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    I am ashamed to say that I have not yet read......

    Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Different Seasons by Stephen King
    The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov


    So, what have you been meaning to read for a long time, but just haven't gotten to yet? You don't need to be "100%" ashamed, I will settle for mild embarrassment!!!

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    You, my friend, should be 200% ashamed of yourself for not having read these classics!

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    Maybe I should be 300% ashamed because I NEVER plan to read Asimov again...I hate Asimov and I don't even remember what I tried to read I just remember I severely hated it.

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    The worst part is that I've owned copies of each for a llloooooonnnngggggg time.

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    As far as modern horror/suspense I guess what I most need to read is most of Peter Straub's work after "Floating Dragon".

    Classics would be "War and Peace", "Crime and Punishment" and "The Turn of the Screw". I'm pretty caught up with most of the stuff that I really must read in my life. But I'm sure this thread is going to remind me of some that I need to add to my list.
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    Books I'm ashamed of not having read:

    War and Peace (you're not alone in having this on your TBR list, TerryE.)
    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Decameron
    For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises
    Brave New World
    1984
    Rose Madder, Duma Key, Under the Dome, Just After Sunset
    More books by Laymon and Ketchum (cause the ones I have read were awesome and redefined the horror genre for me!)

    I can't recall ever reading anything by Asimov or Simmons, but I'm not ashamed of that.
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    I've always felt as if I should read more Dickens and Twain. I read one work by each because I was assigned the books (A Tale of Two Cities & A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, respectively) in high school. 10th grade in fact. And I was an English major in college. Shameful!!
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    Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Frankenstein by Marry Shelly
    Ghost Story by Peter Straub
    Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger (have started this before but got distracted and never finished it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HorrorScribe View Post
    And I was an English major in college. Shameful!!
    So was I, that's where my shame come from! I have only read A Christmas Carol by Dickens, so I have any one book by Dickens on my TBR list--whichever one I feel like reading eventually. I've read enough of Mark Twain to know that I don't care for his writings...(Dr. Edwards hated that about me. Oh well...)
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    I won't post mine... When I started thinking about what I haven't read yet, the shame became too hard to bear.

    Add another English major to the list here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    I won't post mine... When I started thinking about what I haven't read yet, the shame became too hard to bear.
    Oh come on, post away, Pete.
    I never read Shakespeare (for instance) till last year...Couldn't get my degree without having him on my list...

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    Pete.....we're waitng...

    And no Shakespeare, Siep?!?!?!?!?! Never too late to start, tho. I had read about 10 of his plays before even discovering King in1981.

    Of course, I could fill many pages with the dark fantasy/horror/suspense books I've never read (especially the one discussed here--some of the authors i've never heard of!)
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    Edward Gibbon's THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

    Now that I was reminded, I just bought all six volumes on Kindle for under $10. Not bad! It will take a long time to get through them, but I've always wanted to read it.

    I read many of the classics when I was a kid. My grandparents had a big old bookcase full of books going back generations, and there were books going back to the late 1600s. I'm sure some of the classics were first editions, which meant nothing to me then. Many of them were old enough that the 's' looked like an 'f', and it was cool to see names and dates of owners from the 1800s.

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    Ok, ok...

    Here's one from the classics: ...wait for it....

    .....


    "To Kill a Mocking Bird"

    From the horror pool, nothing (YET) by the following:

    Lovecraft
    Bentley Little
    Jack Ketchum (i really want to pick up "The Woman")

    and probably several more, but those are the big names that first come to mind.

    ...Let he cast the first stone who is without fault. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post

    From the horror pool, nothing (YET) by the following:

    Lovecraft
    You really should tacke Lovecraft!
    From cosmic horror to the Necronomicon, the Cthulhu mythos cycle - plus opne of King's biggest influences: simply the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1442397 View Post
    Edward Gibbon's THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

    Now that I was reminded, I just bought all six volumes on Kindle for under $10. Not bad! It will take a long time to get through them, but I've always wanted to read it.

    I read many of the classics when I was a kid. My grandparents had a big old bookcase full of books going back generations, and there were books going back to the late 1600s. I'm sure some of the classics were first editions, which meant nothing to me then. Many of them were old enough that the 's' looked like an 'f', and it was cool to see names and dates of owners from the 1800s.
    Years ago, I bought the 8-vol. set of TFotRE from The Folio Society and it's still gathering dust on my shelf. But housed in 2 slipcases, it makes great bookends!

    It's not on my TBR list anymore, but...we'll see.

    And no ones casting stones, Pete. Not big ones anyway! Pebbles, maybe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteOcha View Post
    Ok, ok...

    Here's one from the classics: ...wait for it....

    .....


    "To Kill a Mocking Bird"

    From the horror pool, nothing (YET) by the following:

    Lovecraft
    Bentley Little
    Jack Ketchum (i really want to pick up "The Woman")

    and probably several more, but those are the big names that first come to mind.

    ...Let he cast the first stone who is without fault. :P

    You can't start with The Woman. As the man once told me, start with the first, his first and go from there. Off Season, Offspring, The Woman. All very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester05jk View Post
    You can't start with The Woman. As the man once told me, start with the first, his first and go from there. Off Season, Offspring, The Woman. All very good.
    Thanks for the tip. I guess I'll have to try and find those somewhere and start from there...

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    My only saving grace as a former English major is that I'm unofficially starting a Masters of Arts in English degree this fall. My first course is Literature of the Renaissance, so I finally got around to reading Machiavelli's The Prince (a book I've always been very curious about) as well as a more thorough look at More's Utopia. Perhaps once I've earned this new degree, I can lessen my shame a bit as I may become a little less adverse to use my "pleasure" reading time solely toward contemporary fiction. Of course, that's what i thought as an undergrad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jester05jk View Post
    You can't start with The Woman. As the man once told me, start with the first, his first and go from there. Off Season, Offspring, The Woman. All very good.
    Thanks for the tip. When this was announced I had no idea it was something following another book (or 2 books as the case is), but had heard somewhere that it followed these books. Good to hear for sure that it is so I don't read it right away when the CD edition ships, unless I get Offspring and read that and Off Season by then

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