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151. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Another classic - French literature - Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert! Not easy to digest but the text is beautiful and am easily dragged along with the imagination's float...

At the same time - Czech's author: Jaroslav Serfeit (one of the greatest in Czech's modern authors+poet)with his collection: Všecky krásy šveta (Such a Beautiful World). A great salute to the authors from Czech!!!!! They are such 'steady and sensitive'authors. Czech authors and film-makers are gaining my full respects for sure: although many of them are suffered from poverty, their sheer perservarance in their linguitic, arts, society, people, history, culture could be seen from many angles!<emoticon: Applaud!>

152. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 10y

hi all. im not sure if i have already mention or has been mentioned this one "the kiterunner" by Khaled Hosseini. I couldnt put it down. It is a great read.

153. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y

The only Czech author whose works I read is Milan Kundera. If I haven't already, I recommend: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality.

154. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

The only Czech author whose works I read is Milan Kundera. If I haven't already, I recommend: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality.

Oh my God! You've mentioned that name... the legend of czech's modern literature!!! (although he is slightly over-pessimistic)Josef Škvorecký, Bohumil Hradal, Jaroslav Vrchlický , J. S. Machar , Petr Bezruč , Otokar Březina, Karel Čapek, Jaroslav Hašek and lots more and of course, Franz Kafka! Ho Ho Ho...slavic literature.....

155. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 10y

Just finished reading Roots, bought it to read in Gambia and didn't start it until i got back, its a brilliant book and well worth a look.

156. Posted by elincita (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

Quoting "summer910"

The only Czech author whose works I read is Milan Kundera. If I haven't already, I recommend: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and Immortality.

I love The Unbeaerable Lightness of Being it's one of my favourites, the movie wasn't as good though.

At the moment I'm reading shortstories by Haruki Murakami, After the Quake. It's really really good. I've also read Norwegian Wood and I would recommand it to anyone. I haven't got a around reading more of Murakamis' work yet but i definetly plan to. :)

I really like this book club, it gives me lots and lots of ideas what to read next:)

157. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 10y

Czech's author: Jaroslav Serfeit (one of the greatest in Czech's modern authors+poet)with his collection: Všecky krásy šveta (Such a Beautiful World).

elincita and Jun, I srongly recommend this book to all proponents of slavic literati. Even Milan Kundera adores him so much! These Czech's authors, poets, paintist, elocutionists and many arts activists before WW2 are so patriotic and so much affected to their mother language. These people gathered in different locations in Prague and came out with the purest and passionate masterpieces, mostly along the Elbe River ( in Czech we called it Labe), where partly of the Czech-slavic civilization had begun.

I also notice that most of them loved their weather a lot especially winter in Prague. Maybe that's the most critical moments for many of them to alive the spirits of nationalism while working towards achieving the subtle elements in their aesthetism.

158. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 10y

Read some Danielle Steele latest books.

159. Posted by zanif (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

i am currently reading the line of beauty by alan hollinghurst. next book would be salman rushdie's satanic verses, which my cousin is buying from the US to bring it back for me. it's banned in malaysia and some parts of the world you see.

160. Posted by zeisha (Budding Member 715 posts) 10y

Please read
Saving fish from drowning:-Amy Tan
Son of a witch :- Gregory Mcguire.
A weding in December:-Anita Shreve.
At first sight:-Nicholas Sparks

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