The Classics (and Classic Horror novels)

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by Walter o'Dim, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    And like, CLASSIC classics... The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Timeless. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (was surprised first time I read it, I thought the Disney version was the whole thing)
  2. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Read This Perfect Day by Ira.
  3. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Never even heard of it. I'll see if I can track down a copy :)
  4. fljoe0
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    I thoroughly enjoyed White Fang by Jack London. The book had a strangely hurried ending though.
  5. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Plus, they might not be international classics but it certainly Dutch ones: We have a very talented writer here called Thea Beckman who wrote many, many good books. My favourites are the 'Give me space' trilogy (Give me space - Triumph of scorched earth - Wheel of fortune) about the 100-year war, and 'Crusade in jeans' about the children's crusades. If you can get a hold of them they are a must read.
  6. Lord Tyrion
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    I've heard people say good things about Justin Cronin's the Passage. I plan on reading that in January/February.
  7. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I didn't read the entire title of the thread, just saw 'classic horror' and went from there.
    Gone With The Wind- there isn't a classier classic than this book if you want to see what life was like in the South at that time.
    East Of Eden- Steinbeck's best novel (even with all of the symbolism in it, just think 'turtle') and one of the best American novels ever.
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    Walter O' indicated that he'd like the thread title to be changed, so it probably didn't read the same the first time you checked out the thread. :biggrin2:
  9. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I know the Jungle Book because I was a boyscout and cub leader.
  10. Lord Tyrion
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    Woops, I just read the part of the title of thread that said horror novels. I don't think the Passage is a classic though some have said it's an instant classic. :)
  11. FlakeNoir
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    The thread is for Classics of any kind. (& maybe those that we feel should be?) :)
  12. Lord Tyrion
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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is my favorite book of all time. I read it in high school and I loved it. I recently read it again and I still love it. Twain's use of satire and commentary on religion, slavery and romanticism were spot on.

    I also loved Arthur Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlock Holmes character is one of my favorite characters. It feels like I'm playing a game reading it as I try to figure out the mysteries and guess how Holmes figures things out, though I am always several steps behind like Watson.
  13. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I liked THE PASSAGE, but couldn't get past the first part of the second book.
  14. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Oh, I forgot about Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Those are definate classics!
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Since you're already a fan of Mr. King, you might like to read Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN alongside BLAZE. There are definite (intentional) similarities. I mentioned this on another thread, I know, but it really helped my girls get more from both authors. To my mind, Steinbeck is the greatest American classic writer, so any reason to read him is a good one :)
  16. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Of mice and men, beautiful. Definately recommend reading it.
  17. HollyGolightly
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    Oh how could I forget Bradbury? Him too!
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    :wink:yes, that's the one. My superfine memory fails me from time to time.
  19. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...Lord of the Flies...
  20. HollyGolightly
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    Yes, Steinbeck too - loved Of Mice & Men, and then I discovered Cannery Row - I read those when I was in 8th grade -I can't remember the names of the books that followed the band of misfits in Cannery Row, but they were laugh out loud funny. I've been a book nerd since I was 7 years old and by bossy cousin gave me my first Judy Blume.

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