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Old 10-26-07, 06:08 PM
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Epic Novels.

Say I was "thinking" of buying a book. Hypothetically.

and I wanted to expand my reading horizons from garfield, peanuts, and dilbert....

What are some of the most amazing "greats" as far as literary novels go?

So far I have Les Miserables, Counte of Monte Cristo, and Don Quixote. Ideas? Thoughts? Comments?
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War and Peace

Moby Dick

Gravity's Rainbow

The Pet Goat
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The pet goat?

I'm not interested in raising one.
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magna karta

the guns of august

night-by elle wviesel

try those out, you'll learn something......
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The Pet Goat was a ringer, the others are real 'epic novels'



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The Great Gatsby

Foundation

2001: A Space Odessey

The Lord Of The Rings

The Sun Also Rises

The Upanishads

The Exorcist

Myth Adventures

From Here To Eternity

Anything by Mark Twain

The Grapes Of Wrath

The Faerie Queen

Heaven And Hell

Dante's Inferno

Anything by Doystevsky

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Originally Posted by lodi781 View Post
magna karta

the guns of august

night-by elle wviesel

try those out, you'll learn something......
Having trouble finding magna karta, but guns of august and night, yessss.

I'm getting guns of august, might get night.
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King all 7 books

Batlefield Earth by L Ron Hubbard all 10 installments.

Those are epic novels!
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Dipper.

Inferno, by Dante?
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Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
Those are epic novels!

Glad someone understands the meaning of "epic".
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Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
Dipper.

Inferno, by Dante?

No. Dante's Inferno by Dante.


It's a trilogy.

The Divine Comedy -Dante's Inferno- The Inferno


warning: It's not a "funny ha ha" comedy.
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It looks cool, trying to figure out if I can find one with all three parts in one or not. Or if I should just get the inferno, or what.
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Read something recent. Check out Michael Chabon's Pulitzer Award Winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
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Read something recent.

Being that it's his first book ever, The Dead Sea Scrolls would be a recent read for Pheard!


"It's new to me"
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Being that it's his first book ever, The Dead Sea Scrolls would be a recent read for Pheard!


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Hay!! I read Journey to the Center of the Earth!!

That was some deep **** man.
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Hay!! I read Journey to the Center of the Earth!!

That was some deep **** man.

H.G. Wells is a noble start.
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Hemingway, Steinbeck, Fitzgerald are three of my favorite novelists.

Add in Heinlein, Tolkein, Terry Brooks, Asimov and Herbert for some science fiction and fantasy.
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Hemingway, Steinbeck, Fitzgerald are three of my favorite novelists.

Add in Heinlein, Tolkein, Terry Brooks, Asimov and Herbert for some science fiction and fantasy.

When you mix the deep south with deep space you typically get good results.
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Ok here's a light reading list.
Henryk Sienkiewicz's Polish Trilogy: Fire in the Steppe, the Deluge, With Fire and Sword
Faulker's: Sound and the Fury
100 Year of Solitude
If On Winter's Night a Traveler
Invisible Cities
Don Quixote de la Mancha
The Brothers Karamazov
The Little World of Don Camillo: not really a novel but still something you should read
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When you mix the deep south with deep space you typically get good results.
if you mix those you do not get beer, your chances are much better for getting moonshine, meth and weed actually.
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If I red al thse wil I bi smrt?
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if you have good retention, who can appear to be. If you have good comprehension, yes.
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Ok here's a light reading list.
Henryk Sienkiewicz's Polish Trilogy: Fire in the Steppe, the Deluge, With Fire and Sword


Tak! Polish writers are incredible! I thought I was the only one up on that. Cool.
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