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Old January 18th, 2013, 04:18 AM   #113

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Simon Winder's "Germania" (2010) which is a personal history of Germans ancient and modern, highly informative and fun.
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Old January 18th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #114

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Les Miserables (Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Victor Hugo, Norman Denny: Books
Les Miserables (Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Victor Hugo, Norman Denny: Books

loving it so far, its got everything, love, despair, redemption and honour

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"The Civil War - A Narrative" by Shelby Foote.

I have it downloaded on my computer and I have only read 1 book on the PC ever but I am loving this one way too much.
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Les Miserables (Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Victor Hugo, Norman Denny: Books
loving it so far, its got everything, love, despair, redemption and honour
Read it years ago and loved it. However, intimidated by the sheer length of the doorstop -- 1,300 pages thereabouts; making it as long, if not longer, than War and Peace -- I cheated and read an abridged edition, which was just under 600 pages if I remember correctly.

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Read it years ago and loved it. However, intimidated by the sheer length of the doorstop -- 1,300 pages thereabouts; making it as long, if not longer, than War and Peace -- I cheated and read an abridged edition, which was just under 600 pages if I remember correctly.
it sounds wired i know but i sorta wish it was longer. the book is beautifully written and so engrossing that i'm already nearly 300 pages in. having also read books by Zola and Dumas all i can say is 'my god the french can write novels!
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all i can say is 'my god the french can write novels!
And how. But let's not leave out the great novelists of your native Eire: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker (though a one-hit-wonder, his Dracula is enough to scare the bejesus out of Edgar Allan Poe), Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Laurence Sterne, to name just a few...

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And how. But let's not leave out the great novelists of your native Eire: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Bram Stoker (though a one-hit-wonder, his Dracula is enough to scare the bejesus out of Edgar Allan Poe), Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, Laurence Sterne, to name just a few...
rightly so, yet Bram Stroker's Dracula is the only among them so far i have read, loved it as well.

nice quote as well from the Inferno, i've read parts from its and found the writing style flowed brilliantly. the rest of the Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost are two other books on my 'soon to read list'
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Les Miserables (Classics): Amazon.co.uk: Victor Hugo, Norman Denny: Books
loving it so far, its got everything, love, despair, redemption and honour

Just finished it. A book for the ages. A wonder. Loved every word and more. Will reread one day.
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