I Love New York City

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message 26: by Travis (new)

Travis Great list. Nice to get exposed to some books that I might have otherwise missed. Hope we see more participation in this one.


message 25: by Davonee (new)

Davonee I'm currently reading The Scarlet Letter for school and i have to say its so hard for me to get through. If i didn't have to read it i would have a banded it a long time ago.


message 24: by Mark (new)

Mark Andrei wrote: "Don't try too hard to read books that don't draw you in. Most of the time people do that is so that they seem 'well-read'. From personal experience just drop it and read something that interests yo..."

have to say i half and half agree with you Andrei. I've reached the stage where life is too short to force myself to read books others imply are necessary for my rounded well being but i adored the Heart of Darkness.


message 23: by zara (new)

zara i heard life of pi was really good, but is is SO BORING. they say it gets better but i just don't have the time or patience, so i gave up on it and started reading books that interests me.


message 22: by Erinza (new)

Erinza I LOVED


message 21: by Robyn (new)

Robyn My sister read Theodore Taylor's The Cay for English class last year and said it was good. Coming from her, this is a very big compliment. Is it as good as she says?


message 20: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix When I was much younger, I made it a point to finish any book I started. I now consider that policy a less than optimum use of my time.


message 19: by Craig (new)

Craig Wow. It amazes me how some of these books are on this list. Different strokes, I suppose.


message 18: by Antoine (new)

Antoine It isn't that I hated any of these books. I wanted to like them, and most of them I have started more than once. But there is something that gets in the way, and I don't know what it is.


message 16: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn POEMS OF EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY: for "Recuerdo": "We were very tired, we were very merry, We rode back and forth all night on the ferry......"
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message 15: by Meg (new)

Meg I hate it when you have a friend that is just really insistent you read something that is COMPLETELY AWFUL! I don't want to tell them they have horrible taste but I just can't slog through that junk. Honestly, it offends me when people compare Twilight to Harry Potter. Twilight is definitely one of the worst books I've ever (attempted) to read.


message 13: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix Why are people putting bestsellers and classics on this list?


message 12: by blueemerald (new)

blueemerald Great list! Thanks for the opportunity to contribute.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Xenophon wrote: "Why are people putting bestsellers and classics on this list?"

Are any of them not evocative of New York City?


message 10: by Reese (new)

Reese The setting of THE FRONT PAGE is Chicago.


message 9: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 22, 2012 01:50PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Where is it on the list, Reese?

ETA: Am removing Sister Carrie, which is set in Chicago.


message 8: by Reese (new)

Reese THE FRONT PAGE is currently # 184.

The main characters in SISTER CARRIE move to New York; in my opinion, the work's most powerful (i.e., disturbing) scenes are set in NY, where the novel ends.


message 7: by Reese (new)

Reese Susanna,
I just put SISTER CARRIE back on the list. One other GR member voted for it before I did, but I don't know who did so.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads OK. Well, I'll get The Front Page, then.


message 5: by Reese (new)

Reese Susanna wrote: "OK. Well, I'll get The Front Page, then."

Thanks for striking THE FRONT PAGE.


message 4: by Tom (new)

Tom Comparatively little of GATSBY takes place in New York City.


message 3: by Drew (new)

Drew Cernava Isn't Clockwork Angel set in London?


message 2: by Jaye (new)

Jaye There are duplicate numbers... but , concerning one of the 422s
The Last Picture Show - New York? I thought Texas.


message 1: by Robert (new)

Robert Iulo Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "Where is it on the list, Reese?

ETA: Am removing Sister Carrie, which is set in Chicago."


It begins in Chicago but ends in New York.


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