Classic Must Reads

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  1. beyer160

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    Thanks for illustrating the point.
     
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    if only....

     
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    lolz... has anyone suggested "Battlefield Earth" or the "Gor Series" yet.

    @TheGoodTexan when you throw out gratuitous click bait, this is what happens. It's inevitable. You should know better as a mod.
     
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    Jane Austen can write a good book... just don’t tell my wife I have read them.

    I am defined by my Clive Cussler and Ian Fleming collections in her eyes.
     
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    The Iliad and The Odyssey. They become especially interesting if you read them as religious books and try to understand what kind of culture would have to exist to read them as religious books as well as what kind of religion the books actually present. The depiction of the afterlife in the Odyssey is fascinating.

    Stendhal - The Red And The Black, The Charterhouse Of Parma

    In my opinion, it's always best to go into the classics with some historical understanding of the things people of the time period were concerned with. If you're just looking for entertaining reading, then I'd recommend skipping the classics and reading fantasy or sci-fi.
     
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    Anything by Margaret Atwood.
     
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    When I was a kid I spend days reading the Encylopedia Britannica
    or those encyclopedias covering the year of.
     
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    Out of the books I remember being given to read in high school there's one in particular that I recommend.

    Dance of the Happy Shades, the first collection of short stories by Alice Munro.
     
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    This is an EXCELLENT trilogy, taking place in the US Civil War... can't recommend the Shaara books enough.

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    The father Michael Shaara wrote the Killer Angels book first, about Gettysburg. Jeff Shaara his son then came back later and wrote Gods and Generals about the early Civil War years, and then wrote The Last Full Measure about the closing years of the war. These books need to be read in historical chronological order, not the order they were written.

    Again, highly recommended! Killer Angels was turned into a movie, and I believe its the best civil war reenactment ever shown on the big screen.

     
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    The Old Man and the Sea
    The Pearl
    Grapes of Wrath

    Personal non-classic favorites
    With the Old Breed
    Band of Brothers
    Last Train From Memphis
     
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    Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy.. modern ‘classic’?
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:...indeed.
     
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    I like horror books, so I thought I'd try Lovecraft. Except for maybe 2-3, they were horribly boring. I read them all, but it was an effort.
     
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    I've never read a horror book -- unless you count factual histories.

    The closest I've come, I think, was The Monk by Matthew Lewis (1794?), a classic of "gothic fiction."

    I've heard Barry Hannah's collection of short stories Airships described as a classic of its kind. Depression, after the euphoric Sixties, in the south. Gonzo style.
     
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    " Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man "....James Joyce....
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    James Joyce....one of my favorites....
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    One of my favorite Dylan lyrics " Listening To Billy Joe Shaver, Reading James Joyce "...


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    i am surprised at how many of these books i've read.oh and ayn rand was one sick ****
     
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    I read the "Grapes of Wrath" one time. I was so depressed at the end of it, that I just went ahead and killed myself, seemed like the thing to do. I hung myself, but the rope was too long, the tree too short, and I had to wait until someone came along and said, you ain't dead, your rope is dragging the ground. Well, since I miraculously escaped, I ain't taking no chances, I ain't about to read anymore stuff like that.
     
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