Top 10 Books

Is tough to make a leading ten of these, because the list has to be personal. If you feel of the 10 most read books then The Bible and the Koran have to be in the leading of the list. Nonetheless, this list is exclusively on fiction.

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 1. Odyssey

Epic has been the starting point for many Hollywood films, and has interested men and women for centuries. If you have not read then get a contemporary translation and see the “truth” behind Hollywood blockbusters.

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 2. Dante, The Divine Comedy

This is 1 of the very best books out of the Renaissance, and is a remarkable work. You go by means of hell and hell to reach paradise and encounter characters from mythology and Homer on the road.

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 3. Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Is a fantastic story of guilt and the will need for redemption that was the starting point for one of the films of Woody Allen, “Match Point.” If you loved the movie but have not read this, then you will like it a lot far better than Allen film to delve into the recesses of the mind of a murder and his struggle to be punished.

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 4. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice ”

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice” will take you to the world of the gentry of England in the 18 th century and shows values of the era with wit and insight that has not been accompanied by many authors. Jane Austen cleverly writes about the morality of his time and his characters come alive on the page. If you liked the movie of the book, do yourself a favor and read the original work, both the humor is lost on the screen.

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 five. Norman Mailer “The Naked and the Dead

This novel is a mixture of fact and fiction and one of the greatest I have come out of World War II. It is an honest account of the feelings of a soldier and portrays the horror and futility of war really well. A lot of folks did not like Mailer, due to his personal life, but his novels are well worth reading.

6. Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow”

This is 1 of Pynchon’s earlier works and is a surreal masterpiece. Is quite well written and combines numerous problems that should be read much more than once to take in the enormity of the marvelous. If you’ve in no way read his work, this is a excellent beginning point.

7. Orhan Pamuk “My Name is Red”

Pamuk is a Nobel laureate in literature and the finest translations of his work are conducted by Maureen freely. “My Name is Red” is a detective story with numerous differences, 1 of them is in Istanbul in the dim and distant past, and focuses on the rivalry of the illuminators who worked for the Sultans. It is full of intrigue and keeps you guessing about the identity of the murderer.

8. John Dos Passos’ USA ”

This is a big book that reads like a history of the U.S. as well as a novel. If you are an American and I have not read, then perhaps you ought to. If you are of yet another nationality, then is not only entertaining but educational.

9. JRR Tolkien “The Hobbit”

Was originally a children’s story, but every person ought to read simply because it is an allegorical tale that is the bottom of the incredible trilogy Tolkien, “Lord of the Rings. ” In this book hobbit Bilbo Baggins is a young man who finds the ring in the center of the trilogy. It explains how Frodo became the possessor of the ring and shows the wizard Gandalf, who delighted all the young hobbits with fireworks displays at festivals Hobbit. You could read to their kids simply because it is a great book to read aloud.

10. JRR Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings

Mass This trilogy has turn out to be a trilogy of films that had been big hits. However, despite the fact that they were close to the books that had been adapted, some parts of the story had been left out. Reading them is the allegory of Europe and World War II and Orcs and Elves are much greater in your imagination than they had been on the screen. Tolkien was really knowledgeable and made the language of the Elves for the book. If you get the trilogy of three books instead of a huge volume, it is a lot more likely to read the entire story, and really worth reading it.

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