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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics) - F. Scott Fitzgerald

One of my favourite books of all time.

Posted 21:56 13/05/2010


The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) - Alexandre Dumas père

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics) - Alexandre Dumas père

I started reading this book about a week ago and can't put it down... the main character, Edmond Dantes, is a young man when he is wrongly convicted of treason and sent to prison only to ingeniously e...
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Posted 23:15 02/05/2010


Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald

I agree, I read this book last year, I was already a fan of Fitzgerald after reading the Great Gatsby, but having read and loved this book also, I would say he is one of my favourite authors, and capt...
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Posted 22:50 02/05/2010


Ripley Under Water - Patricia Highsmith

Ripley Under Water - Patricia Highsmith

This is the last instalment of the Ripley novels (there are five in all), and in some ways I found it to be a bit of an anti-climax to a great series of books.

The story is hard to pick up as it c...
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Posted 22:15 12/04/2010


The Prince (AD Classic Library Edition) - Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince (AD Classic Library Edition) - Niccolò Machiavelli

I was recommended to read this book and I wasn't disappointed... although written nearly 500 years ago it still has some valuable lessons about human nature and especially the nature of those in power...
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Posted 23:07 24/03/2010


The Phantom of the Opera: The Original Novel - Gaston Leroux

The Phantom of the Opera: The Original Novel - Gaston Leroux

Phantom of The Opera is well known around the world as a musical, but is also a great novel.

The setting is very gothic, and as the first few lines suggest you are not sure if the Phantom is real ...
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Posted 18:28 23/01/2010



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