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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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oh, i just love this book.

i know the story completely, i've seen all the movie adaptations, and i'll revel in it time and time again. jane austen is just fun sometimes. i can go on about the scathing portrayal of 19th century england, and i can go o
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
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i relate this to teenage angst poetry.

i know, it hurts. here's a tissue and an advil. call me in three years.

i'm actually surprised that i don't have a more positive memory of this one. especially considering how over-involved i can get with charact
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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
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so imagine you're browsing through a bookstore on a lazy saturday afternoon.

you stop in the pynchon section, and there, out of the corner of your eye, you see this *guy* and he's checking you out. you think, wow! this is one for the movies! does thi
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
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i never finished this book, and i don't particularly plan to.

i mean sure, it's funny, it's sad, it has its moments. i got involved with the graphic and emotionally staggering descriptions of his parents. and this guy has had a pretty intense life if
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The World According to Garp by John Irving
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i have an ongoing love affair with john irving, and it all started with this book.

i read it for the first time when i was a tad too young, and it has had a freakishly large impact on me. it is not necessarily grand or epic in any sense, and the stor
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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire
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this is actually my favorite book ever.

i have read it more times than i could ever rememeber, have most of the illustrations burned in my memory, and it still sits on the nightstand in my bedroom in my parent's house. and i still read it to go to sl
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Absolute Watchmen by Alan Moore
Absolute Watchmen
by Alan Moore (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anyone with a pulse and the sense of sight.
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just read it.

enough said.
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
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i trudged through it.

i realized i hated every single character, and i hated the more sympathetic ones even more for seeing pieces of myself in them. i threw the book across the room frequently, or started yelling at the characters (which is inapprop
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
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