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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
    Breakfast of Champions & Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
    I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
    Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

    There are more, but that's what I can think of off the top of my head.

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    My dad loves Vonnegut and he's an INFJ. I wonder if that's a leaning?
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    Things I Liked Reading. 'Tipping the Velvet' is probably favorite contemporary novel that I've read. LOVED IT. She really makes characters and periods and places come alive and not just if you're a lesbian. ^_^ Jeannette Winterson has a very original way of turning a phrase and her stories are compellingly different. Lao She had one of the best short stories I've read, it was so perceptive and well balanced and from the POV of a woman and it was so convincing I thought Lao She, the writer, was a woman. But no -- he was a revolutionary man! Perhaps like a Chinese DH Lawrence? Nah.

    Fiction:

    Madame Bovary - Gustav Flaubert
    The Awakening - Kate Chopin
    The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
    Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
    Tipping the Velvet - Sarah Waters

    Collection of Works:
    Written on the Body - The World and Other Places: Stories - Jeanette Winterson
    Blades of Grass: The Stories of Lao She (Fiction from Modern China)

    Non-Fiction:
    The Unwanted - Kien Nguyen

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    You would probably enjoy Fifth Business by Robertson Davies. I always recommend it even though no one ever checks it out. Maybe you will, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerpin_Taxt View Post
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    The Brothers Karamazov
    Crime and Punishment
    The Death of Ivan Illich
    Anna Kareina
    Great Expectations
    One Hundred years of Solitude
    The Stranger
    The Age of Reason
    Blood Meridian
    The Crying of Lot 49
    Death in Venice
    Siddartha
    Steppenwolf
    Metamorphsis - Kafka, not Ovid.
    Hamlet
    King Lear
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Geneology of Morals
    Thus spoke Zarathustra
    Guns, Germs and Steel etc.....................
    If you want to know about Trieste, do not study about Dublin.

    I bought Karamazov in Cambridge.
    Dimitry, Alyosha and Ivan.
    The serfs and the psychopathic father. Altogether too Russian.
    The print and the font were exquisite.
    The cover was handsome.
    I admire the printing houses and the craftsmen. However the story was pathetic.

    Zarathustra I could not read. Nor Siddharta. Too much sugar.

    One hundred years of solitude.. I understand this means one hundred years of solitude between the reader and the author. One million years of solitude would have been a more fitting appellative.

    The Stranger was the first novel I read in French.. and the last. The French are not much into writing.. what they are into I do not know.

    Death in Venice is good in translation only. Thomas could not write German. I wonder if anyone can.

    Hamlet is a bore. Why? He is INTP.

    King Lear.. tedious and far too long.
    The end is dramatic though and a couple of lines are poetry.
    Read only the end.

    Steppenwolf.. it is all right if you are eleven. Unfortunately we grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    If you want to know about Trieste, do not study about Dublin.

    I bought Karamazov in Cambridge.
    Dimitry, Alyosha and Ivan.
    The serfs and the psychopathic father. Altogether too Russian.
    The print and the font were exquisite.
    The cover was handsome.
    I admire the printing houses and the craftsmen. However the story was pathetic.

    Zarathustra I could not read. Nor Siddharta. Too much sugar.

    One hundred years of solitude.. I understand this means one hundred years of solitude between the reader and the author. One million years of solitude would have been a more fitting appellative.

    The Stranger was the first novel I read in French.. and the last. The French are not much into writing.. what they are into I do not know.

    Death in Venice is good in translation only. Thomas could not write German. I wonder if anyone can.

    Hamlet is a bore. Why? He is INTP.

    King Lear.. tedious and far too long.
    The end is dramatic though and a couple of lines are poetry.
    Read only the end.

    Steppenwolf.. it is all right if you are eleven. Unfortunately we grow up.
    I find your assessment of these books very amusing. That is, I think you're funny (in a good way).

    Are you German or Russian? Or a philosophy student?

    'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' --> "too much sugar".

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    Stjärnvägar; Rymdljus; Solvindar / Peter Nilsson ----- Space Philosophy at it's finest

    Rymdväktaren + Nyaga / Peter Nilsson ----- Can induce Existential anxiety, but damn good anyway

    Naiv Super / Erlend Loe ----- Jävla galna norrman

    LOTR ----- You know it to be true, it is pointless to resist

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH / Robert C. O'Brien ----- I like rats, especially the ones that are really F*ing smart

    Anything Gaiman ----- Maybe not, but if I count all the tired Pratchett shit as really being Gaiman, then ok.

    Goodnight mister Tom + Back home / Magorian ----- Deeply founded, Some rest of childhood

    Momo + The neverending story / Ende ----- Yeah, saga is a nice way of life.

    Ender's Game / Orson Scott Card ----- Great for kids, except of all the murder and gore

    Pay it forward / C.R. Hyde ----- Bit bimboish, but still touching

    Orlando / Woolf ----- Good

    The Paksenarrion Suite / E. Moon ----- Yet another pointless Hero-story. But this one I like. Dunno why.

    Everything by Richard Adams, especially Watership Down. ----- "You fools! Come back and fight! Dogs aren't dangerous!"

    H2G2 ----- Cannot be expressed in words, at least not in english.

    The earliest ten years of "Bamses Äventyr" ----- A communist bear drinking Thunder honey making him the strongest, but still kindest bear in the world. Partnered with a white rabbit in red bowtie and a supersmart turtle in a hight yellow-red hat, I'm sorry but this is as good as comics can become.

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    Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
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    Fatherland -- Robert Harris
    The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K Dick
    The Complete Maus -- Art Spiegelman
    The Bell Jar -- Sylvia Plath
    War and Peace -- Leo Tolstoy
    Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell
    All Quiet on the Western Front -- Erich Maria Remarque
    The Idiot -- Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Palestine -- Joe Sacco
    Being and Nothingness -- Jean-Paul Sartre
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