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favorite short novel#0
Posted: 9/16/04 at 6:07pm
I am looking for a short novel to read (150-200-ish pages). I'm basically open to anything. So any ideas?
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re: favorite short novel#1
Posted: 9/16/04 at 6:14pm
Tommy's Tale by Alan Cumming. It's a really cool book with a bunch of juicy stuff packed into it! It's also a pretty quick read.
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re: favorite short novel#2
Posted: 9/16/04 at 6:16pm
Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)
The Old Man and the Sea (Hemmingway)
The Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis)
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re: favorite short novel#3
Posted: 9/16/04 at 6:22pm
how about The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King or The Comfort Of Strangers by Ian McEwan?
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re: favorite short novel#4
Posted: 9/16/04 at 6:52pm
I second Fahrenheit 451.
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re: favorite short novel#5
Posted: 9/16/04 at 6:57pm
house of sand and fog
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re: favorite short novel#6
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:06pm
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (beautiful, as well as hysterically funny)
Perfume by Patrick Suskind (a bit over 200 pages, but brilliant)
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
The Portrait of an Artist As A Young Man by Joyce
Candide by Voltaire
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re: favorite short novel#7
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:08pm
Good call, MC. I'd also recommend The Dubliners from Joyce, then you have a selection of short stories.

And this is where my knowledge of short novels peters out. I have to get back to "The Phantom in Manhattan". Has anyone read this? It's appallingly bad. It's supposed to supplement POTO. Why god why?!
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re: favorite short novel#8
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:21pm
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde


(I know Margo already said it but its one of my favorite books of all time.)
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re: favorite short novel#9
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:24pm
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Balzac....Seamstress
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re: favorite short novel#10
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:24pm
The Outsiders

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re: favorite short novel#11
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:27pm
Wow that's so funny, The Outsiders IS my favorite book (followed by Les Mis and Dorian Gray) I just never remember how short it really is. I've read that book at least 10 times.
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re: favorite short novel#12
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:33pm
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S by Truman Capote

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE by Robert Louis Stevenson







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re: favorite short novel#13
Posted: 9/16/04 at 7:59pm
TIM, by Colleen McCollough - the most beautiful love story I've ever read.
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re: favorite short novel#14
Posted: 9/16/04 at 8:11pm
To Kill a Mockingbird.....
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re: favorite short novel#15
Posted: 9/16/04 at 8:16pm
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE. Great, great, great, great novel
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re: favorite short novel#16
Posted: 9/16/04 at 9:52pm
The Dark by John McGahern
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re: favorite short novel#17
Posted: 9/16/04 at 9:57pm
Night (Elie Wiesel)
awesome Holocaust book (109 pages)
once you start reading its hard to stop... I read it in less than an hour
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re: favorite short novel#18
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:03pm
I read Night my freshman year of High School and I honestly didn't like it.
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re: favorite short novel#19
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:12pm
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst. It's an amazingly thrilling book about a man who tries to solve a mystery by teaching his dog how to talk. It's a great book!
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re: favorite short novel#20
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:33pm
I only read the Outsiders once, but remember liking it. I even got the movie recently from the library.

I have a habit of starting a book and never finishing it for awhile.

I used to love American Girls and Baby-Sitters Club! They are even making an American Girls movie, thanks to Julia Roberts.
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re: favorite short novel#21
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:35pm
haha i remember i had to read the outsiders at the end of 8th grade. It was at the end of the year so it didnt matter if we finished or not. and still to this day, i have no idea what happens in the end. hahaha thanks for all these suggestions!
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re: favorite short novel#22
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:37pm
I can't remember how short it is, but I definitely reccommend The Last Book In The Universe by Rodman Philbrick. It's one of my favorites.

I checked, it's 224 pages...but it's still a good read.
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re: favorite short novel#23
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:49pm
I love "The Last Book in the Universe"! It's a great book!
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re: favorite short novel#24
Posted: 9/16/04 at 10:50pm
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