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What's your favorite book?
« on: January 10, 2012, 08:01:03 pm »
What's the best book you have ever read?

My favorite is 'The name of the Rose', by Umberto Eco, do you know it?
It can be read in different ways: you can get fascinated by the story (searching in the text for details that help you to understand who is the killer); or you can enjoy the weird debates in it, finding kinda funny the discussions between the monks, all of them so strange and so philosophic at the same time.
Besides, it's a book that talks about other books... in short, I loved it  :543

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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012, 03:47:39 pm »
One that stands out for me is 'The Life of Pi' by Yann Martel. a very unusual premise and an inspirational read

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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 09:56:46 pm »
LOrd of the rings is like my bible. I love tolkien. Catcher in the rye comes close after the tolkien works. I also like terry pratchet,chuck palanuik and william golding
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 06:46:57 am »
I read a ton (voraciously is the word normally used), and I keep coming back to Thoreau's "Walden." Not only is Thoreau a decided naturist, but he's an insightful student of world religions and an astute observer of reality.

I read it again every year or so, and I'm blown away every time. It was also a surprising point of contact with my grandfather - I worked with him on the farm one summer, and his easy and peaceful attitude toward nature reminded me of Thoreau like crazy. I asked him if he had read Walden, and he said "Oh, sure. 3 or 4 times at least." I never thought of my grandpa as a reading man, being an old farmer from Amarillo, but the man had some deep insights that changed my perspective on him, Thoreau (my grandpa pronounces it "Thoroo," :), and the world. Great stuff.

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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 07:37:22 am »
has to be game of thrones getting second book very soon i will save it for the nude beach in lanzarote :)
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 07:36:40 am »
Dune by Frank Herbert, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card, 1984 by George Orwell, Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, and V for Vendetta by Alan Moore are probably my favourite individual books.
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 10:10:05 am »
I've given this a lot of thought and in the end concluded that I don't have a favourite book.  Too many books, so little time.  But Eco's The Name of the Rose, and Tolkien's ring cycle are magnificent. 
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 09:06:28 pm »
I largely concur with Aelf's sentiment that there are so many books and so little time. However, my  list of top 10 would include the Bible, The Giver and Atlas Shrugged.
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2012, 05:16:32 am »
My favourite book is from a Brazilian author called Guimarães Rosa, and the name of the book is Grande Sertão: Veredas. It is just the awesomest book in the whole world and I'm really sorry that it is untranslatable. Apart from that, I think the "Odyssey" and "Crime and Punishment" are among my favourite books!
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2012, 05:40:13 am »
Atlas Shrugged. Judge me all you want. lol

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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2012, 10:10:49 am »
Atlas Shrugged. Judge me all you want. lol

Why is that your favourite book? I'm actually curious, and not judging your ideology or anything. From its description, it sounds like a really boring book, but perhaps it transcends that in its characterization, metaphor, philosophy, etc. 
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2012, 06:59:22 am »
Definitely The Art of War by Sun Tzu.  Some people don't consider it a book so much as a written work on military strategy and tactics, but I discovered it in book form so that's my it's my favorite book.  Other works are The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, Brewing For Dummies, The Sound of the Beast by Ian Christe, and the Harry Potter series(I'm a nerd for that, okay!).  I like alot of books, but these are just to name a few.
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 11:33:03 pm »
Definitely The Art of War by Sun Tzu.  Some people don't consider it a book so much as a written work on military strategy and tactics, but I discovered it in book form so that's my it's my favorite book.  Other works are The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, Brewing For Dummies, The Sound of the Beast by Ian Christe, and the Harry Potter series(I'm a nerd for that, okay!).  I like alot of books, but these are just to name a few.

Oh I've read parts of The Art of War for the East Asian Military History class that I took last year. It's definitely interesting!
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2012, 01:06:17 pm »
I am now on the second book of thesong of ice and fire series and im totally hooked. Awesome epic fantasy mixed with political intrigue.
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Re: What's your favorite book?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2012, 02:07:27 pm »
If you want a challenge, try Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Its a long read, but worthwhile in the end.