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101. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Next Target:Geofrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales

Good luck!

102. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Anyone who has gone through "Moby Dick - Herman Melrille"???

Yep! And I loved it:) Did you know that it wasn't even recognized until 30 years after his death?

103. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Yep! And I loved it Did you know that it wasn't even recognized until 30 years after his death?

I only get to know this book became famous after his death. 30 years? Kinda pity...

and thanks for your concern, tina...it has 1700 lines to go for...

104. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 11y

i've (so called) read les miserables. there's 2 volumes. it's thick and the font size are so tiny. i only managed to read the first volume, i don't think i can sit for the other. i cried the part when jean valjean came and gave the doll to cosette.

i'm currently reading the confessor by daniel silva. after that would be memoirs of a geisha. i just have to read it before the movie comes out.

105. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Memoirs of a Geisha is a fantastic book! I really enjoyed it...but I am afraid to see the movie...they never live up to my expectations :(

106. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

I don't know whether it's been mentioned yet, but eventhough I'm not into postmodernism I thought Paul Auster: Moonpalace was a great book. I liked it that much that I even took a major exam on the novel's depiction of New York City!

107. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Memoirs of a Geisha is a fantastic book! I really enjoyed it...but I am afraid to see the movie...they never live up to my expectations

Exactly!

108. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Am reading till Part 2 of Black Beauty - Anna Sewell's only book.

Fantastic...

109. Posted by KitCat (Full Member 65 posts) 11y

I have longed for the TP book club to get started. It is great to get recommendations on what to read.
I think I am going to hunt down the memeoir of a geshia, and read that next, sounds great.
My recent favourite is the Wild Swan which is about 3 generations of chinese women in the same family before, during and after the cultural revolution, I learned a lot from that book during the time I was travelling China. A book that shows the great human spirit will come through even during the times of unjustice and sorrow.
Some of my all time favourites are listed below:
The Alchemist- a bit on the spiritual side, great story about boy searching for destiny, through overcoming difficulties and meetings with strangers.
The life of Pi- had been mentioned before on the book club.
The dark material triology by Philip Pullman, first on is called Northern Lights, 2nd The Subtle Knife, the last The Amber Spy Glass, it was so hard to put down the book to the point I had to ring in sick at work to carry on reading. A fantasy, sort of like Harry Potter by much much better. Parallel universe, all sorts of different worlds, some with witches, talking bears etc. Must read!!

110. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

I´m reading

Dune, by Frank Herbert
Clons, Micheal Marshall Smith
Blessing Stone, by Barbara Wood
Urban Rescue Manual, by Delfin Delgado

...and the last National Geographic, all at the time.

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