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Old September 2, 2018, 08:57 PM
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Default 1001 Books To Read Before We ALL Die, BC?

I will start it off. Not necessarily I read them all but also in my wishlist.

1. The Glass Bead Game

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glass_Bead_Game
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2. Lolita

Not because I am creepo or anything...

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Old September 2, 2018, 09:05 PM
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When you do ecstasy and churn out 7 volumes...



https://uberty.org/wp-content/upload...2/Proust-1.pdf

3. In Search of Lost Time
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Old September 2, 2018, 10:28 PM
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3. Crime and Punishment is a must. If you read 1 Dostoevsky, let it be this one.
4. Brothers Karamazov? Maybe but I'm still not sure how i feel about that one.

5. FAhrenheit 451
6. Lord of the Flies
7. ANd then there were none
8. Shantaram
9. Midnight's Children
10. Kite Runner
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Hey thanks for the input.

I have C&P on my shelf. I just don't like abstract discourse. More of a Dumas guy, artistry of Orwell in Burmese Days, House of Leaves slash Joyce stream-of-consciousness-break-every-rule-you-can-with some-dollop-of-Pynchon type.

Didn't post Lord of the Flies and Brave New World in the list as didn't want to hog it. Both I was forced to read in school -along Animal Farm- and hated them. Will give them a fair shot..esp. the first one now.

Gotta check out 7-9.

Anyway it wasn't meant to be my personal list rather collective collection.

Loved Brothers Karamazov actually.

Carry on fellas. (Sorry for the commentary.)
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Old September 3, 2018, 03:34 PM
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I have C&P on my shelf. I just don't like abstract discourse. More of a Dumas guy,
yea, I already knew you were a Dumas.



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Didn't post Lord of the Flies and Brave New World in the list as didn't want to hog it. Both I was forced to read in school -along Animal Farm- and hated them. Will give them a fair shot..esp. the first one now.
Remember when Lost came out and none of your friends would stfu about how it's a work of genius? yea LotF is where that "genius" came from.
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Anyways...

11. Kim
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To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
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To Kill a Mockingbird.
12. Watched the movie. Wonder if it does justice to the book.

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
13. Absolutely. Why should it be classic only?

In that case, I guess:

14. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
15. How To Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie didn't read it though...if you can't tell!
16. Long Walk to Freedom (probably boring but still significant for historical reasons)

More nonfiction

17. Zen and the Art of Archery - Herrigel (pith but packs a punch)
18. Mathematics and Imagination - the book that took me to force mathematics in a new light



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Other books posted here

http://banglacricket.com/alochona/sh...ad.php?t=48868

@Mods a case of merging threads?
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Other books posted here

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@Mods a case of merging threads?
How?

How exactly do you think mods will merge completely different threads of different flavor?

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How?

How exactly do you think mods will merge completely different threads of different flavor?

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It was a question!

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19. Fifty Shades of Gray - Popular genre
20. All of Dickens
21. Harry Potter/LOTR saga - again although it is beneath me to read these, but the point being one must be cognizant of vox populi
22. Handsmaid Tale
23. Poisonwood Bible -This I have read a bit
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I have read a bit
To harp on it.

I think we need to go back to connecting with nature, forest therapy with a crisp, yellow book on our laps.

My general sentiment being: If I can get the gist of an entire 1000 page fiction in one single scroll of Gutenberg, then why bother?

Which actually makes me NOT well read, as you can tell.
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24. Kerouac

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

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60s must have produced some of the best American literature.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uVgbnwKzB4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_G...Origin_of_name
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25.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Currently reading 26.The Mystic Masseur by VS. Naipaul.
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It's not as if they will ban you if you follow the lead and number them.
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It's not as if they will ban you if you follow the lead and number them.
Touché.

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I just hope no one adds The Catcher in the rye. the most overrated piece of crap i've read that almost always ends up in these kinds of lists.

27. the confederacy of dunces (Ignatius reminds me of Zee, or Zee reminds me of Ignatius, whatever floats you pedantic boat)
28. Freakonomics
29. The tipping point - gladwell
30. Speak
31. 1000 splendid sun (same author as kite runner)
32. brief wonderous life of oscar wao
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33. plays and petersburg tales - gogol. If that name sounds familiar, its the namesake of the son in the "the namesake". Also,
34. The namesake - jhumpa
35. haroon and sea of stories - rushdie
36. satanic verses -rushdie
37. shalimar the clown - rushdie
38. literally anythign by rushdie, the man's a genius. If you haven't read rushdie, read it. Stop wasting time in this forum, stop reading bs cricinfo articles, and go read the greatest living author on the planet.
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I ain't a literature major. But yankees are you?
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No bro. Just like to read. You dont have to major in literature to read it.
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No bro. Just like to read. You dont have to major in literature to read it.
Enthusiasm I see
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