50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

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Freddie
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Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Postby Freddie » 22 Aug 2019, 2:00pm

If you get them as e-books, you can read them on your phone (adjust text size, add all kinds of bookmarks, notes and so on) and it is far more convenient than a typical book, but without the character.

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Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Aug 2019, 6:52pm

TM is right again, I read less now, spend too much time on these fora :?

Fifty books? Used to read 50+ books a year, many are worth reading again, I possess enough books to see me out

Joseph Conrad is worth trying, he was a GE, Great European, English was his third language
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Re: 50 books to read before you...Favourite Classic books

Postby 661-Pete » 23 Aug 2019, 6:02pm

Sebastian Faulks's Engleby is a book I couldn't put down: in fact after finishing it I re-read it - several times. Dark and disturbing in places, also flashes of comedy, a real page-turner.
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