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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Just finished reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, awesome read.
    Oh yeah, I'd recommend that one. Sure, dystopian future and all that, but how can you not love the idea of regular, non-committal ***?

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four
    That book scared the living **** out of me.

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    School gave me a Bible today. Have any of you read, it and is it good?
    I've tried a couple of times - can't get past the first few chapters of Genesis without laughing tbh.

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    If you want anything longer, I'd have a look at Dostoevsky... Crime and Punishment.
    That one was a real struggle for me. So very very ponderous and Raskolnikov is such a **** that reading about him for hundreds of pages is bordering on masochism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    That one was a real struggle for me. So very very ponderous and Raskolnikov is such a **** that reading about him for hundreds of pages is bordering on masochism.
    Yeah, very difficult book to get through in that sense, very suffocating and plays with your mind quite a bit.
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    I used to be a huge science fiction/fantasy fan, and I've read all of Clarke, Asivmov, Martin, etc. Lately, I find real science books more interesting (some can be very dry though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    The finale is quite heartbreaking, provided you've developed any empathy for the characters.

    Recommending books is tricky anyway, depends on what genres appeal to you the most. Since a lot of people have suggested science fiction/fantasy so far, I'd definitely suggest Dune. The greatest science fiction novel ever written, IMO.




    Starting reading that Sunday finished on Wednesday. Good read, really enjoyed it, and is now one of my top books.

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    The Moomins, best series of books.
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    Has anybody actually managed to read Ulysses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Has anybody actually managed to read Ulysses?
    Yes. Overrated. Style over susbtance, yet again. Not a big fan of Joyce tbh.

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    Where The Wild Things Are...


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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    If you're looking for doorstops that is.

    Reminds me of the days back when I was doing hotel management and one of the guys used to use the Larousse Gastronomique to exercise his biceps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthetiptips View Post
    Where The Wild Things Are...

    Definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Definitely.
    It might be because I prefer Art to Literature tho. Theres about 80 words in the whole book lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Has anybody actually managed to read Ulysses?
    Yeah. Not Finnegan's Wake though.

    I grew up surrounded by Joyce so it's a little hard to form an unbiased opinion on his work, one way or the other. I do very much like Portrait though. The rest has never really grabbed me as much as I thought it should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Starts off well, kind of drops off in the middle, finishes with a bang. Gets kind of preachy sometimes, but lots of *** and violence keeps you interested.
    Now if the book was true then it'd start with a bang
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Starts off well, kind of drops off in the middle, finishes with a bang. Gets kind of preachy sometimes, but lots of *** and violence keeps you interested.
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