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  •  An interesting list...thanks! (1+ / 0-)
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    I love seeing what books people revere.

    The Essays of Montaigne...I really enjoyed this book when my children were young and I felt as if I were seated at lunch having a great discussion.

    I like Middlemarch very much, too.  I saw the movie, first, and then read the book.  It worked very well.

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    by cfk on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 07:06:36 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, AdmiralNaismith is an ambitious reader. (1+ / 0-)
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      Speaking for myself, Montaigne's very enjoyable, but it's a while since I ambled alongside him. "I felt as if I were seated at lunch having a great discussion". Precisely.

      Middlemarch, oddly, I've been saving up like a fine wine. I believe I will be utterly enchanted, as Moby Dick is starting to do to me right now (they are setting sail, and Peleg and Bildad have just left. Of Ahab, so far, just worrisome hints and portents. Queequeg's a charm, and I really like Melville's underlying humor and Ishmael's humanistic philosophy).

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 09:24:15 PM PDT

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      •  I really enjoyed the humor, too, in Moby Dick (1+ / 0-)
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        after I re-read it at an older age.  

        I like the idea of Middlemarch as fine wine...

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        by cfk on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 10:09:44 PM PDT

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