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So yesterday, I was at my dad's house and we went to this used books store and got a few books. I picked up the following...

Walden- Henry David Thoreau
Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl
Brave New World- Aldous Huxley
Point Counter Point- Aldous Huxley
The Essays of Elia- Charles Lamb
Evan Harrington- (I'm not sure of the author, or if Harrington is the author)
David Copperfield- Charles Dickens


I picked up the last four just because they were dirt cheap and really old. I figure I'll read them and maybe get a resale.


So for those of you who have read these books, what would you rate them as, or what did you think of them? I'm reading Man's Search for Meaning and I dig it. My dad told me to get that one, because I was interested in existentialism for a while.
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im actually reading point counter point right now.

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Walden- Henry David Thoreau

Reading it now as a penance for not reading it in high school. Avoid.

Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl

Haven't read.

Brave New World- Aldous Huxley


If you haven't read it, do so immediately.


Point Counter Point- Aldous Huxley

Again, Huxley can do no wrong.

The Essays of Elia- Charles Lamb

No clue.

Evan Harrington- (I'm not sure of the author, or if Harrington is the author)

Haven't read.

David Copperfield- Charles Dickens

Worth a look, but there's better Dickens out there.
#7
Thoreau, Huxley, and Dickens are all very good authors. Haven't read enough by the others.
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Huxley's great and so is Dickens. Have fun reading!

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Out of those, I've only read Brave New World
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How old is your David Copperfield? I was at a used book store in Boston last week and found an old copy of Pickwick Papers and it turned out that it was printed in 1947 and it's in almost mint condition. It'll be cool if I still have it in 40 years, so I can celebrate it's hundredth anniversary aha
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#11
i have to read brave new world for school but i havent started it yet....does that count?
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How old is your David Copperfield? I was at a used book store in Boston last week and found an old copy of Pickwick Papers and it turned out that it was printed in 1947 and it's in almost mint condition. It'll be cool if I still have it in 40 years, so I can celebrate it's hundredth anniversary aha



Well, it doesn't have a copyright in it, but I'd assume it's quite old cause it's hardcover and it just seems old...you can tell. I picked them up for about 50 cents each (US) so I thought it would be a good idea to pick those up. Essays of Elia is from 1911, and it's got Charles Lamb's portrait on the inside of it.
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I got happy books, yo.
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Haven't read any of those, but I like Dickens a lot. Thorough ha pretty good reads too...

I love used book stores, great stuff dirt cheap, you can spend like 20-30 bucks and get 7-8 books.
I'm currently reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. The latter is hilarious, a great social and pop culture satire.
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I'm reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig.
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Haven't read any of those, but I like Dickens a lot. Thorough ha pretty good reads too...

I love used book stores, great stuff dirt cheap, you can spend like 20-30 bucks and get 7-8 books.
I'm currently reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. The latter is hilarious, a great social and pop culture satire.



Yeah, they are pretty sweet. I got all of those for a sum of 4$ US. So kinda like 2$ Euro? I think?


But I used to use Amazon.com a lot, and I just purchased Sometimes A Great Notion, Howl, and Slaughterhouse Five for 35$. I'm never making that mistake again... used all the way.


I looked on amazon.com for Essays of Elia and Evan Harrington, and they were both around 15$.