I have many (MANY) pieces of literature that are favourites for different reasons. Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451
has my favourite opening pages of any novel, ever. “It was a pleasure to burn” is the opening line. I’ve read it a million times, but it still gives me chills. My favourite book is Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
. Her ability to create a stunningly beautiful piece of art while writing about her traumatic childhood is inspiring. I believe John Steinbeck is the greatest novelist and East of Eden
is his best novel. Science fiction is my favourite genre and I will forever be grateful to The Hobbit
for introducing me to the joy of reading. As you can see, I struggle to pick favourites.
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