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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Rainswept on Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:58 am

I tried 3 times and couldn't get through book one.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby MeatballEucharist on Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:56 pm

I agree completely that it goes loopy after book 4 but I like it. Book 1 (The Gunslinger) is pretty short and the audio books can be found on limewire if you want a stab at it. I like it, but King often has a is like it or leave it effect on people. The graphic novels are awesome though.

Rainswept wrote:I tried 3 times and couldn't get through book one.


That's like the best one!!!
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Ubi Dubium on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:08 am

Godel, Escher Bach
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings
Dune
The Once and Future King
The Mists of Avalon
I, Claudius
The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach
Three Cheers for Me (OK, this one's a little obscure, at least to American audiences. But this is one of the few books that has had me laughing so hard that it was hard to breathe.)
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby midge35 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:03 pm

The His Dark Materials Series is excellent.
I read a Tree Grows in Brooklyn for summer reading, and it was better than I would've expected. It's up there along with To Kill a Mockingbird; both classics.

I love The Life of Pi, and I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Since my sister didn't read it fast enough.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby fueledbycoffee on Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:59 pm

I'm adding Prozac Nation to my list.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:01 pm

Anyone who can definitively say what their favourite book is hasn't read enough books.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby WelshRarePasta on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:16 am

Ubi Dubium wrote:Godel, Escher, Bach
The Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach


Two of the best books I've ever read, and both that have been on my re-read list for far too long without my actually having reread them! THanks for the reminder, they just got bumped to the top of my list after I'm done with my current reading project.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby S'presso on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:27 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Anyone who can definitively say what their favourite book is hasn't read enough books.


Not true, I've read so many books I've lost count. And I can definitively say which was my favourite book, because it stood out against all the others, and still sticks in my mind now. I have many on the "really good" list, but just one favourite that I could never get tired of reading.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Horigot on Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:22 pm

Ya the Dark Tower is by far my favorite books. But I disagree the first one was the best, that one was actually the hardest for me to read. But the whole series though is awesome.

1.Dark Tower series
2.1984
3.Sword of Shanarra
4.Ender's Game
5.House Of Leaves
6.The Hobbit

After that I cant think of anything else because I spend more time trashing on books. I read way to much crap.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby aidiore on Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:47 pm

This is when i realize that 1984 its one of the uncommun books that is really really good and make a really really good movie (both 1956 and 1984...i dont know what to expect from the 2009...but im going to say...bad)...you need great cast and director and...i dont know..fairy dust?...because the movie its great and it doesnt depend on fantastic special effects...or a twist in the end...or...im going to say a monster...its like A clockwork orange...the book is art...pure art...and the Kubrick movie its...ahhh...just like beethoven to the music....FSM bless Stanley :worship: :worship: :worship:
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Dan (dat haole dude) on Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:33 pm

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas-Hunter S. Thompson

Terry Pratchett's Discworld series

Hawai'ian Mythology-Martha Beckwith

almost everything by Carl Hiassen

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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Capellini on Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:47 pm

I actually like The Rum Diary better than Fear and Loathing.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Rainswept on Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:00 pm

Horigot wrote:Ya the Dark Tower is by far my favorite books.


I just don't get it. I love to find out people's favortie book and then read it, it's often a great way to both find good books and learn about that person.The Dark Tower is one of the most frequent answwers to that question I hear, maybe the most frequent after The Bible and Harry Potter.

I read dozens of novels a year, and I cannot get through The Gunslinger. I've tried three times.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Wawizzle on Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:14 pm

Rainswept wrote:
Horigot wrote:Ya the Dark Tower is by far my favorite books.


I just don't get it. I love to find out people's favortie book and then read it, it's often a great way to both find good books and learn about that person.The Dark Tower is one of the most frequent answwers to that question I hear, maybe the most frequent after The Bible and Harry Potter.

I read dozens of novels a year, and I cannot get through The Gunslinger. I've tried three times.


Read a synopsis and skip to book 2. :D That's where the magic happens.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:14 pm

Mine is the Dictionary.
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