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What is your favourite book .. and why?

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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
I am going on holiday and need some book recommendations... and thought it might be nice to share your fav book and the reason with others too


THANKS!
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Mine is, 'Sophies World' Jostein Gaarder. It is a story about philosophy, but it's magical and really makes you think!
#2
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really good and funny book.
#3
Too many to have one favourite. My favouriteS are:

His Dark Materials (Trilogy)
Lord of the Rings
The Divine Comedy
The Elfstones of Shannara
Lireal
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
#4
My favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King.

At the moment I am trying to read the French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
#5
My favourite at the moment is the Odd Thomas series and I'm really happy that the 4th book is out in May :D It's a great story with great characters, well worth the read!
#6
I just read 'Sold' by Zana Muhsen from Amazon

Or any book by Torey Hayden, such as Beautiful Child or Ghost Girl

All true stories, my kind of thing
#7
Catcher in the Rye - teenage angst at it's very best
Crime and Punishment - so intelligent and thought provoking
Carter beats the Devil - Clever, amusing and a very long good read
The Lucky Bones - Gripping, well written, couldn't put it down
The Shadow of the Wind - Exciting tale of a boy who investigates the unusual disappearance of his favourite author.
#8
Siddharta by Hermann Hesse, it's just beautiful and i think the only book i read more than once (and i have read plenty of books)
#9
Kane and Abel - jeffreys Archer brilliant book - his best
Hard to put down after the first words of the book
"she only stopped screaming when she died"
#10
octobergirl
Kane and Abel - jeffreys Archer brilliant book - his best
Hard to put down after the first words of the book
"she only stopped screaming when she died"


i would never pick up a j. archer book, even if everybody in the world told me it's the best book on the planet
#11
the shopoholic set!!!
#12
Mine would have to be Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, it's one of the funniest AND most poignant books I've read and I go back to it every few years to reread it!
#13
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - I just love it :)
#14
schaf
i would never pick up a j. archer book, even if everybody in the world told me it's the best book on the planet

That's a shame..........he pens a good story.

Can't stand the man but like his books.
#15
A small selection, for reasons too numerous to mention:

[COLOR="Blue"]Disgrace [/COLOR]by J.M. Coetzee
[COLOR="blue"]Remains of the Day[/COLOR] by Kazuo Ishiguro
[COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]`Changing Places`, `Small World' and `Nice Work`[/COLOR] the trilogy by David Lodge
[COLOR="blue"]The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason [/COLOR]by Sam Harris
[COLOR="blue"]Will you please be quiet, please[/COLOR] by Raymond Carver
[COLOR="blue"]All of Us[/COLOR] by Raymond Carver
#16
Jeffery Archer's 'a perfect crime' is a brilliant read.

Also the railway man by eric lomax-best book ever
#17
all the lee child books. all great stories. and keeps u guessing all the way thru.
#18
hypnoticstate
Too many to have one favourite. My favouriteS are:

His Dark Materials (Trilogy)
Lord of the Rings
The Divine Comedy
The Elfstones of Shannara
Lireal
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Elfstones of Shannara for the win! *high five* I've never heard anyone else even mention those books, but I thought they were great.

I have found that various books/stories by these people are generally good:

- CS Lewis (esp. the space trilogy for adults)
- Colin Wilson
- JL Borges
- Dorothy L. Sayers
- Arthur Conan Doyle
- Terry Brooks
- Stephen Lawhead

Also you could check out:

- 1984 by George Orwell
- Mothman Prophecies by John Keel
- Timeline by Michael Crichton
- A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda

This thread reminds me that I kind of stopped reading once I hit university. I have been a grad for three years and I read even less now. That's what Pokemons and cat macros will do to you.

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#19
Chia;1969636
Elfstones of Shannara for the win! *high five* I've never heard anyone else even mention those books, but I thought they were great.


Petered out a bit towards the end though, I felt.
#20
my fav book has to be THE PERFECT VICTIM great true story, you cant put it down!
i have read it three times:thinking: or a light read like anything by MARY JANE STAPLES fiction about the eastend at war time.:thumbsup:
banned#21
2001 A space odessey
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Read many of the ones listed on here (Catch 22 is extra-ordinary) but it really depends what kind of genre you like. One thriller writer who doesn't get mentioned very often these days is Alistair Maclean. HMS Ulysses is a classic and one that I've re-read many, many times. Most of the early to mid MacLeans are good - his later stuff was a bit pants though. I also recommend The Golden Rendevous (one of his best).

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