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Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
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it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, classic, required-reading-high-school, fantasy

This was my favorite required reading in high school (well, actually, probably tied with Animal Farm). It was a very pleasant and unexpected surprise. The reference points I had were cartoon retellings of this from my youth. I only really had an image of Gulliver vs the Lilliputians - and that was only the most basic "giant in a land full of very small people" storylines (well, they were trying to entertain children, so it doesn't have to get much more complex than that). But, the book is made up of more stories than just Gulliver as a giant (hence the Travels - plural). The content of these stories is witty and not-so-thinly veiled political and social commentary. In the end, it didn't feel like required reading at all - it was a truly enjoyable adventure I was glad to take!
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
January 8, 2013 – Shelved
March 4, 2014 – Shelved as: favorites
March 6, 2014 – Shelved as: classic
February 21, 2015 – Shelved as: required-reading-high-school
March 2, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy

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Brex (Bookosaurus_Rex) I loved his interactions with the Yahoos and Huynyms as well. I forgot how to spell that, sorry!

Matthew With Swift, he probably wouldn't mind any spelling - the weirder the better! Just like Lewis Carroll.

Jenny Animal Farm rocks

Matthew Jenny wrote: "Animal Farm rocks"

Indeed! Might be time for a revisit.

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