yes i utterly agree i am reading one hundred years of solitude at the moment, nearly finished it now and i have enjoyed every single sentence.
One book on my list is Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding.
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Top ten books, I should, and have always wanted to read, but haven't. watch
- 01-09-2006 01:03
- 02-09-2006 02:15
My advice to anyone who believes they ought to have read Lord of the Rings but hasn't, or didn't finish it, is don't bother. I am actually something of a fan; (I've read it, hmm, 4 times?) but I fully appreciate that a LOT of people don't like it/will not like it. It annoys me to see people torturing themselves reading what they don't want to!
As to myself, there aren't really any specific books I feel I ought to have read (though doubtless there are some out there that I should read), but there are three big authors (George Elliot, Henry James, DH Lawrence) of whom I have read approximately nothing so far (though I'm halfway through GE's Silas Marner) and want to rectify this.
I noticed a lot of people list War & Peace - it's a damn good book, but Anna Karenina is even better, as well as being a bit shorter. I heartilly recommend it.
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- 02-09-2006 14:13
same happened to me reading 1984 - read the vast majority of it but ran out of steam before the end, and haven't ever finished it
Lord of the Rings is better if you read it slowly - makes it seem more epic, and alot less rushed than the films
My curent wish list:
Catcher in the Rye
Jude the Obscure
The Meaning of Liff
- 06-09-2006 14:15
According to my mum:
Gone With The Wind
Catcher In The Rye
Th English Patient
In my defence, I'm only little!
*will think of 5 more soon*