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The "Pick Three" Thread

In the spirit of discovery; list three works of fiction you have read that, although they may be little known, you really liked and think that other readers should be exposed to.

1. Titus Groan/Gormenghast/Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake

2. God's Fifth Column by William Gerhardie

3. The Confidence Man by Herman Melville

You know the scene it's very hum-drum
And my favorite song's entitled "Boredom"...
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any 3 works by Gene Wolfe

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The Royal Game or Chess Story by Stefan Zweig. Terrific read, I don't want to tell you anything about it, you just won't stop reading and the ~100 pages will pass in no time.

La Lecon by Eugène Ionesco. Of course he's known for his Theatre of the Absurd, but I don't think that many really know his works.

Nathan the Wise by G.E. Lessing is must-read literature in the German speaking countries, but I don't know how well known it is in the rest of the world.

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Not all fiction, at least not the first one.

George Lakoff/Mark Johnson - Metaphors we live by
Thomas De Quincey - Confessions of an English opium-eater
Gustav Meyrink - The Golem

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