If the world would fall apart, there were no more books, and I could choose the few books that would not be destroyed, then below are the ones i would pick. They are soooooo worth reading, over and over again. Magnificent depth. Great storylines. Timeless.
I'd recommend each one of you to start reading them, young or old. Sure you'll love 'em!
Animal Farm is an amazing novel by George Orwell, published in England on 17 August 1945.
I had to read this in school and hated it.
Now, while reading old classics I discovered the greatness of this work. What a WONDERFUL story, and what depth! Only now do I realize the analogies in the book : the Stalin era with all its actors . This is a book you can enjoy as an adult. I read it in a day! You'll discover a lot of truths in it.
Now here's a book I loved as a kid. An intruiging story. Hero-to-zero-and-back! One of my favorite re-reads.
The story covers France, Italy, the Mediterranean and Levant in the early 1800s. The plot is amazing. As a reading you swing passed hatred and hope, vengeance and mercy, forgiveness, love and death. Amazing.
It is one of Alexandre Dumas' great books (he is also the author of Three Musketeers).
Who doesn't know the famous expression "fighting the windmills"? Well Cervantes, in his book Don Quixote is the one that launched it. I actually read it in old Dutch... what a delight! The adventures of self-proclaimed knight Don Quixote and his loyal but stupid servant are just hilarious. Brilliantly written!
Nothing less than life-changing, eye opening. This was a book that completed my "search" for the meaning of life, 10 years ago. Everything in this well-written novel makes sense!