Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
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1. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
2. 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
4. The Outsider by Albert Camus
5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich
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Sean Barrs the Bookdragon Sean Barrs the Bookdragon said: " I’m sort of dreading this one.

It’s a notoriously difficult book to read. And it’s even rated above Ulysses in the goodreads difficult book poll.

But I'm writing my MA dissertation on Pound's poetry. So I suppose I'd better make my way through his mos
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3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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