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Keith Abt says
Yes. This is a great read and a great series of reads. I first came across The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy as a radio play but it started off as a novel. When I read the novel I wasn't disappointed.
Angie Jardine says
And why am I not surprised?
You tick all the boxes and then you are so off the wall.
No wonder I like and admire you.
I have read 'A Shropshire Lad', we had it at school in the library relating to local literature (I'm from Wolverhampton originally), and I loved it. Glad you reminded me of it, I may have to get a copy...
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Michael S. says
I have my own copy of this classic. When it comes to the written language it answers a lot of questions.
riaha, after having avoided doing so for ages, I just started reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and i am amazed at the man't style, descriptions and the colour he brings to his writing.
Also, much of the action takes place very close to where I live.
Conan Doyle was very descriptive in his writing. I always enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes series.
riaha, I am an Arthur Conan Doyle fan. I love his more obscure works such as The White Company, and Sir Nigel.
I am currently starting a Conan Doyle anthology of all Sherlock Holmes stories. His writing is amazing.
Hi Rod Marsden.
Yes, I like Sir Nigel as well. I haven't had the chace to read The White Company but that is next on my list of books to read! :)
I agree! His writing is amazing! :)
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Deidre Shelden says
I haven't heard of that one, but I'll have to check it out. It actually sounds like something my husband might also like to read, thanks.
Very good. Warning, the first chapter is a bit of a slog, but the whole book is quite enlightening.
Really? It's all about Islam, by umm, Jeff King? Before Shakespeare? Before Moby Dick? Dostoevsky? The Bible? The Koran?
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Twilight Lawns says
Rod Marsden says
I would say that this is a great list of books. I remember The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird from my school days. However never managed to finish them. I have an E-book copy of 1984 and love the Dune series of stories.
Glad you approve nushlaverz. High school texts are often only half read at best. Unfortunately, great books do become high school texts.
Great list - I think everyone should read Brave New World - keeps us reminded of how precious our freedoms are.
You got it Conservative Lady.
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Sarah Chewings says
Sounds like it's a very thought-provoking book.