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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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Unfortunately I couldn't find the edition I have. This is due in large part to the fact that many of my books were once my parents and grandparents (I have the entire Nancy Drew collection from the 50's).

The Wizard of Oz series changed my
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1984 by George Orwell
1984
by George Orwell
recommended for: Anarchists, misanthropes, and cyber-geeks like myself
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This book opened up a whole new genre for me and introduced me to some of my favorite dystopian novels (i.e. Farenheit 451, Brave New World, and Gulliver's Travels, which I had read as a child but never realized the political undertones).

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The Odyssey by Homer
The Odyssey
by Homer
recommended for: Those with a strong interest in classical literature
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Read this then watch O, Brother, Where Art Thou?. Then the subtleties will not be lost on you. I prefer Vergil's Aeneid but I'm biased, seeing as I've translated the entire text in the original Latin at least twice.
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Beowulf by Unknown
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Great translation.
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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves
by Mark Z. Danielewski (Goodreads Author)
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The erodic nature of the novel gave me many cherished head-aches. I found it absolutely hilarious in a very witty and highly claustrophobic way.

Every time I re-read this novel I find some other code which I can never seen to figure out. E
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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
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Once upon a time I was young(er) and practiced flying in elevators, holding my breath and lifting my feet off the ground during the initial rise and fall in hopes that when he came for me, I wouldn't even need pixie dust or happy thoughts to make it ...more
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms further…And on fine morning - / So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

Loves it. Almost as good as The Beautiful and The Damned. It especially resonates
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