Suggestions on a book to read?

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Suggestions on a book to read?

Post by Sammi » Mar 19th 2003, 12:51 am

It is currently Spring Break for me and I am looking for a really good sad book to read over break. Does anybody have any suggestions?

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Post by Nostradamus » Mar 19th 2003, 2:08 am

Have you tried Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights?

Set on the eerie Yorkshire moors, a classic tale of youthful beauty, true love, and the pitiless, soul-crushing doom that inevetably follows.

:twisted:

Seriously though, I don't generally care for that genre, but this one stood out.

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Mar 19th 2003, 2:14 am

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - I believe that the edition I read was translated by Edith Grossman who did a wonderful job with the beautiful language.
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Post by Sammi » Mar 19th 2003, 2:44 am

Thanks for the quick reply I will be going to the school library to check both those books out tomorrow.

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Mar 19th 2003, 3:09 am

It's a long, langorous read. Definitely not a quick read, but a pleasure to read the beautiful writing.

I liked Wuthering Heights too - very tragic.

Another heartbreaker - Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos. I have the edition translated by P.W.K. Stone, which is pretty good. It's nice to read something for the writing as well as the plot.

La Dame aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils (the son of the Alexandre Dumas who wrote The Three Musketeers) - the book that the opera La Traviata and the movie Camille were based upon.
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Post by jaynedoh » Mar 19th 2003, 5:00 am

i just recently read The Lovely Bones. very sad, moving, touching.

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Post by TomSpeed » Mar 19th 2003, 11:11 am

I've been meaning to read To Kill a Mockingbird again.
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Re: Suggestions on a book to read?

Post by sine » Mar 19th 2003, 6:48 pm

Sammi wrote:It is currently Spring Break for me and I am looking for a really good sad book to read over break. Does anybody have any suggestions?
If you still need a book to read, and haven't read this one yet, try The World According to Garp, a John Irving classic. I think it qualifies definitely as good and is also sad (and touching) in the relentless way it handles its characters.
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Post by Megs » Mar 20th 2003, 9:23 pm

The Red Tent

Dracula

The Secret Garden

To Kill a Mockingbird
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Post by lance » Mar 21st 2003, 11:02 pm

Looking for a good book?

Try some graphic novels. Quick reads, great color, action, what more do you want?

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Post by fnordboy » Mar 22nd 2003, 2:16 am

lance wrote:Looking for a good book?

Try some graphic novels. Quick reads, great color, action, what more do you want?

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Lance likes to look at the purty pictures ;)

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Re: books

Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Mar 22nd 2003, 2:35 am

fnordboy wrote:Lance likes to look at the purty pictures ;)
Hee hee, at first glance I thought that said "durty pictures."

That works too.

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Post by lance » Mar 23rd 2003, 10:28 am

fnordboy wrote:
lance wrote:Looking for a good book?

Try some graphic novels. Quick reads, great color, action, what more do you want?

Best,

Lance Man
Lance likes to look at the purty pictures ;)
LOL!

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Post by crimsonglowgurl » Apr 5th 2003, 3:17 am

"Catcher in the Rye" is always a good one
For any females in their early twenties, late teens who are real girly girls i highly recommend the three chic lit books "Confessions of a Shopaholic", "Shopaholic takes Manhattan" and "Shopaholic ties the knot" by Sophie Kinsella :) They are fun!

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Post by lance » Apr 5th 2003, 4:14 pm

crimsonglowgurl wrote:"Catcher in the Rye" is always a good one
For any females in their early twenties, late teens who are real girly girls i highly recommend the three chic lit books "Confessions of a Shopaholic", "Shopaholic takes Manhattan" and "Shopaholic ties the knot" by Sophie Kinsella :) They are fun!
Just a random question:

What are "girly girls"? I have often heard the term but never quite got the gist.

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