#1
ok...we dont stop reading stupid books in english 12 in the states. my question is for anyone familiar with british literature is a novel i can read that doesnt suck. im not illiterate but i'd like to be able to understand it. thanks guys
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#2
ha...terrible grammar on that one but im in a hurry and im going home
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You sound hugely illiterate considering the earlier statements "Find me British literature that doesn't suck."

Anyway, I'll try to help, you want to read "Nineteen Eighty Four" by George Orwell. "Lord of the Flies" but I've forgotten who wrote that, "Great Expectations" and "Oliver Twist" by Dickens - they're probably the easiest to read of his, "Empire of the Sun" by JG Ballard; all fantastic books, great stories, great characters and most of them are hugely thought provoking.
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#6
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Anything by George Orwell

Also, ask if you're allowed to read Irish authors, because James Joyce is awesome.
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Anything by George Orwell

Also, ask if you're allowed to read Irish authors, because James Joyce is awesome.


Golding, that's it, thank you. I haven't read LOTF for ages, but it's one of the greatest books written, I was so pleased to find out that the choirboys were the enemy - I hate them with a passion, earlier experiences give reason.

Anyway, in response to TS, apart from Mark Twain, and Steinbeck, what American literature is worth reading? Really.
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#12
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Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.



*throws up all over everything Hardy ever wrote*

...

Sorry, let my passionate hatred get the better of me for a second there.

>.>

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Anyway, in response to TS, apart from Mark Twain, and Steinbeck, what American literature is worth reading? Really.



Loads. And loads. And loads. That's a little close minded.
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Anyway, in response to TS, apart from Mark Twain, and Steinbeck, what American literature is worth reading? Really.

Thats so dumb...

Fitzgerald, Faulkner, HEMINGWAY?

idiot
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#16
again, sorry for the ****ty grammar.peace love and thanks
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Quote by meh!
*throws up all over everything Hardy ever wrote*

...

Sorry, let my passionate hatred get the better of me for a second there.

>.>

<.<



Really? I thought that was really good!


Has anyone mentioned LOTR yet? Readreadreadread.
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Really? I thought that was really good!





Did nothing for me. Full of words and description but simultaneously telling me nothing I'm interested in. meh.
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ok...we dont stop reading stupid books in english 12 in the states. my question is for anyone familiar with british literature is a novel i can read that doesnt suck. im not illiterate but i'd like to be able to understand it. thanks guys

Really? You can't find ANY british literature that interests you? Maybe culture doesn't work for some people.
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terry pratchett books!


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#21
i don't mind reading. and British literature doesn't bother me. its just that i have no knowledge of it so i need some recommendations
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#22
Douglas Adams- Hitch hiker's...
Kenneth Grahame- The Wind In The Willows
Tolkien- The Hobbit/ Lotr
Anthony Burgess- A Clockwork Orange
Terry Pratchett- Discworld
Chaucer- The Canterbury Tales
Clive Barker- Weaveworld
Philip Pullman- His Dark Materials
John Milton- Paradise Lost

That should keep you ticking over for a while
#23
In Brit Lit at my school, we read Beowulf. You should follow suite. He never even says "I am Beowulf".
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#24
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Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.

Don't make me hate you.

Hardy is so... vile. It's like shitting out apples of worthless and blank description from a pea of actual narrative.
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#25
Harry Potter is the finest British literature ever written
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