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les voleurs de beauté -- pascal bruckner
how i became stupid - martin page

(Original post by Gaz031)
I'm now reading The Divine Comedy and may move onto one of Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers or Crime and Punishment next.
`The Divine Comedy` was one of the books I still feel frustred about, because of the translation -- rigurous, ad litteram and liguistic instead of narrative...I think this book should be read in prose too for a better comprehension of the story :p:
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Brideshead revisited - E.Waugh
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The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa.
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Canal Dreams- Iain Banks
I read The Wasp Factory and while I enjoyed it I expected a lot more from what I had heard, is it worth bothering with any of his other books?
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I found The Crow Road hilarious (and it's quite a light read).
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Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
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Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Yay! SO much better than the DaVinci Code (in my honest opinion), although I'm a sucker for things like ambigrams.

Currently reading Lord of Chaos, by Robert Jordan. Number 6 in the Wheel of Time! Woo-hoo!
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Trial of Fire by Kate Jacoby - book 5 of the Elita series. Yep, you guessed it... it's yet another re-read while I wait for some money to come my way lol. I need a job .
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(Original post by the victory james)
I read The Wasp Factory and while I enjoyed it I expected a lot more from what I had heard, is it worth bothering with any of his other books?
Wasp Factory is an excellent book, but it's just a tad overrated. His best "literature" book is probably Complicity, then The Crow Road. If you like science fiction (even though Banks' books aren't sci-fi in the stereotypical style), then get The Player Of Games or Use Of Weapons, the latter being my personal favourite.
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I'm reading Sickened, by Julie Gregory. It's a true story of the author, whose Mum suffered form Munchausen's Syndrome and so was convinced something was wrong with her daighter, taking her to doctors and hospitals so they would operate on her and things like that. I've only just started but it's really good, and shocking to hear of this form of child abuse.
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Finally finished Eye Of the World (highly recommended), and am now reading Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind.

Am loving the substance of these fantasy books after a good year of nothing but trashy crime fiction!
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The Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
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Brideshead revisited - E.Waugh
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Did anyone here like 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Euginides? I heard some excellent reviews on it and read it not knowing what all the fuss was about :confused: I couldn't wait to finish the book so I could go on to the next!
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I picked up the book 'Brokeback Mountain' thinking it would be a story mirroring the motion picture but it's 10 short ****ing stories.
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(Original post by lovelee-jublee)
I'm reading Sickened, by Julie Gregory. It's a true story of the author, whose Mum suffered form Munchausen's Syndrome and so was convinced something was wrong with her daighter, taking her to doctors and hospitals so they would operate on her and things like that. I've only just started but it's really good, and shocking to hear of this form of child abuse.

I've read that, it's a good book and quite chilling at times.
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(Original post by lovelee-jublee)
Did anyone here like 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Euginides? I heard some excellent reviews on it and read it not knowing what all the fuss was about :confused: I couldn't wait to finish the book so I could go on to the next!
Hey, yeah I read that last summer and thought it was quite good! What didn't you like about it?
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Hey, yeah I read that last summer and thought it was quite good! What didn't you like about it?
I don't know, I just never got into it. The characters wern't really built up so you knew them - we found out very little about why the girls did what they did, why they didn't go out and things like that.. I felt I was reading nonsense!! But maybe that's just me
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Didn't finish reading daughter, but after watching 'The Da Vinci Code' I decided to read it again.
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(Original post by lovelee-jublee)
I don't know, I just never got into it. The characters wern't really built up so you knew them - we found out very little about why the girls did what they did, why they didn't go out and things like that.. I felt I was reading nonsense!! But maybe that's just me
have you seen the movie to the book?
i also read the book but after seeing the movie,maybe that way it was a lot easier to understand.
has anyone read eugenides second novel "middlesex"?
i'm thinking about starting it.if i have enough time
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