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Anything by Douglas Adams is excellent.

Anything by Ray Bradbury is excellent.

Anything by William Skakespeare is a bloody masterpeice (except for the comedies, which are rather bloodless masterpieces).

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Wallace by Nigel Tranter

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Illiad by Homer (I will read the Odyssey someday)

The Tripods Trilogy by John Christopher

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

all of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories and novels

Beowulf by... that Anglo-Saxon guy who wrote Beowulf

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Grendel by John Gardner


In third grade, I took a vow never to read an abridged book, and I've kept that promise (I'm thirteen now), so I read all these books are in their entirety, and in the case of The Illiad and Beowulf, in verse. I started reading the classics in third grade when I read Treasure Island, but didn't really get into reading classics until I read Beowulf when I was ten.

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The only thing by Clive Barker I've really gotten into is his game Undead. Kerouac is great, and Hunter S. Thompson, too. I also own The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide, but it's paperback, so I'm thinking of purcasing the hardcover one.

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Commendations, F.E.E.B.L.E !!! (man its hard to type your name) You have far outdone me, and I'm glad to know that there are children out there that are being raised educated and not swallowed up by triviality (the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite example of this). I am 17 and have only (as of 2 days ago) been introduced to Ray Bradbury; you have gotten quite a jump on me :D :D .

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Commendations, F.E.E.B.L.E !!! (man its hard to type your name) You have far outdone me, and I'm glad to know that there are children out there that are being raised educated and not swallowed up by triviality (the beginning of Fahrenheit 451 is my favorite example of this). I am 17 and have only (as of 2 days ago) been introduced to Ray Bradbury; you have gotten quite a jump on me :D :D .


Thanks, darkandlumpy! I once bought a copy of Geoffrey of Monmouth's A History of the Kings of Britain (which contains the first written record of King Arthur and Merlin), but I never read it. I'm thinking of reading Kidnapped and the lesser known sequel, David Balfour next. In short, I haven't read even half the books I buy. I enjoy spending time reading stuff no one will read until college literature class. I guess it makes me more prepared, but I don't care. I'm showing up my older brother right now. The only problem is that I have ADHD, so I read at a slug's pace.

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erm, The Holy Bible? :?:wink:

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F.E.E.B.L.E you read the Iliad?
Now you MUST read the Odyssey. It's far far better.

They are taught at school here in Greece along with some of the greatest tragedies (the ones that inspired Shakespeare) like Oedipus Rex and Iphigenia And Antigone

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Over last few months have read entire Lincoln Rhyme series written by Jeffery Deaver, My favourite is the bone collector (movie does it no justice once youve read it) and the lastest one "The Cold Moon". I just finished a book but cant think of title or author was alright im looking for the sequel. Bought 2 new books today, "Funeral in Berlin" and "Demon of the Air" i'll let you know what they are like in the next couple of days.

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it never does

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it never does


Ive seen a few that arent bad. Cant think of them at the moment.

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F.E.E.B.L.E wrote:
The only problem is that I have ADHD, so I read at a slug's pace.


So much the more reason for congratulations!

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Jinx wrote:
F.E.E.B.L.E you read the Iliad?
Now you MUST read the Odyssey. It's far far better.

They are taught at school here in Greece along with some of the greatest tragedies (the ones that inspired Shakespeare) like Oedipus Rex and Iphigenia And Antigone


I've read all of that in ancient Greek :D and totally loved it!
I miss my greek classes :cry:


uuuhm, I'm reading my psychology and sociology study books :roll:
and apart from that: 'Darwin's Glasses', a book by a Belgian professor on behaviour and evolution, one of my favourite subjects.
I'm also still trying to finish 'Michael Palin's Diaries' and my 'Far Side' comic book... I should read more :roll:

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I'm interested in reading 1984

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