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My current literary love is Douglas Coupland. 'Eleanor Rigby' must be one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. I started reading 'Hey Nostradamus' today and it seems like a great book too. It's so satisfying to run into a wonderful author and find out that he has written as many books as Coupland has. I have plenty lovely books just waiting for me to come and read.

And I bet that this one has been recommended billions of times, but I just have to point out that 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee is marvelous and definitely worth reading. I've had it in my shelf for many years but I just hadn't managed to really read it until last week. Wow.

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'Oranges are not the only fruit' - Great book.

Yess I love this book!!

I'm reading The feamle Eunuch by Germaine Greer at the moment, feminism ftw!!

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And I bet that this one has been recommended billions of times, but I just have to point out that 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by Harper Lee is marvelous and definitely worth reading. I've had it in my shelf for many years but I just hadn't managed to really read it until last week. Wow.

I loved that one too! All of you guys actually seem to have great taste in litterature, so most of my recomendations have already been up... I'm a big fan of "Catcher in the Rye" for one, and then there's Harry Potter! I have a Gryffindor tie, haha, my HP obsession used to be greater than the Regina one... Anyway, did anyone mention "Farenheit 451" yet? I really like that one Smiler

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I know a lot of people hate Steinbeck because it is forced on us in school, but I can't help but love "The Grapes of Wrath." I've used it to illustrate points in essays for history, English, Sociology, and psychology classes. It makes me look smarter and better-read than I am in reality. Smiler

I read The Grapes of Wrath earlier this year, and I liked it too! Smiler Actually, a lot of people in my class liked it. Some parts were a little slow, but overall, I liked it a lot.

For my history class, my teacher is making us read a literary classic of our choice and write down important quotes and our own thoughts or questions. A lot of my classmates have been complaining because it seems more like an English project than a history project. Still, I'm enjoying my book, The Sound and the Fury. It's really hard to read, and every once in a while I wish I'd chosen an easier book, but I guess it's better that I'm challenging myself...

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Has anyone read any Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy? I know the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but are the books any good?

omg! i didn't even know there was a movie to it! must watch it now!

the books are reallllly good. i just finsihed reading the 3rd a few days ago (coincidence?).

The first is amazing and really gets you into the characters plus the heroine of the book is just the best heroine ever and really cool.

The second is aiight still a very nice read and the 3rd is reallly and really awesome at towards the second half.

Whats's best of the books is the author's style of writing which really gets you into the characters, i don't know you just get really into it plus the fact that you never know what will happen next. Really awesome muder/mystery novels Smiler

hope that helped i'm crap with describing things anyway!

Yeah the movies look really cool, I think they made all three into movies but they haven't been subbed for english or something, I dunno.

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I think I will read these books after I finish H.Potter. They look goooood!

Hey Dom, I just started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo... It seems to start really slow. Tell me it's going to get better please?

yes it will, the start for me was very slow too, but near the end of the middle of the book and the end is when it really starts to get interesting..

My faith in you is 100% restored Dom. What a brilliant book. I bought the next one this weekend. I can't wait to see what the hell Salander is gonna do next. Smiler

Ha! How strange to be reading about Swedish books on here Wink nice!

The movies were actually planned as a TV series a first, and then they cut out some parts and made it in to three movies instead...I think because the books became such a success. Actually watched the last episode of the TV series last night.

What are they called in English?

In Swedish it's:

Men who hate women

The girl who played with the fire

"The air castle that got blown up" (translation issues...)

Just too bad the Stieg Larsson died Frowner a death is always sad, but with him all the characters died too. I think he had like ten books planned.

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"The air castle that got blown up" (translation issues...)

In Finnish it's "The castle in the sky that collapsed" (Pilvilinna joka romahti), but I'm not sure if it corresponds well with the Swedish title. (Oh yes, this comment was quite irrelevant, but I love being language-nerdy Big Grin)

I just started reading "The Raw Shark Texts" by Steven Hall. I'm still quite undecided about wheter I like it or not. At least it's different, and different is often interesting.

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What are they called in English?

In Swedish it's:

Men who hate women

The girl who played with the fire

"The air castle that got blown up" (translation issues...)

In America, they're sold as:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest

My book recommendation is The Book Theif by Markus Zusak. It's a somewhat atypical Holocaust Era novel, with very well-developed characters and a gripping plot. Once you get past some of the annoying narration at the beginning, the whole thing is excellent.

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I'm reading Gone With the Wind and it's amazing!

AMAZING. And the movie of course is one of my favorites. Now I understand the characters so much more and I must say the casting and portrayal of the characters in the movie is just simply brilliant. NO ONE better redo that movie... YOU HEAR ME TIM BURTON, STAY AWAY! You're already gonna fuck up The Wizard of Oz.

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