What is your favorite book ?

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  1. Arcadian Registered Member

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    (This is my first thread)

    I was wondering what is your favorite book ?

    My favorite is Ender's Game. It has action from the beginning until the end. (Didn't see the movie yet !

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  3. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Probably "A Confederacy of Dunces", John K. Toole, a work of genius.
     
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  5. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    The Making of the Atomic Bomb:
    Richard Rhodes.

    A fantastic history of late 19th century, and 20th century physics, from Bequeral, Rhotegen and Curie, through to Bohr Fermi and Szillard, up to Feynman and company....
     
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  7. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Also good.
     
  8. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    I love this book so much that I used to buy extra copies to hand out to friends and family to read. I just started laughing thinking about Ignacious and his job selling hot dogs. The characters that Toole created in this masterpiece are only rivaled by Dickens in my opinion.
     
  9. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl.
    Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway.

    They're both equally good, so couldn't choose one over the other.
     
  10. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Stranger In A Strange Land.

    Although Confederacy Of Dunces was excellent. I need to re-read that one.
     
  11. Franklin Banned Banned

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    The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). I also like the Iliad and Odyssey, and I do like "A Confederacy of Dunces".
     
  12. Lakon Valued Senior Member

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    Though I have due respect for it, I find the OT a strange place. But anyway, I look forward to reading some of your forthcoming material (as you said in the other thread) in the religion forums.

    Iliad and Odyssey yes, agree. Great stuff. Many scholars of literature and fiction remark that there has been nothing new written (in the way of fiction, adventure, romance, etc) since then.

    Here is my most favourite book ..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_Popular_Delusions_and_the_Madness_of_Crowds
     
  13. Lakon Valued Senior Member

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    Loved it. There is another, along a similar theme, equally as good, called 'Smile On The Void' or similar. I forgot the author.
     
  14. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I'll limit myself to five:
    • Code of the Lifemaker--James P. Hogan
    • Henderson the Rain King--Saul Bellow
    • Midworld--Alan Dean Foster
    • Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner--A. A. Milne
    • Redwall--Brian Jacques
    Yes, some of these are for children. Mrs. Fraggle has an M.A. in English Literature and she took a course in children's lit. She says some of the best books on Earth were written for children.
     
  15. Arcadian Registered Member

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    I think I now have a reading list… Anyone read Percy Jackson ?
     
  16. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    I've been reading the Culture books by Ian M. Banks. He just died this year. So far, "Consider Phlebas" is one of the best and the first one I read. "The Player of Games" was also good. The Culture itself is an interesting concept described here.
     
  17. Arcadian Registered Member

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    What is that book about ?
     
  18. Gorlitz Iron Man Registered Senior Member

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    Favourite book I've read recently is probably David Baldacci's The Innocent, really could get under the skin of the main character and lots of plot twists.
     
  19. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    The book is about Ignatius Reilly an educated but extremely lazy man who lives in 1960's New Orleans. Initially he will repulse you but just keep on reading because his search for employment as well as other adventures will have you laughing out loud. I have read this book twice and have every intention of reading it again. A true masterpiece in every way!
     
  20. Chrystiane Registered Member

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    My favorite is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
     
  21. DatsCradle Registered Member

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    I'm also a bookworm here, but I don't have a favorite work. I read anything I can get my hands on. Right now it's Kurt Vonnegut. Pretty good!
     

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