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Book Suggestion Post

  • May. 12th, 2009 at 5:28 PM
What would you like to read next?

Bonus points if it is available for free online.

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bird: (Default)
[personal profile] bird wrote:
May. 12th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
[personal profile] pseudonymous wrote:
May. 12th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard of this book. Have you read it before?
bird: (Default)
[personal profile] bird wrote:
May. 13th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
No, but it comes highly recommended by a friend who generally has very similar taste to mine. He loves all things gothic and victorian. [personal profile] fifi's suggestion seems pretty awesome, too, though!
[personal profile] fifi wrote:
May. 12th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC)
Georges Bataille's Story of the eye ?
[personal profile] pseudonymous wrote:
May. 12th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
I looked this up on Amazon. It looks creepy and awesome : )

Have you read it before?
[personal profile] fifi wrote:
May. 12th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I did a long, long time ago. In fact, too long ago. I may have traumatized and sexually abused myself with it. *g* Yes, it's awesome and creepy and free! <3
[personal profile] pseudonymous wrote:
May. 29th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
I just started reading Story of the Eye. I'm about 50 pages in. Does the story go anywhere or is what I've read so far the tone of the whole novel?
[personal profile] fifi wrote:
May. 29th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC)
Ummm. I haven't read it in a while so I don't remember, but I like Proust if that's any indication. For me books don't actually have to "go anywhere."


You can take it off the list if you don't like it. This is yr comm after all. You could even write that somewhere, that you take suggestions but that in the end you choose the books to be read. After all, you do choose them.
lifebecomesart: Charlie Crews on Life reading Zen book (Life - Charlie Reading)
[personal profile] lifebecomesart wrote:
May. 13th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
[personal profile] pseudonymous wrote:
May. 14th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
I read that book in high school but I can't really remember very well.

How would you describe it?
lifebecomesart: Charlie Crews on Life reading Zen book (Life - Charlie Reading)
[personal profile] lifebecomesart wrote:
May. 14th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
I'm just reading the original version now, which is harder to find (I'm not sure if the one online is the original or the censored one), but so far I think it's extremely well written.

It's about an immigrant family and their lives in the stockyards of Chicago in the early 1900s. It depicts the terrible conditions they faced and how they survived (or failed to) in the poor conditions and cramped housing.

Really I've been wanting to read it bc of the vast impact it had on America. It helped pass food laws, sanitation laws, child labor laws, and bring basic human rights to the forefront of American conversation.
[personal profile] pseudonymous wrote:
May. 15th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
That sounds really familiar. I remember not liking it back then but i would probably like it now. I will put it in the poll.

anehan: Elizabeth Bennet with the text &quot;sparkling&quot;. (The Reader)
[personal profile] anehan wrote:
May. 13th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

Or something by Jane Austen.
[personal profile] pseudonymous wrote:
May. 14th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Dorian Gray is an excellent suggestion and I will definitely use that one in the future.
[personal profile] leighton wrote:
May. 19th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
a humble suggestion or three
Villette by Charlotte Bronte

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9182

Caleb Williams by William Godwin (better known as the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and the father of Mary Shelley)

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/11323

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/155

de_winter: girl with lines (Default)
[personal profile] de_winter wrote:
May. 22nd, 2009 10:00 am (UTC)
Re: a humble suggestion or three
I have to second the Bronte suggestion.

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