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Join Date: Jul 2003
Papayahead-are you at all interested in continuing on the same vein?
If so, I recommend The Odyssey and The Aeneid, as they tie in to The Iliad.
I just bought 100 Years of Solitude, 100 Anos de Soledad and a Spanish-English dictionary. I *know* there are Spanish student versions of the book, which have explanatory notes in English with the text in Spanish, but looked and looked and couldn't find them (including on sites recommended on this board, which were awesome sites!) so I gave up and decided to buy the book in English and Spanish with a dictionary, and I'll just sturggle through.
I also bought A Clockwork Orange. No one else seemed to want it for a book discussion group book, so I'm going to just read it on my own.
I actually liked Heart of Darkness. That may make me wierd, but....
The Pearl is a good book for a classic which isn't European.
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is actually considered non-fiction, though some of the conversations are made up. It's pretty chilling, but I enjoyed it.
fan of anything by Voltaire.
I also absolutely love Hamlet. And if you read it, you also have to go with Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead-which isn't a classic, but should be!
I also like Shakespeare's royalty plays-the Henrys, Richards, etc.
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
But at least the pews never attend yoga!