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Culturally significant books - ISFAT
Culturally significant books
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post May 21 2007, 05:39 AM Post #1
Post the books which you think everyone should read at least once, just to have read them because they're so significant. This is not meant to be a list of your favourite books. For example you might put Harry Potter down because of it's shear popularity and how often it's referenced in Pop Culture, but not because you thought it was a brilliant read. I hope that makes sense.
For me it'd be:
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. The number of time this has been referenced in this forum alone should be enough. If you haven't read this, you've made writing Essays for English twice as hard for yourself, you can reference this for almost anything political.

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Such a confronting novel, the film is often referenced in Popular Culture, now see where it all started. If nothing else you'll at least come out with an arsenal of interesting quotes.

I'm sure there's more, I just can't think of them at the moment.

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post May 21 2007, 08:42 AM Post #2
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a good book if you want to understand what is going on in Afganistan, and what it is like to try to impress your parents.....

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- Fedora.Pirate   Culturally significant books   May 21 2007, 05:39 AM
- - Lily   Skinny by Ibi Kaslik- Is about an anorexic girl an...   May 21 2007, 06:05 AM
- - slurpee   Lord Of the Rings i dont care how borring you thi...   May 21 2007, 08:49 AM
- - Lily   Ive got another one too add: My Sisters Keeper by...   May 21 2007, 08:55 AM
- - chicken wing   Slurpee i 2nd that. LOTR is a perfect book for thi...   May 21 2007, 09:02 AM
- - sky   i thought that book was alright until i wrote the ...   May 21 2007, 09:25 AM
- - lozinabox   agreed. except for romeo and juliet. its always be...   May 21 2007, 11:29 AM
- - sexy   the curious incident of the dog in the night-time ...   May 22 2007, 06:30 AM
- - lozinabox   i also heard from an english teacher that the curi...   May 22 2007, 06:50 AM
- - sexy   well then your english teacher is stoopid, its an ...   May 22 2007, 06:58 AM
- - Ashfish   QUOTE (Lily @ May 21 2007, 10:16 AM) Ive ...   May 24 2007, 08:06 PM
- - Lily   OMGOSH YOU LUCKY THING!! My mums read ALL ...   May 26 2007, 04:42 AM
- - slurpee   another couple for the fantacy collection His dar...   May 26 2007, 06:34 AM
- - Casper   The Wife of Martin Guerre by Janet Lewis Tells the...   May 28 2007, 07:30 AM
- - kimbanator   I Love his dark materials by Phillip Pullman!...   Jun 7 2007, 03:29 AM
- - kiki   there are a number of books that come to mind in r...   Jun 7 2007, 05:27 AM
- - chicken wing   ahh. The Great Gatsby- what a fantastic read!   Jun 7 2007, 05:35 AM


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