I love The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. It is probably reading this book, along with having a younger brother with special needs that inspired me to become a special education teacher. Beloved by Toni Morrison also springs to my mind because of it's lyrical and beautiful language. It inspired me to write.
I have to say, Ulysses, by James Joyce.
I don't pretend to have understood all of it. But I read the entire thing. I love the way the author played with words and ways to present his material. I love Stephen and Leopold and Molly's soliloquy. I felt an affinity for Joyce and his character, Stephen, in particular. I sometimes open up the book and read random passages for the joy of it.
Sat 24 Sep, 2016 10:10 pm
I found Dick and Jane Go to the Zoo to be an easy read.
On the other hand, Will and Ariel Durant's Story of Civilization was highly informative, but took several months to finish.
Sat 24 Sep, 2016 10:21 pm
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To answer your question, my choice is Primo Levi, The Reawakening.