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The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
recommended for: People who are fascinated with the Soviet Union and depressing Russian literature
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I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH! Except the 4,000-page chapter that takes place in the courtroom, following the other 4,000-page chapter that takes place in the courtroom. Other than that, probably a book that influence my writing more than most. It's by fa ...more
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The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss
recommended for: People who love modern, literary fiction
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Nicole Krauss is married to Jonathan Safran Foer (my other favorite contemporary writer), and I think they just sit around and try to out-beautiful each other with their writing. I think it's a tie.
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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie
recommended for: Rushdie fans and fans of VERY literary fantasy
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It's not a book about Satan. It's the book that got Salman Rushdie in trouble with a lot of people, particularly the government of Iran. The Ayotollah (sp?) Khomeni put a fatwa (a death sentence) on his head because of his portrayal of the prophet Mu ...more
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Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
recommended for: People who love literature and sad monsters
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This is one of my most memorable assigned college reads. The real story of the monster (not, in face, named Frankenstein) is very tragic. I'll never get over how much I loved the monster in this novel.
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Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Everything Is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: People fascinated with Eastern Europe and WWII, and writers
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This is Jonathan Safran Foer's first book. He was only 27 when he wrote it, and it is a wonderful foreshadowing of his potential as a writer. His second book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, was better, but this book was still more well-written ...more
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The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
The Sirens of Titan
by Kurt Vonnegut
recommended for: Everyone
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Vonnegut is the man.
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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
recommended for: Everyone
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One of my favorite books of all time. Ever.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
by Jonathan Safran Foer (Goodreads Author)
recommended for: Everyone who was alive on September 11, 2001
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This book is so heartbreaking and beautiful and truthful. The main character - a 9-year-old boy named Oskar Schell - is dealing with the death of his father, who was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11. Oskar is a very smart boy with wha ...more
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami
recommended for: Readers who love new and strange worlds in their novels
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Haruki Murakami has long been recognized as one of Japan's greatest (maybe THE greatest) contemporary novelist. This book blew me away. The main character, Kafka, is a 16-year-old runaway who stumbles across a beautiful library in his journey. The ot ...more
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