Books, films and albums that you NEED to experience before you die

When Mumsnetter IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece found herself in a cultural rut, she asked fellow Mumsnetters for their lists of the films/books/albums she absolutely HAD to get to grips with before she shuffled off the mortal coil. Here's our pick of the recommendations so far. What are you waiting for?

Books 

 Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, recommended by superbagpuss

ci The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, recommended by HugAndRoll

fmks  One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, recommended by LaBelleMadameManchot-
SansMerci

mockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, recommended by nikkihollis

kbm The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, recommended by Dilidali

thgA Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, recommended by TheBitterBoy

woolWool by Hugh Howey, recommended by prettypleasewithsugarontop 

gatsby The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, recommended by pinkcheese

gdFugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, recommended by kawaii

     

Films 

rainmanRainman, recommended by superbagpuss

 dsdf12 Years a Slave, recommended by HugAndRoll

fsdfsPan's Labyrinth, recommended by LaBelleMadameManchot-SansMerci

 dfsSaving Private Ryan, recommended by nikkihollis

cThe Subway, recommended by Dilidali

dsadLa Reine Margot, recommended by TheBitterBoy

goonies The Goonies, recommended by prettyplease-withsugarontop

teHigh Society, recommended by pinkcheese

gsfEtre et Avoir, recommended by kawaii

     

Albums

gSalvation by Alice Cooper, recommended by superbagpuss

gdfhMake Yourself by Incubus, recommended by HugAndRoll

jhfgDummy by Portishead, recommended by LaBelleMadameManchot-SansMerci

 hgRachmaninov's Vespers, recommended by nikkihollis

drftCrossroads by Tracy Chapman, recommended by Dilidali

gyhj20 by Kate Rusby, recommended by TheBitterBoy

 hhjThe Lumineers by The Lumineers, recommended by prettypleasewithsugarontop

vbHappiness is the Road by Marillion, recommended by pinkcheese

ghSeparate Ways by Teddy Thompson, recommended by kawaii

     

 

 

 

Last updated: 03-Feb-2014 at 5:20 PM