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  • Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf

 

 

This would be on my list too. Virginia Woolf is awesome for such a wordy writer (which I usually don't like).

 

I've always meant to read To the Lighthouse but never got around to it.

 

Another good one:

 

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

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you hated lord of the flies? what the hell.

 

i was just really frustrated by how it viewed humanity

 

 

kind of like it better as an anti-war novel

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you hated lord of the flies? what the hell.

 

i was just really frustrated by how it viewed humanity

 

 

For me, it was like "I already know the point/moral of this story and what to take away from it, and the writing is incredibly fucking boring and irritatingly stuffy..."

 

shrug.

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you hated lord of the flies? what the hell.

 

i was just really frustrated by how it viewed humanity

 

 

For me, it was like "I already know the point/moral of this story and what to take away from it, and the writing is incredibly fucking boring and irritatingly stuffy..."

 

shrug.

 

Well, that too. I was trying to be nice about it. It kind of reminded me of being stuck in the car with my grandmother while she lectured me about how Y2K/anthrax/the bird flu/solar flares was/were going to destroy civilization and we'd have to fight each other in the streets for canned yams in order to survive.

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Franny and Zooey - J.D. Salinger

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams

The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut

Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton

The Princess Bride - William Goldman

The Life of Pi - some canadian

Roadside Picnic - Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Gene Wolfe

Dune - Frank Herbert

I, Robot - Isaac Asimov

Watership Down - Richard Adams

Shardik - Richard Adams

The Lord of the Rings - JRRM Tolkien

Fiasco - Stanislaw Lem

Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein

The Fountains of Paradise - Arthur C Clarke

The War of the Worlds - H G Wells

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Julian Vernacular

Frankenstein - Marianne Shelley

Catch 22 - Joesph Heller

The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K LeGuin

The Lathe of Heaven - Ursula K LeGuin

 

 

if graphic novels count, then:

Akira

The Sandman

Maus

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True! :lol:

I mostly read based on reputation or recommendations, tbh. I've picked up a lot of things that just sound interesting and for every good one there's a ton of shit I never end up finishing

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Eh, so much genre fiction is shit. I've read lots of Heinlein and Bradbury.

bradbury is amazing, only read Fahrenheit 451 and the illustrated man but will certainly read more. Bought stranger in a strange land it's as close to the top of my to-read like as a book can be for me, lookin forward to it

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I'm not nerdy about literature the way I am about music.

 

But:

 

1. Blood Meridian | Cormac McCarthy

2. Dance! Dance! Dance! | Murakami

3. blackswangreen | David Mitchell

4. Cat's Cradle | Kurt Vonnegut

5.

 

Ugh. Figured I'd be able to list at least 20, but I don't give a shit and the next 16 are mostly the same authors scattered about, with some Roth and DeLillo and Ellis and Wallace thrown in for good measure. And I guess the token Salinger and the Toole book even though I'm pretty sure I didn't quite finish it and Camus and I'm just name dropping at this point.

 

Fuck reading. These days I go to bed with an iPod and watch movies or documentaries on Netflix. Living in the future is fucking awesome, for what it's worth.

 

EDIT: McCarthy is a master and Blood Meridian worthy of all the misguided adulation heaped upon it.

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