Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

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77,773 membres
1,427 critiques
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58,389 membres
908 critiques
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4,821 membres
62 critiques
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angekenn, ahef1963, TheTowers
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ahef1963: This book was seminal as it awoke stirrings of social justice in me, and made me realize how much I take for granted.
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26,816 membres
770 critiques
3.9
3 Members
timspalding, TheoClarke, Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: One of my top books of all time. I am in awe of the world she created.
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3,668 membres
75 critiques
4.2
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8,909 membres
57 critiques
½ 4.6
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22,635 membres
937 critiques
3.8
3 Members
SqueakyChu, Marissa_Doyle, TheTowers
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Marissa_Doyle: Haunting.
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7,673 membres
404 critiques
4.1
3 Members
timspalding, imyril, KimarieBee
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imyril: I think I mostly just loved the idea of Jesuits in space, but I also loved the characters and the prose. Knowing it will end badly just added to the bittersweet pleasure.
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725 membres
21 critiques
3.9
2 Members
imyril, SqueakyChu
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imyril: Haunting and horrifying.
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20,082 membres
550 critiques
4.1
3 Members
imyril, SqueakyChu, ManWithAnAgenda
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imyril: My Latin teacher made us read it. We were all deeply grateful, and then teased him mercilessly. Wonderfully dark, angst-ridden, alienating and alluring. Such prose and singular characters.
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44,360 membres
2,117 critiques
½ 4.4
3 Members
KimarieBee, TheoClarke, ahef1963,gilroy
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ahef1963: I just read this a couple of months ago, but it's a work I will never forget. Both brilliant and devastatingly sad.
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22,161 membres
297 critiques
4.1
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12,902 membres
279 critiques
½ 3.6
2 Members
imyril, mkbird
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imyril: Enlightening, enthralling and inspiring.
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79,842 membres
1,360 critiques
½ 4.4
2 Members
desertbloom, ahef1963
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ahef1963: Pride & Prejudice is the first classic novel that I really enjoyed. It was the cross-over from childhood reading to adult reading.
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34,559 membres
269 critiques
3.9
2 Members
imyril, jillmwo
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imyril: The only Tolkien I still dip back into. It shaped so much to follow, and shaped so many of my preferences.
jillmwo: His beautiful creation story -- I just love it.
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17,544 membres
330 critiques
4.2
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4,204 membres
80 critiques
3.9
2 Members
timspalding, smcwl
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39,753 membres
521 critiques
4.1
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5,897 membres
188 critiques
3.8
2 Members
mkbird, SylviaC
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SylviaC: Provides some insight into our role and effect on the planet.
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978 membres
12 critiques
4
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4,163 membres
64 critiques
4.1
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2,345 membres
32 critiques
3.9
2 Members
jillmwo, ManWithAnAgenda
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jillmwo: Two stories in this collection, April in Paris and The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas
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23,368 membres
327 critiques
4.1
2 Members
jillmwo, PitcherBooks
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jillmwo: I reread the Christmas chapter almost every year. I got this book as a gift on my 8th birthday before we moved to Bangkok.
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17,563 membres
679 critiques
4.1
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980 membres
54 critiques
½ 4.3
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1,579 membres
42 critiques
½ 4.3
2 Members
PitcherBooks, Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Wonderful, spooky, truly captures the "otherness" of the Fae in folklore.
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69,105 membres
1,073 critiques
3.8
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2,361 membres
77 critiques
4.1
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15,974 membres
278 critiques
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2 Members
ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda
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ahef1963: My favourite book as a young teenager. As an adult I took my children to the museum a couple of times a month and we would figure out where we would live if we ran away to a museum.
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40,821 membres
1,042 critiques
½ 4.3
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gilroy
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26,136 membres
396 critiques
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Charon07
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20,428 membres
330 critiques
3.9
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thorold
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thorold: Needs no explanation
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18,622 membres
319 critiques
3.9
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: My grandmother gave me this book for my birthday when I was very small. I was disappointed it wasn’t something more interesting, but it awakened my passion for books.
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9,927 membres
85 critiques
4.1
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6,718 membres
55 critiques
4.2
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2,419 membres
59 critiques
4.1
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1,841 membres
65 critiques
3.8
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hipdeep
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62 membres
5
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: This was the book that I asked everyone to read to me, before I could read it myself.
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5,782 membres
108 critiques
4.1
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2,354 membres
53 critiques
½ 3.5
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2,282 membres
32 critiques
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thorold
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thorold: A book that makes you think "If everyone read this, we could be sure it would never happen again"
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1,918 membres
48 critiques
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imyril
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imyril: I read this very young and it introduced me to the concept of satisfactory but unhappy endings. Also, the Earldelving. Gah.
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1,877 membres
20 critiques
3.9
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1,408 membres
12 critiques
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484 membres
8 critiques
½ 4.3
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: A childhood favourite. The wonder of that first pair of glasses, after years of being labeled as slow and clumsy.
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255 membres
2 critiques
½ 4.4
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hipdeep
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199 membres
11 critiques
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Athabasca
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6 membres
1 critique
½ 4.5
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: I read this when I was a young teen, and it has profoundly affected how I write.
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41,857 membres
1,128 critiques
4.1
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imyril
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imyril: One of the first dystopian novels I ever read, which plays on several themes that are close to my heart.
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12,476 membres
266 critiques
4
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thorold
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thorold: The literary equivalent of an earworm: you know it's a bad book, but you can never get it out of your head...
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7,434 membres
192 critiques
4.2
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Charon07
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5,392 membres
113 critiques
½ 3.7
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: Made me look at listening in a whole different way.
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4,941 membres
61 critiques
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hipdeep
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4,795 membres
173 critiques
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Athabasca
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3,936 membres
100 critiques
3.9
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jillmwo
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jillmwo: The idea of setting aside the culture and treasures of the ages so that they don't get destroyed.
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3,260 membres
92 critiques
½ 3.7
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2,649 membres
41 critiques
3.8
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Même chose.
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1,044 membres
15 critiques
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smcwl
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888 membres
24 critiques
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611 membres
7 critiques
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: The first fantasy novel (I read the trilogy in one volume) that I ever truly, deeply loved.
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576 membres
4 critiques
½ 4.3
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Retelling of the classic of Welsh mythology. Just beautiful.
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205 membres
8 critiques
½ 4.3
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183 membres
2 critiques
½ 3.4
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mkbird
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19 membres
2 critiques
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24,803 membres
372 critiques
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19,806 membres
316 critiques
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18,910 membres
343 critiques
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hipdeep
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13,996 membres
174 critiques
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Charon07
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12,332 membres
260 critiques
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6,006 membres
107 critiques
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smcwl
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5,868 membres
146 critiques
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Athabasca
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4,945 membres
106 critiques
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thorold
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4,687 membres
139 critiques
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: Haunting as well, but in a very different way from the Ishiguro.
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1,814 membres
51 critiques
½ 3.7
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imyril
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imyril: This could as easily have been Triffids. Wyndham introduced me to apocalypse fiction, and I love both books for their evocative descriptions of a ruined London.
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936 membres
10 critiques
½ 4.4
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474 membres
4 critiques
½ 3.3
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SomeGuyInVirginia
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SomeGuyInVirginia: Scared me to death as a kid.
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219 membres
14 critiques
3.8
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: A protagonist I really related to.
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134 membres
1 critique
3.9
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: Started my life-long fascination with all things African.
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6 membres
½ 4.3
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39,340 membres
1,266 critiques
4.1
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imyril, KimarieBee,gilroy
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imyril: This stays with me for its haunting implications. Sad, sentimental, yet satisfying.
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24,348 membres
519 critiques
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hipdeep
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7,391 membres
206 critiques
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2,859 membres
27 critiques
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2,003 membres
35 critiques
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thorold
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1,724 membres
27 critiques
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SylviaC
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SylviaC: I like epidemic books, and this one was pretty comprehensive at the time.
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1,451 membres
26 critiques
½ 3.7
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1,194 membres
25 critiques
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smcwl
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1,055 membres
8 critiques
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ahef1963
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ahef1963: Explained to me, in layman's terms, the science of paleontology and awoke in me a love of the subject matter.
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898 membres
20 critiques
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jillmwo
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jillmwo: She explains some things so well. From Elfland to Poughkeepsie is an essay that has stuck with me.
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897 membres
15 critiques
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Charon07
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37 membres
1 critique
½ 4.6
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Marissa_Doyle
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Marissa_Doyle: One of the truly happiest books I've ever read.
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21,526 membres
187 critiques
4.1
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8,714 membres
144 critiques
3.9
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7,688 membres
123 critiques
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7,542 membres
93 critiques
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thorold
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2,670 membres
32 critiques
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jillmwo
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jillmwo: It's the lifestyle as much as Norris' writing.
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248 membres
3 critiques
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Charon07