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Flatland
Edwin A. Abbott
Important for encouraging different angles of observation
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Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
Great encouragement and support for getting it together
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Beowulf
Wonderfully accessible version of this great story, Heaney breathes fire and excitement into the saga
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
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The Stars My Destination
Alfred Bester
Truly one of the best
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The Bible
For obvious reasons.
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The Book of Job
As translated by Stephen Mitchell
Job’s tale is the Bible’s profound and unsettling meditation on suffering, justice, and the inscrutability of life. It begins in prose (as it will close), introducing the legend of the pious man from the land of Uz and revealing what Job himself never knows: that the miseries visited upon him result...show more
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The World According to Garp
John Irving
A great story
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The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Solid and absorbing
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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Because censorship sucks
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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Illuminates the best and worst a aspects of Southern society
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The Bourne Identity
Robert Ludlum
Good spy stuff
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