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    Thanks, I wait for the paperback then.

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    I'm currently reading The Great Gatsby - wonderful book.

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    I liked the Great Gatsby. What's the worst book anyone has ever had to read for a class?
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    I'm reading One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and the Silmarillion. Next I have to find a copy of Paradise Lost so my brain can explode.

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    What's the worst book anyone has ever had to read for a class?
    This book called The Maze. Long story short, it made me hate hang gliders and condors.


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    I am rereading Candied by Voltaire and Think by Simon Blackburn for my Philosophy class. Think is pretty good it is dense but readable. Candied is amazing I suggest everyone should read it.

    The Best books I ever had to read for school: To Kill a Mockingbird,Lord of the Flies, The Stranger by Camus,Candied, All quite on the Western Front Hamlet and King Lear.

    Worst Books: Bless me Ultima(terrible couldn't give two shits about the characters),Great Gatsby(never got into it), American Psycho(read this for a free read with a group of friends Jounior year Seriously a vile and disgusting book made me nauseous) and of course Inherit the Wind(I hate this book more than I hate Avatar)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Animesoccer View Post
    What's the worst book anyone has ever had to read for a class?
    Persuasion.

    I forgot to mention what I'm reading for myself. I think it was last year, I bought a collection of books printed by Arkham House of Lovecraft stories. I've already read all of them but am reading them again. I'm currently on the story "The Whisperer in Darkness" which I'm glad I'll finish before the HPLHS movie comes out. If anyone's interested you can get them here or on Amazon. They're $30 each but I think it's well worth it.

    Edit: I need to get that Miscellaneous Writings. Though I'd like to know everything that's in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalMc123 View Post
    I'm currently reading The Great Gatsby - wonderful book.
    I love that book! The ending is so...perfect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Animesoccer View Post
    What's the worst book anyone has ever had to read for a class?
    Great Expectations. I hate Dickens, and this is the most pointless novel I have ever seen. Moby Dick is up on my hate list too, but it does have a saving grace in Queequeg.

    Quote Originally Posted by BBTEACH View Post
    The Best books I ever had to read for school: To Kill a Mockingbird,Lord of the Flies, The Stranger by Camus,Candied, All quite on the Western Front Hamlet and King Lear.

    Worst Books: Bless me Ultima(terrible couldn't give two shits about the characters),Great Gatsby(never got into it), American Psycho(read this for a free read with a group of friends Jounior year Seriously a vile and disgusting book made me nauseous) and of course Inherit the Wind(I hate this book more than I hate Avatar)
    Lord of the Flies is amazing. A nice short read that leaves a lasting impact.
    American Psycho is on my list to read, after The Exorcist and The Little Stranger. I live the horror/thriller genre, so American Psycho is right up my street. In fact I've probably read or even written worse.

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    I never read Lord of the Flies. A few of my favorite books I've read for school are To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men. I think we're reading Silas Marner later in the year but I'm not sure. It sounds pretty good.

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    Of Mice and Men is probably my favorite Steinbeck novel. I had to read East of Eden this year. I wouldn't recommend it unless you like being annoyed 99% of the time.

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    I think The Awakening was one of the worst. I hated the cliche metaphor. Also, Guliver's travels was was too long and dull for my sophmore self. Good idea, but unexciting. Iv'e liked most book I have read, even the books most people don't like (All Quiet on the western front and Catcher in the Rye)
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    Dante's Inferno, so far its good

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    I've grown real fond of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stachouse Adventures Novels, I'm up to the tenth book in the series now, (i think) it's called Dead and Gone.

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    Dante's Inferno, so far its good
    My friend agrees, he wanted to check it out of the library, but it was already out :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux View Post
    My friend agrees, he wanted to check it out of the library, but it was already out :(
    When it comes back, GET IT! You definitely wont regret.

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    Dante's Inferno, so far its good
    You should read the rest of the Divine Comedy then. Pugatorio is so-so, but Paradiso is fantastic, at least as good as the Inferno.

    If you like those, I would recommend Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained by Milton if you haven't read them.

    While I'm on the topic of Epic poetry, The Aeneid by Virgil (yes, the same as in The Inferno) is awesome. The of course you have Homer's epics which are just so-so in my opinion.

    But yeah, I love Epic Poetry. Anyone have any suggestions on other epics I should read?

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    ^ We're studying Epic Poetry, sorta at the minute, we're going through Metamorphosises(?) in Latin.

    I like Nisus and Euryalus, and then there's Ceyx and Alcyene, though I'm sure you've probably read those.
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    Actually, I haven't read any of those! Thanks for giving me something else to read over spring break!
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    Right now i'm reading Peter the great-His life and his world by Robert K Massie.

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    Are "The Last Olympian" books any good?

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    Da Vinci Code... Its better then the movie...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmohyudin View Post
    Da Vinci Code... Its better then the movie...

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