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PostSubject: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:41 am

I'm guessing most if not all of us here, are the type of people to enjoy a good book. So, it may perhaps take a bit of thinking; but I propose us all to take a bit of time to make three lists. You could call them your "favorites" if you like, and you don't have to put them in some order. Just plop them down here.

So I ask you all; what would you say are the 10 novels you enjoyed reading the most, 5 favorite short stories, and 3 favorite series of either novels or short stories?

Fiction-please.


Novels
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Brave New World by Aldrous Huxley
Lord of the Dead by Tom Holland
Slave of my Thirst by Tom Holland
Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Alice's Adventure In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Shining by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King



Short Stories or Novellas
The Casque of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
A Descent into the Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
The Library Policeman by Stephen King
The Langoliers by Stephen King


Series
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglass Adams
The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass


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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:08 pm

Yes, I'm hopeful...hoping to see my name and at least one of my books on someone's list...but only if they think it honestly deserves to be there.

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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:30 pm

Novels
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Phantom by Susan Kay
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Angel of the Opera: Sherlock Holmes Meets the Phantom of the Opera by Sam Siciliano
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
The Shining by Stephen King
Salem's Lot by Stephen King

Short Stories/Novellas
Tenderness by Robert Cormier
The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Fade by Robert Cormier
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Series
The Chronicles of Magravandias by Storm Constantine
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice

Of course, I love TONS of books and short stories, but those are some of my top favorites...
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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:47 am

Some decent books read lil lady.
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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:16 pm

NovelsLonger stories and poems:

Faust -by- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dracula -by- Bram Stoker
Peter Pan -by- J.M. Barrie
Poetic Edda -by- (Anonymous)
The Phantom of the Opera -by- Gaston Leroux
The Count of Monte Cristo -by- Alexandre Dumas
The Inferno -by- Dante Alighier (well, maybe all The Divine Comedy... I just haven't finished reading it..)
Hamlet -by- William Shakespeare
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
1984 -by- George Orwell

Short stories:

1.The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde -by- Robert Louis Stevenson
2.The Fall of the House of Usher -by- Edgar Allan Poe
3.The Little Mermaid -by- Hans Christian Anderson
4.Rappaccini's Daughter -by- Nathaniel Hawthorne
5.**I can't find it and I can't remember what it's called.... It was about a woman with golden hair that is strangled by her husband with her hair after sex and he smiles because "only God will know what he's done" or something like that.... I read it back in high school. I was amazed that they'd included it in a textbook.

Series
Dragonriders of Pern -by- Anne McCaffrey
The Dark Is Rising -by- Susan Cooper
The Time Quartet -by- Madeleine L'Engle



....plus SO so SO many more....
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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:27 pm

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5.**I can't find it and I can't remember what it's called.... It was about a woman with golden hair that is strangled by her husband with her hair after sex and he smiles because "only God will know what he's done" or something like that.... I read it back in high school. I was amazed that they'd included it in a textbook.

Was that "Porphyria"? I believe I read that in high school too.

I need to think about my list... too distracted at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:59 pm

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Was that "Porphyria"? I believe I read that in high school too.

I need to think about my list... too distracted at the moment.

Yes!!

5.Porphyria's Lover -by- Robert Browning
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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:15 pm

GothicScrybe wrote:
Yes, I'm hopeful...hoping to see my name and at least one of my books on someone's list...but only if they think it honestly deserves to be there.

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I've got my eye on at least one, GS. Just gotta make the wiggle room in my financial and time budgets for it. Smile

I'm a little embarrassed... come to realize I've read very little good fiction lately. I've been mainly into history, biography/memoir, poetry, myth/legend, and art criticism.

But here's what I've cobbled together:

Novels:
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship, Two Towers and Return of the King
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (in fact I've got a facsimilie copy of the original manuscript, Alice's Adventures Under Ground)
The Art Thief by Noah Charney
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Interview with the Vampire
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Malory's Le Mort D'Arthur
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Jazz, also by Morrison
Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello, The Tempest, Coriolanus

Short Stories:
I enjoyed the stories in Love in Vein, I and II, especially "The Alchemy of the Throat", by Brian Hodge, from I. Also liked those in Sisters of the Night.

I have yet to find TV adaptations of literature that really grab me. But some film adaptations certainly do:
The Lord of the Rings Movies, definitely. Thank you, Peter Jackson, for fidelity to the books and not screwing it up!
Zeffirelli's Hamlet (Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia hail)
Prospero's Books (adaptation of The Tempest). And I hear there's a new Tempest film in the works! bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Novels, Short Stories, and Series   Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:51 am

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GothicScrybe wrote:
Yes, I'm hopeful...hoping to see my name and at least one of my books on someone's list...but only if they think it honestly deserves to be there.

Wink

I've got my eye on at least one, GS. Just gotta make the wiggle room in my financial and time budgets for it. Smile

I'm a little embarrassed... come to realize I've read very little good fiction lately. I've been mainly into history, biography/memoir, poetry, myth/legend, and art criticism.

But here's what I've cobbled together:

Novels:
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship, Two Towers and Return of the King
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (in fact I've got a facsimilie copy of the original manuscript, Alice's Adventures Under Ground)
The Art Thief by Noah Charney
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Interview with the Vampire
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Malory's Le Mort D'Arthur
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Jazz, also by Morrison
Shakespeare: Hamlet, Othello, The Tempest, Coriolanus

Short Stories:
I enjoyed the stories in Love in Vein, I and II, especially "The Alchemy of the Throat", by Brian Hodge, from I. Also liked those in Sisters of the Night.

I have yet to find TV adaptations of literature that really grab me. But some film adaptations certainly do:
The Lord of the Rings Movies, definitely. Thank you, Peter Jackson, for fidelity to the books and not screwing it up!
Zeffirelli's Hamlet (Helena Bonham Carter as Ophelia hail)
Prospero's Books (adaptation of The Tempest). And I hear there's a new Tempest film in the works! bounce

Why thankee RedAngel!

I'll be excited to hear what you think.
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