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    What is your favourite book .. and why?

    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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    Mine is, 'Sophies World' Jostein Gaarder. It is a story about philosophy, but it's magical and really makes you think!

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    really good and funny book.

    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

    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

    My favourite at the moment is the Odd Thomas series and I'm really happy that the 4th book is out in May It's a great story with great characters, well worth the read!

    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

    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.

    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)

    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"

    octobergirl;1965370

    Kane and Abel - jeffreys Archer brilliant book - his bestHard to put down … Kane and Abel - jeffreys Archer brilliant book - his bestHard 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

    the shopoholic set!!!

    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!

    The ]Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien - I just love it

    schaf;1965621

    i would never pick up a j. archer book, even if everybody in the world … 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.

    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

    Jeffery Archer's 'a perfect crime' is a brilliant read.

    Also the railway man by eric lomax-best book ever

    all the lee child books. all great stories. and keeps u guessing all the way thru.

    hypnoticstate;1965043

    Too many to have one favourite. My favouriteS are:His Dark Materials … Too many to have one favourite. My favouriteS are:His Dark Materials (Trilogy)Lord of the RingsThe Divine ComedyThe Elfstones of ShannaraLirealHarry 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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    Chia;1969636

    Elfstones of Shannara for the win! *high five* I've never heard anyone … 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.

    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

    2001 A space odessey

    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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