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Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind by Maura O'Halloran
Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind: the Zen journal & letters of Maura "Soshin" O'Halloran
by Maura O'Halloran
recommended for: introspective searching with a sense of humour
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Really beautiful account of a young Irish woman's experience as a Buddhist nun in a Japanese monastery. The book is taken from her journals and letters and the writing is raw, open, funny and a rare glimpse into a western perspective in the midst of ...more
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Memories, Dreams, Reflections by C.G. Jung
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
by C.G. Jung
recommended for: sould seekers
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An excellent introduction to the life and work of Jung. Very accesibly written, unlike a lot of his work, which is far more academic and requires a good deal of knowledge, patience and rigour to approach. This is a good place to start if you have an ...more
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Balancing Heaven and Earth by Robert A. Johnson
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A really beautifully written account of a life well lived by author and Jungian analyst, Robert Johnson. His golden threads through life are delicately followed and he gives sound insight into what it means to live a human life with grace and ...more
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The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
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I am totally in love with Thomas Hardy and this novel is one of his works that has been neglected without any founding. It is a true masterpiece. The landscape becomes a character unto itself, and his tragic characters still breathe and beat with so ...more
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The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
The Rainbow (Brangwen Family, #1)
by D.H. Lawrence
recommended for: lovers of literature
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This book was banned soon after publication for its sexual content and it is indeed a rather sensuous, earthy and wondrous book. Lawrence did away with many conventions of the modern novel, namely plot, and managed to realise a vivid portrayal of the ...more
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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
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This book totally suprised me with its insight and relevance and incredible power of descriptive voice. Wharton writes like a dream, the world is so vivid in her hands and no matter how dispicable a world it may be, I found myself entirely able to ...more
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez
recommended for: those who like the fantastic and the real all rolled into one
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A beautiful, difficult to put down, totally transporting foray into the world of Marquez and magical realism. Read it when I was 19 and living alone on an island in Greece, so it certainly made sense at the time. Not sure if I would feel the same way ...more
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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: anyone
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Totally stunning masterpiece of a book. Perhaps a little slow getting into it and then my did I fall deep. This is a heartwrenching book that rang in my ears for years, possibly a perfect novel. I hear Arundhati Roy read from the book and it was ...more
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The Waves by Virginia Woolf
The Waves
by Virginia Woolf
recommended for: the poetically minded
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The waves is a dreamy, stream of consciousness, maelstrom of emotion and voice. The reader simply needs to surrender to Woolf's exploration of these young people's worlds, or get lost in the sea of words. The words are the meaning and movement of ...more
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Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Orlando
by Virginia Woolf
recommended for: lovers of great writing
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This book by Virginia Woolf is one of my favorite books of all time. I hardly think it needs to be said that her writing is out of this world; so precise, so poetic, so insightful it is almost agonising to read her and impossible not to. I love the ...more
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