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Old 05-16-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Your all time favorite book is....

So, what is your favorite book?

Mine is Trinity by Leon Uris (must be my Irish Catholic upbringing), followed closely by The Hobbit.
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:15 AM   #2
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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
Though Godel, Escher Bach by Douglas Hofstadter is another favourite
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:25 AM   #3
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I can't list just one, but I can list two:

Gone to Soldiers by Marge Piercy
Engine Summer by John Crowley
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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Oh God, no! Don't force me to decide!

In no particular order of preference:

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
The Probability Broach - L Neil Smith
Conflict of Honors - Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Red Thunder - John Varley
Mutineer's Moon trilogy - David Weber
Honor Harrington series - David Weber

If I were stuck on a desert islan with these books, I'd survive!

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Old 05-16-2010, 12:06 PM   #5
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Love the Hobbit, it's certainly a very strong contender,
The Three Musketeers by Dumas,
Harry Potter by JK Rowling,
The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

Naming an absolute favourite is impossible,

and lots of the books by Authors hanging around MR also rate very very highly,

Executive Lunch by Maria E Schneider,

Rottwieller Rescue by Ellen O'Connell,

And although not finished reading yet,

Thin Blood by Vicki Tyley,

All of which I will keep forever and read many many times,
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #6
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I'm not sure how you could have a favourite book, but the ones I have read the most often are A Clockwork Orange and Fluke (James Herbert). Both get read once a year, usually in summer.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:37 PM   #7
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So many to choose from......

...I'll name two then; one non-fiction, one fiction:

History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
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So many to choose from......

...I'll name two then; one non-fiction, one fiction:

History of Western Philosophy - Bertrand Russell
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

Which is Which ???

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Old 05-16-2010, 04:34 PM   #9
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The Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks

I credit this as the book that really turned me on to reading as a child.
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Old 05-16-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John MacDonald....not that great a book but it's the one that got me hopelessly hooked on reading
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Probably James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, but that might change on different days.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:56 PM   #12
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Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles." I also re-read it at least once every year.
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House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende
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The Magician by Raymond Feist


Those 2 are the ones I re-read more often than others.
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy

The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John MacDonald....not that great a book but it's the one that got me hopelessly hooked on reading
OOOOhhh! I *forgot* "Red Storm Rising"! *And* I forgot "Hammerheads" by Dale Brown and "Saints" by Orson Scott Card!

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