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Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I'm snorting classics I haven't read. I'd like recommendations for classics or books that have influenced writings. A writing must read, any genre.


message 2: by Random (new)

Random Jordan (randomjordan) | 3 comments First, what do you consider classic books?

Before the 1900s? Before 2000s?

Also... Snorting classics? :P Is that like snorting cocaine?


message 3: by Bisky (last edited May 04, 2014 11:36PM) (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Classic as in "OMG how have you not read that?" it can be from any year really.

Yes, I blend them into a fine powder and sniff them into my brain :p


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Fantastic gothic classics:
Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.
Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, by R. L. Stevenson.
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, by James Hogg.

In a different genre, still gothic but a bit historical:
Beloved, by Toni Morrison.
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad.


message 5: by Bisky (last edited May 05, 2014 01:37AM) (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, by James Hog. - that I've not read yet. *Adds to list*

Have you read Exterminate all the Brutes? It's by a Swedish man who follows on from Joseph Conrad. Exceptional stuff.


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Thanks, I'll add it to my long long long long list :P


message 7: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
It's only teeny though :p


message 8: by Brian (new)

Brian Basham (brianbasham) | 390 comments Hyperion - Dan Simmons
Ilium- Dan Simmons
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
I'm a huge Michael Crichton fan, so Jurassic Park, Sphere, Prey, Timeline, Disclosure, and Rising Sun.
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Stephen King
Wool - Hugh Howey


message 9: by Kamil (new)

Kamil | 187 comments @Bisky, I hope you've read "the night angel's trilogy" by brent weeks, the "warlords saga" by bernard cornwell, "left hand of darkness" by ursula leguinn , "the iron druid chronicles". I hope you had the pleasure to stroll thgrough the drenai saga


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G.G. (ggatcheson) | 1053 comments Mod
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo (1831)


message 11: by Carl (new)

Carl | 424 comments The Round House -- Erdich
Dune
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Dispossessed --Le Guin
Childhood's End
A River Runs Through It
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


message 12: by David (new)

David Grindberg | 28 comments This thread is like name dropping. Love it! Try Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen.


message 13: by Carl (new)

Carl | 424 comments Lots of great suggestions.


message 14: by Ron (new)

Ron Scheer | 27 comments Anything by Dickens, and Sir Richard Burton's THE ARABIAN NIGHTS is actually a really good and not too difficult read.


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Jade Varden (jadevarden) | 3 comments Gone With the Wind. Let us not neglect the American South while we're writing this list!


message 16: by Carl (new)

Carl | 424 comments The Color Purple


message 17: by Ron (new)

Ron Scheer | 27 comments L. Frank Baum's stuff is pretty stellar too.
The Aunt Jane's Nieces books written under the pen name Edith Van Dyne are really fun reads


message 18: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Michelle | 450 comments Mod
Here's some of my fav classics, if you haven't read them we can't be friends anymore… :p (most you can find online)

-A Rose for Emily, Faulkner (everyone has read this one, you'd have to be not from this planet not to. But in case you haven't…it is right up your alley. You'll love it :))

-Good Country People, Fannery O'Connor (this story made me laugh so hard I cried for ages…even though it really wasn't meant to make me laugh…I'm just a terrible person lol)

-Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway (the epitome of classic)

-The Lady With The Dog, Chekhov <3 (any short by him really)

-The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlette Gilman

-Babylon Revisited, Fitzgerald

-The Horse Dealer's Daughter, D.H. Lawrence (*very*…'dramatic')

-A&P, John Updike

-Oedipus Rex, Sophecles (Granted, this is a play not a short story or book, but it's certainly a classic!)

-Lord of the Flies, William Golding

-Animal Farm, George Orwell

-Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner, Coleridge <3

-Kubla Khan, Coleridge <3

-Christabel, Coleridge <3

-The Lady of Shalott, Tennyson


message 19: by Brian (new)

Brian Basham (brianbasham) | 390 comments Before I Go To Sleep - SJ Watson - I think they are turning this one into a movie. I saw part of a preview for it recently.


message 20: by Denise (new)

Denise | 25 comments Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

American Classics by James Fenimore Cooper, starting with The Last of the Mohicans.


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