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Inferno by Dante Alighieri
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I don't speak Italian but the John Ciardi translation is wonderful. It was very poetic, clear to understand and quick to get through. Dante is a revolutionary thinking and despite how old this text is, he still offers much to enrich modern thinking a ...more
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Notes from the Hyena's Belly by Nega Mezlekia
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The first few chapters were so funny, so witty and a great mix of storytelling and history. Then he goes on and on about cave fighting and revolutions that I just don't know enough about to follow the narration. I guess he and his editor had a huge d ...more
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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
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Do not watch the movie, this story must be read to be fully appreciated. It was beautiful, charming, infuriating and very entertaining.
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Half-Breed by Maria Campbell
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This book will make your screan and wave your fits at history, politicians, anyone you can think of to blame for the horrific truth of our history. The story of the Metis must be heard and Maria Campbell adds such a telling tale of the human experien ...more
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Dubliners by James Joyce
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
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My first of many love affairs with James Joyce. In my opinion, you cannot read this book without falling in love with him, his style, and even the social context it falls within.
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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
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Not the best novel I've ever read but for some reason it would be one of my favorites ever. You feel the personal pain of war. The characterization is great, historical fiction enlightening and the universality of human suffering a raw slap in the fa ...more
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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