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Books Compared

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Take reviewing a step further. Pick two books and compare them. Did you love one book and hate the other? Or love both despite (or because of) their differences? How was the subject matter similar? Did the authors come to radically different conclusions about the same topic? Were the subjects different but the authors' attitudes or styles intriguingly similar?

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The Mysteries of Udolpho & Twilight 42wonderY, November 2011ignore
Dumbledore vs. Gandalf 2reading_fox, November 2010ignore
How to Compare and Contrast Two Books 3KCato, August 2010ignore
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The Middle East: Novels 27SigmundFraud, June 2010ignore
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People / Moby Dick 5slickdpdx, November 2009ignore
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Villette/House of Mirth 2margad, July 2009ignore
Girl,interrupted & One flew over the cuckoos nest 6margad, July 2009ignore
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Dystopian Literature 37margad, June 2009ignore
A Handful of Dust / The Cherry Orchard 2margad, June 2009ignore
A Virginia Woolf Trio 24milprad, May 2009ignore
The Picture of Dorian Gray / Frankenstein 6margad, March 2009ignore
House of Leaves/Moby Dick 17margad, March 2009ignore
Hemingway and Le Carré (it rhymes!) 2margad, January 2009ignore
Thomas de Quincey and Dickens 15jwhenderson, December 2008ignore
Alias Grace and the French Lieutenant's Woman 5margad, June 2008ignore
Welcome New Members 1margad, June 2008ignore
What are you reading? 8margad, June 2008ignore
"The Double/Notes from the Underground" Dostoevsky 4margad, May 2008ignore
Embers/Gilead 13margad, May 2008ignore
Dean Koonts: Early and Late Works 3margad, May 2008ignore
Migration - Banks/Levy 4margad, April 2008ignore
McCullough, Philbrick (...and a smattering of Larson) 9Clueless, April 2008ignore
Austen and Dickens 3margad, March 2008ignore
Knight (Gene Wolfe) / Sword of Truth (Terry Goodkind) 3lewispike, March 2008ignore
Diary/Rosemary´s Baby/"The Shadow over Innsmouth" 5margad, March 2008ignore
Doctor Zhivago and Transit of Venus 9islandgalcal, March 2008ignore
The POW Books, "The Special Prisoner" and "Day' 4margad, March 2008ignore
The POW books, "The Special Prisoner" and "Day' 1michaelbartley, March 2008ignore
The PO' 1michaelbartley, March 2008ignore
His Majesty's Dragon (Naomi Novik) / Dragon Rider Series (Anne McCaffrey) 3elbakerone, February 2008ignore
Journal of Curious Letters/Harry Potter 27margad, February 2008ignore
Handmaid's Tale / Swallows of Kabul 4PghDragonMan, February 2008ignore
The Quiet American / Bright Shining Lie 4berthirsch, February 2008ignore
Small Introduction 25margad, February 2008ignore
Kepler/Joan of Arc 12margad, January 2008ignore
Hunger/The Arabian Nightmare 5margad, January 2008ignore
On the modernistic in Argentine literature. 27margad, January 2008ignore
Shakespeare and Dickens 8MyLoveForAugustus, December 2007ignore
City of Saints and Madmen / Viriconium 7ragwaine, December 2007ignore
Silence of the Lambs/Heartsick 1margad, December 2007ignore
Night / Man's Search for Meaning 6maggie1944, December 2007ignore
Jane Eyre/Wide Sargasso Sea 12margad, December 2007ignore
Lullaby/My Work is Not Yet Done 8CarlosMcRey, November 2007ignore
How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read 21margad, November 2007ignore
[A Thousand Splendid Suns] and [Grapes of Wrath] 2margad, November 2007ignore
Home Before Dark/Dream Catcher 2margad, November 2007ignore
Haunted/Hyperion/City of Saints and Madmen 8margad, November 2007ignore
Notes On Mao: Jung Chang and Jon Halliday: "Mao, the unknown story"/Phillip Short: "Mao, a life" 2margad, October 2007ignore
Lolita/Silence of the Lambs 38margad, October 2007ignore
The Sound of Waves / Their Eyes Were Watching God 28keigu, October 2007ignore
Ideas 16keigu, October 2007ignore
Crime and Punishment/Tell-Tale Heart/Picture of Dorian Gray 3margad, October 2007ignore
The groups ranking 7margad, October 2007ignore
Choke / Odd Thomas 2margad, October 2007ignore
Suttree/Tortilla Flat 15rufustfirefly66, October 2007ignore
Robber Brides & Grooms: Eudora Welty vs. Margaret Atwood 3Nickelini, October 2007ignore
'Flowers of Algernon' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime' 21kiwidoc, October 2007ignore
The Shining/Hour of the Wolf 4margad, October 2007ignore
The Dharma Bums/Siddhartha/Altered States/Teddy 6berthirsch, October 2007ignore
Dickens/Pasternak 19margad, October 2007ignore
Richard Brautigan / Theodore Roethke 9TheresaWilliams, September 2007ignore
Hurricanes/Catcher in the Rye 5margad, August 2007ignore
Anna Karenina / War and Peace 33margad, August 2007ignore
Remembrance of Things Past vs. In Search of Lost Time 4jhevelin, August 2007ignore
Dracula/The Woman in White 33margad, July 2007ignore
The Dante Club/ The Poe Shadow 8Bookmarque, July 2007ignore
Brave New World/ Oryx and Crake 11Bookmarque, July 2007ignore
Harry Potter and Animorphs 2margad, July 2007ignore
Iran 19Existanai, July 2007ignore
HP and TP 8margad, July 2007ignore
Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War / What's the Matter with Kansas 2margad, July 2007ignore
Octavian Nothing / Northanger Abbey 8margad, July 2007ignore
McEwan [Spoilers] 3kiwidoc, May 2007ignore
World War II Novels - Pick two 26writestuff, May 2007ignore
Austen and Bronte 6margad, April 2007ignore
Ishiguro/Ishiguro/Ishiguro/Ishiguro 18emily_morine, April 2007ignore
A Woman in Berlin/Gone With The Wind 27Cateline, April 2007ignore
Novels Compared 12margad, April 2007ignore
Farthing by Jo Walton and The Plot Against America by Philip Roth 9geneg, April 2007ignore
David Malouf 1margad, April 2007ignore
Russia in the Stalin years. 38kencf0618, April 2007ignore
Nabokov/Nabokov 17almigwin, April 2007ignore
Goethe/Nabokov 10Cateline, April 2007ignore
[Lonesome Dove] compared to [The Stand] (Spoilers for both novels) 8margad, March 2007ignore
MacMillan: Paris-China 3John, March 2007ignore

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