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Temptress
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Okay...As a very good friend has told me he would compile a list of classical music/artists that I should definetely check out to build my collection (*clears throat loudly* I haven't forgotten, yanno)   Soo..anyways...Since that, I've decided this is a good way to perk up other interests for me. What I need here is a list, you wonderful people. I need a list of Classic books that you have read. I know there is more out there than what I read in high school and even more than the few I've read since. So, let me have them please. A selective list if you will..I only want to hear the ones you've read and liked. Ohh..and they have to be real Classics, and recent authors to me, don't mean Classics. I picked up "East of Eden" by John Steinback the other day. Thats a start.

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I am bound by this, you see...to become Night's sole mistress, and I am jealous in my endeavours for his attention.

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You don't want "recent" authors, but you picked up Steinbeck? Any more recent than that and he's probably posting in Open in right now…  
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ROTFL..
okay, so kick me, Ron.   I hadn't been to bed yet. I was really referring to the Literature thread where someone put Dean Koontz and other such authors on the list. Do they really count? I haven't been up to speed in a LOONNGG time on who's still recent yanno.     Geesh...ROTFL I should stay in my corner shouldn't I?    

still d-i-s-c-o-n-n-e-c-t-e-d
I am bound by this, you see...to become Night's sole mistress, and I am jealous in my endeavours for his attention.

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Well.......classics....um.....Catcher in the RYe?
uh....no idea.
But lemme just say Sophie's World.....that book rocks, you oughta read it.

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If you really want a challenge. . . try picking up Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce. . .

*the room clears with screams of horror and indignation!!*

Well, maybe not. . .it took me 4 months to read that. . . and then I read two more books about it!!!

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. . . why not read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen??  It's a great book, and is recognized as the book that started the "Gothic" Literature trend.  Should be right up your alley!!



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I have read and enjoyed many classics (and read and forgotten even more than that LOL) -- but the one that really caught my attention was "The Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man."  I am really terrible with authors' names, so this may be incorrect, but I believe it was written by (Thomas?) Mann ...  If you read closely, there are a few "radical ideas" espoused in this little piece which makes it a good deal ahead of its time ...  


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Diving Bell and the Butterfly...

said that somewhere else recently...hmm...really it is brilliant...

K
 
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