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    What is the most famous Book you have never Read?

    i would say the Great Gatsby

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    The Game of Thrones book/books? I don't even know.
    "May the way of the Hero lead to the Triforce"

    "May the Goddess smile upon you."

    "Hero", is what they've all been saying. This world, it isn't worth the saving."

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    i think it must be the Bible

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    I haven't read anything from Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, E.A. Poe, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, Lewis Carroll, and Arthur Conan Doyle.

    I figured I'd stick to listing dead authors (there are a few I'd never heard of that left off the list, and others that I probably just forgot to list). I did cut Stephen King and Herman Melville from the list; King because he isn't dead, and Melville because Moby Dick is infamous rather than famous.

    If we're counting not finishing books then Tolkein also makes the list, I got 100 pages into The Fellowship of the Ring before giving up out of sheer boredom.
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    There are a lot, Moby Dick, War and Peace, pretty much everything Shakespeare wrote. I've never been a big fan of older novels or regular fiction in general.

    I took a writing course as an elective, that Professor said if we hadn't read his list of classic books we should not talk to him and drop his class.
    Do I really look like a guy with a plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Drummer View Post
    i would say the Great Gatsby
    The bible. overly long, hero dies halfway though. 2/10

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    Journey to the west.

    Read all the synopsis's, summary's etc, seen movies and shows on it. Never read it

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    The Diary of Anne Frank. I'm not big on fiction.

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    There are far too many that just don't interest me so I will go with the most famous book that I want to read that I have yet to and that is Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Been on my "to read" list for ever but I just have never gotten around to actually reading it.
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    Haven't read any of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

    Haven't read In Search of Lost Time.

    Haven't read The Grapes of Wrath.

    Haven't read The Magic Mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomega View Post
    Haven't read any of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

    Haven't read In Search of Lost Time.

    Haven't read The Grapes of Wrath.

    Haven't read The Magic Mountain.
    not missing anything with grapes of wrath. steinbeck is a snoozer

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    Quote Originally Posted by NihilSustinet View Post
    not missing anything with grapes of wrath. steinbeck is a snoozer
    Oh, I definitely know why I haven't read those books yet

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    Catcher in the Rye, i keep meaning to but i keep forgetting about it too.

    "Would you please let me join your p-p-party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NihilSustinet View Post
    The bible. overly long, hero dies halfway though. 2/10
    You could say "the hero" only enters in the second part. I mean...there is the old and new testament and I don't think J. is in the old one.

    But since the bible apparently is the most printed in the (western?) world...I definitely never fully read it. Nor the Koran.

    Beyond that...famous? Lord of the Rings?....but I read that like 10 times.

    Tons and tons beyond that, which are behemoths of literature that I never read. At least I read Moby Dick, Catcher in the Rye, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Faust, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Brave new world... but looking at this list:

    http://www.literaturtipps.de/topthem...sen-haben.html (german titles of worldwide literature classics over the last 7 centuries)

    ......I am painfully behind on famous books. Like 90% behind.

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    The most famous book of all (I think?). The bible!

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    The Bible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudSecularHumanist View Post
    i think it must be the Bible
    I came here to say this ahahaha.

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    Other than the Bible(which I only read to debate with Christians when they start being overly pushy with their beliefs) I haven't read any of the other major religious books like the Qa'ran or the Torah. I guess those would be the most famous.

    If you mean fiction(I mean "intended fiction", your mileage may vary on the religious texts), I dunno, a lot of stuff. I haven't read any of the Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or Hunger Games books, nor have I read War and Peace, and I haven't read a lot of Shakespeare either(what I read, I read in school).

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    Uhh, let's see... The entire Harry Potter series, the entire Game of Thrones series, the entire Hunger Games series... Can you tell I'm not an avid reader?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skirdus View Post
    Uhh, let's see... The entire Harry Potter series, the entire Game of Thrones series, the entire Hunger Games series... Can you tell I'm not an avid reader?
    No, I can't tell you're not an avid reader. I work overnight at a hotel and I read most of my shift. I go through 2-3 novels a week, sometimes more if all of them are particularly short, say 200-250 pages. And I've never read any of those books you mention either heh.

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