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Whats the best book you've ever read??

This is a discussion on Whats the best book you've ever read?? within the Books forums, part of the Everything But Cigars category; Very difficult question. Ihave started reading "the Idiot" ande other classics just to realize I didn't like them at all. ...

  
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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Very difficult question. Ihave started reading "the Idiot" ande other classics just to realize I didn't like them at all.

    I think if I had to pick one book that has really affected me it would have to be 1984. The last sentence in that book is so well written and has such a sad message that really moved me..

    Other favorites are "twenty thousand leagues under the sea" simply because it's a fascinating book and very interestng to read and realize how close many of his views upon the future actually were to what really happened. I'm also a big fan of Douglas Adams and the "hitch-hiker"-series in particular.
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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Good to finally find this thread. My favorites:

    A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
    Something Happened by Joseph Heller
    Sophie's Choice by William Styron
    The World According to Garp by John Irving
    Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth
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  3. #93

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    There are so many that it would be hard to pick a "best" but here are a couple that had the great impact;

    Fiction: The Lord of The Rings and all of the related books and With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewycz
    Non Fiction: The Nude by Kenneth Clark and The Prince by Niccolo Machievelli
    “ I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings by satisfying our own egos. ”— Kenneth Clark

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Shogun and Taipan by James Clavell
    Foundation (only the 1st 3) by Isaac Asimov

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    I tend to break things down into two categories.

    Serious:
    Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
    American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
    Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk

    Humorous:
    Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
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    Once and Future King. By far my favorite book ever. My copy of this book is barely holding together, and is one of two books which I took to every field exercise and deployment from 99-2010.
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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    I'd have to say Atlas Shrugged. I'm only about 1/2 through it as of now but it is amazing.

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    The count of monte christo by Alexandre Dumas (unabridged)
    The Descent by Jeff Long
    The Three Musketeers Series by Alexandre Dumas (****in love this guy)
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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Top 10 favorite books:

    1. The Razors Edge- W Somerset Maugham
    2. Crazy Cock- Henry Miller
    3. Fear of Flying- Erica Jong (it's not just for women)
    4. To Have and Have Not- Earnest Hemingway
    5. The Art of War- Sun Tsu
    6. The Reader- Bernhard Schlink (if you ever had a crush on an older woman as a teenager)
    7. Sexus, Plexus, Nexus Series- Henry miller
    8. The Rum Diary- Hunter S. Thompson (Yes, I read this many years before the terrible movie)
    9. Safari- Peter Hathaway Capstick (the manliest book you will ever read)
    10. The Garden of Eden- Earnest Hemingway
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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Quote Originally Posted by kozzman555 View Post
    The count of monte christo by Alexandre Dumas (unabridged)
    The Descent by Jeff Long
    The Three Musketeers Series by Alexandre Dumas (****in love this guy)
    The Count, by far, the best book ever written.

  11. #101

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Quote Originally Posted by TXsmoker View Post
    I like a series more than a single book, I like LOTR, Shephen Kings Dark tower series, and just because its kinda off the wall, Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas.
    Dark Tower/Gunslinger series kept me rivieted, but felt the final books King was working too hard to wrap the series.

    Quote Originally Posted by David_ESM View Post
    The unabridged version of "The Stand".

    My mother had the first hard back printing of it. Read it in middle school and about 8 times since. I still have that copy. It is beat to hell.
    This goes as my #1

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Rock View Post
    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.

    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

    Venus on the Half Shell by Kilgore Trout (Philip José Farmer).
    Loved all Vonnegut's work and love when authors "seed" characters from book to book (a literary device that King uses also)

    Some others I find worth mentioning:

    Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck
    Watership Down - Richard Adams (actually read it again after it was mentioned in The Stand)
    War and Peace - Tolstoy
    Hitchhiker's Guide - Douglas Adams (just the first novel, consequent books in the series didn't live up IMHO)
    Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka (really a short story)
    Naked Lunch - William S Burroughs
    Fear Nothing & Seize the Night - Dean Koontz (how can you not love books with a intellectual dog that has telekinesis)

    Man, I better stop before I list everything I've ever read! My alltime favorite is The Stand though.......
    Last edited by dav0; 04-19-2012 at 12:04 PM.

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    I don't know I haven't read them all but I'm trying.
    But I have thoroughly enjoyed:
    The Things They Carried
    Great Expectations
    Liars Poker
    When Genius Failed
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Animal Farm
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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    There are just so many books that I like it's hard to nail it down to just one.
    I've read all kinds of books, was a huge fan of Steven King growing up. As an adult I've read pretty much all of Clive Cussler's books, Dean Koontz, and some non-fiction stuff. Bill Bryson's "a short history of nearly everything" was great. Being into Miami Vice as a kid, and offshore powerboat racing Speed Kills and Blue Thunder where great books on the murder of Don Aronow.
    The past year I've been into post apocolyptic books, The day by day Armageddon series is great , as well as World War Z.

    But the book that stands out the most out of all the books I've read thru the years is a book I first read as child... Watership Down. I don't know what it is but that book has always stuck with me. dorky and non intellectual , I know but it is what it is.

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    Re: Whats the best book you've ever read??

    Quote Originally Posted by kozzman555 View Post
    The count of monte christo by Alexandre Dumas (unabridged)
    The Descent by Jeff Long
    The Three Musketeers Series by Alexandre Dumas (****in love this guy)
    I'm glad to see that you listed it as The Three Musketeers Series, too many people don't realize that the story doesn't end with The Three Musketeers.
    “ I believe in courtesy, the ritual by which we avoid hurting other people's feelings by satisfying our own egos. ”— Kenneth Clark

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