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Spud -learning to fly - John van de Ruit - a great piece of south African literature! fun and light hearted with a serious heart warming undertone.

as well as

Q & A - Vikas Swarup

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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Waw! I didn't thought that it was possible to find some reader of this great book of the XIX-th century...Glad to meet you! And do you agree the moral these on wich this novel was built? That means: someone (here the fictional character of Raskolnikof) who is thinking he have the right and power to make justice according to a moral code and he can execute an evil person, withouth to be transformed in a poor and commun murderer?
Is killing the process wich is changing a pure human being into a banal murderer? Or not?


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Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris ~ A brillaint book!!!

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Twenty Years After by Dumas

The Bounty Trilogy by Nordhoff and Hall

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The Book Thief - Markus Zusak


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Erm... I beleive I'm currently supposed to be reading.. Animal Farm, not a bad book at all...

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Through the Looking Glass , by John Ringo. If you enjoy sci-fi, it's a good read.


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I'm currently reading Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War by Ernesto Che Guevara.


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Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg


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I just finished reading The Wasp Factory, by Iain Banks.

Damn good book, it keeps you on the edge of your seat and moves really really fast.

And the story is quite unlike most themes.

Now I'm hooked to Albert Camus' The First Man. It's a semi-autobiographical account, apparently, of his own childhood in Algeria.
And it's beautiful, and it's sad and a great piece of literature. Pieced together from his notes that were found in the car wreck where he died, it's not a finished work, but the editing's done decently.

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Honestly, and forgive me my friends...

I just started reading The Shining, I've never read it before, it's been on my list for a few years now...

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That is such a good book


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Gulliver's Travels, brilliant satire


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I am reading Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet but I am waaayy over my head. But I espesially love pre twentieth century poetry. I can sit and devour it for hours on end. Of course this is a bit off topic...but did anyone see Bright Star?


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Hamlet is a great text, even if the guy is a bit emo. Have you read Othello? Iago is such a brilliant villain. If you can get to see a production of any of them then it really helps understanding.


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I will certainly check out my local library. Thank you.


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