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posted by [personal profile] panik at 05:55pm on 23/02/2009 under ,
Name ONE book that wasn't listed that you feel should have been.

I'll kick off with The History of Love by Nicole Krauss.

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posted by [identity profile] arnie1967.livejournal.com at 06:04pm on 23/02/2009
Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. Such a good book, and rather creepy.
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 08:26pm on 23/02/2009
Ooh, good choice!
 
posted by [identity profile] knitty-woman.livejournal.com at 06:24pm on 23/02/2009
The Diary of Anne Frank



 
posted by [identity profile] ledh.livejournal.com at 06:26pm on 23/02/2009
iawtc.
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 08:26pm on 23/02/2009
Nice one.
 
posted by [identity profile] ledh.livejournal.com at 06:25pm on 23/02/2009
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. IMHO an instant classic.
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 08:27pm on 23/02/2009
I've never heard of that! You rec it - Give me a clue...
 
posted by [identity profile] ledh.livejournal.com at 04:08pm on 24/02/2009
Ohhhh it's so good. it's about a hermaphrodite, who tells you about his family and how he became a hermaphrodite because of his genes. the good thing is that it doesn't center on his sexuality, but on how he deals with life and how he became the person he is, and not even just because of his condition. it's a really good book, about Greece and America and life in general. I really loved it
 
posted by [identity profile] miwahni.livejournal.com at 12:43pm on 24/02/2009
Yes! I was about to add that one.
 
posted by [identity profile] orwellian-trash.livejournal.com at 06:50pm on 23/02/2009
Lanark by Alasdair Gray.

I love that book.
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 08:28pm on 23/02/2009
I remember you making a post about that some time ago. It gets very mixed reviews - sell it to me, why is it great?
 
posted by [identity profile] orwellian-trash.livejournal.com at 09:05pm on 23/02/2009
It's a book with such a wide scope it's difficult to describe why it is so good in a few words. Political and personal, realist and surreal, profound and unpretentious, Lanark is an explosion of rough genius.
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 09:15pm on 23/02/2009
Went back and re-read your post; it does sound amazing, I'll get hold of a copy and give it a go - thanks for the rec!
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posted by [identity profile] snailbones.livejournal.com at 07:06pm on 23/02/2009


::mumble mumble mumble::

There was so much missing off that list it's hard to think of just one that should have been on it - like, apart from the bible there are only plays and fiction? Grrr!

I'd go for P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves books - all of 'em... it seems only fair if we're expected to plough through the whole of the bible *g*

I love your choice btw. I haven't read it yet - but it's in my bag just waiting for me to get stuck somewhere.

 
posted by [identity profile] arnie1967.livejournal.com at 07:33pm on 23/02/2009
PG Wodehouse! I love his books! I can't believe I didn't think of him myself. Actually, I did while I was puzzling over the list, then went blank when I saw Gilly's post about it.

Have you seen the TV series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie? I didn't think they'd be any good, but they were brilliant (IMHO)!
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posted by [identity profile] snailbones.livejournal.com at 08:10pm on 23/02/2009


Have you seen the TV series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie?

LOL - I bought them on DVD for my mum - it's just her sense of humour *g* - and like you I didn't expect to like them, but ended up loving them. They're wonderful to curl up with when things get poopy *g*

 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 08:31pm on 23/02/2009
Really? I always felt they were born to play those roles. I have them all on DVD - glad to see they convinced you anyway. :o)
 
posted by [identity profile] gillyp.livejournal.com at 08:29pm on 23/02/2009
PGW; the master, I'm SO not worthy! EXCELLENT choice(s) - I'll add the Psmith books too.

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