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Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by japn, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. japn

    japn New Member

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    i am looking for some books to read. I would like them to be very deeply emotional and gripping, something that pulls one in and changes everything, something astoundingly moving. this is all i would like: an amazingly moving book.
     
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    Not an easy object, because it's subjective, but I would like to offer a few.

    "Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald, "Martin Sloane" by Michael Redhill, and "The Brothers K" by David James Duncan.
     
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    Have you ever heard of Jodie Picoult? Alot of her books are amazing. I've read just about everyone so far and I cried in more than half of them.
     
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    also

    i would also like these books to be very sophisticate and, not moving in the way that makes one cry nessecarily (though if it did that would be a plus), but in a way that changes one (while also causing intense emotion).
     
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    Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther (just kidding).
     
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    put simply

    basically, all i want is to know the most emotional, gripping, moving, and life-changing novel you guys have ever read (that is in some way sophisticate).
     
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    In addition to the books I already suggested, you might also investigate:

    The Redemption of Elsdon Bird by Noel Virtue

    Blanket Boy's Moon-Peter Lanham

    A Fine Balance -Rohinton Mistry

    Shipwrecks- Akira Yoshimura

    The Rice Mother- Rani Manicka

    Broken Verses- Kamilla Shamsie

    Broken April-Ismail Kadare

    Foucault’s Pendulum-Umberto Eco

    The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana-Umberto Eco

    The Half Brother- Lars Saabye Christensen

    The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    Death And The Penguin- Andrey Kurkov

    In the Time of the Butterflies-Julia Alvarez

    Like Water For Chocolate- Laura Esquivel

    The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories- Horacio Quiroga
    (Not a novel, as you requested, but a collection of memorable short stories)

    The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter; She Walks These Hills, The Rosewood Casket-Sharyn McCrumb (part of the Ballad series..do not have to be read in sequence)

    Rice and Beans-Daniel Reveles(great short stories)
     
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