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Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Edith Grossman, Harold Bloom
Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version
Anonymous
The Middle Ages: From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance
Susan Wise Bauer, Jeff West
Final Harvest: Poems
Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson
The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
Eavan Boland, Mark Strand
Tales from the Tao: The Wisdom of the Taoist Masters
Solala Towler, John Cleare
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja: Book Ten (Ranger's Apprentice)
John Flanagan
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess I was interested to discover that Anthony Burgess was also a linguist. The Latin, Russian and rhyming slang mixture used to create the Nadsat register was great. Bad things happen, but when you read about them from such a playful narrator and in such a fun dialect, it takes the edge off. It's so surreal, you don't take it seriously - even if serious things are happening and serious points are being made. The book manages to make some heavy points without weighing down the whole world.