What are the best books mentioned by Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls?

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    #1Ham on Rye

    Ham on Rye

    Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski is a novel about his alter ego Henry Chinaski, detailing his sorrowful childhood in the early 20th century Germany, and his struggles in his adolescent years in Los Angeles during the Great Depression.


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    John Gonzalez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Ham on Rye is the author's fourth novel and somewhat of an autobiography. It is well regarded as a great short novel dealing with adolescence. Told from the outside by an acne'd protagonist it examines issues such as alcohol, disappointment, and fistfights."
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    Considered one of the greatest 20th-century novels written in English, James Joyce's Ulysses pulls from Greek Mythology to create a modern version staring Ulysses as he journeys through 20th century Ireland. 

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    Sharon Cooper
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "In an episode of Gilmore Girls Rory is seen reading a guide to the book Ulysses by James Joyce. I decided to read the book for myself since it is supposed to be a classic. I thought it was a decent read but a bit hard to get through. It is difficult to follow along sometimes."
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    #3On the Road

    On the Road
    On The Road is a semi-autobiographical novel by well-known American beatnik author, Jack Kerouac. It tells the story of two friends on a road trip and their quest for freedom and self-discovery. 

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    Marie Duncan
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "On the Road is a book about a lifelong nomad's experiences on a road trip. It is a great read and the author is a very interesting figure. It's hard to understand the nomad lifestyle, but he makes it seem actually fun."
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    #4For Whom the Bell Tolls

    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    For Whom the Bell Tolls is a book by Ernest Hemingway. Widely regarded as his greatest masterpiece, it tells the story of Robert Jordan, an American who fought with leftist guerrillas during the Spanish Revolution in the 1930s.

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    Kenneth Ray
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "One of the all-time classics that left me wanting more. I was involved in the war against the guerrillas that Robert Jordan faced. This is a fantastic book that keeps you turning page after page."
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    #5A Confederacy of Dunces

    A Confederacy of Dunces
    A Confederacy of Dunces is an American comic masterpiece by John Kennedy Toole's, The hero, Ignatius J. Reilly is a huge, obese, fractious, fastidious, latter-day Gargantua, and Don Quixote of the French Quarter.

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    Guo Gao
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I don't know the first thing about Gilmore Girls. But, if this is one mentioned therein, it's a bit of a quirky story."
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    #6A Farewell To Arms

    A Farewell To Arms
    A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Set in Italy during the First World War, it tells the story of Frederic Henry, an American in the ambulance corps of the Italian army, and his relationship with a British nurse.

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    Bruce Thomas
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The book contains the riveting tale of Frederic Henry. Hemingway captures the suspense of a war torn country, the horrors and consequences of war, and the chaos involved. It is my absolute favorite Hemingway book and is the first book I recommend to people."
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    #7Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility
    Sense and Sensibility follows the two sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood's lives as they experience romance and heartbreak for the first time. It was the first of Jane Austen's works to be published.


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    Joseph Stewart
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A had a hard time getting through this. I know this is considered a classic, but the dialogue is so over-the-top unrealistic. People never talked like the way the characters talk in the book. The class system and social norms are to some degree true to life for that time, but I could not get past the ridiculous dialogue."
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    #8The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe is a creative nonfiction novel originally published in 1968. This book is claimed as the breaking ground for the literary style of New Journalism.


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    Nathan Shaw
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "So I really can't comment on this as I don't even know what Gilmore Girls is. I have only read a little bit of this book and I really didn't get it. To say that it is the best of something would be hard for me as I am not a fan of it in general. "
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    Othello by William Shakespeare is a drama novel first published in 1603. This book follows the story of two married couples, Othello and Desdemona, from mutual devotion to jealousy and death. This novel has a movie and a play adaptation.


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    Benjamin Harper
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A classic Shakespeare story, though not one that's commonly read like Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet, but it is just as good if not better than those stories. A great drama and must read."
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    #10One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the story of the Buendía family, generation after generation, living in the mountain town of Macondo. Magic and reality interweave to create one of the most rewarding reading experiences of the 20th century.


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    Dorothy Aguilar
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Seems like a very good read and a great solution."
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    #11Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice is a book written by Jane Austen with an introduction from Anna Quindlen, which follows the story of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet as they venture into a series of courtship in the 18th century. 

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    Christian Stewart
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Classic story. What more can I say that hasn't been said. Read this book back in college and thought I'd pick it up again. Caught many details that I missed back then."


Best What are the best books mentioned by Jess Mariano in Gilmore Girls
1Ham on RyeBooks 25 Paid
2UlyssesBooks 22 Paid
3On the RoadBooks 21 Paid
4For Whom the Bell TollsBooks 21 Paid
5A Confederacy of DuncesBooks 18 Paid
6A Farewell To ArmsBooks 15 Paid
7Sense and SensibilityBooks 11 Paid
8The Electric Kool-Aid Acid TestBooks 10 Paid
9OthelloBooks 8 Paid
10One Hundred Years of SolitudeBooks 7 Paid

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