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tigermoth99
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Of Mutability - Jo Shapcott
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(Original post by Mighty Moe)
The Stand by Stephen King. It's probably my biggest ever read at 1300+ pages. I'm 300 pages in.
It's worth it though. :yep:
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31 Songs by Nick Hornby.
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(Original post by 22KT22)
That's why I want to read it :p:

Although am taking a break from challenging books (the way stephen fry writes not to mention some of his content can be a little hard to make sense of) so have decided to read Alice's Adventures in wonderland.

Have you read any stephen fry?
Not yet, it's on my ridiculously long to-read list though :p:
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The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie.

I like it so far. Only started it today so not that far into it yet, I can see why it's so highly rated but not why it gained him a fatwa, although perhaps that will become obvious as I read on.
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About to start reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson

Bought it originally to use as further reading material for my A-levels but found Jayne Eyre and Dracula too time consuming, so its just been sitting on my shelf for half a year now.
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Just reading Melville's Moby-**** at the moment, does anyone else find it funny? I'm only up to about chapter 30, but Ishamael makes me chuckle with his comments to Queequeg, and Queequeg is just generally lol worthy.
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Started reading Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill today for the second time.

If you like Stephen King this is a book worthy of reading, plus, Joe Hill is King's son
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'The Old Man and the Sea' - Ernest Hemingway
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The Quiet Room -Journey Out of the Torment of Madness
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(Original post by Abiraleft)
'The Old Man and the Sea' - Ernest Hemingway
How good is it so far? I've heard it is supposed to be the best of Hemingway's work.
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(Original post by Mighty Moe)
The Stand by Stephen King. It's probably my biggest ever read at 1300+ pages. I'm 300 pages in.
Reading that myself, around 300 pages in too...it's quite confusing, but knowing what Stephen King is like, I'm sure it IS worth it!
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(Original post by blatchcorn)
How good is it so far? I've heard it is supposed to be the best of Hemingway's work.
I've read about half of it so far (about 50 pages) and I think it's fantastic. I haven't read anything else by Hemingway, so I can't compare it.
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(Original post by Chapter One)
Just reading Melville's Moby-**** at the moment, does anyone else find it funny? I'm only up to about chapter 30, but Ishamael makes me chuckle with his comments to Queequeg, and Queequeg is just generally lol worthy.
I am also reading Moby **** just now (though you posted a while ago so you may be finished by now :o:)
Yes it is quite funny, Ishmael is a character. I wish there was more of his relationship with Queequeg further on in the book. It's getting a bit dull where I am now (Chapter 46) - with his lists of the different kinds of whales and things - I want more narrative. It's readable but not exactly thrilling at the moment, though I'm sure thing's'll change soon...
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(Original post by blatchcorn)
How good is it so far? I've heard it is supposed to be the best of Hemingway's work.
I only read The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea, and would say that the latter is a more interesting read than the former. I am not at all a fan of his writing themes or style, though, and am not sure I will read any of his other works.
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Anyways, I just finished A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood and Night by Elie Wiesel in the last two days. Both are highly recommendable. I would even say that Wiesel's account should be compulsory reading in high school.

Am continuing with Loot and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer - in the hope of liking it better than July's People - and More Machiavelli in Brussels: The Art of Lobbying the EU by Rinus van Schendelen.
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A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. It's brilliant. Second in the series and I seem unable to put it down.
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I just finished reading "The Catcher in the Rye" J.D. Salinger now I'm on "Jacob's Room" Virginia Woolf
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Just finished The Outsider (wherehaveyoubeenallmylife good; I read it in two hours), The Picture of Dorian Gray again and the Perks of Being A Wallflower (kind of pales in comparison). Just starting Lolita and Notes On A Scandal, which I really should have read before now, and I tried to start Money by Martin Amis but it's way too 80s and I'm not in the mood for that type of thing...
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Twilight: Eclipse

Can't believe I've become someone who enjoys twilight, but there we are.
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