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 99problems (original poster member #59373) posted at 6:05 PM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

New to the book club, but a voracious reader my whole life.

Has anyone here ever read this, by Gunther Grass?

It's probably my favorite novel of all time.

I highly recommend it, but it's not a casual read. I re-read it every 5 years or so and always find something new that speaks to me each time.

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Jeaniegirl ( member #6370) posted at 9:10 PM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

I have. I make it a point to read any books that have been banned.

Grass won many awards for this book and it was Germany's first 'literary effort' of anything positive after WWII.

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Jeaniegirl ( member #6370) posted at 9:47 PM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Another book I re-read about every 5 years is 'The Good Earth' by Pearl S. Buck. Wonderful books like that don't come along often.

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 99problems (original poster member #59373) posted at 6:17 AM on Monday, August 24th, 2020

I will have to give that a shot. Thank you for the recommendation!

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siracha ( member #75132) posted at 7:17 PM on Saturday, August 29th, 2020

This may be a little off ...but based on your writing i think you might like Milan Kundera id suggest the “book of laughter and forgetting “

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sisoon ( Guide #31240) posted at 6:27 PM on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Are you aware that The Good Earth is part of a trilogy? I didn't learn that until 2019, and I probably read TGE in 1968. I recommend all 3.

The other 2 are Sons and A House Divided.

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Jeaniegirl ( member #6370) posted at 12:08 AM on Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Sisoon, thanks. I did not know that either!

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 99problems (original poster member #59373) posted at 2:19 AM on Sunday, September 6th, 2020

I have read something else by Milan Kundera and liked it a lot! Will check that out as well!

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