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The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga
And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs
Haruki Murakami
The Bachman Books: Four Early Novels by Stephen King
Stephen King, Richard Bachman
The Complete Stories
Franz Kafka
Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami
The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
Dante Alighieri, Robin Kirkpatrick, Eric Drooker
The Purgatorio (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Peter Bondanella, Julia Conaway Bondanella
The Interpretation of Dreams (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Sigmund Freud, A.A. Brill, Daniel T. O'Hara, Gina Masucci MacKenzie


Night - Marion Wiesel, Elie Wiesel This book is basically beyond critisism; it is so utterly terrible and horrifying to read of the things that happened during the holocaust, and the book is extremely painful. Although the writing style is a bit choppy, Wiesel's account of the Holocaust is so powerful, emotional, and thought provoking that it should not be turned down. Wiesel's narrative takes you right into the heads of the suffering jews, depicting their losses of hope, faith, humanity, and in some cases, sanity. I think that we owe it to the people that had to go through this to read their story and experience their anguish with them. It is required reading in most High Schools, and though it is gruesome and horrific, I think it should be required reading, if not just to make certain an atrocity like this never happens again. It will definitely raise big questions. Again, this is an extremely, terrifyingly powerful novel, so be sure you are ready for such subjects before you pick up this book.