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The Sorrows of Young Werther (Recommended Reads)

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s surprising how many short novels can create such an impact. Apparently written in six weeks by a then 24 year old Goethe (according to Wikipedia at least), it is the descriptive language through which the passions are expressed…
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1984 (Recommended Reads)

1984 by George Orwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I begin this one, let me tell you this is about the third attempt as the two, I believe, previous drafts disappeared with no trace, accompanied by my expletives and helplessness. Yet this book, cannot be left out of a recommended list. So I…
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The Brothers Karamazov (Recommended Reads)

Recommended Reads The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have often found it hard to focus through and complete a large novel. The Brothers Karamazov is probably the longest one I have read – and what a terrific one it is! Taking nearly year of on-off reading, this set…
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Recommended Reads)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t think an autobiography, or for that matter most books concerning iconic historical figures, are on the same level as this. It is definitely among those that should fit in a collection entitled ‘Books that changed my life’ or ‘Essential…
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