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The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
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I just love this classic tale that has been redone for film and TV so many times. The story is really quite straight forward but we get the usual display of interpretive skills from Sherlock Holmes as well as plenty of misconceptions by Dr Watson whi ...more
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Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Childhood's End
by Arthur C. Clarke
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Not at all bad for a Scince Fiction book. It has aliens but interestingly they resemble an existent mythological creature. Most of the action takes place on Earth and revolves about relationships and adapting to a new world regime making it feel at t ...more
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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
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A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie
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What to say about an Agatha Christie. Everyone knows she's the queen of the whodunnit and this is no exception. All the normal elements are there and a murderer who has gone to great lengths to deflect suspicion. I did feel it was a bit far-fetched i ...more
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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
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I got on very well with this family saga novel. It is a good length to cover the three generations that he tackles. I found it varied enough and giving us insight on both male and female members of the family at various stages in their life. I partic ...more
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The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow
The Book of Daniel
by E.L. Doctorow
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I think this is quite an important book because it tells of fairly modern America and its neuroses which have such a profound effect not only on its citizens but the rest of the world. The story of Daniel is a very gripping one and shows how the psyc ...more
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Leo Tolstoy
“Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.”
Leo Tolstoy

George Eliot
“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch

Confucius
“Do unto others what you want done unto you.”
Confucius

Henry Fielding
“the arrows of fortune ….. derive their force from the velocity with which they are discharged; for, when they approach you by slow and perceptible degrees, they have but very little power to do you mischief.”
Henry Fielding
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James Baldwin
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”
James Baldwin

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2011 Reading Challenge
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