Whats your favorite book/novel?

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  1. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    To all those who read, what is you favorite book?

    Mine is Duma Key, by Stephan King.
    I also love all Clive Cussler books, and Dean Koontz

    Post away!!!:D
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    I hate to say it, but probably Jane Eyre. Good book.
     
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    I have several. I have read each of these at least 4-5 times if not more.

    Fiction
    The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Stand (Stephen King), The Dead Zone (Stephen King), Shogun (James Clavell)

    Non-Fiction
    Off the Planet (Jerry Linenger), Shadow Divers (Robert Kurson), Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
     
  5. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    Read, ha, who still does that. Most of the books i consume are in audio form now. makes it so much easier when i am at work. I have probably spent a small fortune on audio books but it has been well worth it.

    Anyway, i would have to say that my most favorite serious is the Ender's Game and Shadow of the Giant series by Orson Scott Card. Great, great books that i highly recommend to anyone.

    I could list all the books i have read but that would be going into the 80's range and i don't fell like typing that much.
     
  6. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The Three Musketeers and Twenty Tears After, Alexandre Dumas.

    I am also a big fan of Machiavelli.


    ...but I am a massive bibliophile and find it very hard not to start listing everything I like...
     
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    I'll be the first to admit that I don't read enough, but a book that I enjoyed was The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.
    wiki
    amazon
     
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    Ender's Game as mentioned above
    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (the whole darned thing) Stephen Donaldson
    The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
     
  10. bbbensen macrumors 6502

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    Well, my favorite books are... (My dorkyness is making me add some manga too....)

    Books:

    Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)

    Battle Royale (I dont know who the author is....)

    the Maximum Ride series (James Patterson, but the last book just sucked, and I dont like it.)

    Manga:

    SGT Frog

    Death Note

    Yoki Koto Kiku

    R.O.D. (Both of them)
     
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    Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay: Michael Chabon

    Fantastic book! couldn't put it down.
     
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    Dune - Frank Herbert
    The Count of Montecristo - Alexandre Dumas
     
  13. mininyaba macrumors newbie

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    my favorites:
    for whom the bell tolls - hemingway
    you shall know our velocity - eggers
    the sirens of titan - vonnegut
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    there are too many to even possibly name.

    but some include

    Survivor - Pulahniuk
    Coke - Pulahniuk
    The Wasteland - Eliot (a poem but still my fav.)
    The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway
    Junky - Burroughs
    The Metamorphosis - Kafka
    Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
    The Day of the Locust - West
     
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    Either The DaVinci Code or Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. The man knows how to keep you hooked.
     
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    Sophie's world by Jostein Gaarder is a book I never tire of re-reading.
     
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    Probably "New Moon" or "Twilight". I'm sure a lot of you have heard of these titles, very popular with my age group.
     
  18. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    How can you ask me to pick just one? There's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, The Cost of Discipleship, The Great Gatsby, The Great Divorce, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and a buch more.

    If I had to pick just one, I would pick Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.

    Yes, that was two. You can't make me choose. :p
     
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    Fiction:
    The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

    Non-Fiction:
    Freakonomics - Levitt & Dubner

    Series Honorable Mentions:
    Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series
    Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series
    Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy
    Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels
     
  20. tyranna macrumors regular

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    rather than one book, i'll opt for ONE author.

    terry pratchett

    cuz :D discworld novels rule!



    i think gary jennings put out some wild books too. :)

    _________

    edited to add:

    tyranna= serious book reader
     
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    I too choose Ender's Game as my favorite book. I may just read it again soon.
     
  23. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    Fiction:
    1984 - George Orwell.

    Non-fiction:
    Broca's Brain - Carl Sagan.
     
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    Arcadia Abandoned by Jack Watts
    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
    Notes From An Exhibition by Patrick Gale
     
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    Can I pick two?

    Fiction: Oblomow, The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
    SF: HHGTG
     

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