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Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested;  That is, some books are to be read only in parts; Others to be read, but not curiously; And some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
          — Francis Bacon

So, what one (or two or three) book(s) did you find that had 'to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.'
For me, one would be American Gods by Neil Gamon, another 11/22/63 by Stephen King, and finally At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill.

I look forward to hear your choices :)

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Agree re: At Swim, Two Boys!

I'll have to ponder what I'd put on my list...

Once you have, please comment to me. I'd love to know your choices :)

I went through my book posts from the past few years and found these:

Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (my thoughts here)

The Marriage Artist by Andrew Winer (my thoughts here)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (my thoughts here)

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (my thoughts here)

The Marriage Artist sounds very interesting. I'll check that one out. I've read Middlesex, my suggestion to my bookclub awhile back, and it was universally enjoyed, which is unusual for a longish book.

I happened to notice in one of your suggestion lists that you had tried to read The Line of Beauty by Hollinghurst. I found that book too difficult to get into BUT I decided to try his The Folding Star and that I enjoyed very much.

Thanks for giving me your thoughts :)

I'll have to give that some thought!

Haven't read anything in ages.


After you have given it some thought, please let me know :)

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