Your Top 5 novels of All Time

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  1. Frozen

    Frozen I Play The Streetlife

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    The movie is truly DIRE, very different from the book as a lot of stuff is omitted and the ending is changed. And don't even get me started on the acting. Louise Fletcher hamming it up no end :D
     
  2. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    Its obviously rubbish compared to the book, because its impossible to fully capture the narrative style of the book on film. But its definitely worth watching if only for Thandi Newton's performance. She's hilariously scary.

    But yes, fuck me, I love that book.

    Also Kate, I cried my eyes out when I read 'Flowers in the Attic'. The rest of the series is really quite awesome too, although that sad thing is, VC Andrews was a total one trick poney and every series of books she did, or were written after she died, every single one includes tales of rags to riches, lustful incest and god knows what other suffering. I got bored after reading the FOURTH series.

    Oh and the movie version of 'Flowers in the Attic' is fucking awful too.
     
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  3. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    i got the bell jar last week and though i only managed about 10 pages one night i can tell it's going to be great

    and yes, i did mean rushdie the writer and not rushie our very own bulgarian pop superstar (twice at that :manson: )
    anyway, i love his style of writing, he has an incredible way with words
     
  4. Snork Maiden

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    what have you read?
     
  5. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    only the ground beneath her feet ages ago
    i remember having really vivid images of what he was writing about you know, you just read it and you see and feel it
     
  6. Snork Maiden

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    You MUST read Midnight's Children. It's most amazing thing I've ever read. The language is exquisite.
     
  7. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    so that's lined up after the bell jar then

    i really shouldn't come in this forum more than once every few months :evil:
     
  8. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    1 L'Amant - Marguerite Duras
    2 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
    3 Animal Farm - George Orwell
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    RE: Beloved, I'm half way through it now and I can't say I'm particuarly IMPRESSED. It seems like the kind of book that we're all SUPPOSED to like. Maybe it gets better...
     
  9. Raucous Bitch

    Raucous Bitch Apparently, Winter is Coming

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    1. J.R.Tolkien - Lord of The Rings
    2. Victor Hugo - Les Miserables
    3. Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows
    4. Daphne du Maurier - Rebecca
    5. Charles Dickens - Oliver
    6. Stephen King - The Shining
    7. Alice Walker - The Colour Purple
    8. Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment
    9. Anne Rice - Interview With A Vampire
    10. Phillip Pullman - Northern Lights
     
  10. Ill Advised

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    Hmm

    The Rats - James herbert
    To Kill a mockingbird - Harper Lee
    A year in the merde - Stephen Clarke
    The Fog - James herbert
    Animal farm - George Orwell
     

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