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Postby Dr Dagger on Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:47 am

I can't believe that no-one has made this topic, so, what is your favourite book/books?

Mine are: Hitch-Hikers Guide by Douglas Adams, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Animal Farm by George Orwell, Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham and 2001 by Arthur C Clarke.
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Postby thelastpirate on Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:58 am

There are a lot of books I like, but my all-time favourite is Catch-22.
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Postby Rainswept on Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:42 am

I have a habit of asking this question when I make a new friend. Lots of times I learn a lot about them from their choice, other times I learn of a good book to read.

Mine is Atlas Shrugged, hands down.
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Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:16 am

Sorry, I cannot choose since there are so many that have been lost to my memory .
Remembering St. John
Remembering Auntie DeeDee
Remembering times of innocence
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Postby Capellini on Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:27 am

Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Galapagos, The Hot Zone, The Game of Thrones series, craploads of other stuff.
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

"The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest." - John Stuart Mill
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:09 am

Yesterday, I would have named A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle, as my favourite book, but after finishing An Acceptable Time, I'm starting to question how much I liked the series.

Still one of my favourites, though.


Other favourites of mine are the Harry Potter books, the His Dark Materials series, the Artemis Fowl series, the Inheritance series, and The Lord of The Rings books.

I cannot pick between them, they are all so good.
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:43 pm

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami;
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez;
Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson;
Schrödinger's Cat by Robert Anton Wilson;
Lots of other stuff by Robert Anton Wilson;
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco;
Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre (you gotta read it all the way through);
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco;
Monkey Brain Sushi: New tastes in Japanese fiction (miscellaneous authors);
Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje;
Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt;
The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco;
In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami (no relation);
A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke;
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick;
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Postby Mongo of the North on Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:47 pm

so many books....lets see I'd say Shibumi by Trevanian....read it when I was younger reread and enjoyed just as much. Otherwise probably one of the many Terry Pratchett books.
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Postby Moral Minority on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:54 pm

Too many to mention. But if you must:

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham.
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Postby flux on Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:54 pm

You godless heathens, your favourite book should be the Gospel of FSM.

I think my favourite book is Lord of the Rings or Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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Postby pieces o'nine on Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:35 pm

I'm always up for another good book on heresy.
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Postby Moral Minority on Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:40 pm

flux wrote:You godless heathens, your favourite book should be the Gospel of FSM.



Please don't say so. I'd hate to look like my christfag friends who put 'Bible' in the books section on MySpace.
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Postby Capellini on Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:27 pm

Oh my goodness I forgot my absolute favorite book of all time, The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins.

An absolute must read for anyone who likes biology, zoology, evolution, or thinks a material world can't be richly spiritual.
True terror lies in the futility of human existence.

Malcolm Reynolds is my co-pilot.

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Postby Dr Dagger on Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:47 am

Moral Minority wrote:Too many to mention. But if you must:

The Street Lawyer by John Grisham.


My brother, who is also 16, loves the John Grisham books too!
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Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:35 pm

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
Sharon Kay Penman: The Sunne in Splendour
Umberto Eco: Foucalt's Pendulum
John Shelby Spong: Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
Rainer Maria Rilke: The Book of Images
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