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#1    Alienated Being

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:37 PM

I have read probably about 20 books in my entire life, but am hoping to change that as I re-kindled (no pun intended) my interest in reading. Something about it has just appealed to me lately.

My favourite book... ever?

Probably A Wrinkle in Time. :P It's a timeless classic by madeline l'engle.

Yours?


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:59 PM

Oooooh, great idea for a topic, I need to have a think about it ---  five minutes please!

edit;  Ok, it's too hard to think of one, so here are my top five that I can think of at this particular moment in time, in no particular order.

The Dispossessed:  Ursula Le Guin
Mortal Engines (Series) aka Hungry City Chronicles:  Philip Reeve
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: Hunter S Thompson
War of the Worlds:  HG Wells
Holes:  Louis Sachar

I might stress that these are not what I would consider the 'best' books I have ever read, but they are some of my favorites.

2nd edit:  Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles, a trilogy exploring the Arthurian legend, first one is The Winter King....   love those books!!!

Edited by Wyvernkeeper, 31 January 2012 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:02 PM

Watership Down - Richard Adams

Shogun - James Clavel

Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
Fall of Giants  - Ken Follett


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

Can we include Graphic Novels?  Because Neil Gaiman's Sandman series is basically the best thing ever committed to paper.

a taster:  http://www.dccomics.com/media/excerpts/1696_1.pdf


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

View PostAlienated Being, on 31 January 2012 - 03:37 PM, said:

I have read probably about 20 books in my entire life, but am hoping to change that as I re-kindled (no pun intended) my interest in reading. Something about it has just appealed to me lately.

My favourite book... ever?

Probably A Wrinkle in Time. :P It's a timeless classic by madeline l'engle.

Yours?

             I have so many. I have been a verocious reader since I was very, very young. Here are just a few of my all time favorites that I can read again with some cookies and Chai Tea on a rainy day.

            To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    
            The Yearling - Rawlings

            Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  
            The Call of the Wild - Jack London

            The Old Man in the Sea - Ernest Hemmingway

            Nineteen Eighty Four -  Orville

           Huckelberry Finn - Mark Twain

            Watership Down - Richard Adams
           ...and hundreds more, LOL

Edited by Robbie333, 31 January 2012 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:23 AM

Stephen King - Night Shift

A collection of really good short stories.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:58 AM

View PostRobbie333, on 31 January 2012 - 07:44 PM, said:

I have so many. I have been a verocious reader since I was very, very young. Here are just a few of my all time favorites that I can read again with some cookies and Chai Tea on a rainy day.

            To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    
            The Yearling - Rawlings

            Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  
            The Call of the Wild - Jack London

            The Old Man in the Sea - Ernest Hemmingway

            Nineteen Eighty Four -  Orville

           Huckelberry Finn - Mark Twain

            Watership Down - Richard Adams
           ...and hundreds more, LOL
These are great reads... well except I have never read waterahip down. Though the rest are my list too
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Swiss family Robinson
Siddhartha by Hesse
And the eragon books by paolini too though the best by far was the last book. Quite the page Turner.
There are so very many more though. Man to list them all would be a novel in and of itself.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:23 PM

Lord of the rings, all three books.

And a book about the 'Pegasus Bridge' (ashamed I can't remember the name but I'm pretty sure it is the one by Stephen E. Ambrose). It's a true story and was so good I gave it for free to a stranger on the plane sitting next to me on the understanding that he give it to someone else for free after.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

The Belgariad series by David Eddings

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse...A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:27 PM

Shelley's The Last Man

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Tolkien's The Silmarilion

do your palms ever itch?

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:44 PM

A true classic!

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

I mostly read True Crime Books ( I have over 86 books about crimes ), I don't really like Fiction Books.

My list:

1. The Millenium Trilogy, by Stieg Larsson ( Basically the only Fiction books I have read in the past 10 years )

2. Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder, by John Gilmore

3. The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes, by Michael Newton

4. This Is the Zodiac Speaking: Into the Mind of a Serial Killer, by Michael Kelleher and David Van Nuys

5. Who Killed Betsy?: Uncovering Penn State University's Most Notorious Unsolved Crime, by Derek Sherwood

I can go on and on, I have read so many fascinating books, but that's the Top 5 I have in mind right now. :)


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 01 February 2012 - 06:44 PM, said:

A true classic!

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BIFF READ THE BOOK
WAS HE IN A NOOK?
WAS HE IN A BED?
WAS HE IN A CHAIR LIKE SOME SAID?
BIFF IS FUNNY WE ALL KNOW
DOES HE LIKE THE CAT IN THE HAT?
OR DOES HE LIKE FAT RATS?
NO I DON'T LIKE FAT RATS BIFF SAID
ONLY BOOKS THAT ARE COLORED RED
LARGE RED BOOKS ARE ALL I READ
YESIREE, YES INDEED

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:56 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 01 February 2012 - 07:35 PM, said:

BIFF READ THE BOOK
WAS HE IN A NOOK?
WAS HE IN A BED?
WAS HE IN A CHAIR LIKE SOME SAID?
BIFF IS FUNNY WE ALL KNOW
DOES HE LIKE THE CAT IN THE HAT?
OR DOES HE LIKE FAT RATS?
NO I DON'T LIKE FAT RATS BIFF SAID
ONLY BOOKS THAT ARE COLORED RED
LARGE RED BOOKS ARE ALL I READ
YESIREE, YES INDEED


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:10 PM

Anything and everything by Christopher Moore.

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