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    Best Bildungsroman Stories (Non-Series)?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by cuzzo, Oct 2, 2011.

    I've spent my whole life reading almost exclusively Bildungsroman (coming-of-age) type stories and I always try to expand into other genres there's just something about those stories that, no matter how old I get, I can't get enough of them.

    Anyway, it seems that the older I get, the more I appreciate brevity in writing (which I think is the opposite of how it's supposed to work =[ ).

    I used to hunt out series books. I always liked how familiar that I could get with characters in them. But, as I get older, series are starting to become somewhat of a turn off. It just seems that the non-series books like Phantom Tollbooth have started to dominate my list of favorite books. The problem is that it's really easy to find out about a good series book, but finding good non-series books is a lot harder (at least for me).

    If any of you would like to post your favorites, I'd really appreciate it.
     
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    I can only think of two books off the top of my head. One is Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce, and the other is Black Boy by Richard Wright.
     
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    I've heard really good things about Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, so mayhbe this will be my next one then. Thanks!
     

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