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by Thurinius
Fri November 2nd, 2012, 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 6726

[quote=""parthianbow""]Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes. Given that it's set more than 40 years ago, in the Vietnam War, it counts as hist. fiction, but it seems too recent! @Thurinius: I laboured my way through Dr. Zhivago a few years ago. I wasn't sorry to reach the last page. Treacle.[/quote] Oh dear...
by Thurinius
Thu November 1st, 2012, 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Are You Reading? November 2012
Replies: 106
Views: 6726

Dr Zhivago, it counts as historical fiction I think given it was written in the 50's and is set before the revolution.
So far it is not half as good as Anna Karenina nor War and Peace (going through a Russian phase). But I shall persist.
by Thurinius
Mon October 15th, 2012, 5:40 am
Forum: Classics
Topic: What are your favorite 19C books?
Replies: 87
Views: 22109

[quote=""The Czar""]I don't really care for the Victorian era much. Too much bodice ripping, not enough meat for my taste. That said, my favorites... The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (This is a smart, well written Victorian novel with a dark side.) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (I am about 300...

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