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Old 04-28-2007, 10:58 AM
what is the best book ever???

hey i was just wondering, what do u guys think is the best book ever, what are your thoughts, personally i love of mice and men, can't beat it, so thats my vote
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:59 AM
Very hard question but I've made a half-assed top 10 that changes all the time by so it goes:

1. The Catcher in the Rye
2. Tender Is the Night
3. The Great Gatsby
4. It
5. A Farewell to Arms
6. The Stand
7. Atlas Shrugged
8. The Fountainhead
9. Anna Karenina
10. Sarum
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:07 PM
da vinci code ,fight club,easy riders raging bull,the stand.which lie did i tell
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:15 PM
American Gods is the bestest book in the whole wide world.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:56 PM
THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

I love that book. Its the only book ive read multiple times.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:52 PM


Shameless, I know. I figure if I kiss enough ass, I'll eventually get something.

Probably not, though.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:59 AM
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski and some early Sven Hassel books.
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:31 AM
The Giver and The Great Gatsby.

Last edited by dennisv; 04-30-2007 at 01:35 AM..
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:38 PM
The Holy Bible
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by Otis Driftwood
The Holy Bible
agreed, but i find that funny coming from someone naming themself otis driftwood, but i must add:

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy

The Ultimate Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:41 PM
Hmmm...

The Catcher in the Rye (of fucking course) by JD Salinger...
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


more modern

Rose Madder by Stephen King
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:58 AM
Headhunter by Timothy Findley
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Old 05-01-2007, 08:43 AM
Dabble Duck by Anne Leo Ellis
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:55 AM
Grapes of Wrath-John Steinbeck
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:30 AM
I haven't read that much before, I've rather seen a movie or two or played my guitar than read a book. But that started to change recently as I started reading Star Wars Expanded Universe books. I've only read the first two books of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn-trilogy, but they were so great reading that I got the enthusiasm of reading stuff. Now I'm reading a book written by Jean-Luc Godard and can't remember it's english title but it's a series of his writings beginning from the early 50's.

Like I said, I haven't read that much so far but these I enjoyed very much:

2001 : A Space Odyssey
Lord of the Rings
The Shining
Tarantino on Tarantino
Lynch on Lynch
Heir to the Empire
Woody Allen on Woody Allen
Terry Pratchett's Discworld -novels
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:09 PM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of Solitude
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:22 PM
God, I hate The Catcher in the Rye.

My personal favorite is Good Omens, but the book I would call the greatest I have ever read is probably Brave New World.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by Tweek

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Agreed. Mine changes often though.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Fifth Profession by David Morrell
Guilty Pleasures by LKH
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:46 PM
any of the Harry Potter ones
Meg-Steve Alten (MAKE IT INTO A FILM NOW)
To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:08 PM
Ugh. I absolutely LOATHE To Kill a Mockingbird. I've never found it to be anything more than just another "intolerence is bad" story, and an uneventful, exceptionally DULL one at that. Blagh.
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Old 06-19-2007, 05:57 PM
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Meg-Steve Alten (MAKE IT INTO A FILM NOW)
Oh my God! You are officially one of the coolest people I know. I LOVE Meg!
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:36 PM
Meg is the shit....fuck Jaws, Meg is waaaay cooler/
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:37 PM
I am a huge Harry Potter fan...those books are worth their weight in gold. Preacher is also a great series.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:39 PM
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Meg is the shit....fuck Jaws, Meg is waaaay cooler/
You too are one of the coolest people ever! I declare it!
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:14 AM
Slaughterhouse-Five
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:14 AM
Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. Just finished it last week while on vacation and loved it.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:27 PM
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Shouldn't have taken this long for this book to come up.

While I've enjoyed many Stephen King works, I would hesitate to mention them among the greats.
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Old 07-13-2007, 01:41 PM
Best book I have ever read: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Another favourite: The World According to Garp by John Irving

Surprised at their absence on the topic. Catch-22 is one of those books I forced myself to read slowly because I loved every word of it. It was a rich and wonderful experience, very few books have that effect on me these days.

Also, I recently read The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy series and I hold it in high regard.
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:31 PM
My favourite "book" is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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Old 07-15-2007, 12:19 PM
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My favourite "book" is George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Good choice! Probably the most realistic fantasy series ever written.
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:21 PM
And easily the most engrossing. I am eagerly anticipating A Dance with Dragons.
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:36 AM

All time favourite, hands-down for me.


To Kill A Mockingbird. Just like the movie, after soaking it in, it makes me feel better.


The Narnia series.


Intensity


Jurassic Park


The Stand
*and practically almost everything by Stephen King*


Z For Zachariah


I Am Legend


Looking For Alibrandi


Gone With The Wind

And MUCH more...
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:18 AM
Some of my Favorites are:
Tortilla Flat by Steinbeck
The Trial by Kafka
The Stranger by Camus
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Old 07-19-2007, 10:24 AM
Hard to say because I don't fully trust the younger me. The two books I enjoyed most the time I read them can at least be:




and...



But then again. I'm really not sure I would feel the same way if i read them now.
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:52 AM

I haven't read many non pop up books but IT takes the cake for me with The Exorcist coming in second. A distant second at that. I can't imagine reading anything better than Stephen King's masterpiece. Well thats all for now GOoD JOURNEY my fellow schmoes.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:34 PM
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:40 PM
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Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
That one too.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:11 PM
"Paradise Lost" by John Milton.

Unless we're limited strictly to works of prose, in which case I'd have to go with Don Quixote.

I hate to be a snob, but I have trouble accepting the idea any modern contemporary writer, no matter how popular or profitable their works are, has written the greatest book of all time. Just how I feel.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by arto_j
Slaughterhouse-Five
you're the best
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Old 07-28-2007, 10:05 PM
god is a bullet by boston teran.

atlas shrugged by ayn rand
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