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Richard II
William Shakespeare
I read and listened to the Arkangel dramatization. It really brought out the poignant portrayal of Richard's downfall.
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The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
A very good distopian trilogy. I read it in 2 days.
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Macbeth
William Shakespeare
A good play.First time reading it. I really like the Arkangel audio dramatizaions. I found it very interesting that Lady Macbeth who was so eager to have Duncan killed then couldn't deal with it and had nightmares and sleep-walked trying to get the blood off her hands
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The Education of Henry Adams
Henry Adams
an excellent book. I can see why Mr. Mustich considers it singular.
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Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Set in Nigeria during the decade culminating in the 1967–70 Biafran war, a secession conflict that left more than a million dead from violence and famine, this story is at once a historical drama and a tale of family struggles and romances gone right and wrong. Half of a Yellow Sun established Adich...show more
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The Selfish Gene
Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins was only thirty-three in 1976 when he published The Selfish Gene, a landmark of popular science that summarized a genetic view of evolution then gaining currency among biologists. It was such a success that its title has entered the lexicon. But the title, as Dawkins has admitted, is...show more
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The Arabian Nights
A beautiful and wonderful book. I've read it multiple times. Every girl should read this in their teens and then later in life.
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The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James
M. R. James
I liked the Victorian age of this book. They are very subtle and not scary or gory.
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Dubliners
James Joyce
This was a good book. I especially liked the last story "The Dead." Gabriel goes through so many emotions as he finds out his wife, Gretta, is thinking about a boy she loved when she was a girl.
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce
Read but I think it's very confusing as well. I liked Dubliners better
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A Coffin for Dimitrios
Eric Ambler
I really liked the book. It was well paced and plotted. I never realized Dimitrios was still alive until Mr Peters told Latimer the picture he thought was Dimitrios was actually Visser.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
William Shakespeare
I read A Midsummer Night's Dream while I listened to the Arkangel recording of it. I really enjoyed how the full cast dramatization brought the play to life. I liked how Titania and Oberon had a Jamaican accent to differentiate the fairies from the humans. I really enjoyed this feel-good, evocative...show more
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Beowulf
I listened to Seamus Heaney's audio disc while I looked at the book. It was a wonderful experience to listen to it. It should be heard. I liked the book too because he added so many pictures and drawings of that time period so you could actually picture some parts of the poem.
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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
While it would be great to have no poverty, conflict or unhappiness, I think giving up our individuality, having real relationships and love would be too great a cost. It was only by keeping everyone drugged with soma, basically enslaving them, was the system able to keep going. I found it ...show more
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Foundation: The Foundation Trilogy, Book 1
Isaac Asimov
I really enjoyed this book. I am going to continue with the whole series. I was surprised by the time jumping aspect. I wanted to see what they did after each crisis but it was not to be. This is the first time I've ever read Asimov. I like fantasy more that sci-fi usually but this book is making me...show more
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Frankenstein
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
a good interesting book. The book makes you think.I think it's much better than the movie (1931) because it is not a horror as the movie portrays, but maybe early sci-fi instead.
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Henry IV, Part 1
William Shakespeare
I read and listened to the Arkangel dramatizied recording. Falstaff is really humorouse
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Henry IV, Part 2
William Shakespeare
I read and listened to the Arkangel dramatizied recording. I liked how Henry V grew up, made amends with the Chief Justice and banished Falstaff and his cohorts til they reformed themselves. I think it will give Henry a good start to his monarchy to have them out of the way so he can grow into his b...show more
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Journey to the End of the Night
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
I read this but didn't really care for it. I found it somewhat depressing and had too much anger and satire for my taste.
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Lucky Jim
Kingsley Amis
A funny satire. I liked the part when Jim told Bertrand what he really thought of him.I can imagine Bertrand thinking "No one can think that about ME".
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