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    i guess im new to reading, i never enjoyed it as a child but i recently picked up "The Godfather" and seriously couldnt put it down. i guess its just down to taste of genre, so im asking if people could put suggestions down to good books. i love good snappy story lines, not overly complicated language and im a romantic at heart

    thanks in advance
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    catcher in the rye.
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    thanks

    any more people?
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    I loved To Kill a Mockingbird.
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    yeah definitely. its the only book we were forced to read at school, that i loved.
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    maybe you can get an idea from this http://www.uk-learning.net/showthread.php?t=18999
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    Anne of Green Gables is a great book
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    For a book of short stories, give I, Robot - Isaac Asimov a look, in fact any of his robot series are top class
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    (Original post by DevilsDoor)
    For a book of short stories, give I, Robot - Isaac Asimov a look, in fact any of his robot series are top class
    They certainly are. Also, Robert Ludlum's 'The Bourne Identity' was pretty good.
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    Any Tim Powers book, The Anubis Gates, Declare, On Stranger Tides, The Drawing of the Dark,etc.

    The Castle by Franz Kafka.
    Murderers in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe.
    The man who was Thursday, The Wisdmon of Father Brown, The Innocence of father Brown by Gill Keith Chesterton.
    The Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas.
    Red and Black by Stendhal.

    Anything wrote by Friedrich Nietzsche ('On the Genealogy of Morality' specially)

    Post Office by Charles Bukowski.

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    Try Catch 22.

    Classic.

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    Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) is one of the most complete novels ever published.
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck) is one of the most complete novels ever published.
    The Grapes of Wrath is also an excellent Steinbeck classic.

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    (Original post by olive)
    i guess im new to reading, i never enjoyed it as a child but i recently picked up "The Godfather" and seriously couldnt put it down. i guess its just down to taste of genre, so im asking if people could put suggestions down to good books. i love good snappy story lines, not overly complicated language and im a romantic at heart

    thanks in advance
    romantic at heart - Daphne du maurier, quite slow though (ps the best is the King's General). Catch 22 is awesome but quite complicated to gtet your head around. Read - Les Miserables - great book. There are loads, you are just going to have to go int oa booksop, look where you find the books that you like and look around.
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    Also Brave New World - Aldous Huxley and 1984 - George Orwell
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    (Original post by Hells Bells)
    Also Brave New World - Aldous Huxley and 1984 - George Orwell
    Nice nick, AC\DC rules.
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    A Little Prince by Saint de-Exupery or something that goes like that.

    Like Water for Chocolate
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    (Original post by ladyblitzer)
    A Little Prince by Saint de-Exupery or something that goes like that.

    Like Water for Chocolate
    Le Petit Prince is very nice.
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    (Original post by Eternal Idol)
    Any Tim Powers book, The Anubis Gates, Declare, On Stranger Tides, The Drawing of the Dark,etc.

    The Castle by Franz Kafka.
    Murderers in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe.
    The man who was Thursday, The Wisdmon of Father Brown, The Innocence of father Brown by Gill Keith Chesterton.
    The Count of Montecristo by Alexandre Dumas.
    Red and Black by Stendhal.

    Anything wrote by Friedrich Nietzsche ('On the Genealogy of Morality' specially)

    Post Office by Charles Bukowski.

    Charterhouse of Parma was Stendhals better work in my opinion.
    Nietzsche and Bukowski, you?!
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    Le Petit Prince is very nice.
    Thats a classic!
 
 
 
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