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Post your favorite books of all time.

Mine:

- Being and Nothingness - Jean-Paul Sartre
- Thus Spoke Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietszche
- Hegemony or Survival - Noam Chomsky
- Dress Your Family in Denim and Courduroy - Dave Sedaris
- The Funny This Is - Ellen Degeneres
- Napalm and Silly Putty - George Carlin
- 1984 & Animal Farm- George Orwell
- Politics and Language - Noam Chomsky
- The Prince - Nicollo Machiavelli

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I'm not much of a reader, but the few books that I have read are worth mentioning hehehe:

Nineteen-Eighty-Four - George Orwell
This one is actually scary to read now, because it seems to be coming true! Orwell was only twenty years out when he envisioned how the world would be.

Animal Farm - George Orwell
The famous analogy of Stalin, Lenin and all those fellas.

The Hellbound Heart - Clive Barker
The book that was made into the film "Hellraiser". Hedonism only leads to one place kids ;)

The Books of Blood - Clive Barker
Short stories addressing various issues of humanity, some of which were made into films, like "Rawhead Rex" and "The Candyman".

Hannibal - Thomas Harris
A lot more interesting than the film, it gives details of Lector's childhood and how he became a mad cannibal etc.

The Shankill Butchers - Martin Dillon
A factual book outlining the most horrific murder-gang in Northern Irish history. The name "butchers" says it all.

God and the Gun - Martin Dillon
Although this is a book about Northern Ireland it can be applied to the whole world. It deals with how the line between terrorism and religion is blurred to many people.

Lost Lives - David McKittrick (and others)
This book contains the names of every person to die as a result of the Northern Irish conflict since 1968 to 1999, and gives details of each death. Pretty depressing, and hopefully there wont be a need for "Lost Lives - part 2".

Well, that about covers it!

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Just the thread I was looking for, gogo search option.

I was wondering if anyone else manages to get away from their computer to read some old fashioned styled text images. :cool:

I love the Robert Jordan "Wheel of Time series", and other fantasy, a close 2nd and 3rd would be George R.R. Martin and Dennis Mckeirnan, the forgotten realms series. I've loved reading Stephen king for many years now with Dean Koontz right up there too.

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The Secret Window -- Stephen King (All time favorite movie and book)
Eyes of the dragon -- Stephen King
Shawshank redemption -- Stephen King
Apt Pupil -- Stephen King
Green Mile -- Stephen King

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Hannibal - Thomas Harris
A lot more interesting than the film, it gives details of Lector's childhood and how he became a mad cannibal etc.

That movie was really disturbing.

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Cosmicomics - Italo Calvino
Gargantua And Pantagruel - Rabelais
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Chronicles, Vol.1 - Bob Dylan
The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon
Collected Short Stories - Paul Bowles

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The Historian - by Elizabeth Kostova

Starred Review. Considering the recent rush of door-stopping historical novels, first-timer Kostova is getting a big launch—fortunately, a lot here lives up to the hype. In 1972, a 16-year-old American living in Amsterdam finds a mysterious book in her diplomat father's library :!:

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Hello,

Harry Potter -- I really enjoyed these. Adults can have fun with them too!
The Lord of the Rings
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Tom' Clancy's multi-volume novels
Star Trek Novel: My Enemy, My Ally

While we are here, might as well say my favorite Comic: Bloom County / Outland / Opus

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it figures my first post on here would be about books :rolleyes:

for you fantasy fans, definitely check out Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series and James Clemens' Wi'tch books. Both of these guys are great, and i don't think they get NEARLY enough buzz!

other favorites:
Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

I'd post a synopsis of each, but I'm lazy and I'm sure that won't be hard to find online ;)

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The Lord of the Rings JRR Tolkien
I currently own 4 copies (in different editions) and a dozen or more secondary works about Tolkien's universe, must have read it 25 times or more and still find new things.

08-15 Kirst
Probably little known by now, a chilling account of the life of a young German conscript from the mid 1930s through the end of WW2.
My edition is a Dutch translation from roughly 1955, well thumbed.

For the rest, no real favourite books.
I much enjoy reading Niven, Asimov, Clancy and Dale Brown though.

On the non-fiction front, "the black book of communism" (Courtois) is a must read.

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"Brave New World" - Aldous Huxley
"Artemis Fowl" - Eoin Colfer
"The Sirens of Titan" - Kurt Vonnegut
"Mother Night" - Kurt Vonnegut
...anything by Isaac Asimov...

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The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S Lewis

Dreamcatcher - Stephen King

Mathematics: The new golden age - Keith Devlin

The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud

The Chrysalids - John Whyndham

1984 - George Orwell

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The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S Lewis

Dreamcatcher - Stephen King

Mathematics: The new golden age - Keith Devlin

The Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud

The Chrysalids - John Whyndham

1984 - George Orwell

First three look good ;)

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Nah, ya gotta add some Clancy in there.

Executive Orders
Hunt for Red October

And then add some Robert Ludlum in there:

The Bourne Idenity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatium

And then, of course, Lord of the Rings

Leets see,, Dan Brown:

Angels and Demons
Da Vinci Code

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1984 - George Orwell

fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

The Hichhiker's Guide series - Douglas Adams

Brave new world - Aldous Huxley

Angels and Demons - Dan Brown

Deception point - Dan Brown

Gods and Generals - Jeff Shaara

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Kk.

-The Once and Future King - T. H. White
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
-Hamlet - Shakespeare
-A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemmingway
-(Poem) Howl - Alan Ginsberg
-(Short Story) The Big Two-Hearted River - Hemmingway
-Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
-C++ For Dummies (XD)

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Fate of a Man - Mikhail Sholokhov (Short Story)
The First Teacher - Chingiz Aitmatov
The Cigarette Sellers of Three Crosses Square - Joseph Ziemian
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
Christine - Stephen King
Bag of Bones - Stephen King ( This was the book that got me hooked to King)
Executive Orders - Tom Clancy
The Seven of Diamonds - Max Brand

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My favorite books have got to be:

  • The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Eragon by C. Paolini
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Interesting thread. I couldn't possibly list them all... reading is my number one hobby. I own thousands of books. I have to list all of the sci-fi classics and their authors: Asimov (Foundation Series/Robot Series)... Heinlein, Clarke. Gibson (the man who coined the term "cyperspace'). I'm reading Neal Stephenson. Lots of non-fiction in my library, as well. "The Code Book" is excellent, as is most of Simon Singh's work. Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs and Steel", and "Collapse" are must reads. I also have all the classics (Homer, Dickens, etc.).

I'm also a poet, so I have hundreds of poetry collections and manuals... there is no good place to end this, as I am definitely a book collector, so will just stop here. Thanks for the excuse to walk around my library again.

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