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131. Posted by mahmud (Full Member 247 posts) 11y

Recently I finished MOTHER of Maxim Gorky. It is nice. In some pages i cried during reading.

132. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 11y

surprised no one has nominated these.

Papillon: Henri Charriere
escape, intrigue, survival, takes a bit to get going but turns into one of the greatest adventure story ever.

The Bookseller of Kabul: Asne Seierstad
Norwegian journalist lives with a Bookstore owner and his family just after fall of Taliban. read: Women in a über-orthodox islamic society, Taliban were nuts.

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

Papillon: Henri Charriere

Yes! That's a good one.

Just finished Oscar Wilde "Happy Prince and other stories collection" - love the short story "The Devoted Friend".

134. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Currently reading:

Le città invisibili - Italo Calvino

135. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Papillon: Henri Charriere

Yes! That's a good one.

Just finished Oscar Wilde "Happy Prince and other stories collection" - love the short story "The Devoted Friend".

Oh those short stories are great Lee! I did a paper on them in college - did you read The Selfish Giant, that was my favourite.

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

did you read The Selfish Giant, that was my favourite.

Ev, that story is cool! Witty and thoughts-provoking! Oscar Wilde is one of the greatest sidirist, don't you agree of that?

I just can't totally digest "The Young King"... it takes me much time to interpret his way of expressions...will work harder...

137. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Hi guys, maybe I'm late but I finally read a book I once thought "heavy" - Memoirs of a Geisha. I just finished and I really liked it! It makes me really want to explore Gion and Pontocho in Kyoto.

Before that, I read Life of Pi. Now I'm looking for another book with Japan setting, to make me look forward to my Japan travel even more. Any recommendation?

138. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

And yes Mahmud...Diary of Anne Frank is famous everywhere and I bought this book "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" printed by Bantam Books years ago. It is translated from the Dutch by B.M. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt. In this book we can see few pictures of Frank's living place and her father's pic, Otto Frank.

Oh I read that too, years ago. When I finished I felt loss, as if I'd lost someone I've grown to know better everyday.

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

When I finished I felt loss, as if I'd lost someone I've grown to know better everyday.

Oh! felt so sorry for that too. Yeah, I went visiting my grandma during Chinese Moon Cakes Festival...

Before that, I read Life of Pi. Now I'm looking for another book with Japan setting, to make me look forward to my Japan travel even more. Any recommendation

Let me see...

140. Posted by lafalott (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay is my favorite book.

Also good:
Purple Hibisus by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (African Lit.)
Nervous Conditions by: Tsitsi Dangarembga (African Lit.)
Disgrace by: J. M. Coetzee (African Lit.)
The Oldest Orphan by: Tierno Monenembo (African Lit.)

I took an African lit class last year that I absolutely loved which is why all these books are African literature! Enjoy!

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