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    Basically, I want to read something new. I have been reading for months and months books by Virginia Andrews (and her ghostwriter).
    I have read and loved the Harry Potter books but I'm looking for a book(s) which are really interesting and that are adultish because I'm stuck in the same book rut which I really need to get out of.
    I was considering Life of Pi but I don't know if its any good and a few of the BBC Big Read Books. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    Basically, I want to read something new. I have been reading for months and months books by Virginia Andrews (and her ghostwriter).
    I have read and loved the Harry Potter books but I'm looking for a book(s) which are really interesting and that are adultish because I'm stuck in the same book rut which I really need to get out of.
    I was considering Life of Pi but I don't know if its any good and a few of the BBC Big Read Books. Any ideas?
    Animal Farm, Orwell, intersting if you wonder what is wrong with socialism and study Russian History
    The road to Nab end, William Woodruff if you are interested in a story set during the depression in the 30s
    Have you read Lord of the Rings?
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    (Original post by Blamps)
    Have you read Lord of the Rings?
    No actually, I haven't - but my Aunt and Uncle are buying me the set for christmas but I'll be too busy studying for my Business Exam (12th Jan) to actually read them!
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    No actually, I haven't - but my Aunt and Uncle are buying me the set for christmas but I'll be too busy studying for my Business Exam (12th Jan) to actually read them!
    I have got 6 bloody exams in Jan
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    (Original post by Blamps)
    I have got 6 bloody exams in Jan
    better thsn having them all in summer
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    (Original post by 2776)
    better thsn having them all in summer
    well 4 are resits...even though I got AABB in those papers respectively (Stupid I know) and 2 are new modules
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    You have to read the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. They are my favourite books of all time, especially the first book Northern Lights. They are truely fantastic!
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    (Original post by ThunderCat8)
    You have to read the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. They are my favourite books of all time, especially the first book Northern Lights. They are truely fantastic!
    I was about to say this!! i'm going to see the stage version (first half at least) in january !!
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    I was about to say this!! i'm going to see the stage version (first half at least) in january !!
    I'm going to see both halves in February (my x-mas present from my mum & dad )

    can't wait *bounces excitedly getting funny looks from work colleagues*
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    I must have read 10 books from Virginia Andrews. It appears to me that all the stories are very similar. You kind of get bored after you notice it. Anyway, I think Angela's Ashes is a good read. Just borrow it from school and getting ready to start it for the 3rd time. Apart from this one... tell you what, read all the books on the top 100 list from the BBC. I'm sure they are good read.

    Yes, Animal Farm is a classic and you don't have to be a literary expert to appreciate it. Even a child can enjoy it at a level (which is why I like it ).

    From the Big Read list, I recommend Catch 22. It's simply genius in places and hilarious throughout. John Sergeant really didn't do it justice; he should have just read from the book for half an hour. I don't know if it can only be enjoyed by certain people (the book worm in the Big Read advert called it a "man's book"), but you haven't got much to lose by borrowing it from the library.

    1984 is also very good, but I didn't really get it. Orwell's political arguments don't seem to make much sense to me, but who am I to question one of the greatest authors of the 20th century?
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    (Original post by Harry Potter)
    Yes, Animal Farm is a classic and you don't have to be a literary expert to appreciate it. Even a child can enjoy it at a level (which is why I like it ).

    From the Big Read list, I recommend Catch 22. It's simply genius in places and hilarious throughout. John Sergeant really didn't do it justice; he should have just read from the book for half an hour. I don't know if it can only be enjoyed by certain people (the book worm in the Big Read advert called it a "man's book"), but you haven't got much to lose by borrowing it from the library.

    1984 is also very good, but I didn't really get it. Orwell's political arguments don't seem to make much sense to me, but who am I to question one of the greatest authors of the 20th century?
    i read catch 22, but wasn't a huge fan- i think it's more of a lads book.

    i love 1984 though, i could just read it again and again (and i do think ti makes sense)

    the phillip pullman books are also amazing.

    have you tried any of the classics? things like pride + prejudice + jane eyre are in the bbc big read list and i really enjoyed them both.

    lou xxx
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    i read the dice man a few months back and its v.v.odd but an interesting concept (though v.dark at many points). i havent read pride + prejudice but have just read part of a chapter 4 english and it seems quite good.
    i read wuthering heights last year for english and its odd. i hated it at first but after studying it, i found it much more interesting. it's hard work but maybe give that a try? I've heard To Kill A Mocking Bird is also v.good. Once ive got my coursework out the way am definiteyl reading that!!
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    (Original post by deary_ma_leary)
    i read the dice man a few months back and its v.v.odd but an interesting concept (though v.dark at many points). i havent read pride + prejudice but have just read part of a chapter 4 english and it seems quite good.
    i read wuthering heights last year for english and its odd. i hated it at first but after studying it, i found it much more interesting. it's hard work but maybe give that a try? I've heard To Kill A Mocking Bird is also v.good. Once ive got my coursework out the way am definiteyl reading that!!
    i don't like wuthering heights, i've never managed to get very far into it... i must go back to it sometime.

    i also love bridget jones's diary- highly stupid, but funny + girly.

    lou xxx
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    Depends what type of book your looking for really, some of my favourite books at the moment are

    • Catcher in the rye (very funny + saddening in parts)
    • Wuthering Heights (amazing dark love story)
    • Porno (Hilarious + good take on sub-culture)
    • Catch 22
    • Paradise Lost (AMAZING love this book + I have found it a good reference for my AS level so far)
    • Dantes Inferno (If your into prose type things - its brilliant)
    • The Wasteland (Poem but very long (500 ish lines), one of the best I have read in a long time)
    • Survivor ( Really good, very well written in my view about a creedish suicide cult etc)
    • On Human Bondage (brilliance...)


    What books/poet are you studying for English?
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    im doin translations by brian friel, antony and cleopatra by shakespeare and then our synoptic unit is on monologue's so anything within that

    what r u doin?
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    Try the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. They are extremely funny. Where else will you find that Death rides a big white horse named Binky.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    I'm going to see both halves in February (my x-mas present from my mum & dad )

    can't wait *bounces excitedly getting funny looks from work colleagues*
    I'm going to see both plays on March 17th. I can't wait! It's gunna be so amazing to see it put on stage, very very very ambitious!! Should be an awesome day!

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    Try the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. They are extremely funny. Where else will you find that Death rides a big white horse named Binky.
    Haha. Have you played the PC game Discworld Noir? You can have some hilarious conversations with death in that game.

    I tried to read one of the books but it was just too confusing. Same with the Dark Materials books. Guess that's why I'm rubbish at English, eh?
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    the diceman, luke rhinehart
    has anyone else read it? what did you reckon?
 
 
 
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