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PedroRomero 10-29-2008 06:31 AM

Books that Touched You
 
Hi. I know I'm always being influences by books. There is of course the literature canon. But what makes it literature? I know some books that are supposed to be staples in the literary canon that made me wanna burn em!

sometimes we have our own list of essential reading. So what's a book that touched you that deviates from what your teacher called good literature?

by touch I mean made you really change your thinking and perspective. I'll think on this and get back to you with my answer

Catharsis 10-29-2008 07:10 AM

Les Miserables. I read it when I was 14. First book that made me cry.

AurorasParadox 10-29-2008 07:30 AM

To Kill a Mockingbird, and Nelson Mandela's autobiography and biography.

( I love to read... but I always fail literature class... ahaha... luckily now I don't take lit anymore)

Ronin 10-29-2008 09:47 AM

Crabbe .

CrazyDiamond 11-02-2008 09:15 PM

Watership Down by Richard Adams
allways makes me cry

VorpalBunny 11-06-2008 06:07 AM

The Naughty Priest's Handbook. Haha, no. For starters, The Quincunx, because of it's brutal portrayal of a 19th century ****ensian London. That says something, because I read ****ens before and thought he would have been better off still working at the shoe factory. Love Story by Erich Segal was a classic tearjerker, until I saw the hammy acting in the movie and stopped being emo. Last on the list is Lord of the Flies, which everyone here has likely read at one point or another. The bitter reality about humans not to be trusted when left to their own devices is still evident and ever present.

nii 11-06-2008 06:14 AM

Twilight ;
Dom Casmurro ;
Os Miseráveis ( Los Miserables ) ;
Many others. <3

Belphybear 11-06-2008 02:45 PM

# Fear and Trembling (despite the fact I've only read a quarter of it, and somehow lost it)
# Socrates in Love (actually; just the manga, I don't like the novel's simple use of words)
# The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I kinda of saw the Disney film before reading this; cried in the end)

and a few more...

PedroRomero 11-07-2008 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dismas (Post 560238)
# Socrates in Love (actually; just the manga, I don't like the novel's simple use of words)

and a few more...

did you read a translation of the manga? cos i think like tokyopop does translation of novels but they're always crappy. it's like worse than a fanfic literal translation where the words just express the story but without real expression!

iHmute 11-07-2008 09:04 AM

Lord of the Flies. I just read it a while ago and it really gets me thinking.

Belphybear 11-07-2008 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DukeDevlin (Post 561442)
did you read a translation of the manga? cos i think like tokyopop does translation of novels but they're always crappy. it's like worse than a fanfic literal translation where the words just express the story but without real expression!

Yeah, the translation of the manga. I don't want to read the novel, since I read the Shakugan no Shana novel (I bought it), and I didn't enjoy it much.

PedroRomero 11-07-2008 08:37 PM

i'm sorry. i meant translation of the novel. lol but yeah the translation is generally a bad-sounding translation. but wasn't it mark twain who said that when the translation sounds bad that means is most likely more true to the original text than when it sounds good

iSunnyVampy 11-10-2008 10:08 PM

Catcher in the rye
My uncle from conneticut who i only see every few years sent it to me 2 years ago and after reading it my view on certain things had changed.

sharli2009 01-24-2009 11:14 PM

a thousand splendid suns - khaled housseni ......talks about what women go through in war ravaged taliban rule....simply moved me to tears

Sanichi 01-24-2009 11:22 PM

Demon in my View.

moffit 01-24-2009 11:27 PM

The Giver.

I mostly remember the boy being punished for expressing hunger by saying, "I'm starving", and how they'd kill babies by injecting something through the soft spot on their head.

Goldie 01-24-2009 11:48 PM

Edit: Charlottes Web

Thuper 02-14-2009 05:49 AM

The Giver
A Time To Kill
To Kill a Mocking Bird
The Woman Who Had Two Navels (Local Filipino Book by Nick Joaquin)

-- all required for my English Class.

CountBlood 02-14-2009 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AurorasParadox (Post 546505)
To Kill a Mockingbird, and Nelson Mandela's autobiography and biography.

( I love to read... but I always fail literature class... ahaha... luckily now I don't take lit anymore)

This... ,,, ,,

WhatThePho 02-14-2009 06:11 AM

A People's History of America.

Hell yeah Socialism.


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