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    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt...It makes me appreciate my Irish ancestry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    Another one is Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It scares the shit out of me because we're pretty close to having it become reality but it's so well written that I can't stay away from it.
    I just read this in my sociology of gender class last semester and kept my copy b/c I want to read it again in the future. I thought it was fantastic, but SO scary to how easily this could happen in our society today. It was especially scary since it was written before a lot of this started happening for us (for example moving to mostly credit/debit cards instead of carrying cash).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitten33
    Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt...It makes me appreciate my Irish ancestry.
    Excellent, excellent book. But horribly, horribly brutal. I read it once, bought it and can't bring myself to reread it again. Also bought and read 'Tis. Good, but not as good.


    Anyone else read Clan of the Cave Bear? I read the entire Earth Children's series but IMO, it was the only good story out of them all. But it is VERY good.

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    Loved Angela's Ashes but not sure if I could read about the twins dying again. That nearly broke my heart. It's the same as with Sophie's Choice. Loved the book but after finding out what her choice was nearly had a breakdown. I've never even been able to watch the movie. Too heartbreaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttmunch
    Loved Angela's Ashes but not sure if I could read about the twins dying again. That nearly broke my heart. It's the same as with Sophie's Choice. Loved the book but after finding out what her choice was nearly had a breakdown. I've never even been able to watch the movie. Too heartbreaking.
    It literally gave me a breakdown. I was hospitalized.

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    *Note to self, DO NOT READ SOPHIE'S CHIOCE!*

    So it is worse/sadder than Angela's Ashes?

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    Sophie's Choice will rip your heart out and leave you with emotional difficulties that will fatten the purse of your nearest shrink.

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    So it is worse/sadder than Angela's Ashes?

    DirtyPool said it well. It is absolutely wrenching. Every time I'm poking around my bookshelf looking for something to read and I see that book I recoil. It was brilliant and amazing and everything a book should be but it nearly broke my heart. There was a certain point where I could not stop sobbing. Which is great credit to William Sorayan, an amazing writer. Read it once and it will never leave your brain. Christ, I feel like crying just thinking about it.


    Now, I've just discovered Nikolai Gogol and he is really making me laugh my ass off...anyone else read this insane 18th century writer? He's bloody brilliant.
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    To Kill A Mockingbird, all the time.
    And my own stories, to correct them. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyPool
    Sophie's Choice will rip your heart out and leave you with emotional difficulties that will fatten the purse of your nearest shrink.
    I haven't read the book, but I casually watched the 2nd half of the movie on cable one day long ago, smug in the knowledge that she was going to choose between two men. I ended up mentally & emotionally curled up & moaning in the fetal position. It's something you never forget.
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    Yah, I did the same Lobelia....so I'm wondering if the book is worth the read, now that I know what the choice is. I HATE it when I do that. I spoiled it for myself!

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    Sophie's Choice is definitely worth reading at least once. I agree with whoever it was here that rereads To Kill a Mockingbird.
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    I must have read the Harry Potter books a million times so far, I love them! They're awesome. I also love to re-read Jacqueline Carey's first Kushiel trilogy, although they take a while to get through, complicated books. Ohh The Chronicles of Narnia is another one I absolutely adore, and my copies of the books are completely battered with the covers falling off and such.
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    ok, I'm going with trash. I love those damned VC Andrews books that I've had since I was like 14. Plus, I have all the Harry Potter books (I think these are VC Andrews for my son) and we love them. And for more "adult and acceptable" reading, I do love me some Stephen King (mostly the older stuff).
    I'm scared of Sophie's choice now, thank god I haven't ordered it.
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