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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:08 pm

Let's start a list of what we believe to be "classics".
I'll begin, as I am posting the topic. Duh.

Animal Farm
1984
A Catcher In The Rye
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer
Anything Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, really.
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Postby Rainswept on Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:34 am

I like The Count of Monte Cristo.

If Orwell is far enough back to be called a classic, then obviously Atlas Shrugged is at the top of my list, and I like both Fahrenheit 451 and Anthem considerably more than I like 1984.

I like my dystopian stories to have a bit of hope in them :wink:
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Postby lordpunkmonk on Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:45 am

1984 is awsome as is animal farm
death of a salesman
to kill a mickingbird
anything by steven king
jungle book
man in the iron mask
time machine
and hardy boys

not so much the latter
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:49 am

Ooh, I almost forgot James Joyce's Ulysses.
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Postby lordpunkmonk on Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:57 am

I almost forgot the oddysy
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Postby Rainswept on Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:03 am

Anyone who doesn't know who the hell Agatha Christie is doesn't get to discuss classic books! :roll:
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Postby lordpunkmonk on Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:08 am

I am googleing her right now okay
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Postby thelastpirate on Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:40 am

Catch-22, if its old enough to be a classic.
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Re: Classic Books

Postby E.Raser two on Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:19 am

----Lolita-Vladimir Nabokov
A Farewell to Arms- Hernest Hemingway
For Whom the Bell Tolls- Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea- Hemingway
Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
Where is the rest of me ? - Ronald Reagan
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Postby EarthRise on Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:41 pm

thelastpirate wrote:Catch-22, if its old enough to be a classic.


Hear hear.

The Fountainhead (way better than Atlas Shrugged, IMO)
The Great Gatsby
Pride and Prejudice
The Poisonwood Bible
Angela's Ashes

(I'm assuming we are disregarding duration since its penning in becoming a classic.)
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Postby Pontius Pirate on Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:50 pm

The Iliad - Homer
Republic - Plato
The Divine Comedy - Dante
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Postby pieces o'nine on Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:02 pm

Sun Tzu: The Art of War
Niccolò Machiavelli: The Prince
Richard Feynman: Six Easy Pieces
Kurt Vonnegut: Slaughterhouse-Five
JD Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath
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Postby Rainswept on Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:57 pm

EarthRise wrote:The Fountainhead (way better than Atlas Shrugged, IMO)


You know, I thought that too the 1st time I read both, but rereading Atlas and seeing just how well the entire thing fits together from start to finish, I like Atlas a lot better.

Plus, Atlas has pirates.

P.S. Poisonwood Bible? I refute the lable "classic" for anything people read just cause Oprah told 'em to!
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Postby ~NoodleDemon~ on Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:00 pm

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Postby EarthRise on Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:13 am

Rainswept wrote:
EarthRise wrote:The Fountainhead (way better than Atlas Shrugged, IMO)


You know, I thought that too the 1st time I read both, but rereading Atlas and seeing just how well the entire thing fits together from start to finish, I like Atlas a lot better.


I thought that Rearden was a less likable character than Roark. I also felt that Fountainhead was substantially more realistic; the Doomsday feel of Atlas felt too rushed for a proper collapse of society.

P.S. Poisonwood Bible? I refute the lable "classic" for anything people read just cause Oprah told 'em to!


Dude, you'd sacrifice Cry, the Beloved Country and A Lesson Before Dying because some people can't think for themselves? Pfft. Some of us read Poisonwood because it's a bloody good book and has character development that would put many contemporary authors to shame.
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