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Cormac McCarthy's Blood Merridian

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Read this one over the weekend before the new semester started. :D It's a very good book, but pretty disturbing. I enjoyed this one more than The Road and much more than No Country for Old Men. I really like McCarthy's style in this book - it's very lyrical and beautifully written. If you are a McCarthy fan or just want to read a good, dark western - this one is for you. The judge would make a spectacular movie character, but not much in this story could be effectivly put on film and be a commercial success. It's just that disturbing.

 

On another note - I am taking a young adult lit class this semester and am looking for suggestions on books to read for the class. I haven't read a lot of books written for a young audience, so please help me out with memorable titles from Jr. High and high school. I need to review 25 titles for this class, so pile 'em on. TIA.

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I can remember:

 

A Day No Pigs Would Die

and

Across Five Aprils

 

as books I enjoyed reading when I was about 12 or so. I'll add others as they come to me.

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I recall fondly

Johnny Got His Gun

The Hobbit

Catch 22

The Catcher in the Rye

 

The first is an excellent read.

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Green Eggs and Ham

 

Horton Here's A Who

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:D

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The bell jar by sylvia plath ( it is a bit twisted )

 

Great gatsby

 

Crime and punishment by dostoyevsky ( spell check may be needed )

 

Grapes of wrath

 

Of mice and men

 

 

Good luck and good reading

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I can remember:

 

A Day No Pigs Would Die

and

Across Five Aprils

 

as books I enjoyed reading when I was about 12 or so. I'll add others as they come to me.

 

 

Just ordered the first from Amazon. :D

 

I recall fondly

Johnny Got His Gun

The Hobbit

Catch 22

The Catcher in the Rye

 

The first is an excellent read.

 

 

Is the protagonist a youg adult? That's one of the requisites for these books.

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On another note - I am taking a young adult lit class this semester and am looking for suggestions on books to read for the class. I haven't read a lot of books written for a young audience, so please help me out with memorable titles from Jr. High and high school. I need to review 25 titles for this class, so pile 'em on. TIA.

 

 

1984

Watership Down

The Hobbit

Starship Troopers

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Just ordered the first from Amazon. :D

Is the protagonist a youg adult? That's one of the requisites for these books.

 

Well, scratch my list then. Except for Starship Troopers, which I find kind of forgotten and underrated.

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Eragon. Not the best of its genre, but certainly fits the young adult coming of age type thing.

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A good friend has written a young adult fantasy novel that is not yet published... any interest in reviewing the manuscript for the class?

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A good friend has written a young adult fantasy novel that is not yet published... any interest in reviewing the manuscript for the class?

 

Sure, that would be great.

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Sure, that would be great.

 

 

email me a little about your class and what you're doing, and i'll forward it to her.

 

 

josh_aronovitch@yahoo.com

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I knew you would like it, Jimmy. One of my favorite writers and books. And very different from his new stuff.

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The Hobbit

The Outsiders

The Stand

Sitka

Conan the Barbarian

Hellstrom Chronicles

Soylent Green

Stranger in a Strangeland

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If I recall correctly, the protagonist of Johnny Got His Gun is 17-18

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The Red Pony (Steinbeck)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)

Red Badge of Courage (Crane)

Maggie, Girl of the Streets (Crane)

The Cruise of the Dazzler (London)

Light in August (Faulkner)

To Kill A Mocking Bird (Lee)

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Eragon. Not the best of its genre, but certainly fits the young adult coming of age type thing.

 

good along with the second one.. cant remember the name

 

where the red fern grows... thats a good one

 

i think the boy is 10 0r 11 in that one...

 

moby dick... may qualify also

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The Red Pony (Steinbeck)

All Quiet on the Western Front (Remarque)

Red Badge of Courage (Crane)

Maggie, Girl of the Streets (Crane)

The Cruise of the Dazzler (London)

Light in August (Faulkner)

To Kill A Mocking Bird (Lee)

 

 

Good list there. Steinbeck, Crane, London and Faulkner are favorites. :bash:

 

good along with the second one.. cant remember the name

 

where the red fern grows... thats a good one

 

i think the boy is 10 0r 11 in that one...

 

moby dick... may qualify also

 

 

I thought about that, but I don't want to :D

 

I cried when I read it years ago, and now I have a redbone hound - it'd be worse. :D

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....Crique..authors name escapes me right now, but wrote "The Collector" and "The Magus"-good reads.

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I always like To Build a Fire by London. More of a short story though.

 

Anthem by Ayn Rand

 

Player Piano or Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

 

Animal Farm by George Orwell

 

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

 

Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov

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My contribution would be Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

But then there is also this:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic Press, 2005).

 

2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2005).

 

3. Eldest by Christopher Paolini (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2005).

 

4. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray (Delacorte Press, 2005).

 

5. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Razorbill, 2005).

 

6. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2005).

 

7. Poison by Chris Wooding (Orchard Books, 2005).

 

8. Captain Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V. Hart (Laura Geringer Books, 2005).

 

9. If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince? by Melissa Kantor (Hyperion Books for Children, 2005).

 

10. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers,

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