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Topic: I kind of miss the monthly classic discussions- anyone interested?

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Subject: I kind of miss the monthly classic discussions- anyone interested?
Date Posted: 9/5/2010 8:42 AM ET
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I kind of miss the monthly classic book discussions and was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing one for next month?  I was thinking something short. Kafka's Metamorphosis, Wilde's Dorian Gray, Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, Chopin's The Awakening, Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby came to mind, but other suggestions are welcome.

Date Posted: 9/5/2010 2:48 PM ET
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I might be.  If not then, I definitely would be interested by November (when I'm finished with the Classics Challenge). 

Date Posted: 9/6/2010 12:37 AM ET
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Always interested in discussing literature, but "Metamorphosis"  is not a novel and the Kate Chopin far short of enduring excellence. no

Date Posted: 9/6/2010 9:35 AM ET
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John, I've missed your comments here.   As far as the Chopin story, we're back to our differing classics definitions.  It has endured and I guess that excellence is in the mind of the beholder. 

Date Posted: 9/6/2010 10:53 AM ET
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I would love to re-read Metamorphosis, novel or not :-)

I would like to nominate The Warden by Trollope and The Death of Ivan Illych by Tolstoy.

Date Posted: 9/6/2010 9:48 PM ET
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All of those books are too heavy for me. 

 

 

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 5:42 PM ET
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Another poster brought up Wodehouse, anyone interested? We might not improve our minds but it would be fun...

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 8:12 PM ET
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lol, that was probably me.  I love me some Wodehouse.  Everyone please keep adding suggestions until we hear the right one.

Date Posted: 9/7/2010 10:13 PM ET
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I like Wodehouse, also.  But, I question whether or not there is much to discuss in his works.

Date Posted: 9/12/2010 9:05 PM ET
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But, I question whether or not there is much to discuss in his works.

 

I am up for some Wodehouse too, especially because I can get a Kindle copy for free. 

There are always aspects to discuss. Did you find it funny? Why or why not? Well written? Why or why not? And so forth.