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theGarnetWay
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re: Classics - what to read?
Has anyone ever read Treasure Island? I just finished a rewatch of Black Sails and I'm interested.


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re: Classics - what to read?
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Has anyone ever read Treasure Island?


I read it years ago - my teenage sons just read it - they said it was ‘ok’ - the older of the two preferred 20,000 leagues under the sea


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re: Classics - what to read?
Ayn Rand probably posts on the OT


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biglego
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Has anyone ever read Treasure Island? I


Was required reading in high school. I tapped out after halfway. Just a chore to me.


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re: Classics - what to read?
I went through this phase and it was really good.

One of my favorites is Pride and Prejudice.

However, based on your OP, I would suggest Dickens. Oliver Twist was more fun than Tale of Two Cities, but I love them both. I never did get around to reading Copperfield, but I need to.

And then there is Carol and Expectations, but I've seen the movies and don't know if I want to invest in the novels.


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Loubacca
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Has anyone ever read Treasure Island?


I read this book, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, Captains Courageous, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea around 10 or 11. I really enjoyed all of these books at that age.


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Jyrdis
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re: Classics - what to read?
The Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas’ tale is such methodical account in revenge that you become engrossed in it. It’s one of my all-time favorites.


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The Brothers Karamazov


Great choice one of my all time favorites

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Don Quixote
As I Lay Dying and Absalom! Absalom!
Count of Monte Cristo and Three Musketeers
The Lord of the Rings
Lolita
Catch-22
Inferno. Actualy just read all three.
Moby Dick
The Secret Agent
The Sun Also Rises



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MSTiger33
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re: Classics - what to read?
Just finished Frankenstein. Was pleasantly surprised.


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MSTiger33
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re: Classics - what to read?
Audible has a good cast reading of Treasure Island


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tigahbruh
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re: Classics - what to read?
It's really a crapshoot. So many classics are so very different for different tastes. Based on your taste, though, I'd throw out A Tale of Two Cities. And I find most Dickens to be dreadfully dull.
As for more American fare: Moby Dick, and Faulkner of course: Absalom, Absalom! and The Sound and the Fury are my recs.


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Nguyener
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Treasure Island is one of my all time favorite books. The Captain’s meeting with Long John on the island is one of my favorite scenes ever.

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lsu480
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East of Eden


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schexyoung
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re: Classics - what to read?
Confessions by St. Augustine. Written in the fifth century as the first auto biography. Pretty amazing read if you find a good translation (wordonfire.org). Amazing how much of the human condition remains in the same state.


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