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Old 09-22-2002, 11:09 PM
Favorite Book

To get things going, along with all the book discussion that will surely go on, how about learning people's taste right off the bat. What is your all-time favorite book everyone? Mine would have to be a tie between Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens of Titan and Breakfast of Champions.

So shoot, what book is tops of the pops in "your book"?

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Old 09-22-2002, 11:21 PM
The Chocolate War

Loved it in sixth grade, loved it over the summer.
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Old 09-23-2002, 12:33 AM
Mine would probally be john douglas's Mind hunter or Along came a spider.
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Old 09-23-2002, 02:08 AM
1. Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
2. It by Stephen King
3. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
4. 1984 by George Orwell
5. Dark Force Rising by Timothy Zahn
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:37 AM
The one that tops my chart is 1984 by George Orwell.
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Old 09-23-2002, 09:50 AM
Of Mice and Men. What a piece of work!

Closely followed by the Lloyd Kaufman Autobiography and how to on independant filmaking.
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Old 09-23-2002, 10:44 AM
Bridge To Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.

Read this one in 6th grade, and fell in love with it.

I begged my nephews to borrow this book from
the library, just so I can re-read it.
The didn't, ungrateful whelps.
Kidding of course, they are like my kids.

So I finally purchased it.

And anything by Stephen King, Clive Barker.

And last but not least, The Bible.

Raven
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:07 AM
I suppose it would be The Shining by Stephen King.
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Old 09-23-2002, 11:39 AM
The Catcher In The Rye is my favourite also, followed by 1984 and On The Road
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Old 09-23-2002, 12:30 PM

A Kestel for a Knave (Barry Hines)

My recent fave would be...Barcelona Plates (Alexei Sayle)
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Old 09-23-2002, 12:41 PM
My fave book would have to be Demian by Herman Hessee
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Old 09-23-2002, 01:24 PM
I don't read often but i did read a book for school, It was my choice to read it called FARINHIET 451....The movie for this book was also good...and i thought they were going to do another one but i guess it got canceled.
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Old 09-23-2002, 01:36 PM
I have a few, these books go everywhere with me and I've read them countless times.

The Screwtape Letters: By CS Lewis

With Nails: By Richard E Grant

Popcorn: By Ben Elton
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Old 09-23-2002, 01:53 PM
Gotta go for "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson...

I've always been a huge fan of Stephen King and after reading him heap considerable praise on "I Am Legend" it jumped to the top of my "to read" list. As a Vampire novel it is without equal. A brilliant examination of one man's fight to survive against the odds. The conclusion of this book is one of the most haunting and thought provoking i've ever read. First class.
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Old 09-23-2002, 04:17 PM
Animal Farm by George Orwell, though I am getting a bit sick of it (I've done it twice as a detailed book analysis in Grade 7, and Grade 8, and now we're doing it Grade 10 English this year!
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Old 09-23-2002, 07:18 PM

My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Other Favorites are:
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

and most recently:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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Old 09-23-2002, 07:49 PM
Good call on Animal Farm, that must be required reading for every student everywhere. I had to read it in school also, but it's been about twelve years or so I should check that out and re-read it. I read anything horror-fiction or non-fiction true crime. Someone mentioned Mindhunter, I'm reading that right now, interesting stuff to say the least. I'll read biography's on any former athlete or coach out there.

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Old 09-23-2002, 08:19 PM

I love the three John Douglas books I've read, Mindhunter, Obsession, and Journey Into Darkness. I did a research paper on serial killers and didn't have to do any research, it was good times. Makes me look at Silence of The Lambs and Se7en in a different way too...
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:48 PM
I'm going to have to go with IT & This Boy's Life
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Old 09-23-2002, 08:52 PM
I've nearly finished Mindhunter I'm reading the battle of the shrinks chapter some of the true life experiences he's told seem unbelievable how would you rate Mindhunter form the other John Douglas books you've read QUENTIN
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Old 09-23-2002, 09:28 PM
Animal Farm

currently reading 1984, awesome stuff
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Old 09-23-2002, 10:32 PM
Hard Question to answer:

Interview with the Vampire (pretty much all of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles)
Catcher in the Rye-J.D. Salinger
The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Red Dragon-(counting down the days until the movie comes out)
The Shining and It-Stephen King
Shoeless Joe-W.P. Kinsella (the novel Field of Dreams is based on...J.D. Salinger is the author that Ray seeks out in the novel)
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Old 09-23-2002, 10:37 PM
Stephen King's "The Stand: The complete and uncut version" made me feel as no other book has in my life, it is just too grand for words in my opinion. Usually I read a book in one or two nights but I took my time with this one and spread it out cause I never wanted it to end. For those who haven't read it, it is a long read but a enjoyable one that will leave a lasting imprint on your heart and soul. If you have seen the movie based on it I can honestly say you haven't seen the true story behind it, there is just so much more that had to be said and is in this wonderfully chilling masterpiece from the King of horror.

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Old 09-23-2002, 11:50 PM
I used to hate reading books until i read American Psycho and all of Brett Easton Ellis' books except for The Rules of Attraction. I have to say that American Psycho is one of the sickest things I have ever read but I liked it a lot and I liked Glamorama even more. Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk is very good too. Just now started reading China Meiville's book called King Rat.
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Old 09-24-2002, 12:18 AM
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I have to say that American Psycho is one of the sickest things I have ever read but I liked it a lot... Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk is very good too.
Yes, American Psycho is one of the goriest, sickest reads anyone will ever be able to sample. Truly an acquired taste, but I liked it too.

Sounds like we have similar tastes in novels. I just finished reading Palahniuk's Survivor (and soon plan to read Choke). I didn't like it as much as Fight Club, but it was interesting nonetheless. Definitely left some strange ideas that will be trapped inside my mind for quite some time. PORNFILL. Anyone need to know how to remove blood stains from a silk tie? Read up.

My current reading? You'll like this. Of course it is, none other than, A Clockwork Orange, by Burgess. Really looking forward to that elusive 21st chapter, my brothers.

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I love the three John Douglas books I've read, Mindhunter, Obsession, and Journey Into Darkness.
I've read those three book as well Quentin, in fact I own them all. I read Mindhunter back in '95, on the recommendation of my gen psych professor. I've been hooked on Douglas ever since. Some of those stories, such as the girl (Shari?) murdered by Larry Gene Bell, really get to you. The note she wrote to her family before she was murdered. How positive she stayed saying goodbye, already knowing her inevitable fate. Truly gut-wrenching. Sometimes I read that when I think that I have problems, or that I have a reason to be upset. Pretty much slams things back into perspective.

Hmmm. Other books I have read recently: Fahrenheit 451, some Poe, The Collection by Bentley Little, The Chocking Doberman: and other urban legends, and some Lovecraft.

Now that I've finished typing this message, I believe I'll retire with a good book.
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Old 09-24-2002, 01:16 AM
YAY three Mindhunter fans.I reccomend you guys read some of John Pattersons books Along came a spider, Kiss the girls, Jack and Jill e.t.c.What's Obsession and Journey Into Darkness like Dark_One79.I think I might go to the library tomorror and check out the reccomended books.
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Old 09-24-2002, 06:49 AM
The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien


1984 by George Orwell


The Giver by Louis Lowry ( I'm currently working on the screenplay for this wonderful peice of work )
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Old 09-24-2002, 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by Benny

and most recently:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams [/B]
Of course! How could I forget it, I've read the whole series maybe 5 times, the first book a few times more. I haven't had the chance to read the latest addition to the series, that was published long after Adams' death though, but I'll get to that too sooner or later.
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Old 09-24-2002, 10:00 AM

I love reading, so I don't think I can chose one and put it atop all the others, but my two favorites would probably be "Lord of the Ring: Fellowship Of The Ring", by JRR Tolkien; and "A Christmas Carol", by Charles Dickens. Fantastic books.
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Old 09-24-2002, 10:25 AM
Peanut Butter Rhino
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Old 09-26-2002, 01:38 AM
"The Lord of the Rings" - J.R.R. Tolkien
"The Green Mile" - Stephen King
"Angela's Ashes" - Frank McCourt

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Old 09-26-2002, 10:32 AM

I own all of my favorite books:

Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey
Hammerhead Ranch Motel by Tim Dorsey
Orange Crush by Tim Dorsey
Triggerfish Twist by Tim Dorsey
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
The Shining by Stephen King
Cujo by Stephen King
IT by Stephen King
Different Season by Stephen King
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Old 09-26-2002, 01:15 PM
My two favorite books are The Stand by Stephen King and Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
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Old 09-26-2002, 01:23 PM
My all time favorite book is to Kill a Mockingbird. Coming in close second is The Stand. Then a couple of honorable mentions would be:

Watchers by Dean Koontz
Most of the Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker
Insomnia by Stephen King
And I've recently really liked the stuff by Michael Connelly (the Harry Bosch novels.)

Honorable mention to Elmore Leonard and Lawrence Block.
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Old 09-26-2002, 07:59 PM
My favorite book is The Long Walk by Stephen King.

In english class, I'm reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". I think I'll watch the movie, instead of reading it.
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Old 09-26-2002, 08:51 PM

Lindsey, I've read that book, and you should know it's a lot different from the movie, so you might be in trouble if you get quizzed on it or something. Right now I'm taking a film & literature class, and we do get quizzed on the books. You can see where I'm going, I dont' want to see you get a bad grade.

Besides, it's a great book, you don't know what you're missing.
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Old 09-26-2002, 09:33 PM
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The Catcher In The Rye- J.D. Salinger
Mere Christianity- C.S. Lewis
1984- George Orwell
On The Road- Jack Kerouac
The Four Loves- C.S. Lewis
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Old 09-26-2002, 10:00 PM
MMMMM Reading

Some on my favourites.....

"Misery"-Stephen King
"The Lord of the Rings,The Fellowship of the Ring"-JRR Tolkine

Not too big in the reading deparment.I have read many bios,and film books,but those are info books
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Old 09-29-2002, 01:39 PM

The Long Walk by Stephen King
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Old 09-29-2002, 04:30 PM
RFAD dominates

Requiem for a Dream just dominates in the favorites catergory. It's by favorite movie by a long shot, the score is my favorite CD ever, and the book is my favorite book. So heart wrenching, so disturbing, so true. Amazing novel. I've read it about 10 times and never get sick of it.
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