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Lsujacket66
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Books you should read before you die
What are some books you’d say are important for someone to read before they die.

Any genre fiction or non fiction


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AllbyMyRelf
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re: Books you should read before you die
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ManBearTiger
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Paul Allen
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re: Books you should read before you die
Eat
Pray
Love


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Kafka
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re: Books you should read before you die
The Bible


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Mr. Misanthrope
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re: Books you should read before you die
The King James Bible A.V.
L.O.T.R
The Civil War (Shelby Foote)
The Constitution of the United States of America and The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
Robinson Crusoe
Treasure Island
The Federalist Papers
The Conservative Mind
Absalom, Absalom
Moby Dick
The Last of the Mohicans
C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy
On The Incarnation (St. Athanasius)
Confessions (St. Augustine)
Guadalcanal Diary
Instant Replay
Band of Brothers
The Gulag Archipelago
The Abolition of Man
Mere Christianity
The Book of Common Prayer (prior to 1979/80)
Confessions of an Advertising Man
Lanterns on the Levee
Orthodoxy (Chesterton)
Huckleberry Finn
Tom Sawyer
Pilgrim's Progress
Till We Have Faces

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zeebo
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Young Men and Fire
By Norman McClean


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Pandy Fackler
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If you ever wanted a sense of what it might be like living in north korea, then read 1984.

For me, Catch-22 is the best anti-war book ever written and a genuinely great american novel.


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Chef Free Gold Bloom
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re: Books you should read before you die
I’ll continue building a list, but has anyone said Animal Farm yet?


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iwyLSUiwy
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re: Books you should read before you die
Off the top of my head so i'll definitely have to edit...

Silmarillion/Hobbit/LOTR
Huck Finn
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Bible (NWT, ASV or non-revised KJV)
Watchmen
The Jungle Book w/ short stories
To Kill a Mockingbird
Psycho


And dont waste your time reading Moby Dick.



OldTigahFot
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

In Cold Blood

Candide


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AUveritas
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The Brothers Karamazov


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pvilleguru
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re: Books you should read before you die
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LOTR
Yes
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Hobbit
Maybe
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Silmarillion
Definitely not a must read. If you're interested, great. Give it a shot. But this is a difficult book to get into and pales in comparison to the Hobbit and LOTR.


iwyLSUiwy
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Definitely not a must read.


It definitely adds to The Hobbit and LOTR. You appreciate both of them a lot more having read The Silmarilion and if you can read something that improves some of the greatest novles of all time, you should read it.

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But this is a difficult book to get into and pales in comparison to the Hobbit and LOTR.



It can be difficult to read at times, it reads more like the bible. But it doesnt pale in comparison and as far as beauty goes, it's hands down the most beautifully written of the entire series and has better love stories. Maybe not, but it just sounds like you tried and couldnt finish it.
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Maybe not, but it just sounds like you tried and couldnt finish it.
Definitely finished it, but it reads more like a history book than a story.


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samson73103
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re: Books you should read before you die
In Cold Blood


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Macavity92
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re: Books you should read before you die
Hamlet
Slaughter House Five
All Quiet on the Western Front
1Q84
Huck Finn
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Pinker
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Alexander Hamilton by Chernow
Burr by Vidal
The Road
People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks


pensacola
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re: Books you should read before you die
Shouldn’t we divide this list into

Before you die
And
After you die?


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dsides
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Lonesome Dove


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