What's your Favorite Book/Books?

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  1. parrothead macrumors 6502a

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    There are a lot of threads about movies here so I thought it would be fun to see what everyone likes to read!

    Some of my favorites:

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Mutiny On the Bounty Trilogy
    The Stand
    Carl Hiassen Books
    Jurassic Park
    Red Storm Rising
    John D. MacDonald - Travis McGee Series
    The Count of Monte Cristo
    Mila 18 - Leon Uris
    Battle Cry - Leon Uris

    to name a few...
     
  2. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    anything by Robert Kaplan
    anything by Samuel Huntington
    anything by Fritjof Capra
    anything by Italo Calvino
    ART AND PHYSICS by Leonard Shlain
    THE ALPHABET VS THE GODDESS by Leonard Shlain
    anything by Jerry Mander
    anything by Jeremy Rifkin
    THE ARROGANCE OF HUMANISM by David Ehrenfeld
    SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL by EF Schumacher
    anything by Heidegger
    THE STRANGER by Camus
    existentialist philosophy (other than above)
     
  3. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    iBook 14"
    pBook 12"
    iBook 12"

    oh books, books

    well, lets see:
    anything by Kurt Vonnegut
    house of leaves by Mark Z. Danielewsk (buy this book)
    hitch-hikers guide to the universe trillogy (all 5 books) by douglas adams
     
  4. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    The Hot Zone, The Da Vinci Code, anything by John Steinbeck.
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    The Bible
    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
    An Oblique Approach by David Drake,
    Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo
     
  6. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    The Elegant Universe - Brian Green
    A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking
    Jarhead - Anthony Swofford
    Blind Man's Bluff - Sherry Sontag & Christopher Drew
    Saton X - Michael Smith

    I like books about history, war, physics, and PowerBooks.
     
  7. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Notes from the Underground and The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky
    The Magic Mountain - Mann
    Remembrance of Things Past - Proust
    The Stranger - Camus
    Subterraneans - Kerouac
     
  8. iBook macrumors regular

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    To name my favorite and a few more...

    No. 1 - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
    The Names - Don DeLillo
    White Noise - Don DeLillo
    A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
    The Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler
    Don Quixote - Cervantes

    Maximum Bob - Elmore Leonard
     
  9. pinto32 macrumors 6502

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    LIES and the lying liars who tell them
    Bushwacked: Life in George Bush's America
    Rush Limbaugh is a Big fat idiot
    Rifles for Watie
    whatever is in my bathroom when the time comes....
     
  10. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Anything by Ernest Hemingway.

    I think my favorite Hemingway novel is actually Islands in the Stream, which wasn't really well received. No, I take that back - #1 would be The Old Man and the Sea. I also really loved the Nick Adams stories, at least in part for their quasi-autobiographical peeks into Hemingway's early life.
     
  11. labrat macrumors newbie

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    Robert J. Sawyer is a really good Canadian author ... Neal Stephenson books are awesome too.

    Just recently i discovered Alastair Reynolds ... reading Chasm City right now. He writes so well - definately look him up !

    happy reading,
    j
     
  12. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    The Bible - King James Version
    The Space Trilogy - C.S. Lewis
    2001 A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
    Technopoly: The Surrender Of Culture To Technology - Neil Postman
     
  13. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light
    The Lord of the Rings
    Frankenstien
    Jurassic Park*
    The Lost World*


    Fnishing up the Beckham biography, about to start The DaVinci Code

    *one of my favorite thigns about these books is how the whole Dinosaur thing is really just a model for Chaos Theory. Very, very, very interestin - it made me think about the world around me for days. I think its uber lame in the movie how Chaos is touched on - only it comes out of left field and isnt relevant to the story. They took a killer conept and turned it into a stupid action movie. I enjoyed it though. :rolleyes:
     
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    I capture the castle- I love the world that is created. I love the characters. Makes me think about life, love and loss

    A Fine Balance- a little glimpse into a different culture..... a comment on futility?

    Ender's Game- fun sci-fi book.

    Da Vinci Code- because it makes me think even if it is all just speculation and invention
     
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    I love media theorists, especially Postman. You should check out No Logo by Naomi Klein. It's a quick and interesting read.
     
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    Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (maybe one "t")
     
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    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Stephen King's The Green Mile in chapterbook form, 1 month apart from each other as they were released.

    Nobody's mentioned these so far: Harry Potter & the __________ series - I love these, and am really enjoying reading them to my son (and my daughter again when she's old enough).
     
  19. alxths macrumors 6502

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    I don't read a lot, but Brave New World is probably my favorite... I also really enjoyed The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, by M. Richler, for the sake of naming one that many people may not have heard of...

    Oh, and The Stand, because it was a great book and for a time was my only form of entertainment..
     
  20. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

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    Peter Hamilton's Reality Disfunction series
    Spider Robinson's Calahan's bar books
    Isaac Asimov's Robot novels
    Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Glory Road, and Stranger in a strange land.
    Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt and NUMA files novels
    Tom Clancy's novels before the divorce
    Dale Brown's Dreamland novels
     
  21. scem0 macrumors 604

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    The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
    The Dragon Prince series by Melanie Rawn
    Wraeththu by Storm Constantine

    Those are some of my most favorite books.

    scem0
     
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    It depends on my mood, but those that approach the top of my list are:

    Animal Farm - George Orwell
    Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
    His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
     
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    100 years of solitude
    solitaire mystery
    girl with a pearl earing
    a clockwork orange
    pride and prejudice
    lord of the rings all except the hobbit
    memoirs of a geisha
    like water for chocolate
    heart of darkness
    ssn
    green eggs and ham
    Belgarion series
     
  24. sosumi macrumors member

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    1. On The Road - Kerouac
    2. 1984 - Orwell
    3. Inside Macintosh vol. 1-3
     
  25. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    my favorite 'book is my Titanium Powerbook ;)

    vSpacken
     

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