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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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Book #51: Winnie-the-Pooh is one of those stories that had pervaded my childhood. From the movies to the cartoon series, I was (and still am) absolutely in love with Pooh Bear, despite never having read the books. And I am sure that the reason this is on the BBC 100 Greatest Books (which is basically a popularity vote on books) is because of the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/07/the-306-greatest-books-51-winnie-pooh.html

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King Lear | William Shakespeare
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Book #50: King Lear is the final play for me to read out of the six Shakespearean plays spread across my 100 Greatest Books lists. My personal take on Shakespearean English remains the same, I find it a barrier of entry for me to enjoy the stories and I often miss many of the subtleties within the plays. The plot of King Lear is generally easy to...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/07/the-306-greatest-books-50-king-lear.html

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The Book of Job | Anonymous Anonymous
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Book #49: Although I have seen many 100 Greatest Book lists that put the entire Bible on them, out of my four lists only The Book of Job had made the cut. The Book of Job is often considered to be one of the best stories in the bible because of its attempts to justify the presence of good and evil both together on Earth. As I was reading through...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/07/the-306-greatest-books-49-book-of-job.html

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Graywacke I think it‘s supposed to leave that taste in your mouth. 🙂 Cool to watch you go through this list. 1w
Jazinator @Graywacke Thanks! I‘m still playing catch up here. I‘m currently on book #152 but my reviews initially were either poorly worded or had spelling errors, so I‘ve been going back through from the start to getting everything in tip-top shape. 1w
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Book #48: His Dark Materials has quickly become one of my favorite stories of all time. The series is absolutely enthralling, not letting me put it down for a moment. And it is one of the few series I have returned to time and time again. The story can be considered a cross between The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings, where the world...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/07/the-306-greatest-books-48-his-dark.html

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A Doll's House | Henrick Ibsen
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Book #47: A Doll's House is interesting because it is basically about the women's liberation movement long before there was ever a movement. The play is about a woman who has done nothing with her life except try to please two men, her father and her husband. However, it is when something tragic happens that she realizes that nothing is as perfect...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/06/the-306-greatest-books-47-dolls-house.html

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Beowulf | Anonymous
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Book #46: I should start off my review of this story with the premise that I do not generally like stories that are written in "Old English" or something close to modern English, such as Shakespeare. They take too much for me to get invested in the story personally and I find that detracts from my enjoyment. The story of Beowulf is about a famous man...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/06/the-306-greatest-books-46-beowulf.html

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontë
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Book #45: Wuthering Heights ended up being a very weird book and not at all what I expected. I initially considered this to be one of those "chic lit" books but I couldn't have been more off. This is one of the most depressing books I have read yet. The book explores how Satan himself can sometimes corrupt people into being wretched human beings...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/05/the-306-greatest-books-45-wuthering.html

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Book #44: I grew up attending the musical version of Les Miserables and I was always thoroughly confused by the play. I enjoyed the music but the plot of the musical confounded me. After having seen the musical three or four times, I decided to delve into the book and I must say that this book was absolutely enthralling. I have since seen the...

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Book #43: We head back to the ancient classics with this Roman telling of the travels of Aeneas, a Trojan who ultimately became the ancestor of the Romans. The Aeneid feels like it was written to fulfill the Roman need to copy all of the Greek mythology, and unfortunately that is how this book reads. The first half follows The Odyssey almost to the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2006/03/the-306-greatest-books-43-aeneid.html

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Book #42: The Portrait of a Lady, and Henry James in general, fall into my unmemorable category. Neither of the two stories that I have read of his on my lists I can recall at all. The Portrait of a Lady follows an American woman, Isabel Archer, who moved to Europe and ends up having to adapt from the free thinking American way of life to the more...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2005/12/the-306-greatest-books-42-portrait-of.html

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