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What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
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There are oodles of classic books that everyone is supposed to have read, but which ones are actually worth reading and which ones deserve to vanish off the face of the Earth? In my…Continue

Tags: Steinbeck, Joyce, Nerdfighteria, required, reading

Started this discussion. Last reply by Asta Jun 20, 2011.

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Olive Antoinette replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"I agree with the authors you have chosen as classics, they all have written works that will remain relevant for a very long time. In my opinion Catcher in the Rye is a classic novel, most definetly worth reading."
Jun 19, 2011
Kate Litman replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"I love Poe and Shakespeare. I would also recommend adding Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy to the 'list of required reading.' And I love ancient Greek writers, like Homer. Also I read Latin poetry. In Latin."
Jun 19, 2011
Kat Bateson replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"Frankenstein by Mary Shelly is totally an amazing book! I kind of expected to hate it but it's actually kind of captivating.    The same goes with To Kill A Mockingbird, but I only found it interesting as part of a critical reading…"
Jun 19, 2011
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Jun 18, 2011
Trick replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"I'll admit straight off that I love most classics. There are very few books I've read that I haven't enjoyed or got anything out of at all. The one classic I really couldn't get into was Grapes of Wrath... I started it, and now…"
Jun 18, 2011
Trick replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"Seconding this! I love books that make me think, but I liked 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' because it wasn't just a book about an issue, it was exciting and had a great plot as well as being thought-provoking."
Jun 18, 2011
Trick replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"With regard to ancient classics, I prefer Ovid to Virgil - not so much his Metamorphoses but his love poetry. He's a pretty funny guy."
Jun 18, 2011
Linnea replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"The ones I would leave behind in a hurry would be Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway. Neither one did anything for me. I'm also not a huge Jane Austen fan; I love the story-lines but her writing makes it hard for me to continue through…"
Jun 14, 2011
Ethan Z. Poole replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"And as for an actual American classic, "Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep?"  By Philip K. Dick.  It has a lot to do with questioning the definition of alive, and can robots become alive.  Basically you have the androids,…"
Jun 14, 2011
Ethan Z. Poole replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"It's not much of a Classic in America.  And you may have major problems tracking a copy down.  But "A Roadside Picnic" is something I consider a noteworthy classic.  A novel written in Soviet Russia about Aliens…"
Jun 14, 2011
Monica replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"I personally hate classics, probably mostly because I've been forced against my will to read them in school, which always makes books bad. I don't think you should read a book soley because it is a classic. I think you should only read…"
Jun 13, 2011
Patrick Puhl replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"The Count of Monte Cristo is the best book I have ever read.   There's something daunting about a paperback that weighs as much as that one does, but I finished it in 2 days as a 9th grader (and not because I was having a test on it in 2…"
May 29, 2011
Dragons=Awesome aka Agnes replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"A Midsummer Night's Dream (you know your a nerd when you read bookes by Shakespear when your 12-14 years old)"
May 17, 2011
Amber B replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"I would like to defend Ayn Rand. She does not appeal to everyone, but personally I love her clarity and passion. She is a writer who definitely had an agenda, and I think she makes and defends her point of view beautifully. I recommend Anthem, The…"
May 15, 2011
Fake Crowley replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"I like to think that I came to a better understanding of the holocaust because of it.   In any case, I agree with you in that it was hard to enjoy and poorly written. However, in his defense, it was his second book, his first one in…"
May 15, 2011
David Fox replied to Lizabet-B's discussion What So-Called Classics are Actually Worth Reading?
"Agreed. Ginsberg is a personal hero of mine."
May 15, 2011

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At 8:40pm on December 22, 2010, Leandra Clifton said…
Thanks!!! I also have a second post for other stuff that isn't on my tree :) I would love more feedback
 
 
 

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