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Corelli's Mandolin
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex
by Jeffrey Eugenides
recommended for: anyone with patience
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look, some books take a LONG time to get into. That part sucks - yes - but once you do, it feels like you've discovered a beautiful, new garden that no one else knows about. If you can be patient through the first, say, 200 pages, you will finish ...more
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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
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unimpressed. not sure what the hype was all about. however, i am generally turned off my scenes with lots of underdeveloped characters where i cant keep track of who is who. i don't mind it on a screen - ie: national lampoon's x-mas vacation during ...more
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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini (Goodreads Author)
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The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
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Read this in high school. It's terrific. BUT you need to give it time. It does not catch you right away but if you stick with it, it will. It's every used-bookstore's hidden secret.
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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
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Studying abroad, i was forced to read this book in a Victorian Lit class. Somehow, prior to this, even as an English Literature major, I managed to avoid a class with novels. Then this book happened. Even if you think you won't enjoy this genre, let ...more
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Different Seasons by Stephen King
Different Seasons
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
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most people are surprised Stephen King wrote this. first, you can read this in 1 hour because it's a 100-page novella. Second, while most books do not translate well into film, with the exception of two minor character developments, this film is a ...more
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
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If you havent read Foer yet, read this one first. THEN read Everything is Illuminated. I think it works better that way - eases expectations - and it maximizes your ability to enjoy both books as much as each other.
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
recommended for: people who aspire to be self-aware
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this book is not for everyone. but if it IS for you, it will change your life.
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