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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Ok, we all have a 'To Read' list. Review obligations aside, what books should you have read by now but just don't seem to have got around to yet?

The first that springs to mind for me is Dune. Keep meaning to, just haven't. Feel strangely guilty about that.

Any others?


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Dracula and Frankenstein. I've read innumerable spin-offs and sequels and retreads, and seen dozens of films, but never actually read the original books.

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I still love Dracula, and will probably teach it for a few more years yet before I change texts. Lots of great scenes, and some quaint ideas that are laughable now but still entertaining.


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The Stand - I'm a massive SK fan but I just can't get past about half way.

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Foucoult's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
House of Leaves by guy with difficult to spell name
Lord of the Rings by JR Ewing

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I have loads of books that are long overdue a read. Probably the most obvious example is the "Gormenghast" trilogy by Peake, which I bought back in the late 1970s, and still haven't got around to.

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Better start it now, Pete, before Titus Awakes comes out next year and you have to review it for Black Static...

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Every decade or so I have a go at Solzhenitsyn's August 1914 but keep getting bogged down. It needs some men tied to bears, if you ask me.

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It needs some men tied to bears, if you ask me.


Not only would that improve Solzhenitsyn, but you may also have come up with a possible deterrent for plagiarists :twisted:

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Gormenghast is one of mine, too, but I saw an awful production of it that's put me off for a while...

And House of Leaves is a must, Ross. It's a great book, a very rewarding read, loved it. Not one for in the bath, though, or the type of book to just slip in a pocket for reading in waiting rooms.


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I've finally got around to reading The Island of Doctor Moreau, one I'd somehow missed until now. I haven't even seen any of the films.

And once I've finished that I think I'll go straight on to Moreau's Other Island by Brian Aldiss.

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