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Old July 8th, 2008, 7:35 pm
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All my manga, no one I know in real life has ever read any!
Among books, I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith- I've loved this one for years, but no one around me has even heard of it. Though they all know of 101 Dalmatians (her second book).


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Breakfast on Pluto. Nobody I know has read it, everyone just automatically asks "Is there a book? I thought it was just a film..."

Same story for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean Dominique Bauby! And Fight Vlub, Chuck Palanakis!

Um, others... Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Hayes. The 13 and a half Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers. Anything by Walter Moers! The Neverending Story, Michael Ende.

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Old August 25th, 2008, 7:22 pm
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Among books, I Capture The Castle, by Dodie Smith- I've loved this one for years, but no one around me has even heard of it.
I love that book too! It is amazing that it doesn't get more general love. They did make a movie of it several years ago that I hoped would get it some attention, but it seems to have been a pretty limited release.

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Same story for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean Dominique Bauby!
So amazing! I haven't seen the film yet, but the book is incredible. And really, why don't more people read it? It takes, what, a couple of hours?

One of my favorites that doesn't get read a lot is actually considered a "classic": North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Gaskell is one of those writers who gets very overlooked I think because 1) she's a good writer, but not quite as good as other literary women like Jane Austen, and 2) her books are just too long to prompt most instructors to want to teach them in a class. There was a brilliant BBC miniseries made of this book a few years ago that has prompted a few of my more accomplished literary friends to discover the book, but it still sort of hovers just under the radar of English language canon. More often than not when I mention it, people ask me if it's the one about the Civil War.


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So amazing! I haven't seen the film yet, but the book is incredible. And really, why don't more people read it? It takes, what, a couple of hours?
It takes about an hour. Seriously. I think it's that it sounds kind of intimidating. The title I mean. But the book is excellent, I always recommend it first to everyone.

Incidentally, one of the best books I've read recently is "Brown", though at the moment I can't remember the author. It's a statement about the influence of propaganda and neo fascism on society.
Well worth the read, and it costs almost nothing.


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Same story for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, by Jean Dominique Bauby! And Fight Vlub, Chuck Palanakis!

Lots of people have read Fight Club! Or maybe I just make sure everyone I meet reads it.

I do not, however, often meet people who have read Chuck Palahniuk's entire body of work, including his two nonfiction books...

That said, the book I LOVE that a lot of people truly don't seem to know is The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov...though of course, my best friends have read it. That's how I roll. So...if anyone here has read it, marry me?


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Nobody I know has read Fight Club. Typically. If they had, I'd be a happy girl.

Or American Psycho. Not many people have read that. I see why.


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Well, what are you waiting for? When your friends haven't read awesome books, you lend them your copies. If you have good friends, you won't get those copies back.


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Yeah, that always happens to me! Do they think I've forgotten or something?! I totally haven't! I know what they're up to!! But I'm glad that those books are doing the rounds I guess, so I can't complain much!

It's difficult to get people outr of one genre, but I remember after I read Bill Bryson for the first time, I gave the book to my friends and said "just read the thing, will you?!" and they did, and now everybody loves Bill Bryson. (Bill, you owe me an advertising fee at this stage)...

I remember when the Da Vinci code came out and I read it long before anyone else I knew did. A year later, the entire world had read it. I love moments like that. It mean you aprpeciated something first!

Has anyone here ever read anything by Walter Moers?


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Nobody I know has read Fight Club. Typically. If they had, I'd be a happy girl.

Or American Psycho. Not many people have read that. I see why.
I read the American Psycho, quite nice
There's a series with the name Goosebumps it's so nice but I doubt anyone has read it.

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Well, what are you waiting for? When your friends haven't read awesome books, you lend them your copies. If you have good friends, you won't get those copies back.
I lend them my copies then have them months later in pieces


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I'm a bit of a Mitford fan, but no one around me had read Nancy Mitford's books until I bought an omnibus of her works and began passing it around my friends. Now they've been won over..


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I read the American Psycho, quite nice
There's a series with the name Goosebumps it's so nice but I doubt anyone has read it.
American Psycho, quite nice? Oh dear... But I see what you mean!

Goosebumps.. R L Stine?
Goosebumps

That's a thread about them! You should revive it if you want to talk about them! I know I have loads of them upstairs that I read when I was younger. But you know, people switch genre.. They wouldn't be my thing any more. Horror fiction not so good for me. Although I am a Stephen King and Darren Shane fan... Odd.


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American Psycho, quite nice? Oh dear... But I see what you mean!
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Goosebumps.. R L Stine?
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That's a thread about them! You should revive it if you want to talk about them! I know I have loads of them upstairs that I read when I was younger. But you know, people switch genre.. They wouldn't be my thing any more. Horror fiction not so good for me. Although I am a Stephen King and Darren Shane fan... Odd.
I love Stephen King too, but you can never compare his work with R L Stine's.


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All the books I've ever read except Twilight . Barely anyone has ever read Harry Potter and basically zero people have read Dresden Files or Golden Compass, or Artemis Fowl, or any of the other books I like . And therefore, they think i'm weird for loving to read awesome books. It's not my fault english teachers tend to assign boring books


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I have read a few books by an author, Marcus Sedgewick, and I don't think many people have heard of him in New Zealand. I read a couple of his books, The Foreshadowing (quite graphic-I like that; no sugaring the First World War) and Blood Red, Snow White (very romantic, bit of a slow start though, but it kicks up after a while). I don't know if anyone on this forum knows of this author?


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Anytime I mention these, no one has ever heard of them, so we'll see if that holds true for you guys too

- The Book of Bright Ideas by Sandra Kring. I gush over how much I loved this book to anyone who will listen.
- How to be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward.
- Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern.

they're all wonderful!


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Ray Kroc's autobiography. I actually had to read it for work, but I love the book. I know most of general society has no interest in Ray Kroc whatsoever, but he was actually a very interesting person.


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Nobody I know has read Fight Club. Typically. If they had, I'd be a happy girl.
I have read Fight Club. I love that book, even more than I love the movie. But you are right, not many people have the book.


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The Alchemist. I cannot express just how much I love this book. I think I have read it probably 40 times since high school. It is completely amazing to me. Barely anyone I know has read it, but then again alot of my friends don't enjoy reading as much as me.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Awesome book, although a bit sad around the end. I had tears leaking out when I was done, but I still think it was a very profound book.


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The Alchemist. I cannot express just how much I love this book. I think I have read it probably 40 times since high school. It is completely amazing to me. Barely anyone I know has read it, but then again alot of my friends don't enjoy reading as much as me.

My roommate just finished reading that for a project, but she's read it several time before she says. I've never read it but you are the second person who's told me it's awesome.

I've read the Abram's Daughters series and Heritage of Lancaster County series that no one else seems to have read. They're kind of Christian fiction and a little predictable, but they're really light reads. They're basically about an Amish community and the troubles they go through.


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The Alchemist. I cannot express just how much I love this book. I think I have read it probably 40 times since high school. It is completely amazing to me. Barely anyone I know has read it, but then again alot of my friends don't enjoy reading as much as me.
I read that when I was about 14. I remember really liking it, but it didn't chance my life like a lot of people have said it did to them.


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