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What's your favorite book?

Could you please introduce some good books for me? I want to reading some interesting books. Thank you guys.
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Re: What's your favorite book?

Depends on if you like horror, sci fi, courtroom drama, whatever.

I have alot of favorites. Most of them are Star Wars books anyway.
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The “His Dark Materials” trilogy by Philip Pullman. As a bonus, if you read them now you’ll be caught up and ready for the TV show whenever HBO decides to premiere it.
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Charlotte's Web. Yes, I'm serious.
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but, Watership Down

Not sure we want to expand a posting from a banned member. I’m sure we have other favorite book threads.
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Oh, I didn't notice that, good call.
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Second person banned after a single innocuous post in two days. Something about banned members re-registering under new names?
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richard adams - watership down
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My favorite book is Weaveworld by Clive Barker. I've read it at least 10 times, it never loses its bizarreness.
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Re: but, Watership Down

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Not sure we want to expand a posting from a banned member. I’m sure we have other favorite book threads.
After a quickie search, the last thread on the topic hasn't been touched for ten years, so my thought is to ignore the thread starter here and just go with it.

Hard to claim I have a favorite book, but ever since I read it a few years ago Contact by Carl Sagan is the one book I eagerly want to go back and reread. I guess it's my favorite until another favorite comes along.
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Re: but, Watership Down

Originally Posted by Bronkster
After a quickie search, the last thread on the topic hasn't been touched for ten years, so my thought is to ignore the thread starter here and just go with it.

Hard to claim I have a favorite book, but ever since I read it a few years ago Contact by Carl Sagan is the one book I eagerly want to go back and reread. I guess it's my favorite until another favorite comes along.
Ten years? Wow! Surprising for such a busy forum.

I already answered on the sly, but definitely my favorite novel is Watership Down, followed very closely by The Hobbit, then The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

If we’re following the meaning of “book” to include more than just novels or fiction, then I’d have to choose the Bible, and it’s eclectic mix of poetry and prose and instruction.
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Tough call, but one that springs to mind without much prompting is Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance. What an exquisite read!
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My favorite book was written by Rod Serlings's brother, aviation buff Robert Serling. It was made into a half-ass movie, but the book is excellent. It is:

The President's Plane Is Missing
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I have more than just "1" favorite book.

Brian Lumley's Necroscope books
Star Wars Shadow of the Empire
Star Wars Truce at Bakura
Star Wars New Rebellion
Star Wars X-Wing books
Star Wars Courtship of Princess Leia
Dune
Stephen King's Cell
Stephen King's It
Stephen King and Owen King Sleeping Beauties
Stephen King's Outsider
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
Stephen King's Just After Sunset
Directive 51 Trilogy
John Grisham's The Partner
John Grisham's Runaway Jury
John Grishams The Firm
Hunt for Red October
Patriot Games
Sum of All Fears
Stephen King's Under the Dome. Still have the big old hardcover
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Not for any literary/entertainment value.

- Mein Kampf
- Catcher In The Rye

These two books give great insight into the mindset of a spoiled brat.
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The “His Dark Materials” trilogy by Philip Pullman. As a bonus, if you read them now you’ll be caught up and ready for the TV show whenever HBO decides to premiere it.
i just thought of something that ties this, Chabon’s Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Klay.
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The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith.
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Not for any literary/entertainment value.

- Mein Kampf
- Catcher In The Rye

These two books give great insight into the mindset of a spoiled brat.
I read part 1 of Mein Kampf. I thought that Hitler was great when he was telling stories. But then he would go into political theory, and I'd have to plow through dozens of pages of nonsense trying to get to another story. I gave up when the chapter heading said, "Part 2".

My answer is still the same: Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. It was my favorite book when I was four years old, and I still love it. I lent it to a friend to read a few months ago, and she thought it was great.
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My favorite book is by the brother of Rod Serling.

Robert Serling - "The President's Plane Is Missing"

A poor Made-For-TV movie was made, but the book is much much better, imo.

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The Velveteen Rabbit. I first discovered that book when I was 5 years old and it's been my favorite read ever since.
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James Ellroy "American Tabloid"
James Ellroy "The Cold Six Thousand"
J.D Salinger "Catcher in the Rye"
Bukowski "Ham on Rye" and "Post Office"
Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby"
Exley "A Fan's Note"
Jim Thompson "The Killer Inside Me"
Jim Thompson "Pop. 1280"

And pretty much anything by James M. Cain, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler...
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Also, if you pick up a book that consists of Hemingway's short stories, they're incredible...I actually prefer his short stories to his novels...I can't remember the title of my favorite, but it involves a flood in a small town and a male and female that get to know each other during the flood...That's my favorite Hemingway story...The man could really write in the short story form...Not to say his novels aren't great, but man, I'm telling you, his short stories are insanely impressive...
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Re: What's your favorite book?

Originally Posted by ScHoLaR oF SMuT
richard adams - watership down
I could read this over and over for the rest of my life.


I'll also go with Hitchhiker's Guide. I have the complete, faux black leather collection I keep by my bed and pick up here and there just to enjoy a few chapters.

A few classics like Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and The Lathe of Heaven are also multiple re-reads.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom
I could read this over and over for the rest of my life.


I'll also go with Hitchhiker's Guide. I have the complete, faux black leather collection I keep by my bed and pick up here and there just to enjoy a few chapters.
Watership Down is my most re-read book. In fact, I’m overdue for another.

I think,I have that same faux leather collection. I’ve read the first three books multiple times, but still need to read the others.

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