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 Post subject: Re: don't forget about Dr. Gonzo....
PostPosted: June 27th, 2002, 8:08 pm 
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Those are all great lists!
A few made me want to scribble down some titles to read later. Has anyone read:
The Plague Dogs by Richard Admas (Watership Down)
Wicked:The Life and Times of the Wicked With of the West-Maguire
White Noise-Don DeLillo
The Floating Opera-John Barth

A couple of people mentioned that Hamlet is a favorite "book" of theirs. It is a play, not a book.


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 Post subject: Re: don't forget about Dr. Gonzo....
PostPosted: June 27th, 2002, 8:38 pm 
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WOW! Yes, I read Wicked last summer. I loved the idea of it but it seemed there were some issues that were never resolved. I liked it though. I'd like to read some of the other ones -- like the wicked stepsisters one.

Watership Down - the cartoon made me cry when i was little, but never read the book

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Imajica
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The Inhuman Condition <p>

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 Post subject: books, nuff said.
PostPosted: June 27th, 2002, 8:46 pm 
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the book, The Plague Dogs will tear you apart. It is probably one of the best books arguing animal testing I have ever read.
If you like fairy tales with a twist, you might enjoy ANgela Carter. She was famous for taking traditional fairy tales and warping the perspective. Another good book is
WAS-Geoffrey Ryman
It is a bittersweet version of The Wizard of Oz/Dorothy/Judy Garland story. Chilling, but provoking.


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 Post subject: Hamlet
PostPosted: June 28th, 2002, 10:57 am 
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"A couple of people mentioned that Hamlet is a favorite "book" of theirs. It is a play, not a book."

And people have mentioned novellas, essay and short story collections, and the Choose Your Own Adventure series in this thread.
Why dost thou take issue with Shakespeare?


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 Post subject: books
PostPosted: June 28th, 2002, 12:52 pm 
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because I be an English Major, baby! I don't care what you have on the list, but I don't think you should call it a book if it isn't. Most people are pointing out whether something is a collection of short stories, a novella, etc. It isn't a big deal and I wasn't trying to sound snotty or superior. There's just a difference.


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 Post subject: whoa, whoa, whoa...
PostPosted: June 28th, 2002, 1:49 pm 
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let's all calm down please...

i listed novellas as well... sorry about that.... but i also listed short story collections which are in the form of a book.

BUT, the description of the forum reads, "What or who do you enjoy reading?" even though the name of the forum is "Books".

so, nobody is really wrong for posting about plays, novellas, or short stories...

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 Post subject: books
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I've loved all of Chuck Palahniuk's books, though he tends to repeat his tricks, I found. Right now, I'm reading everything I can get by JD Salinger, and think they are all wonderful. I'm also about 1/3 through A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers. Has anybody read this, or Stupied White Men by Michael Moore. I loved Downsize This.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Books
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Stupid pirates.

Some of the reader-Racers posted good stuff back then! And I'm happy to see this bumping post of mine is backing up to a slint post. Looks all current.

centralamericandwhatnot. heh. hands down, my favorite handle ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Books
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Franny & Zooey - J.D Sallinger
The Incredible Adam Spark - Allan Bissett
Lord of the flies - William Golding
The Great Gatsby - Scott Fitzgerald
Cider with Rosie - Laurie Lee
To kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee
Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson (which was written 20 minutes from where I grew up)
1984 - George Orwell

Etc

EDIT:
Only this morning I started reading 'The Selected Works of T.S Spivet' by Reif Larson and despite having only just started it, I can tell I'm going to love it.
I became aware of this book through the Yankee Racers main page - for which I'm grateful.
Any other Racers read this yet?

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