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Old 2012-10-01, 10:08   Link #81
Kirarakim
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I love Ender's Game, one of my favorite novels. I never knew it was controversial, but then I guess people find reasons to ban books for anything these days.

That being said Orson Scott Card can be said to be controversial. He's said some outright homophobic statements. Now I don't think a work of literature/art should be judged because of the author's views, but it is disconcerting. Moreso because he is still alive & making these statements.
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Old 2012-10-01, 14:44   Link #82
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Haven't actually read many books that were written more recently... Anyway, from what I have read, these should pass:

G.G. Marquez "One Hundred Years of Solitude"... confusing as hell and sucked the energy right out of me. But I loved it. But seriously, I took some time off after reading this book, I suddenly felt so old and tired, like I had no more strengh left. I'm gonna read it again, but not any time soon.

Joseph Heller "Catch-22". That was an odd one. I knew that what was happening was horrible, and it was so horrible I couldn't help but laugh, and then I just felt uncomfortable about it. That's the word that best describes this book for me - uncomfortable. It makes you laugh and you wanna cry because of it.

Harper Lee "To Kill a Mockingbird". Ahhh, I loved that one. I feel so warm whenever I think about it... The children were so believable and... Atticus Finch. No need to explain.

J.D. Salinger "The Catcher in the Rye"... I know some people don't like it, and I myself haven't read it in a long time, but it left a deep impression. I don't know, I guess you just have to read it at the right time, and I did, so I remember it with great fondness. So yeah, it should probably pass the test of time.

And other writers, like Rowling, Bach, Bradbury, King etc.
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Old 2012-10-03, 18:14   Link #83
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Something I realised looking at the name so far, most of the books cited so far were writed in english or the author are/were writing in english. Is kind of normal as we all speak and read english but many of us can read and speak at least another language so I wonder why did we got more non-english book ? Are the US/UK author taking most of the place ?
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Old 2012-10-03, 21:20   Link #84
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Given this is an English forum, I think it's a given we're referring to English Language literature. I don't think most of us share any language in common besides English. Maybe Chinese, but even then that's probably less then a quarter.
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Old 2012-10-03, 22:57   Link #85
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If it's down to non-English literature, I can name one. Andrzej Sapkowski.
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Old 2012-10-04, 08:26   Link #86
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Terry Pratchett.

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