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Favourite book of all time?

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And James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary of Nicholas, Mario Puzo's The Last Don and Michelle Moran's Nefertiti

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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?

Not to change the subject but I have recommended this book in here a lot. Very fun, refreshing and different kind of book to read. Give it a go. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children-ransom-riggs/1100388567

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I also greatly enjoy Wheel of Time.. just wish he didnt die before completing the last book.

You know that Robert Jordan's wife has got a shadow writer to complete the series now? Brandon Sanderson. Robert Jordan knew he was going to die and devoted large chunks of time to outlining the story chapter-by-chapter of the rest of the book. Some chapters have only a paragraph summary, other chapters were actually and totally complete. Whatever the case, his vision lives on and books 12 and 13 have been released in the past 24 months. The final book 14 last I knew should have been due out in December 2011, but the release date has been pushed back to an unknown time in 2012.

Whatever the case, it's actually getting really interesting and I can't wait for the last book (well, I've been waiting for many years - I began reading when only books 1-4 were out and I had no idea the series was going to be this complex - so really, another month or two is not going to kill me, in the context of 15 years or so).

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Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

The Exorcist - Willam Peter Blatty

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Dantes inferno, cask of amtillado and the catcher and the rye

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Oh,so many.

I love Poe,Dickens,Shakespear.

I love this book called Robots Have No Tails,about an inventor,who can only work when hes plastered drunk.

White Fang,Call of the Wild,Grapes of Wrath,The Color Purple.

I love stuff by Robert Asprin,William Peter Blatty.

I adore The Bartimaeus Trilogy,the Pendergast series by Lincoln and Child(like most of Lincoln's solo stuff too).

I mean ,cannot think of them all.

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Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

The Exorcist - Willam Peter Blatty

Exactly my thoughts!!!!!

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It's difficult to name a single book, but one that did have a tremendous impact on me was Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

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It's difficult to name a single book, but one that did have a tremendous impact on me was Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein".

I am reading it right now

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I also love sci-fi / Fantasy...

Some of my favorites:

The Illiad and the Odyssey (the books that actually got me started reading)

The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit

Anything by H. Beam Piper

Most of Robert Heinliens books

The Honor Harrington series by David Weber

The Antares Dawn Series by Michael McCollum

The Books of Lawerence Watt Evans (The Misenchanted Sword, With a Single Spell, The Night of Madness, etc)

The 'Wiz' series by Rick Cook (a computer programmer is sent to a world of magic and learns that spells are just like computer code)

Huckelberry Finn

Tom Sawyer

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court

Hammer's Slammers

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (series)

Lord there are so many!

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The Illiad and the Odyssey (the books that actually got me started reading)

True. Both of them are amazing.

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I am reading it right now

You should try her The Last Man - it's entirely superior.

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You should try her The Last Man - it's entirely superior.

I will! :yes:

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I will! :yes:

It's free on the Internet, too. Just Google around, eventually you'll find it.

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Yours?

Yes. Two of Hearts, my book, is my favorite book.

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It's free on the Internet, too. Just Google around, eventually you'll find it.

Got it

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My top favs are..

The Celestine Prophesy (James Redfield)

The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success (Deepak Chopra)

The Stand (Stephen King)

A Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)

Contact (Carl Sagan)

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Richard Feynman) Wiki page

What Do You Care What Other People Think? (Richard Feynman)

Desperation (Stephen King)

The Regulators (Stephen King, written under his pseudonym Richard Bachman) (These two book have cross-over themes and the same characters, the way it all ties together is very interesting and intriguing. I recommend reading both of these novels back to back.)

World War z (Max Brooks) (a soon to be film! wiki page on the film)

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (James Gleick)

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The Invisible Man.

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Stephen King's The Stand ...unabridged version.

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I'll just list of few of my favourites in the Sci Fi genre:

"The Fountains of Paradise" Clarke

"I, Robot" Asimov

"The Time Machine" Wells

"Ringworld" Niven

"Dune" Herbert

"The Left Hand of Darkness" Le Guin

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There are many favorites for me too. Many have already been listed. A few more:

Charlotte's Web- EB White

Julie of the Wolves- Jean Craighead George

John le Carre

Robert Ludlum

Early Joseph Wambaugh- The Onion Field, etc

Serpico- Peter Maas

Marathon Man- Goldman

(and none of the movies for the above which usually have nothing to do with the books, or are extremely poor representations of the book, even if the movie is okay)

Edited to add: "A Cry in the Dark" don't know if it is a book or who the author is, but it is on Crime Library. Great Read about the Lindy Chamberlain case in Australia

Edited by QuiteContrary

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My Savings Account Book, before buying my first ever car.

Was a joy to behold and all my own work.

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I read a lot, in different kind of genres, so it has to be many favorites. here are some

FANTASY

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Silmarillion and The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

The Belgariad Series by David Eddings

A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin

All books by Neil Gaiman

SCIENCE FICTION/SPECULATIVE FICTION

Dune Series by Frank Herbert & later by Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson

The Foundation Series by Issac Asimov

The Space Odyssey Series by Arthur C. Clarke

The Hyperion Series by Dan Simmons

The Ringworld Series by Larry Niven

The Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett

ALTERNATIVE HISTORY

Fatherland by Robert Harris

The 1632 series/Ring of Fire series by Eric Flint

The Nantucket Series & The Emberverse Series by S. M. Stirling

HISTORICAL FICTION

Earth’s Children Series by Jean M. Auel

Sharpe Series and Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Aztec Series by Gary Jennings

THRILLER FICTION

Agent Pendergast Series by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Dirk Pitt Series by Clive Cussler

Alex Cross Series by James Patterson

Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman

Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child

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I read a lot, in different kind of genres, so it has to be many favorites. here are some

FANTASY

The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

The Belgariad Series by David Eddings

SCIENCE FICTION/SPECULATIVE FICTION

Dune Series by Frank Herbert & later by Brian Herbert/Kevin J. Anderson

ALTERNATIVE HISTORY

The 1632 series/Ring of Fire series by Eric Flint

HISTORICAL FICTION

Sharpe Series and Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell

Spartan:

I really liked the Belgariad and the Wheel of Time series at first.. then they started annoying me with the way he wrote all of his female characters as 'super smart', 'super in control' and all the men as bumbling idiots - even though the main male character of each was 'the chosen one'...

Dune was great but I really didn't care for the sequels...

Ringworld and 1632 series were brilliant...

Have you read any of Harry Turtledove's books? IMO he is the Master of Alternate History...

The Misplaced Legion series is my favorite...

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