Favorite Book?

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  1. Holadem

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    The Lord of the Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien)
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    How bout top 3?
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
    Atlas Shrugged
    The Fountainhead
    (yes, I lean toward the philosophical pieces)
     
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    Also have to do a list...
    1) Gates of Fire
    2) Ender's Game
    3) Silence of the Lambs
    I am currently reading LOTR for the first time (on the fourth attempt).
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    Well, in that case I shall have to add:
    2- War and Peace (Tolstoi)
    3- Count of Monte Cristo (Dumas)
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    Cosmic Trigger, volumes 1-3 by Robert Anton Wilson
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    quote: Nightfall by Isaac Asimov[/quote]That's a short story, isn't it?
    A Fire Upon The Deep, Vernor Vinge - The sheer joy of reading this book, with a new mindblowing concept approximately every fifth page, is tough to relate.
    The Sum Of All Fears, Tom Clancy - Slow to start, but the last 300 pages have to be read in one sitting.
    Footfall, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle - The best alien invasion ever.
    Under Seige, Stephen Coonts - A contemporary techno-thriller when it was released, it's a great "what if?" story now.
    The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy & company, Douglas Adams - Much laughter to be had.
    Pure Drivel, Steve Martin - "The Sledgehammer: How It Works"
    Now, if I were to do a list of the best books I've ever read, it would be a different list, probably with Frankenstein topping it. But these are ones I'll return to again and again, or where I'll pick up copies from used bookstores to give away when someone says that he or she has not read it. My favorites.
    [Edited last by Jason Seaver on October 11, 2001 at 05:40 PM]
     
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    So many favorites to chose from. [​IMG] Probably The Catcher In The Rye because it taught me to LOVE reading.
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    The Dark Tower
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    Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)?
     
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    It's a three-way tie between
    Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Dune by Frank Herbert
    Needful Things by Stephen King
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    Favorite Novels of mine include...
    Lord of the Rings - J.R.R.Tolkien
    Dune - Frank Herbert
    Childhoods End - Arthur C.Clarke
    Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C.Clarke
    Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov
    The Naked Sun - Isaac Asimov
    Ringworld - Larry Niven
    The House on the Borderland - William Hope Hodgson
    I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
    War of the Worlds - H.G.Wells
    The Time Machine - H.G.Wells
    The Devil Rides Out - Dennis Wheatley
     
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    Probably either Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude" or Nabokov's "Lolita"
     
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    Because it is Bitter and Because it is My Heart by Joyce Carol Oates.
    Joyce Carol Oates is in my opinion the most amazing writer in fiction today . I can't say how pleased I was when 'We Where the Mulvaneys' was selected by Oprah Winfrey as a Oprah's Book Club selection. I'm not a huge Oprah fan or anything but her book club was a fantastic idea and I feel she deserves a lot of praise for getting people that would normally be reading junk like Danielle Steel & Sidney Sheldon (if they would be reading anything at all) to go out and Purchase a Toni Morrison or Anne Tyler novel. It is nice to see books that can actually be called literature at the top of the best seller list.
     
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    Pat Conroys Prince of Tides.
    Great book and much better than the movie.
     
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    As a group, it would have to be the first trilogy of Stephen Donaldson's Thomas Covenant series (Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War, and The Power That Preserves), but if I had to pick one, it would have to be the third one, Power. (I know they owe a lot to the Tolkien Ring trilogy, but I feel that they surpass Tolkien's books in many ways....)
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    The Hitchhiker's Quintology - Douglas Adams
    Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
    The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King
    The Dead Zone - Stephen King
    Alice In Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
    Contact - Carl Sagan
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens
    Old man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
    What I'm Reading right now: The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
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    Would have to be the Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumbass....Dumbass.
    That's Dumas. You'd like it. It's about a prison break.
     
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    I have to say that my favorite books are:
    Left Behind - series of books about God "Harvesting
    His Church" - by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
    Harry Potter - don't laugh, I'm majoring in Elementary
    Education and I wanted to know what the
    kids are reading, I ended up loving the
    books and can't wait for the movie!
    This Present Darkness - by Frank Peretti, amazing book
    about the unseen battle of Angels
    and Demons
    I haven't read very many books, but I do plan on reading more. Well, at least some.
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    The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
    Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
    1984 - George Orwell
    Ringworld - Larry Niven
    Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
    The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
    And so many more...
     

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