Favorite Books thread

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  1. Judo macrumors regular

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    I'm suprised no one has started a favorite book thread yet (I searched but could not find) so here's a thread to let others know of your favorite books.

    Here are some of mine.
    No particular order.
    -Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder
    -Sophies World by Jostein Gaarder
    -One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    -Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanance by Robert M Pirsig
    -1984 by George Orwell
    -2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
    -The Lorax by Dr Seuss
    -Any of Micheal Leunig books
    -Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
    -Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

    Just a few for starters.

    Anyone else have similar reading tastes who can point me to some other authors I might like?
     
  2. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Isle Witch' by Terry Brooks
    Antrax by Terry Brooks
    Morgawr by Terry Brooks
    The Heritage of Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
    The History of Shannara by Terry Brooks

    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind

    Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn

    His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman

    what am I missing................
    ummmmm........
    can't think of anything......
    but I know I will be back.....
    :::wicked laughing :D :::
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I don't like reading in general. So of all the forced books I've had to read for English, I like

    The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
    The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I never like those since I was 'supposed' to read them.

    I used to read much more than I do now, too much going on to take the time to read. But lately I've been reading a chapter or so before going to bed. I don't think I have any great favorites, it sort of has to do with what I like at the moment.

    I've read Tolkien's works more than once - loved them when I was in Junior High.

    D
     
  5. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    Lord of the Rings- J.R Tolkein
    Star Wars Triliogy- 3 different authors (don't know them)
    Harry Potter- Rowlings
    Planet of the Apes- Don't know author

    Hmm, I know there are more, so I'll be back later.
     
  6. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    1984 was good.

    1984- Orwell
    A Clockwork Orange - Burgess
    Night - Wiesel
    Insanely Great - Levy (gotta have a mac book in there, right?)
    The Hobbit - Tolkein

    There are others, but I mostly read magazines. Wired's my favorite.
     
  7. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    read it if you havent...now. (a.ka. Cien anos de soledad)

    1984 is second on my list.
     
  8. Thanatoast macrumors 6502a

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    1984 - George Orwell - excellent book

    Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - even better (i'll even go so far as to say i have a favorite chapter. chapter 3. if you make it that far you'll be hooked.)

    Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury - everyone should read this

    Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars (triology) - Kim Stanley Robinson - very inspiring

    and i'll read anything by Harry Turtledove, master of alternate history.

    there's just so many, gotta pare them down to the bare essentials. i think these'll do.

    can i add a second question to the thread? what book are you currently reading? i'm reading "Ruled Britannia" by Harry Turtledove

    edit - i forgot one. Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlen.
     
  9. funkywhat2 macrumors 6502a

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    Farenheit 451 - thats the other one I was thnking of! Thanks for the reminder!
     
  10. job macrumors 68040

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    Anthem
    The Fountainhead
    Atlas Shrugged
    (Any book by Ayn Rand, really; see above ;))
    1984
    (But then again, anything by Orwell)
    Catcher in the Rye
    Lord of the Flies
    The Great Gatsby
    Catch-22
    Slaughterhouse-5
    Three Soldiers
    The Red Badge of Courage
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Turn of the Screw
    Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
    Ivanhoe
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
     
  11. whocares macrumors 65816

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    No particular order

    'Candide' by Voltaire (very amusing)
    Short stories by Maupassant
    'Old man and the sea' by Heminway
    'The pearl' by steinbeck
    'All quiet on the west front' by Remarque
     
  12. job macrumors 68040

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    Yes!

    That was a great book.

    Thanks for reminding me. :cool:
     
  13. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    1984
    Fahrenheit 451
    A Clockwork Orange
    Napalm and Silly Putty - George Carlin
    Animal Farm was alright, it probably would have
    been better if i didnt have to read it for
    school
    and i just started Crime and Punishment, from what i hear its a good book
     
  14. Pismo macrumors 6502

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    Microserfs by Doug Coupland

    Generation X by Douglas Coupland

    Basically all books by Coupland are great!!!

    Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
     
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    funniest book i ever read: " a walk in the woods" by bill bryson
    and all his other ones are funny too--" a stranger here myself", "in a sunburned country", "notes from a small isalnd".....he's an american travel writer who lived in england for many years and recently moved back to the states. quite a bit of usefull environmental info also.

    economic/finance books: "the overspent american" & " affluenza"...these will blow your mind.

    " the mind on fire" bio of ralph waldo emerson...amazing. and anything by ralph waldo himself...timeless essays on man and his mortal coil.

    and the latest bio of charles lindburg called, funny enough, "lindburg".

    and if you have a kid: robert louis stevenson's " a child's garden of verses".
     
  16. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    has no one here read one hundred years of solitude...or did it just not make your lists?

    i find the latter hard to believe.
     
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    My sister has read a lot of Marquez, but she has not read One
    Hundred years of Solitude yet. I told her to read it. ;)
     
  19. dreamlance macrumors regular

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    Yay! Another Coupland fan! Good choice Pismo :)

    Farenheit 451 (duh)
    Jungle Books (Kipling)
    Memoirs of a Geisha (Golden)
    LOTR (Tolkein)
    Screwtape Letters (CS Lewis)
    Wayfarer Redemption trilogy (Sara Douglass)
    Generation X (Coupland)
    Dragonriders of Pern series (Anne McCaffery)
     
  20. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    actually...not to be nitpicky...but it would be more proper to call him Garcia...not Marquez.

    Garcia Marquez is best tho.
     
  21. Judo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good choice beez. Not the easiest book to get through but the classic are all usually worth reading.

    Also, Poe has got some excelent short stories. Has anyone read Angle of Odd? I might have a copy of it around somewhere I could email, if anyone's interested. It's not very long, and is definetly worth the read. even on a computer screen.
    Anyone read Don Quixote?? It got voted best book of the century in a poll taken by top Authors of today.

    OOo soo many books to read. I've got a $50 book voucher to use aswell :)
    I think I might go for A Brave New World, Napalm and Silly putty (didn't know George Carlin had any books) and maybe Farenheit 451.
     
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    Ayn Rand??
    Haven't heard of him.
    What books has he written.
    I'll check him out next time I'm in a book store.
     
  24. superkatalog macrumors regular

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    i like many books

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (douglas adams)
    the martian chronicles (ray bradbury)
    lolita (vladimir nabokov)
    books from max frisch, friedrich dürrenmatt (swiss authors, anyone knows??)
    all of h.g. wells
    all of stanislav lem (great pretentious science fiction)

    and many many more
     

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