mitford biography somewhere! oh brilliant woman she is!

    Also finished White Oleander today. Well. Hmm. Not so brilliant.
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    The Edible Woman, Margaret Atwood
    If you've also read the Handmaid's Tale, would you say it's better than that?

    Her books have been recommended to me and I was wondering which one I should start reading first.
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    (Original post by alexsasg)
    If you've also read the Handmaid's Tale, would you say it's better than that?

    Her books have been recommended to me and I was wondering which one I should start reading first.
    I'm quite a big fan of Margaret Atwood. I've read Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, and am about half way through Edible Woman. I think I would recommend reading Handmaid's Tale first. I am really enjoying Edible Woman, but it generally seems less popular and less famous than Handmaid's Tale, so I think HT would be a better one to start with. Hopefully you will like it and go on to read Edible Woman.
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    The Green Mile by Stephen King
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    The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.
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    Belle de Jour - The intimate adventures of a London call girl. I am in love with her quirky style of writing.
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    Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann.

    I have quite a few novellas lined up, and I'm starting with that.
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    Big Sur - Jack Kerouac
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    (Original post by mrs_bellamy)
    I'm quite a big fan of Margaret Atwood. I've read Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, and am about half way through Edible Woman. I think I would recommend reading Handmaid's Tale first. I am really enjoying Edible Woman, but it generally seems less popular and less famous than Handmaid's Tale, so I think HT would be a better one to start with. Hopefully you will like it and go on to read Edible Woman.
    Ooh okay, thanks I'll do that then!
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    Orlando - Virginia Woolf. Then I'm determined to read The Hobbit.
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    None at the moment. I have a "no books during exam time" policy because when I really get into a book I will just read it pretty much non-stop untill it's done.

    But I recently bought Crime and Punishment for when the exams are over
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    I finished 'The Hunger Games' trilogy so I'm now reading Matthew Arnold's 'Culture and Anarchy'...
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    The Tin Princess by Phillip Pullman
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    (Original post by jsb123)
    The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass.
    One of my favourite books. Astonishing literature.

    And the follow-up - Cat and Mouse. :coma: I must read Dog Years soon to round off the Danzig trilogy.

    Thinking of trying to blitz through Hornby's High Fidelity and see if I get can through it before tomorrow afternoon. Need some light reading at the moment. :beard:
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    Today's Revision: Strait is the Gate by Andre Gide
    Pleasure Reading: The Fry Chronicles by (obviously) Stephen Fry

    Not really sure if I'm enjoying The Fry Chronicles... I'm not an autobiography fan. I've only read one other in my life. I'll stick with it for a while longer - probably better I don't get hooked on a book until after my assignments are in and my exams finished!
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    (Original post by philistine)
    Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann.
    I read it some time ago and I really liked it.

    now reading: "The child of pleasure"-G. D'Annunzio
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    (Original post by philistine)
    Death in Venice, by Thomas Mann.

    I have quite a few novellas lined up, and I'm starting with that.
    Revising for an exam that I have next week on 'The Novella' as a genre. Death in Venice is on my list of texts to focus on, though a lower priority than others! There is a lot that can be gained from it beyond the surface reading if you have knowledge of Apollo/Dionysus, which sadly, I missed on my first reading! There are a lot of similar readings to do with Hades and the Underworld etc! Really interesting if you're into that sort of thing! But, it's for that reason that I'm not prioritising it for my revision - I think it would take a lot of extra work to be able to answer a question on it, should that come up!

    I'd be interested to hear what other novellas you plan to read?

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