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Anything by Keruoac.
Also, anything by John Feinstein.
I'm going to begin reading Joyce's Ulysses this Bloomsday. I've wanted to read it for a while now, but have not had the proper amount of time to dedicate to the work.
Tough read, I've never gotten more than 70 pages in, I guess if you've read some of Joyce's other stuff it makes it easier. I think its just getting lost in the stream of consciousness writing, I was never exactly sure what was going on. Good luck.
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"White man you just starting to get the blues" - Rags and Bones, Nomeansno
I've read Dubliners. Oh, and exactly one paragraph of Finnegan's Wake. Reading that one paragraph was an accomplishment in my mind.
War and Peace - Tolstoy
Anna Karenina - Tolstoy
Crime and Punishment - Dostoyevsky
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Canterbury Tales - Chaucer
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
Three Muskateers - Dumas
Those are some of my favorites... as well as greatest of all-time. If you are speaking about pure literature - these reads are maybe some every individual should give a try.
Fides Quaerens Intellectum
Of Mice and Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
I am also a big fan of Jules Verne (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Mysterious Island, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days)
I feel like every guy should read Islands in the Stream by Hemingway.
- Where The Red Fern Grows (from childhood but still epic),1984, The Heart of Darkness, The Lord of the Flies, pretty much all of the classics, Hemingway, Shakespeare, The Sex Lives of Cannibals and anything by Hunter S. Thompson or Bret Easton Ellis.
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Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
A divorced father is living in Bimini in the 40's.He spends his time painting, fishing, and drinking. He struggles with his demons about living in an amazing place and missing his family. It then goes into him taking part in the war (WW2) and hunting German U Boats for the USA near Cuba. Life, death, fishing, drinking, Bimini, WW2, guns,,,,,,good stuff.
Hemingway is known as one of the founding fathers of big game fishing. He caught more giant Tuna and billfish then anyone during his time. But there is a part int he story where he and his sons go fishing and hook a Swordfish in the daytime while trolling. The story of obviously fiction, but this would be the first Swordfish ever caught this way to my knowledge, He should have known better.
I;d say him and Zane Grey were the two most influential people in turning big game fishing mainstream. They did have a bigger platform to broadcast from than a lot of other people, though.
I read The Old Man and the Sea every summer.
I need to read more Hemingway, and more Faulkner too now that I think of it.
Don't do it. I've read it twice and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. You spend so much time trying to figure out what's going on that you don't get much out of the story. There's one chapter that doesn't even have punctuation.
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
I'm determined to read it. At the very least to say that I have.
My reading list for this summer:
Ulysses - Joyce
Gravity's Rainbow - Pynchon
Game of Thrones & Clash of Kings - GRR Martin
Various readings of Plato and Aristotle
probably a few more books
Classic: The Republic
Contemporary: Less Than Zero, or American Psycho. Take your pick.
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
Everybody should have to read/learn this work.
Not everyone, but everyone who wants to vote.
Im a true crime/nonfiction guy. 2 favorites are Killing Pablo, the rise n fall of pablo escobar, and Under and Alone, an atf agents infiltration of the mongols, by far the most outlaw of outlaw motorcycle gangs, at the time.
Anyone looking for modern fantasy/ horror needs to read some Clive Barker books.....The Damnation Game, Imajica, and Weaveworld
The Mitten by Jan Brett
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