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Old 11-21-2003, 03:10 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Another book that comes to mind is Hermann Hesse's "Glass Bead game" (also published as "Magister Ludi" ). A wonderfully deep book.
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Had to read it for school but really found it fascinating....
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I've been reading a lot during the summer, mostly American fiction. I'd like to broaden my horizon in this area, because I don't know nearly enough American authors. I've read a lot of British literature both for school and at home, but I've read some great American books lately and I would like some input on where to go next.

Here are some of the books I've read and liked:

Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse 5, Breakfast of Champions(Slaughterhouse 5 was absolutely amazing!)

Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, The Great Shark Hunt, The Rum Diary, Hell's Angels(My favourite author along with Hemingway)

Joseph Heller: Catch-22(One of my all-time favourites)

Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

On my 'To Read List': Tim O'Brien: The Things They Carried and Jack Kerouac: On the Road

What would you recommend me reading next?
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- Hunter S. Thompson

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Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. It's a commitment, but it's well worth it.
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Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley.
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Re: Book recommendations?

Good thread. I'll make this one sticky.

Here are my recommendations:

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
It - Stephen King
Scaramouche - Raphael Sabatini
The Dark Tower Sequence - Stephen King
A Song of Fire and Ice Saga - George R. R. Martin
1984 - George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury(You already mentioned that)
The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime - Mark Haddon
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
We - Yvegny Zemyatin
Master and Margarita - Mikhail Buglakov
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
Silmarillion - Professor Tolkien
Lord of the Rings - Professor Tolkien
Iron Council - China Mieville
The Fifth Head of Cerebrus - Gene Wolfe
The Thomas Covenant Books - Stephen R. Donaldson
Maggie: A Girl of Streets - Stephen Crane
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
The Testament - John Grisham
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Mission of Gravity - Hall Clement
Foundation - Isaac Asimov
Stranger In a Strange Land - Robert Anson Heinlein
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
Lyonesse - Jack Vance
On the Road - Jack Keurock
Bridget Jones Diary - Helen Fielding

Non-Fiction

The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank


[Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for the spellings since I am writing this from immediate memory and haven't double-checked them]


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Good thread. I'll make this one sticky.

Here are my recommendations:

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway[/B]
It - Stephen King
Scaramouche - Raphael Sabatini
The Dark Tower Sequence - Stephen King
A Song of Fire and Ice Saga - George R. R. Martin
1984 - George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury(You already mentioned that)
The Curious Incident of the Dog at Nighttime - Mark Haddon
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
We - Yvegny Zemyatin
Master and Margarita - Mikhail Buglakov
Hard Times - Charles Dickens
Silmarillion - Professor Tolkien
Lord of the Rings - Professor Tolkien
Iron Council - China Mieville
The Fifth Head of Cerebrus - Gene Wolfe
The Thomas Covenant Books - Stephen R. Donaldson
Maggie: A Girl of Streets - Stephen Crane
Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
The Testament - John Grisham
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Mission of Gravity - Hall Clement
Foundation - Isaac Asimov
Stranger In a Strange Land - Robert Anson Heinlein
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula Le Guin
Lyonesse - Jack Vance
On the Road - Jack Keurock
Bridget Jones Diary - Helen Fielding

Non-Fiction

The Diary of Anne Frank - Anne Frank


[Disclaimer: I cannot vouch for the spellings since I am writing this from immediate memory and haven't double-checked them]


Enough?
That's a lot of books, thanks for the suggestions. I've bolded the ones I've already read, but I will definetely check some of these books out in the near future.
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Yeah To Kill a Mockingbird- was a very good book
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