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    PS I love You and just finished The Last Song. I keep reading very heavy going books so I need some light hearted romance...
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    (Original post by Planar)
    Just finished Brave New World, and found myself jealous at points... not sure what to read next. Could someone provide me with a suggestion?
    If you're looking for stuff of a similar genre then: 1984, A Clockwork Orange, We, The Handmaid's Tale, etc.

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    Trying to read "Consider Phlebas" by Iain Banks but finding it confusing!
    It tends to be worth it with Iain M. Banks - really clever and gets gripping around a third to half way in. :yep:
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    Reading 'Wells of Ascension' by Brandon Sanderson
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    Dog Blood by David Moody.

    Honestly, the first one was better - though saying that, im not even a quarter of the way through.
    Should give it more of a chance really but meh, it has been around 200 pages. Just not exciting me.
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    Guys, I want to read something deep. Not too long as I do have exams and stuff soon so need to work. I just want to read something that'll make my life and **** seem insignificant. A book I can find easily in the library?

    Currently reading Lost symbol.
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    The Group, Mary McCarthy. It's quite interesting, but I'm not enjoying it that much. I would quite like to get it finished now so I can start on something good over Christmas.
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    Just started 'The Left hand of God' by Paul Hoffman...it seems pretty macabre, which is just fine by me ;D
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    The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak.
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    The girl who kicked the hornets nest - Steig Larsson.
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    I just finished reading The Book Thief and oh my, it held so many thing that I even can't begin to explain, within its pages. I urge you to read it.
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    A Season With Verona - Tim Parks :yum:
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    (Original post by Awesomesauce)
    Still reading Sophies world, started reading QED and kinda reading Northern Light.
    Ooh, if you like Sophie's World, try The Christmas Mystery afterwards - it's also by Jostein Gaarder, and it's great (it has a chapter for every day of advent!) If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino is also kinda similar in the 'book within a book' sense.

    I'm re-reading bits and pieces of Shakespeare at the moment for my degree, despite having managed to get through his whole canon over the summer holidays.
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    After Dark by Haruki Murakami.
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    Ashes to Ashes - Marcus Berkmann

    Cricket :love:
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    The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
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    Andrew Marr's - 'A History of Modern Britain'

    Looking around for something fictional and vaguely seasonal to read over the next couple of weeks.
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    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (One of the weirdest books ever)

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
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    (Original post by Sir_Vile_Minds)
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (One of the weirdest books ever)
    Weird but brilliant. :yep:
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    Weird but brilliant. :yep:
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    Only 60 pages in since last night :teeth: but I'm already really liking it. The concept of breeding children the way alchohol would be brewed is an extreme thing but something that may one day be possible
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    Only 60 pages in since last night :teeth: but I'm already really liking it. The concept of breeding children the way alchohol would be brewed is an extreme thing but something that may one day be possible
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    The main idea of that part as I read it was that you were predestined by design from birth to be of a certain rigid social class, and more importantly, to actually like whatever class you ended up in. The alcohol is a device to ensure that the epsilons (and maybe deltas I can't remember) are actually genetically inferior to the alphas and betas. But there are so many relevant philosophical issues that book raises, which I won't go into as I don't know if you've got to them yet.
 
 
 
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