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    I'm in. No crime for me, though.

    And don't worry about recent fiction, any book that has been published can be shipped anywhere in the world. International book traffic expert here.
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    We could work our way through this list

    Dr. Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

    Also a good website for tracking, organizing and reviewing your books is Goodreads. I have a page there and it's been awesome. No more keeping track of pieces of paper with recommendations. A lot of my friends are on there too so I get a lot of ideas from them.

    You could start a shelf on that site for this club and people could put their suggestions in the queue.

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    I'll throw something else out there just to expand the pool a bit - "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel García Márquez
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    ^Oooh, I like Laurent's suggestion, been meaning to read that for AGES!
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    crap, i already read it. twice.
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    I am in ..but please no Madame Bovary..have read it.

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    The Awakening Kate Chopin -1899

    Also anything Kafka or Ionesco.


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    I'll suggest a few more, so we'll have some variety to choose from:

    T is for Trespass, by Sue Grafton

    The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

    I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

    The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards

    Atonement, by Ian McEwan
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    Pere Goriot by Balzac (even though I have read it before it was along time ago and I would read it again)

    also Ulysses by Joyce..LOL
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    ooh, i second the kite runner and atonement. i've been meaning to read them for ages, and i already have one of them.
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    Sign me up please!

    Oh, and I suggest

    "Not Wanted on the Voyage" by Timothy Findley

    It's an interesting embellishment of the great flood story, as told by Noah's wife (mainly) her cat, her daughter in law, sons, God, Lucifer/Lucy.
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    OK - Atonement might be a good first choice because the movie is just out so we can read the book and compare it to the film - or vice versa! The only downside is that it has Kiera "Annoying Underbite" Knightley but I've read the reviews and apparently she gives a wonderfully understated performance so I'm prepared to risk it. It's a great book and I'd be happy to read it again.

    But I will compile our list of suggestions and we'll take a vote next Monday? NB the list will remain in place so we can pick another from it next time.

    @ Aella - Val McDermid's books have been serialised for UK TV in a series called "Wire In The Blood" with Robson Green (swoon) as Dr Tony Hall.
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    I'd propose a Philip Roth novel. His misogyny annoys me to no end, I'd love to crucify him

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post

    @ Aella - Val McDermid's books have been serialised for UK TV in a series called "Wire In The Blood" with Robson Green (swoon) as Dr Tony Hall.
    Oooh, I've heard of that! Is it any good? I read only one or two of her Tony Hall series. I like the Kate Brannigan series more, and of course her standalone novels.

    Back to the topic at hand, I wouldn't mind trying one of the classics. I like Sojiita's Kafka suggestion, but I suspect it wouldn't be the most popular choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aella View Post
    Oooh, I've heard of that! Is it any good? I read only one or two of her Tony Hall series. I like the Kate Brannigan series more, and of course her standalone novels.

    Back to the topic at hand, I wouldn't mind trying one of the classics. I like Sojiita's Kafka suggestion, but I suspect it wouldn't be the most popular choice.
    Metamorphosis is short and widely available.

    Also Ingeborg Bachman, maybe something by Dostoyevsky(sp?)

    Does it have to be a non-fiction novel? What about The Gulag Archipelago?
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    It can be anything Soj - I'll just add it to the list and we will take a democratic vote on Monday.
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