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    I am about to finish a book and I was thinking which would be my next novel....
    and I would loved to know what translators really enjoy so here are my top 3 novels and I hope you can tell me yours:

    1 - Gabriel García Marquez "Cien años de soledad"
    2 - Edgar Allan Poe "All his short stories"
    3 - Virginia Woolf "Orlando"

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    Default Books

    These 3 books are very enriching.

    Kazuo Ishiguro, "The Remains of the Day"

    Stephen King, "Misery"

    Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"

    Enjoy!


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    Well, even though I have a real hard time reading novels (in spite of being able to read -what most people would consider- the most unbearable essays... don't ask me why), three of my favourite novels are the following. (Who could tell if the top 3... as Borges used to say: how can we say one novel is better than another):

    Julio Cortázar -Hopscotch

    Gabriel García Márquez -A hundred years of solitude

    Herman Hesse -Narcissus and Golmund

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    Cien años de soledad - One hundred years of solitude... you can take it for granted...no ofense to anyone else who has posted here...
    This is the masterpiece of García Márquez, can't miss it. you'll get so attached to the book that it will be impossible to do anything else until you finish it.
    Realmente, el destino del mundo depende, en primer lugar, de los estadistas y, en segundo lugar, de los intérpretes.
    Trygve Halvdan Lie

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    great suggestions guys! thanks

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    Default My suggestions...

    Some of my favourite books are...
    1. Sophy's world by Jostein Gaarder.
    2. Historia de un alma by Therese de Lisieux.
    3. Tolstoy's short stories.
    4. The Hobbit by Tolkien.

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    Default I don´t know if they are my top three, but they are great:

    -´Sons and Lovers´ - DH Lawrence
    -´Todos los fuegos el fuego´ - Cortázar
    - ´The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin´-Mark Twain

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    Well as I'm Chilean.....
    Oscar Casto.....unbelivable...
    Francisco Coloane...makes me cry....soooooo good
    Nicanor Parra antipoemas......genius
    Pedro Lemebel...so raw and funny
    Podría seguir x siglos con Autores Chilenos.Neruda me carga eso si..
    Vicente García Huidobro....genio igual
    Papelucho de Marcela Paz...no creo q exista niño q no lo conozca....Papelucho es un Bart Simpson del pasado.....

    No podía dejar afuera EL principito (especialmente despues de que fui pap&#225
    Juan Salvador Gaviota ...lo amo con todo mi corazón
    El Lazarillo de Tormes...lo he leido como 10 veces (bueno casi todos los libros los releo despues de un tiempo...para ver si descubro algo nuevo o que tan viejo estoy)
    eso.........
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    Cien años de soledad es un libro que me pareció excelente. También recomiendo cualquier libro de Paul Auster. Cortázar me llevó por caminos inimaginables. Y, definitivamente, recomiendo "1984" de Wells.

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    Default Re: Top Three

    I don't think I could narrow it down to a "top 3," because I like different books for different reasons, but here are a few that come to mind:

    Pedro Páramo- Juan Rulfo
    The Satanic Verses- Salman Rushdie
    The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Cantar de mio Cid (Anonymous)
    The Stranger (Albert Camus)

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