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Novel Readers! Can U Remember Ur First?

Can u remember ur first novel? if so state the title/author and whether u found it interesting

i still remember mine ,it was"FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC" by V.C Andrews,a very touching and heartbreaking book.

So wat about u, can u still remember?

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i've read so many books that i can't remember my very first novel. I went through the ladybird phase, Enid Blyton, pacesetters series to mills and boon, to silhouette series etc

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Mine is Sons and Lovers by D.H Lawrence. Cool

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'Street boy' was I thnk my first novel,kant remembr d author and though I really ddnt undstand it then,it was interestin.Then I delvd in2 d 'famous5' Enid Blyton and 'Pacesetterz' series.God,i remembr hw i compete wt my nxt door nebo Habiba, on who reads fastr and more.Nice childhood memories.

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I can't remember my exact first novel,started out with lotsa Famous Five novels around the age of 6,then I discovered my sister's cache of M&B novels when I was 7,used to read those with a torch under the bed. However, the novel that launched me into the big time was John Grisham's 'The Firm',very good novel,think I was around 8 or 9 then and I still remember the plot to today. Haven't looked back since then.

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens i.e if chike and the river, ifeanyi and obi, etc dont count.

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My first was of the Sweet Valley Twins.I loved that series

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She stoops to conquer.

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I can't remember but i think is , too cold for comfort or love on the rock.

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@mayor007

IVANHOE was written by Sir Walter Scott. KING' SOLOMON'S MINES was written by Sir Rider H Haggard.

Cheers

Redman

www.toluihidero.blogspot.com

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mine was 'piped piper of hamelin'

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my very first novel was 'the vulture is a patient bird' by Hardley chase immediatelt after that was 'roots'

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Mine was treasure island @ age 10

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@poster.

how could u start with flowers in the attic. that book is scary.

mine is the bottled leopard, classic

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King solomon's mines

i was like 9 then

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I was five or six years old then, It was a novel called "Ivanhoe", I can't recall the name of the author,

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SISI by Yemi Sikuade it was a Pacesetter serie

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Mine was

'Alibaba and the forty thieves'

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The movie was even more crappy.

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@careytommy

i beg to differ. Enid's a woman, you can look it up online. i also read tons of her books

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mine was a novel titled Hero No.1

it was a nigerian adventure story

I read it in primary 2 so forgive me if i cant remember the author. However it built my interest in reading and i've read novels ever since. thousands of them.

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Things fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

I was either 12 or 13. My mama forced me to read it.

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@i.chiatu

AFRICAN NIGHT'S ENTERTAINMENT was written by Cyprian Ekwensi. He also wrote the THE PASSPORT OF MALLAM ILIA. Ekwensi was one of the greatest writers to come out of Nigeria. Cheers.

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My first novel was AFRICAN NITES ENTERTAINMENT, Can't remember the author's name

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My book of bible story.

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Nkem and Akpo are in the market , (novelette)

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first real novel was prolly one of the books in the house. i really can't remeber. . .

that would make it roots ,h rider haggard(king Solomon's mines, she, Allan quatermain in one book ) or George Orwell( animal farm, Burmese days, a clergyman's daughter, coming up for air, keep the apidtsra flying, 1984 in one book) i must have read those books a dozen times over the years.

it has been said that a great book should be read in youth, in middle age and in old age and thats true. . .i barely understood what animal farm and 1984 were about back then. at least i now understand that in animal farm snowball was lenin, napoleon was stalin, the dogs were the secret police, the sheep were the masses, boxer was the workers who believed and were sold out, benjamin was the cynical old people who had seen it all, moses the raven was the clergy. . .

and there was some patronizing racism in h rider haggards books - (good and foulata - how can the sun mate withe moon or the white with the black?)

been meaning to get the compete works of dickens. . .but no time these days. . .

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i seriously can't remember my first. though most pple mentioned story books and not novels. if it were even storybooks we were talking about i wouldn't even remember my first. i've read a lot of books in my life time that i started taking track of all the ones i've read this year. i totally forgot about past ones which are quite a lot and so far i've read 43 books, yeah it's almost scary but i don't really do anything. some of my recent ones are short sories though got them from a primary schl student cos there are no real novels to read. i read passport of mallam ilia- lovely book i must say coming from a nigerian. treasure island, and the mystery of the moon castle by Enid Blyton read the last two about two days ago. my most recent real novel was Ashes to Ashes by Tami Hoag, she's so good at what she does. really lovely serial killing books she writes. read many of her books, a thin dark line. cry wolf, and then u die, kill the messenger, guilty as sin, dark paradise and counting i read a thin dark line first and got hooked.

i think my first real novel was one my mum gave me when i was about 8, a James Hardley Chase book she had just finished reading. i read it in like 3 weeks. all i remember about the book is some guy aspiring to be maybe senator or something and some lady called leslie that lost out on everything at the end. wish i could read the book again to understand better

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Can't really remember . . . should be one of Hardley Chase novels

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ROOTS - Alex Haley,I was 8 and it took me weeks to finish

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For me it was CHIKE AND THE RIVER by Africa's finest storyteller, Chinua Achebe. Invisible, I hail thee!

@Remii: ", This is assuming Yoruba novels like Igbo Olodumare, Ogboju Ode et at are not counted." Why would you not count them?

@Babadee "The Freethinker": Eiyaaa! Aren't we supposed to make better choices as we age?

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Secret Garden, i've forgotten who wrote it though- Loved it!

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The Famous Five- Enid Blyton series

Lady birds

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@Topic.

I cat remember!

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'Blood Bath at Lobster close' was my first in the pacesetter series in pry. 5

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I read "Wages of Sin" in Jss 1 . . . 1993 i think.

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First real novel was "Magic Faraway tree" by Enid Blyton.

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Nyengi Koin you mean?

Excellent novel, it painted an almost vivid picture of couples dealing with sickle cell disease.

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cant really remember, something between Ali's bycicle, Ade our naughty little brother and heidi. but my first real novel was "time changes yseterday" by Nengi Kion. i've read about a dozen times and i will most def read it again.

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Akara ogun ninu igbo irumole

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mine was flowers and shadows by ben okri

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@server34,

freethinkin now,

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New Oxford English Course (NOEC) or Alawiye by JF Odunjo - i dont know which of the tow

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mine was prolly my book of bible stories too, funny thing is most of the copies we used to see abt that time were torn and in various states of disrepair. . .

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Pls tell us what you mean. . . cos that was one of my first books too.

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My book of Bible stories,

funny that it was my first book considering my life philosophy now,

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