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#1 Good,bad,andrush

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:19 AM

To me, Sophie's World and Siddharta, and of mice and men an honorable mention.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:25 AM

The Virtue of Selfishness - Ayn Rand, Lord of the Rings Trilogy/Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien, and Elements of Moral Philosophy - James Rachels

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (laughedatbytime @ Mar 6 2011, 12:01 PM)
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:53 PM

The Catcher in the Rye, Animal Farm, Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse Five, 1984, A Farewell to Arms.
I really can't pick one; they're all exceptional.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE (Good @ bad,andrush,Mar 6 2011, 05:15 PM)
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

Here is a list of my favorite books.  Many have been made into movies over the years, not sure if I like that or not!

J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy
L. Ron Hubbard's 'Battlefield Earth'
Leon Uris's 'Trinity'
Paul Theroux's 'The Mosquito Coast'
Richard Adams's 'Watership Down'
Stephen King's 'The Stand'
Jean Auel's 'Earth Children' series
Ken Follett's 'The Pillars Of The Earth'

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Jaye @ Mar 6 2011, 01:17 PM)
QUOTE (Good @ bad,andrush,Mar 6 2011, 05:15 PM)
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:26 PM

"2010: Odyssey Two" by Arthur C. Clarke

Honorable Mentions:
-The Hobbit
-Dune
-2001: A Space Odyssey

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (Good,bad,andrush @ Mar 6 2011, 01:19 PM)
QUOTE (Jaye @ Mar 6 2011, 01:17 PM)
QUOTE (Good @ bad,andrush,Mar 6 2011, 05:15 PM)
QUOTE (laughedatbytime @ Mar 6 2011, 12:01 PM)
First Step 2 Forever:   My Story--Justin Bieber.

What is this, I don't even...
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Don't you recognise it? It's called a joke. wink.gif

Of course, but still...

Some people just don't appreciate Canadian authors, apparently.



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Posted 06 March 2011 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE (laughedatbytime @ Mar 6 2011, 01:50 PM)
QUOTE (Good @ bad,andrush,Mar 6 2011, 01:19 PM)
QUOTE (Jaye @ Mar 6 2011, 01:17 PM)
QUOTE (Good @ bad,andrush,Mar 6 2011, 05:15 PM)
QUOTE (laughedatbytime @ Mar 6 2011, 12:01 PM)
First Step 2 Forever:   My Story--Justin Bieber.

What is this, I don't even...
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Don't you recognise it? It's called a joke. wink.gif

Of course, but still...

Some people just don't appreciate Canadian authors, apparently.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:06 PM

QUOTE (tel @ Mar 6 2011, 07:01 PM)
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Hatchetaxe&saw @ Mar 6 2011, 02:06 PM)
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Don't know whether I should laugh or face palm, so I'll do both.

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 02:14 PM

An Equal Music - Vikram Seth
A Secret History of the IRA - Ed Moloney
Anything by David Starkey on the history of British Royalty

tons more, but severely afflicted by brain freeze....


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

I can't just mention one, but the books that I can look back on as being huge in my life.

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien
Childhood's End               by Arthur C Clarke
The Works of WB Yeats
Time Enough for Love      by Robert Heinlein

There are others, those are the ones that come to mind right now.        


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Posted 06 March 2011 - 09:44 PM

THERE ARE TOO MANY GAH. D:
Just a couple, though...

- Kindred, by Octavia E. Butler, who is pretty much my hero.
The way she can weave in a love story, history, and science fiction is just brilliant.
- The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas.
This was the first "classical" novel I really got into. The amazing, intricate, intriguing plot of deception and revenge grabbed me and never let go.
- Contact, by Carl Sagan.
Sagan's masterpiece. The movie killed every point he made in the novel. 'Nough said. Go read it if you haven't.
- And.. any number of Star Trek novels I've read. You laugh, but it's true! Pretty much anything written by Peter David or Diane Duane, I've read, and they're almost all fabulous. Especially all the DS9 Relaunch novels.  

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:29 AM

QUOTE (summer_sky @ Mar 6 2011, 01:19 PM)
Here is a list of my favorite books.  Many have been made into movies over the years, not sure if I like that or not!

J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord Of The Rings' trilogy
L. Ron Hubbard's 'Battlefield Earth'
Leon Uris's 'Trinity'
Paul Theroux's 'The Mosquito Coast'
Richard Adams's 'Watership Down'
Stephen King's 'The Stand'
Jean Auel's 'Earth Children' series
Ken Follett's 'The Pillars Of The Earth'

Most of these I have read and loved. I never read anything by L. Ron Hubbard...hesitant to though I shouldn't be. Maybe I will give it a try seeing that you have it grouped with a lot of my favorites.

Though there are so many...Sun Also Rises, Gatsby, Mockingbird....I will have to say that the greatest book that I have ever read is The Fountainhead.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 06:30 AM

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 07:29 AM

Don't know about greatest, but some of the most enjoyable:

The Magus - John Fowles
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel
I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
The Fortress of Solitude - Jonathan Lethem
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
As The Crow Flies - Anne Marie Macdonald
The Lord of The Rings - JRR Tolkien
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
The 13th Valley - John del Vecchio
The Secret History - Donna Tartt







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