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What book could you not put down?

We have all done it. Started reading a book and before we know it 6 hours have past. Or it has gone past 3 am and you need to rise in 3 hours.
Two books have had that effect on me.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's House of the Dead.
Lyall Watson's Gifts of Unknown Things.

House of the Dead is a semi-autobiographical account of Dostoyevsky's time spent in a Siberian Prison. In a time when the Tsars ruled supreme. Published in the early 1860's.

Gifts of Unknown Things is a non fiction account of time spent on an Indonesian Island. It documents Watson's observations regarding mystical occurrences, magical feats, miraculous phenomena and psychic healing.

Dostoyesky was a Russian Journalist, Novelist, Aristocrat and Philosopher who died in 1881. Some of his writings being, Crime and Punishment, Brothers Karamozov, The Idiot and notes from the Underground.

Lyall Watson was a South African Botanist, Zoologist, Biologist, Anthropologist and Ethnologist. Author of Supernature, Lifetide, The Romeo Error, Dark Nature and many more.
Picklebobble2 · 56-60, M
I have a few like that.
Even though I know the story so well (having read them 100 times already !) I think I just get into a mindset where I'm going on a journey to find 'old friends'.
Greatest part of my education I think. Learning to read !
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
[@448576,Picklebobble2] Been there. Done that. Many times.
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
The Help
Red Dog.
Treasure Island.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets.
The Hobbit.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@622125,Thevy29] You read a lot. I read a book a week. Both Fiction and Non Fiction
Thevy29 · 36-40, M
Reading is good for the soul. [@546016,Gusman]
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
Twilight should be burned along with that 50 shades of grey atrocity lol [@622125,Thevy29] im glad you enjoyed twilight though
xixgun · M
Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, by Alan Dean Foster. My mom bought me 3 paperbacks to occupy my summer and I finished it in 2 days.
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@777164,xixgun] Engrossing then, yeah? Genre?
xixgun · M
[@546016,Gusman] Science Fiction, it was a Star Wars themed book. The Empire and Luke Skywalker were trying to find a crystal which gave one the ultimate power over the Force. Out of print now, sadly.
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@777164,xixgun] I notice that Dymocks have it for sale as does Amazon
SW User
This one over a decade ago
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@712872,DroopyGlooper] I might have to find that one. Sounds like I would enjoy it.
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[@778935,ThriftStore] Yep :)
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[@546016,Gusman] Enjoy ....:)
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
Just about any book I'm reading when I'm close to the end.
Gusman · 56-60, MVIP
[@8339,MasterDvdC] I know that feeling. Only 100 pages to go, another 1 1/2 hours gone
MasterDvdC · 61-69, M
[@546016,Gusman] I usually end up staying up later than I should.
HouseOfCards · 46-50, F
can’t say i was ever that into a book.

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