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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Confederacy of Dunces.-if you have not read this book, I envy you this marvel ahead.
    Now that's a good book. The author killed himself before it was published I think, so never saw how successful it was. Very sad.
    A big boy did it and ran away.

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    Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood

    Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

    Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins

    On The Road - Jack Kerouac


    I call these my "comfort" books. For me, it's a combination of writing style and the appeal of the characters that keeps me coming back to these stories time and again.

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    The Alchemist...though i havent read it in years...

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    bridget jones.
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    i re-read eckhart tolle's books..the power of now, stillness speaks, new earth...i really like his books and what he has to say...

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    Confederacy of Dunces is a pathetically hilarious book.
    Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet is amusing everytime I read it.
    She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
    One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (I've been thinking that once you've read this one you've read a primer for all his other books.)
    The Lone Surfer of Montana Kansas - Short stories by Davy Rothbart; two in particular just made me cry.

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    Cat's Eye - Margaret Atwood

    Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

    Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins

    On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    Now you're a girl/guy after my own heart. Love all of them, particularly Cat's Eye (although I prefer Handmaid's Tale by her).
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

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    She's come undone -- Wally Lamb. I've re-read it a few times now and it still rips my heart out each read.

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    Catcher in the rye...and I read it every few years, and everytime I feel different after

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    I'm with Butt-munch on "Madame Bovary". That's got to be my all-time favourite. Read it more often than any other book I own. Flaubert could really get inside a woman's mind and the frustration of being a good wife in those times. (Flaubert was a weird one, though!). I can sympathise with Emma Bovary, having experienced the delights of living in London and now spending my married life in a backwater with no respite on the horizon, sigh! (long story...)

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    Thanks for the tip, never read it. I can relate Moog, I moved from San Francisco after living there 7 years, to the fucking L.A. burbs what a complete vapid wasteland nightmare compared to beloved San Francisco....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mira View Post
    Thanks for the tip, never read it. I can relate Moog, I moved from San Francisco after living there 7 years, to the fucking L.A. burbs what a complete vapid wasteland nightmare compared to beloved San Francisco....
    Aw, Mira! So you know what it is to suffer this too? Awful isn't it? If it wasn't for the internet and my love of reading I'd be climbing the walls!

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    Yes. That is so true. Even in my area, which is not that large, I cannot go into certain areas because they remind me way too much of the L.A. 'burbs. :shudder:

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    I'm with Butt-munch on "Madame Bovary". That's got to be my all-time favourite. Read it more often than any other book I own. Flaubert could really get inside a woman's mind and the frustration of being a good wife in those times. (Flaubert was a weird one, though!). I can sympathise with Emma Bovary, having experienced the delights of living in London and now spending my married life in a backwater with no respite on the horizon, sigh! (long story...)
    Oh, Moog! You left London for some backwater? How bad is it?
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

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    Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit - fave books, so it's total comfort reading. Ditto with Harry Potters and Narnia

    To Kill A Mockingbird I can read time and time again

    The Secret Garden too.

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