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March 24, 2010 8:45 AM Subscribe
Just had a break-up. I need a book recommendation.
posted by tmcw to writing & language (17 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently reading Shantaram, which is entertaining in general and has been next to my bed for a long time, given how it's 830 pages or so.
But, to be honest, it's not the best book of all time, and I need a change of pace, style, and location - India is very much tied with my relationship, and while I remember it fondly and, in fact, feel better than I could be feeling about the breakup (relative statement; still terrible), I'd like to move somewhere else.
Background: I don't need thrilling bestsellers, I can read rather dense material (holy books) if I have interest in the subject. Probably non-romance would be best right now. Also, in high school I missed out on some of the obvious picks (like To Kill a Mockingbird, etc), thanks to the wonderful IB program. Besides that, I like music and code but spend far too much time thinking about each. So, it's really a crapshoot, but I'm not incredibly picky - basically, what books have you found important and might fit my scenario?