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Added by Mr. Saturn on 18 Jun 2013 08:00
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Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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This is Stephen Fry's favorite book.
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Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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White Nights (World's Classics) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Ulysses - James Joyce
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Note: Stephen Fry called this the retelling of Homer's Odyssey, so I'll read that first.
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The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
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Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
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The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
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Infinite Jest: A Novel - David Foster Wallace
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The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
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Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
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Molloy - Samuel Beckett
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A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
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Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
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Kokoro - Natsume Soseki
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No Longer Human - Osamu Dazai
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Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler
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Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
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The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
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The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
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Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
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Please help me pick books to read.

- you can vote for however many books you want
- each time, you vote for a book, it will get 1 point.
- you can also vote against a book. In this case, it will get -1 point.
- I'm open to recommendations not on this list.


This list's rules are adapted from johanlefourbe's list my queue.

Thanks for any recommendations.

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★★★★☆ - Brilliant
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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★★★★ - Great
★★★☆ - Pretty Good
★★★ - Good

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Posted: 3 years ago at Nov 5 0:43
-Ulysses and The Recognitions are both contenders for my favorite novel (which, right now, is Absalom, Absalom!, a book you should definitely put stock into reading)

-The Trial, The Sound and the Fury, Gravity's Rainbow and Kokoro are all masterpieces

-Lolita, A Confederacy of Dunces, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and No Longer Human are all excellent

-Mrs. Dalloway and The Metamorphosis are both good (though each author has far better novels; To the Lighthouse is Woolf's magnum opus and among the greatest of modernist novels, and, excluding The Trial, as I'd already mentioned it, The Castle is an excellent work, close to a masterpiece even)

-Brave New World is nothing more than decent, and quite awful at times. I wouldn't give it a minus point, but this is a point to consider

-Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is horrendous. I couldn't discourage its reading more
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 19:34
For: Wind in the Willows (favourite book), Little Prince, Master and Margarita, Crime and Punishment, King Lear, Hitchcock

Against: Confederacy of Dunces, Robinson Crusoe

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