"The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
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10-03-2014, 10:02 PM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
The divine comedy was one of the most terrible literary tortures I ever suffered, and Garcia Marquez? seriously? that guy's writting is awful

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10-03-2014, 10:06 PM
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I'm very distraught at the fact that "The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" wasn't on there.

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11-03-2014, 12:13 AM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
I've read a few of 'em.

Hamlet It was OK.

War and Peace Terrible.

Dead Souls Terrible.

Gargantua and Pantagruel Funny, gross.

1984 Good.

The Stranger OK.

Stories - Franz Kafka Excellent.
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11-03-2014, 12:33 AM
RE: "The 100 Best Books of All Time" Have you read any? Thoughts?
(10-03-2014 06:00 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  *Glances at page*
no thanks,the cutoff limit for a LV recomended book is 1990

Really? Pride and Prejudice is a great book!

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11-03-2014, 01:44 AM
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I've (most) read War and Peace and I think it's pretty good. It tends to drag on, but I like it none the less.
And I've started Anna Karenina, which I get the feeling will have the same dragging feeling

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11-03-2014, 11:50 AM
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I've read about 20 of them in their entirety, and parts of several others. I have fond memories of most of them. In particular, I have read everything on the list by Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, and Faulkner -- three of my all-time favorite authors -- and Hamlet and King Lear especially are two of the greatest works of literature ever (although you really should see them performed in addition to reading them). Huckleberry Finn is also a great book, although I agree with Hemingway that the last part of it (where Tom Sawyer comes in) is below the level of the first 2/3. And Moby-Dick annoyed me at the time -- it seemed like he took a perfectly good short novel and tried to expand it into an epic by interjecting a bunch of whaling lore, etc. -- but whenever I look back at it, it seems very well-written and entertaining. I'm going to re-read the entire book one of these days. I also really enjoyed Ellison's Invisible Man.
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11-03-2014, 01:48 PM
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(10-03-2014 06:00 PM)Lightvader Wrote:  *Glances at page*
no thanks,the cutoff limit for a LV recomended book is 1990

Callow youth.

You know, there were people with good ideas and insight, and who wrote well, before 1990. Dodgy

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11-03-2014, 01:51 PM
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Being perfectly honest, I've read none of those. I was supposed to read about a dozen of them, but I didn't. Portions of some, maybe.

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12-03-2014, 08:58 AM
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I've some, own others on the list as well but don't plan to pick them all off.

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27-03-2014, 06:51 PM
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I've read about 85 of those titles. Glad to see Jaques the fatalist there. Some choices I do not understand. The confessions of Zeno??? I mean it was ok. I would not read it twice.

I am very pleased to see the Decameron there. Wonderful book.

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