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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, Luc Sante It was wonderful, but I wish I had purchased the unabridged edition.

Invitation to a Beheading

Invitation to a Beheading - Vladimir Nabokov What a feeling of loneliness I felt was evoked by this text...

The Bells

The Bells - Edgar Allan Poe This work is my absolute most favorite poem I have ever read.

It tends to get stuck in my head, actually. It is wonderfully lyrical.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi - Yann Martel Despite the interesting twist at the end, the book as a whole only reiterated values already hammered into my brain. The writing was still lovely, and I found the imagery to be quite vivid, to say the least.

The Lovely Bones

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Read it too early in my life to appreciate the book... was more horror-struck than anything else, and officially distrustful of overly friendly neighbors.

No More Dead Dogs

No More Dead Dogs - Gordon Korman HILARIOUS, oh my goodness!

Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

Russian Fairy Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library) - Alexander Afanasyev, Александр Афанасьев, Norbert Guterman, Alexander Alexeieff I started reading this easily four years ago... I keep coming back to it.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Bantam Classics)

The Death of Ivan Ilyich - Leo Tolstoy, Ronald Blythe, Lynn Solotaroff The first Leo Tolstoy novel I have encountered (and probably the last "novel" - his other works, as far as I have seen, are considerably thicker!), "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" is just... incredible. I believe he wrote this several years after completing Anna Karenina (I am working on that one at the present), and I believe his prose has matured considerably.

An excellent read for the little cynic in me. :)

Maximum Ride Saving The World And Other Extreme Sports

Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports - James Patterson I have to say I love the title of this book. It's the sort of dry humor I love. :)