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Best Books of 2017 - Results
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What Books Are You Reading This Week? January 15, 2018
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Stephen King aims to help bookstore owner who lost collection in flood
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Mike D Says Beastie Boys Memoir Is Coming Out This Year
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“Fire and Fury” Is on Track to Beat “The Art of the Deal,” Trump’s Own Bestseller
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For anyone having trouble focusing while reading
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Cover reveal for Stephen King's Upcoming novel, "The Outsider"
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Do you take time after a book or dive into another?
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Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78
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I've just finished reading Tolstoy's ' 'The Death of Ivan Illyich' and these are my thoughts.
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What qualifies as a "book"/"novel"
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Do you think that certain books , genres hold more value than others?
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Just how bad is your TBR (to-be-read) pile?
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Well bloody hell! We did it. A 12 month reading quest to rediscover our love for reading.
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Help with reading Faulkner!
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John Barton, co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, dead at 89
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Whats your opinion on making notes or underlining in your books?
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[Opinion] Brave New World + Revisited
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Just finished reading "Life With Billy" and would really like to discuss it if anyone has read it?
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What was your experience with Walden by Henry David Thoreau?
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What percentage of the books you read are written by women/men?
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Exactly what gets a book banned from prisons, in one US state’s spreadsheet
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The Catcher in the Rye
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What is in your head while you are reading? Images? Someone narrating? Ideas? Feelings?
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Lady Windermere’s Fan, or is it Wilde’s?
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Which authors do you consider underrated and what are the best works you read from them?
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JoyceImages - Ulysses illustrated using postcards, photos, and other documents contemporary with the events of the novel.
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Why was Danglars' letter to the Crown Prosecutor incriminating in the Count of Monte Cristo?
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Old Russian scientific and religious books are now in my possession...
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the winter brings out the reader in me again
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best new science books released this winter
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This might be a stupid question but how are you guys able to read while commuting?
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Making a memory that will last forever.
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An interesting insider’s perspective on ‘the blurb’
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Thoughts on novellas in comparison to novels.
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I'm reading The Natural for class, and something has been bugging the hell out of me. [SPOILERS]
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5 things to know about Murakami's Killing Commendatore
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Original Stephen King Manuscripts Destroyed After Water Main Breaks in Downtown Bangor
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Lupita Nyong’o to Publish a Children’s Book.
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Required Reading
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What books changed you?
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The Literature of Bad Sex
2 nothingcleverleft I'm planning to read it very soon. The Magic Mountain is, in my opinion, a masterpiece ranking among the greatest novels I've ever read. I'm a fan of long, dense novels, and Joseph and his Brothers is by all accounts his most dense and rewarding novel.
2 pfunest I haven’t read it, though I intend to. I would be surprised if the book required much knowledge of the Bible considering the story of Joseph is contained in Genesis alone, and possibly somewhere in the Quran, but I’m not certain Mann draws from that work. I think I would be much more concerned with brushing up on the Amarna period in Egyptian history because that’s apparently where Mann sets the story. I am not familiar with Egyptian history, so I will have my work cut out for me when I end up reading this.
2 Hickory_54 Zero biblical knowledge *required*, but personally I would recommend at least reading the book of Genesis beforehand if you haven't. Joseph and His Brothers is a masterpiece in my opinion though, I stopped reading The Magic Mountain at page 89, it just wasn't gripping me, and have yet to return to it, but JaHB sucked me in from page 1 and didn't let go.
2 bobyyx3 I read it; is it good? Yes, having read all of Manns books I'd personally consider it his magnus opum. Do you need biblical foreknowledge? Dont know if it's mandatory but having read the bible/old testament will defentley enhance your reading experience (at least read the Joseph story if you dont want to read the bible, which btw you should do anyways sooner or later, religious or not, it's prolly the most influential/referenced text ever, and it's genuienly a decent book, and you can skip the non-narrative parts. Also consider reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, since it's also referenced quite a bit)
2 nona31 I read it many years ago It is the first of a tetralogy. I found it fascinating and I really don't believe you need any special knowledge of the Bible to enjoy it. Mann has always been one of my favorite authors.
2 0 nothingcleverleft I'm planning to read it very soon. The Magic Mountain is, in my opinion, a masterpiece ranking among the greatest novels I've ever read. I'm a fan of long, dense novels, and Joseph and his Brothers is by all accounts his most dense and rewarding novel.
2 0 pfunest I haven’t read it, though I intend to. I would be surprised if the book required much knowledge of the Bible considering the story of Joseph is contained in Genesis alone, and possibly somewhere in the Quran, but I’m not certain Mann draws from that work. I think I would be much more concerned with brushing up on the Amarna period in Egyptian history because that’s apparently where Mann sets the story. I am not familiar with Egyptian history, so I will have my work cut out for me when I end up reading this.
2 0 Hickory_54 Zero biblical knowledge *required*, but personally I would recommend at least reading the book of Genesis beforehand if you haven't. Joseph and His Brothers is a masterpiece in my opinion though, I stopped reading The Magic Mountain at page 89, it just wasn't gripping me, and have yet to return to it, but JaHB sucked me in from page 1 and didn't let go.
2 0 bobyyx3 I read it; is it good? Yes, having read all of Manns books I'd personally consider it his magnus opum. Do you need biblical foreknowledge? Dont know if it's mandatory but having read the bible/old testament will defentley enhance your reading experience (at least read the Joseph story if you dont want to read the bible, which btw you should do anyways sooner or later, religious or not, it's prolly the most influential/referenced text ever, and it's genuienly a decent book, and you can skip the non-narrative parts. Also consider reading the Epic of Gilgamesh, since it's also referenced quite a bit)
2 0 nona31 I read it many years ago It is the first of a tetralogy. I found it fascinating and I really don't believe you need any special knowledge of the Bible to enjoy it. Mann has always been one of my favorite authors.