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Moby-Dick; or, Th...
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David David said: " This is one of the greatest books ever written, a true classic. I'm just about to finish my fourth reading of it, and know I shall read it again. Like Shakespeare, it contains just about everything. "

 
Birthday Letters
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David David said: " Another favourite I'm re-reading. Though not the editon shown here. "

 
The Iliad
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David David said: " Read this before, several times. Just re-reading it again, for that clarity of sight, that fearlessness of language. "

 

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Ward No. 6 and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
Ward No. 6 and Other Stories
by Anton Chekhov
read in September, 2012
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I'm reading this as I'll be working on a new play soon based on Ward No 6 and other stories. So far it's great reading...time passes...finished it, and finished the play.
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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This is one of the greatest books ever written, a true classic. I'm just about to finish my fourth reading of it, and know I shall read it again. Like Shakespeare, it contains just about everything.
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Robin Hood by David Calcutt
" Thank you Elizabeth for this very fine review of my book.

David Calcutt
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Robin Hood by David Calcutt
"Robin Hood has, for years now, been the bane of my existence. And yes, I'm well aware that this statement makes me sound like nothing so much as the Sheriff of Nottingham. That doesn't make it any less true. There I'd be, sitting merrily at my ref..." Read more of this review »
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A Fable by William Faulkner
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This is the only major Faulkner book I haven't read, so I'm looking forward to this.

I tried it and just couldn't get on with it. Maybe some other time.
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The Inheritors by William Golding
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This is an astounding tour de force by a major writer. Yes, it is difficult at first, but by requiring the reader to make an effort to engage with the narrative, and with the viewpoint of the protagonists, we are (if we make the effort) drawn into th ...more
A Sleepwalk On The Severn by Alice Oswald
" Geoffrey Hill I know and like a lot. I don't know Schnackenberg, so there's someone to discover. There's an even greater dramati component to "Sleepwa ...more "
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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
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I've read this before, and now I'm reading this again. A sublime, subtle, magical,poetic work, as are all Calvino's works. But this, I think, is one of his best.
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The Oresteia by Aeschylus
The Oresteia
by Aeschylus
read in July, 2009
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