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Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
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Alright, I'm not one for plays but I had heard so much about "Cyrano de Bergerac" that I felt I just had to read it. Well, the plotline is pretty simple: Cyrando de Bergerac is a skilled fighter and a wonderful poet who is in love with Roxane, who is ...more
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
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Heads.Tails.Heads.Tails.Heads.Tails.Heads.Tails. What are the odds of getting heads when you flip a coin? One out of two, right? Nope. Not in this story. The odds of getting heads is 100%. Every single time Rosencrantz flips his coin, he gets heads a ...more
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The Magus by John Fowles
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Most reviewers have stated about 'The Magus' that you either 'get it' or you don't, I'm not sure which category I fall in.
I enjoyed the book, however towards the end I was feeling quite frustrated and had to force myself to read the last 150 pages. O
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Native Son by Richard Wright
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This book should be read alongside Ellison's superb "Invisible Man". "Native Son" employs much the same idea - namely, that it is difficult to NOT become what others want to force you to become.
Bigger, the focus of this novel, is a good man. He's no
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