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cuddlyevil

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Re: Recommend me a classic this summer
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2009, 03:45:31 PM »

Buzz should also add "Something wicked this way comes" to his Bradybury list.

 "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck. It's a bit shorter and a little simpler than some of his other stories.



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Re: Recommend me a classic this summer
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2009, 06:53:23 PM »

I think even people who've read "Travels with Charley" should go back and re-read it.  Because you know what puts that book in an entirely different context and makes it really, really awesome?

He was dying when he wrote it, and he knew it.  That's why he took the trip.
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Dan

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Re: Recommend me a classic this summer
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2009, 01:33:41 PM »

Whoa, really? Didn't ever realize that. Of course, I was in like 9th grade when I read it, but still. That's ... powerful.
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