Sunday, September 05, 2010

13 Books Nobody's Read But Say They Have

13 Books Nobody's Read But Say They Have (PHOTOS)

There are several there that I haven't read, but I've also read some of the more than once.

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:56 AM

    I've read a few, a couple in abridged editions.

    I've always said that I haven't read THE NAME OF THE ROSE.

    Jeff

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  2. I haven't read that one, either, but I saw the movie.

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  3. I haven't read IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME (I've tried twice) and INFINITE JEST (although I own a copy). I've read the rest.

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  4. Anonymous8:57 AM

    George: you da man!

    I've started the Proust 3-4 times but so far can't get past 50 pages. Some day.

    Jeff

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  5. A strange list. I've read Canterbury Tales, Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, The Name of the Rose (overrated), Swann's Way (lengthy reminiscences evoked by a dunked madeleine), Don Quixote (very sad ending!) and War and Peace ('It's about Russia,' said Woody Allen). Two others on the list are on my tbr list, the rest I don't want to bother with, thanks.

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  6. "Moby Dick" and "Don Quixote" are the only ones I can claim I read. I've seen the movies for a few of the others. And there's always the "Summarize Proust Competition" from 'Monty Python's Flying Circus'.....

    I would've thought something by Pynchon or that Mark Helprin book "Winter's Tale" might have made the cut....

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  7. I have read 4 of them, have little desire to read the others. I'm not that into "I won't like it, but it's good for me".

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  8. I've read all of Don Quixote, The Canterbury Tales, Democracy in America, and A Christmas Carol. I made a stab at Faulkner, floundered, and think he is grossly overrated. I tried Moby-Dick and gave up, swamped in empty words. Tried War and Peace and lasted 200 pages. It is reputed to be the world's best novel, but I doubt it.

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