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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#151  Postby preetisoft2 » 03 Oct 2012, 00:50

Scott, thanks for sharing.
Really good books.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#152  Postby DivineIntervention » 19 Oct 2012, 04:26

The Great Gatsby for definite, such a fun and moving read! Wuthering Heights, Atonement, and Pride and Prejudice!
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#153  Postby theniceiceman » 23 Oct 2012, 06:13

I started reading 1984, but didn't get very far into it before I had to return it...I've never rented it again, unfortunately. Kind of forgot about it, to be honest. However, I read Animal Farm by George Orwell and LOVED it. I read it when I was younger (around 8th grade) and thought that it was about the American Revolution. It wasn't until my later years of high school that I learned it was actually about the Russian Revolution. This is a great list! I need to read Of Mice and Men and finish 1984, but I've got the other two down :)
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#154  Postby ewassall » 09 Nov 2012, 14:59

I've never read of Mice and Men. I'll definitely put that on my, read-soon list.

Catcher in the rye is a long-time favorite.

Fahrenheit 451 is definitely amazing.

1984 I read in high school. Hated it. But I've had many people tell me they think I'd love it. I think I probably read it too early. Maybe I'll give that a try.

To Kill a Mockingbird goes on my top list. And although it may depend on your definition of "classics" I'd have to add Cat's Cradle by Vonnegut.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#155  Postby lawz_1 » 12 Nov 2012, 06:42

Pride and Prejudice would have to be on all my lists of great books - old and new. It always amazes me that Jane Austen wrote this so long ago - it feels so current in many ways, and I just think the social commentary is hilarious.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#156  Postby MelMariah » 13 Nov 2012, 02:43

An interesting question:
What will be the new 'generation' of classic books?
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#157  Postby Jesleigh » 23 Nov 2012, 22:55

I loved Farenheit 451. Even though it was written so long ago, it still paints a picture that so accurately depicts the path that society is headed down, it's almost scary. It was without a doubt, one of the best books I've ever read.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#158  Postby AlectMaster » 26 Dec 2012, 17:31

I've read "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell. Going to look at other 3 books you shared. Thank you.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#159  Postby carter1990 » 28 Dec 2012, 20:23

I recently read 1984 by George Orwell and can attest that is a really great read. :)
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#160  Postby jennytheshopaholic » 31 Jan 2013, 17:25

These are all great books. I've been lucky enough to teach Fahrenheit, Catcher, and Of Mice and Men, and I have to say they each get better every time. I appreciate Steinbeck more each year.

The best for me, hands down, is To Kill a Mockingbird. It's just such a beautiful story but with so many layers.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#161  Postby vera » 05 Feb 2013, 15:48

I have never read "Catcher in the Rye" but have the other books mentioned...all great reads. Another dystopia book I loved was "Children of Men" by P.D. James. Good read.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#162  Postby casper » 08 Apr 2013, 01:19

I haven't read Farenheit 451 and will definitely give that a go. I haven't read the other three for a few years, so will look out for them as they really deserve rereading. And talking of Steinbeck, what about East of Eden for a classic book? It's my partner's all-time favourite.
Thanks for reminding me about these great reads.
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#163  Postby socks » 02 May 2013, 03:45

:D I'd like to add all Sherlock Holmes stories to my personal all time favorites as well
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#164  Postby yvetteyoungkim » 15 May 2013, 18:45

Great selection!
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Re: 4 Great Classic Books

Post Number:#165  Postby shellyb » 31 May 2013, 15:41

I have only just read Catcher In the Rye in my bid to catch up on classics I've missed along the way. I think I was expecting something like Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer, so a teenage angst novel took me by surprise. When I got to the end i thought "was that it then ...?" but over the next couple of days it kept coming into my mind with flashes of inspiration and deeper understanding. I realized that it had affected me more than i knew.
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