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any favorite books? any suggestions?

i want to know your favorite books or if u have just read any good books recently.. post 'em here!

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Don't know what you are into, grapejelly (btw, do you like grape jelly?), but here are two books I recently read and LOVED!:

1. Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight
by Alexandra Fuller

Autobiographical accounts of a girl growing up in Africa (Rhodesia, or the modern-day Malawi/Zambia region) in the 70's + 80's, and her extraordinary childhood and dysfunctional (yet somehow loveable) family. Funny, tragic, memorable stuff.

2. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles. The old classic from the 50's --- I had never read it until recently. Powerful story of some teenage boys in a boarding school in New England. Beautiful book, and not too long a read.


Another favorite book of mine is by a sort of hybrid beat/hippie from the sixties named Richard Brautigan. The book is called "Trout Fishing In America." It has nothing at all to do with that subject. I can't explain it, you just have to see for yourself what it's like, lol!
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I like the Harry Potter books, but they aren't of any high literary standards I guess.

I also really enjoyed reading "La cantatrice chauve" by Eugène Ionesco (The bald singer). Some books that I still need to read are "HappinessTM" - Will Ferguson (kind of a parody on capitalism), "Finding myself" - Toby Litt and "Dead Famous" - Ben Elton. The last two are books that make a bit of a mockery of reality television.

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LOL, Coocoo, I get a kick out of Ionesco. Have you ever seen or read his "Rhinoceros?" It's a trip!
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Only a bit, MisterQ. Actually, the last chapter it was for French literature. I have bought the book, because I think the history behind it is so good. I don't know if you know, but it is based on how the Nazi's took over in Romania.

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The Bell Jar
By:Sylvia Plath

A Collection Of Poetry
By:Sylvia Plath

The Soldier Boys
By: ?cant remember?

A Collection Of Poetry
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Andylover likes feminist poetry and literature lol

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lol MisterQ.. yeah actually i like peanut butter with grapejelly!
i'm open to any type of book.. but i like fiction best thanks guys! keep 'em comin'! hahaha!

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Re: any favorite books? any suggestions?

I think one of the best books ever is "100 years of Solitude" of Gabriel García Márquez.

In its own language (Spanish) it's great....don't know if it's that good at English or other language.

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I think one of the best books ever is "100 years of Solitude" of Gabriel García Márquez.

In its own language (Spanish) it's great....don't know if it's that good at English or other language.
That is a PHENOMENAL book! In English too!

It's a little hard to keep track of all the geneology and various generations, but it's worth it.
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Yes, Mister Q.

It's a book that deserves thousands of ---->

I read it last year, it's a long book, but it's a very very good one, in my opinion the best of García Márquez.....great magic realism.

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One of my fave books is Si C'est un Homme by Primo LEVY ... I read it in French but I'm sur it exists in English... It's a bbok about world war 2 and a man who survied more than a year in a camp.

Another boook I loved si Fous pas le camp Nicolas by Claude de Raucy. I doubt this one exists in another language than French...Beautiful story about AIDS

There is also The Lady of the Lake by Marion Zimmer Bradley... It's nice if you like stories about King Arthur and that period.

I might think of other books later.

And one in Spanish is Sin Noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza... nice critic of our society.

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Did you read "Love in the Time of Cholera"? That was good, but I much preferred 100 Years...

García Márquez's imagination is extraordinary, and I love the way he describes characters and the setting. He's one of the few authors I could just listen to descriptions, no plot necessary! I agree, it deserves lots of !

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One of my fave books is Si C'est un Homme by Primo LEVY ... I read it in French but I'm sur it exists in English... It's a bbok about world war 2 and a man who survied more than a year in a camp.

Another boook I loved si Fous pas le camp Nicolas by Claude de Raucy. I doubt this one exists in another language than French...Beautiful story about AIDS

There is also The Lady of the Lake by Marion Zimmer Bradley... It's nice if you like stories about King Arthur and that period.

I might think of other books later.

And one in Spanish is Sin Noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza... nice critic of our society.
I have never read any of those books. Thanks for the suggestions!
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