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    What is your favourite book?

    Now mine usually changes every few months. I have just read Kane and Abel by Jeffery Archer and would really recommend it.

    What is your favourite or all time best?

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    ohh toughy. i mean anything my pratchett, clark or asimov has to be in with a chance for me. but at the end of the day it has to be the lord of the rings series. sorry i know its a bit of a cop out but i read the hobbit at musta been about 7 and lotr at 10\11 and never ever stopped since (nearly finished lotr lol) musta read them all so many times ive gone thru 3 copies of lotr. i just think its one of the greatest written books, a truly wonderful plot. it was written like some of the greatest stories are, for his kids. but its timeless and ageless. i dont give a flying **** about it not being perfect prose or anything else. its just the best
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    DNS & BIND by Cricket Liu and Paul Albitz.

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    Samuel Beckett: Murphy.

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    Originally posted by Walter
    Samuel Beckett.
    Walter -- you silly, Quantum Leap is a Television Show, not a book, sheesh .

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    along came a spider by james patterson(dont even compare it to that movie)

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    I have two favorite books that I always go back to:

    Faucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
    The Ghormanghast Trilogy - Mervyn Peake

    Both a challenge to read but very well written and a great experience.

    In fact I have a story about both. I was reading Faucault's Pendulum in school years ago when a guidence councillor walked past. He bet me I'd never finish it as he'd tried to read it in University but couldn't get through it. When I told him it was the fourth time I was reading it, he looked insulted (I don't think be believed me)

    I heard Ghormanghast mentioned at a gallery opening for the Institute of Modern Art here. I looked over to see the director of the institute waving his wine glass around extolling the virtues of the book. Having waved a few wine glasses around myself I wandered over and joined in. At first I got 'a look' but once I started talking about Steerpike et.al he realized I wasn't joking that I'd read it, and wrapped his story up and wandered off himself. When Ghormanghast was made into a TV mini series most reviews mentioned that 'about 5 people have only ever read this thing'. Well I think it ws a few more than that, but you get the idea.

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    Greg, Umberto Eco is good, ineed.
    Uuallan, what are you telling me?

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    Originally posted by davidb
    along came a spider by james patterson(dont even compare it to that movie)
    I'd have to agree there - fantastic book.

    In some cases the movie is better than the book (eg: Hannibal - well I thought so) but in most the book is much better.

    I don't think I've read anything all that spectucular lately (although I haven't had time). I think the best book I've read recently would be "Numbered Account" by Christopher Reich.

    --Shaun.

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    Mine change frequently as well, so I would have to go with the books I go back to again and again. Of course, as mentioned earlier, LOTR and The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin.

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    Originally posted by Walter
    Greg, Umberto Eco is good, ineed.
    Uuallan, what are you telling me?
    Sorry Walter, did not mean to confuse you. It was a poor attempt at a joke...Samuel Beckett was the lead character in the television show Quantum Leap.

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    mine change often as well.

    but, favourite authors are: david sedaris, isaac asimov, chuck palahniuk, douglas coupland, and kurt vonnegut.

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    Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes

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    My favorite book is "Le loup des Steppes" by Stephen Sweig (don't know the english tittle). And also "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.

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    Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton

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    How could I forget David Sedaris - his stories about picking fruit in Oregon rocked me.

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    anything by Dr. Michael Crichton, except Jurassic Park 2

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    Hello...I'm new here just thought I'd drop in

    My fav is "And Then There Were None" By Agathia Christie..... It's a great book if you like mysteries....

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    Perl Cookbook... arrrggh...

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    Either Enders Game or Enders Shadow by Orson Scott Card.
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    Originally posted by c-pr0mpt
    Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
    Yes, that is one of my favourites too. I also enjoyd Crichton's Timeline and Sphere.

    I also enjoyed Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat and of mice and men.

    I only read books I know i will enjoy, so this list could go on for awhile

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    Originally posted by Brina81281
    My fav is "And Then There Were None" By Agathia Christie..... It's a great book if you like mysteries....
    I personally think that Agatha Christie is OK but overrated. If you're a big mystery fan, try out Michael Innes and Ngaio Marsh.

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    * Books!

    The Otherland books by Tad Williams. I also like everything by Niven and Pournelle (Lucifer's Hammer, The Mote In God's Eye, etc.), and about 200+ others...

    Yeah, I love to read...

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    whooaa someone else has read the mote in gods eye i found it rooting thru the loft years ago, amazing book. thnx for the reminder.
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    The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk

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    http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/books...5380371&kids=y

    Rising Sun
    By: Michael Crichton

    But then again I don't know if I would still like it. I read that book back in '93... LOL

    Shows how often I read.... If I only had more time.
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    The Bible is my favorite book (specially the New King James version). It saved me from a lot of real life problems. I've been reading it for more than 7 years and it seems that I there's always something new, even though I've read most of them multiple times.

    Cheers,

    Reyner

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    Anthem - Ayn Rand... my all time favorite...
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    dude, DizixCom...I totally agree..I love the entire Ender's Game series!

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    The pilot's wife

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    Originally posted by uuallan
    DNS & BIND by Cricket Liu and Paul Albitz.
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    Originally posted by aragon


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    Yea, I know...I can't help it, I love DNS...it is so esoteric and the way it works is so confusing to many people that it intrigues me, and I constantly want to know more .

    For non fiction, I will take either:

    Snow Crash
    Cryptonomicon

    Both by Neal Stephenson...great books!!

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    Too many books and not enough hours in the day.

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    Anything by Ayn Rand

    If you havn't read her... You shoud...
    Atlas Shrugged

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