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    Tales from the bookshelf - My booklist

    I have been a reader from the time i could learn my abcs.. and over the years I've read some pretty interesting books..I have read most classics. and even some far out ones like Anna Karaenina by Leo Tolstoy, Metamorphisi by Frank Kafka (THE hands down craziest fawking book i have EVER read), To the Lighthouse by Virginia Wolfe.. a variety of authors..
    I am not too much into romance novels so Mills and Boons, Danielle Steele, Harlequin Romance.. that stuff .. mmmm dont read that much.. Some books are more interesting than others.. I love caribbean literature like that of the late Samuel Selvon who really made words leap from the pages and take on a colorful life of their own.. - favorites were THe Jumbie Bird, The Lonely Londoners, I enjoyed Miguel Street by VS Naipaul

    but there are some books that i've read not in a caribbean context or a literary work - Tales of two cities, their eyes were watching god.. that sorta thing.... that have stood out.. so i will share them just in case anybody wants a good read..

    The Darkest Child- Dolores Phillips
    Amazon.com: The Darkest Child: A Novel (9781569473788): Delores…

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    some other books

    george orwell - animal farm.. one of the greatest books ever written.
    Amazon.com: Animal Farm (9781412811903): George Orwell: Books

    another good book by the same author.. 1984
    Amazon.com: Nineteen Eighty-Four (9780452284234): George Orwell, Erich Fromm, Thomas Pynchon, Daniel Lagin: Books


    another book about Selassie and the fall of the monarchy under selassie
    Amazon.com: The Emperor (9780679722038): Ryszard Kapuscinski: Books
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    I have started buying the books I read in school for literature so my daughter could enjoy them when her time comes. I loved reading but not books from the book list. I could spend hours in the school library just reading any and everything. I just re-read A year in San Fernando and it was GREAT. I have Green days by the River, Christopher and Lonely Londoners up next on the re-read list...

    I'm going to use your list to expand my library..thank you!

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    no problem.. i love reading..
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    I'm always looking to read more caribbean writers

    I like Earl Lovelace : "Wine of astonishment" "the school master" "dragon can't dance "


    VS naipaul :- "a house for mr biswas" and "miguel street " were good but i don't like naipaul's politics and i see some racist stuff in his books

    a recent boom i want to read is "Before you suffocate your own school self" by Danielle Evans - young african american writer


    I like Edwidge Danticat too "breath eyes, memory" "the farming of bones" (very historical)



    soo many books so lil time


    I will definitely be picking up some from your list
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    I just bought Chinua Achebe "arrow of God" at strand's

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    LR, thanks for the list! i'll def have to check some out when i get a chance.

    i thought this was a good read: Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians by Pierre Clastres (i'm very interested in amerindian culture)

    a former professor of mine, George Mentore, wrote "of passionate curves and desirable candences." i haven't read it yet but i really would like to-- another one on amerindian culture

    a good poetry book by Toni Chapman is "inner course: a plea for real love"

    michel foucault: discipline and punish

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    just finished this book

    Night chills by Dean Koontz.. made ya think.. hmmm

    Amazon.com: Night Chills (9780425098646): Dean Koontz: Books
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