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Fahrenheit 451 is a master piece, more people should have read it!
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Divergent
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night circus ... it was an amazing read ... the book kept you wanting more ... with every turn of the page i was suspended with surprise and anxiousness for more ... i would recommend this book to everyone who wants a little magic in there minds-eye.
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Harry Potter
Jane Eyre
Le Petit Prince
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Charlie And the Chocolate Factory& its sequel Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Mathilda.
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Why are most of the books here Children books or Books that I've had to already write Essays on.
The book(S) That I can recall being "Pow!" life changing.

"Be More Chill" and.......... WOW I'm drawing a black I've read MANY books ( I was punished for months on end as a teen and the only thing I could d was read books and eat lol) My room is full of them But I can't remember any book other that That one as something that I think that NO ONE here has ever even heard of but it was very........"Different" to say the least lol :3 It's material bounces between PG-13 and Rated-R just a heads up.
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The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns. Both by Khaled Hosseni. They're strong and somewhat graphic but both beautifully made and brought me to tears. I found out that my library has And the Mountains Echoed which is also by him. I'm excited!
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Department Q series. so good, story lines, characters, never want it to end.
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The Demon Haunted World: Science as a candle in the dark by Carl Sagan.

Amazing read.
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hitch 22
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"A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking. It's a great book about Physics and Cosmology, but without the math. I think most people should be able to understand it without much difficulty.
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The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

^^^^BTW concerning Hawkings...I still believe in a God who plays by the rules of physics....

also for a little walk on the dark side....Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue; Juliette by Marquis de Sade...
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CanesGalactica wrote:


MrTorture wrote:

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, but he refers to a lot of his other books through out the 8 books of the series. So, if you've read his other books it's even more enjoyable.


I really thought the last two books of the series (not including the short stories or the novella that came out earlier this year) were a complete let down.

The first 4 books were awesome, but by the time I got to the last ones, it just became a giant muddled Mary Sue fantasy. :S


Yeah, that got really annoying. I though it ended pretty good though.
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Capricious_Smile wrote:

Yeah, that got really annoying. I though it ended pretty good though.


Wait.. original ending or his 'rewritten ending' that he he claimed he only wrote because so many of his fans (he knew at the time) were going to complain about the original ending?
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Edit: These might not be "must reads before you die", but they'd possibly enhance your life, or lead you to thoughts of absurdism.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
The Plague by Albert Camus
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzche
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Ulysses by James Joyce
Molloy by Samuel Beckett
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami
The Medium is the Massage is a fun read.
Anything by Erich Fromm. I prefer The Sane Society, but I'd probably recommend The Art of Loving. (which I do...a lot..to a lot of people)

Plus, auto-biographies or biographies are always good. They're great motivators, as they humanize 'idols'.
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The orginal. I mean it wasn't very good from a critical stand point and I can understand why lots of people would be annoyed but I still liked it.

What happened in the rewritten one?
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