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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Wawizzle » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:16 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Mine is the Dictionary.


I thought that Rainswept was going to have posted that. Then I gave up my opportunity.

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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Zankou 2.0 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:21 pm

Well, it [i]is[/, come to think of it.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby black bart » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:59 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:Mine is the Dictionary.


How far through it are you?
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Dan (dat haole dude) » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:00 am

Arroha, Cap..yeah, The Rum Diaries is/are OK, but Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 is (very arguably, i think) his best "non-fiction" book..i picked F&L/LV cuz i've read it maybe 20-25 times since it came out in '71 (or thereabouts)...one more for the list: Jitterbug Perfume-Tom Robbins..("indigo, indigoing, indigone..")..
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby billy and alex » Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:46 am

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Andrey Kurtenkov » Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:22 am

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Nigetron » Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:34 pm

Vampire Hunter D By Hideyuki Kikuchi
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby simpleviolet » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:52 am

The Twilight series is AMAZING! I resisted it for a long time, too, but once I started reading it, I devoured them instantly! I only wish there were more books. I'm reading Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth right now. Meh. I did read the excerpt online from Rattled! and can't wait to go buy it

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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Clifford » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:59 pm

simpleviolet wrote:The Twilight series is AMAZING! I resisted it for a long time, too, but once I started reading it, I devoured them instantly! I only wish there were more books. I'm reading Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth right now. Meh. I did read the excerpt online from Rattled! and can't wait to go buy it


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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate » Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:10 pm

1) HHG2G
2) Brave new world
3) 1984
4) The Dark Tower series
5) Hamlet
6) Letter to a christian nation (with the exception of the "the muslim hordes are coming to get you" ending.)
7) Zen and te art of motorcycle maintenance
8) LOTR
9) Frauds, Myths and Mysteries
10) The gospel of the FSM

..just to name a few.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Rainswept » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:00 pm

Scott the Pirate wrote:2) Brave new world
3) 1984
4) The Dark Tower series


You should read Anthem.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:39 pm

Sounds vaguely familliar....care to 'splain before i run off to google?
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Rainswept » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:43 pm

It's another post-apocalyptic story, this one by an atheist author. It's like 1984 with hope.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Scott the Pirate » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:48 pm

Sounds good. Thanks.
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Re: Favourite Book

Postby Vezon » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:38 am

1. :worship: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2. Watchmen
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