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Could you recommend me an interesting English novel?

 
 
Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:31 am
Recently I want to read an English novel,an interesting novel,do you have some advice?
 
roger
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:56 am
@ssehx123,
Do you mean in the English language, or English as opposed to American?

It might help to give a clue as to what type of reading you happen to prefer.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:14 am
@ssehx123,
The Road by Cormac McCarthy is the best modern English-language novel IMHO. But his writing style is a bit hard to follow if English is not your first language. He doesn't use punctuation in the way most authors do and his vocabulary will present new words to even the most well-read readers.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 1 May, 2016 06:01 am
@ssehx123,
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte.
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anora
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2016 02:27 am
@ssehx123,
What is your favorite genre? Fiction, romantic, crime...? How about start with top 100 best-selling books.
Some books I like: Dan Brown's books (The Davinci Code, Angels and Demons, Inferno...), Millennium trilogy - Stieg Larsson.
Romantic: In another life - Marc Levy
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2016 02:47 am
@anora,
Stieg Larsson was not a native English-speaker, and his novels have been translated from Swedish into English.
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JamesTh123
 
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Reply Wed 10 Aug, 2016 04:10 am
@ssehx123,
I would highly recommend you to read Edgar Poe's novels. They are so interesting and exciting at the same time.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 04:21 am
@ssehx123,
Jane Eyre novel by Charlotte Bronte
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 04:37 am
@selectmytutor,
No. Definitely not. Jane Eyre is not a novel suitable for someone just starting to read English. It's way too complex for that. A real English teacher, not one with a list of books, would know that.
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Ephiculd1979
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2016 03:34 am
@ssehx123,
The Road by Cormac McCarthy would be my choice.
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DudeSid
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2016 12:01 pm
Frankensten! I recommend you this because it's modern and 2nd best novel all over the world.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2016 01:40 pm
@DudeSid,
I had difficulty reading Frankenstein in middle school, so I aborted that attempt. Shelley's early 19th century wordiness tripped me up. I picked up the novel again in my later high school years and was able to read it then with much greater ease. I needed a dictionary for some of the vocabulary, certainly.
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2016 05:29 pm
The number of bots in this thread, repeating other (real) people's recommendations is pathetic.
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DudeSid
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2016 02:06 am
@InfraBlue,
As frankenstein is one of best novels and written many years ago, it is simple to have difficulty to read!
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2016 02:13 am
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

I had difficulty reading Frankenstein in middle school, so I aborted that attempt. Shelley's early 19th century wordiness tripped me up. I picked up the novel again in my later high school years and was able to read it then with much greater ease. I needed a dictionary for some of the vocabulary, certainly.


Glad to hear that. I've got a copy of Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare and haven't made it past the first play, even with Ike's notes. Maybe I'll make another run at it.
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2016 04:02 am
@roger,
roger, Guide, shmuide. Just start reading, let it flow. Don't worry about what every word and expression means. You'll get the meaning from the context.

Or maybe you wanna start with sonnets. They're not necessarily easier, but they're a helluva lot shorter.

I hope you enjoy.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2016 04:33 am
@roger,
They are plays, not novels, they're meant to be watched not read. Seeing them is a lot easier.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 23 Sep, 2016 04:33 am
@roger,
May I suggest
The Compleat Works of Wllm Shakspr
(abridged)
by the Reduced Shakespreare Co.
about 130 pages
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqmfrqAVeK0
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MaryWooten
 
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Reply Mon 14 May, 2018 03:59 am
@ssehx123,
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
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mikewilbuur
 
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Reply Sun 9 Sep, 2018 01:17 am
@ssehx123,
I'm not often a Novel reader other than very seldom
However, I have read my fair share....
Here's some that stood out for me...
A Killing Floor
A Civil Action (True Story Almost Novel like)
Motion To Suppress
Where The Red Fern Grows.
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