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nicola
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Who would it be? book
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Jane Austen
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Shell Silverstien ok he writes children's poems but he was my favorite
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eroticwriter26 wrote:
Jane Austen



Ero I was just thinking that when I saw the topic...I love her books!


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LOL Sass, me too.. I read Persuasion (granted it is a very small book) in like 3 or four hours. Mansfield Park was the first one I ever read and of course my fav.


I would also have to say Louisa May Alcott.
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There a many I'd love to have back for one more novel or, even better, to get to meet and know: Faulkner, Hemingway, Poe, Twain, and on and on. But if I could only pick onne, it'd be, John Kennedy Toole, a superb young author who died before his first (and only) novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, was published.


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I would have to say VC Andrews. Although her family is still publishing her stories from her memoirs. So I guess she doesnt count. lol

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LOL Sass, me too.. I read Persuasion (granted it is a very small book) in like 3 or four hours. Mansfield Park was the first one I ever read and of course my fav.


I would also have to say Louisa May Alcott.



Pride and prejudice has always been my fave...icon_smile


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I would have to say VC Andrews. Although her family is still publishing her stories from her memoirs. So I guess she doesnt count. lol


I was thinking of that earlier too. Hers were the first grown up stories I read my aunt offered me her at the time up to date collection, when I was shockingly only thirteen years old. It took me around 30 days to read her first 22 novels.
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sassycheergirl wrote:
eroticwriter26 wrote:
LOL Sass, me too.. I read Persuasion (granted it is a very small book) in like 3 or four hours. Mansfield Park was the first one I ever read and of course my fav.


I would also have to say Louisa May Alcott.



Pride and prejudice has always been my fave...icon_smile


Yea it was alright.. I think though cause that one was always her most famous story I didn't really take to it much.. I read it once.. took me about 16 hour and never thought much about it again.
nicola
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RumpleForeskin wrote:
But if I could only pick onne, it'd be, John Kennedy Toole, a superb young author who died before his first (and only) novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, was published.

"Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins."

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I read that in my teens and absolutely adored it. Ignatius eat

Such a great shame he committed suicide.
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Pixie wrote:
I would have to say VC Andrews. Although her family is still publishing her stories from her memoirs. So I guess she doesnt count. lol


I was thinking of that earlier too. Hers were the first grown up stories I read my aunt offered me her at the time up to date collection, when I was shockingly only thirteen years old. It took me around 30 days to read her first 22 novels.


I have every single one of her books. Her newest ones are a bit out there, but I still enjoy them.

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Pixie wrote:
eroticwriter26 wrote:
Pixie wrote:
I would have to say VC Andrews. Although her family is still publishing her stories from her memoirs. So I guess she doesnt count. lol


I was thinking of that earlier too. Hers were the first grown up stories I read my aunt offered me her at the time up to date collection, when I was shockingly only thirteen years old. It took me around 30 days to read her first 22 novels.


I have every single one of her books. Her newest ones are a bit out there, but I still enjoy them.


Yea I kind of stopped reading after Rain/The Wildflowers/ and that other miniseries. Anything after that I haven't read yet..
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Emily Dickinson. The answer to that question took zero hesitation on my part.
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Charles Dickens, mainly so he could finish writing The Mystery of Edwin Drood. As it is, the story has gone as far as the disappearance of Edwin Drood, and there is no way of knowing how it would have been concluded.
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Douglas Adams so that he could tell me about how he came up with the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
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I think Charles Dickens would have a number of important things to say about the state of the world today.
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I think Charles Dickens would have a number of important things to say about the state of the world today.


No doubt, but I would hope he'd elucidate the Mystery of Edwin Drood first.
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gypsymoth wrote:
MahlerSymphony wrote:
I think Charles Dickens would have a number of important things to say about the state of the world today.


No doubt, but I would hope he'd elucidate the Mystery of Edwin Drood first.


Let's give him a long second life to do everything, Drood first.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 1:06:30 PM

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Agreed.

Apart from Edwin Drood, what are your favourite books of Dickens?
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Agreed.

Apart from Edwin Drood, what are your favourite books of Dickens?


My favorite is A Tale of Two Cities. After that, probably Bleak House.
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I would also dearly love to have John Steinbeck alive and writing again.
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This is probably an unusual one for most, but I really got into Albert Camus in my first year of University.

Two of his novels, The Stranger (or L'Etranger) and The Fall, are still favourites of mine.

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He was a song writer and not a poet, but I can't help wondering what other songs Jim Croche would have written if he had not died
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Dancing_Doll wrote:
This is probably an unusual one for most, but I really got into Albert Camus in my first year of University.

Two of his novels, The Stranger (or L'Etranger) and The Fall, are still favourites of mine.


Love Camus, including The Stranger and The Fall. Have you read The Plague? I read a fair amount of Camus in an Existentialism class in college.
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MahlerSymphony wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
This is probably an unusual one for most, but I really got into Albert Camus in my first year of University.

Two of his novels, The Stranger (or L'Etranger) and The Fall, are still favourites of mine.


Love Camus, including The Stranger and The Fall. Have you read The Plague? I read a fair amount of Camus in an Existentialism class in college.


Yes, I read the Plague... I didn't like it as much though. I also read some Sartre, but those two books I mentioned are still my stand-out favourites.

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
MahlerSymphony wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
This is probably an unusual one for most, but I really got into Albert Camus in my first year of University.

Two of his novels, The Stranger (or L'Etranger) and The Fall, are still favourites of mine.


Love Camus, including The Stranger and The Fall. Have you read The Plague? I read a fair amount of Camus in an Existentialism class in college.


Yes, I read the Plague... I didn't like it as much though. I also read some Sartre, but those two books I mentioned are still my stand-out favourites.


Oh, God, Sartre. Being and Nothingness was an extremely taxing read.
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MahlerSymphony wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
MahlerSymphony wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
This is probably an unusual one for most, but I really got into Albert Camus in my first year of University.

Two of his novels, The Stranger (or L'Etranger) and The Fall, are still favourites of mine.


Love Camus, including The Stranger and The Fall. Have you read The Plague? I read a fair amount of Camus in an Existentialism class in college.


Yes, I read the Plague... I didn't like it as much though. I also read some Sartre, but those two books I mentioned are still my stand-out favourites.


Oh, God, Sartre. Being and Nothingness was an extremely taxing read.


Yes... it was forced upon me in English class... It was like a literary lobotomy. geek

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LaceyChains wrote:
He was a song writer and not a poet, but I can't help wondering what other songs Jim Croche would have written if he had not died


Croce was great. Operator and I Got A Name are great songs.
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Have to go with E.A. Poe
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