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General Talk (primarily non-naturist) => Pitti's Book Club => Topic started by: Marco87 on January 10, 2012, 08:01:03 pm

Title: What's your favorite book?
Post by: Marco87 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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Post by: Westernyelp 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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Post by: Gman707 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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Post by: wearoscarwilde 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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Post by: coonta 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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Post by: The_Xenologer 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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Post by: AElf 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.  (http://im-smiley.com/imgs/agreement/agreement005.gif) (http://im-smiley.com)
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Post by: King Pizza 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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Post by: bluetrain 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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Post by: Kyle on June 01, 2012, 05:40:13 am
Atlas Shrugged. Judge me all you want. lol
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Post by: The_Xenologer 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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Post by: NudistMetalHead 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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Post by: The_Xenologer 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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Post by: Gman707 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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Post by: Stuart 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.
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Post by: jsw8671 on June 10, 2012, 03:28:38 pm
Spalding Gray's "Impossible Vacation" is probably my favorite...
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Post by: Historybuff83 on June 10, 2012, 06:25:23 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.
Have you ever read The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli?  Not as well known as his more popular The Prince, but still an interesting treatise on warfare during Machiavelli's time in the Italian areas of Europe.
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Post by: Stuart on June 10, 2012, 09:04:14 pm
"The Demon Haunted World" by Carl Sagan is probably the most useful non-fiction I've ever read. Its an excellent guide to critical and scientific thinking, and well worth a read. Its also a very easy read, and very entertaining. The account of crop circles is especially amusing.
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Post by: Nature Boy on September 19, 2012, 11:54:09 pm
My favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
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Post by: AshgurlUK on October 06, 2012, 07:22:00 pm
I was soooo into Harry Potter & the Dark Materials books. Then i read Catcher in the Rye which is kind of an emo thing to do lol

But my fav book now is The Great Gatsby. Jus read it for the 2nd time & its just amazing. I wanna go to his parties & swim nude in his pool lol. Long as hes not lyin dead in it.

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Post by: AshgurlUK on October 06, 2012, 07:37:11 pm
Oh and John Greens books are amazing. Esp 'The Fault in our Stars'
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Post by: blu333y3s on October 27, 2012, 10:28:46 pm
I was soooo into Harry Potter & the Dark Materials books. Then i read Catcher in the Rye which is kind of an emo thing to do lol

But my fav book now is The Great Gatsby. Jus read it for the 2nd time & its just amazing. I wanna go to his parties & swim nude in his pool lol. Long as hes not lyin dead in it.

Catcher in the Rye is far from an emo thing.... I first read the novel when I was in my early teens, then again in my early twenties, mid twenties and so on.... thus far I continue to see new things in Holden's story.

For me this is a test of a truly remarkable piece of writing, that the story is a reflection of your self, that changes and evolves with you... 

I recommend you read it again and again in your life, I know I will.

Great Gatsby is also incredible.
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Post by: blu333y3s on October 27, 2012, 10:34:55 pm
I was at dinner with a friend last night and we were discussing this very topic. I cannot go Past John Fowels "the Magus" following Nicolas through his psychological torture and the game playing of Conchis I could almost find or loose myself in Nicolas' character.

I have only read one of the two novels of the same from Fowels as he rewrote it after the original publication.

A truly amazing and engaging read. Another I will revisit many times in my life.
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Post by: myAcores on October 28, 2012, 03:58:55 pm
my absolute favorite book is "Der Schwarm" (The swarm) from "Frank Schätzing". I don't if it is that popular in other countries but it is in Germany. They are planning a movie which will be 4h minimum... :D
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Post by: tretica on October 30, 2012, 08:45:38 pm
"my cousin, my gastroenterologist" by marc leyner
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Post by: The Streaker on November 30, 2012, 02:08:46 am
"Huckleberry Finn." First book I read by Mark Twain and loved it.
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Post by: Camper on November 30, 2012, 03:10:00 am
The Foxfire series is pretty amazing, if you're interested in Appalachian culture.
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Post by: Northman on December 07, 2012, 08:03:12 pm
For the moment "The Angel's game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
I bought a copy from a little stand in Helsinki railwaystation and I read it to the end before I was in hometown. It was so good.
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Post by: Northman on December 09, 2012, 06:37:33 pm
For the moment "The Angel's game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
I bought a copy from a little stand in Helsinki railwaystation and I read it to the end before I was in hometown. It was so good.

If you haven't already, pick up "Shadow of the winf" by the same author; it's even better !
And then you've got "Prisoner of heaven", which reunites characters from both books to bring the trilogy to a close:)

I have them both and I love them both, but "the Angel's game" is closer to my heart somehow. Maybe because its the first one that defines the whole setting and the limits. The supernatural elements, when the Devil asks the writer to write a book for him. It was just ... I don't have the words. The second one was good too, strong emotions without the supernatural. It was and is a very good book.

I have yet to read the third, I saw it at display in bookstore, but I didn't dare to buy it yet. Lately money has been an issue. :(
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Post by: AsfelNine on January 09, 2013, 06:45:21 pm
mine has always been between Harry Potter series and the Lemony Snicket series
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Post by: DavidT on March 01, 2013, 02:06:30 pm
there are various books i liked, but i think the best is NAB END by William Woodruff..
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Post by: ToneBender on March 06, 2013, 04:45:03 pm
I was soooo into Harry Potter & the Dark Materials books. Then i read Catcher in the Rye which is kind of an emo thing to do lol

But my fav book now is The Great Gatsby. Jus read it for the 2nd time & its just amazing. I wanna go to his parties & swim nude in his pool lol. Long as hes not lyin dead in it.

Good choice! One of my all-time faves!

Great Gatsby I mean.
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Post by: ToneBender on March 06, 2013, 05:01:03 pm
If a guy calling himself weareoscarwilde recommends a thoreau work count me in.
I also added The Demon Haunted World and the Name of the Rose to my reading list.

Believe it or not I still haven't read 1984 so that's on there too.

In the non-fictiony sciencey genre try 'Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman!'

My faves include: The Great Gatsby, Anything by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Treasure Island (as a kid), Anything Farley Mowat
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Post by: fsjm2112 on March 06, 2013, 11:38:58 pm
Definitely not my college accounting book!  :345678
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Post by: naturallynude on March 22, 2013, 09:36:05 pm
The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy a trilogy in 5 parts by The Late Great Douglas Adams
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Post by: gzm90 on April 06, 2013, 06:47:31 pm
I'm agree, I LOVE Walden or Life in the woods, Great Thoreau! :)
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Post by: AMC1987 on June 10, 2013, 12:18:30 am
Usually my favorite book is the one I'm reading at that moment :)

I'd have to say my all-time favorite is Joseph and the Old Man by Christopher Davis.  Can't really explain why, it just really moved me.  Read it the first time when I was a senior in high school.
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Post by: dedanax on June 17, 2013, 07:56:50 am
My favorite book is The Master and Margarita. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_and_Margarita)
I was rading it about 2 years in train. And I really enjoed enjoyed it and recommend it to all.


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Post by: Normabq on August 12, 2013, 04:53:08 am
The Power of Now is my favorite book.
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Post by: nerdynudist on August 12, 2013, 05:08:45 am
The Republic by Plato
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Post by: michigannoob on August 13, 2013, 04:33:34 am
I like the cirqu du freak book series, its about a boy who goes to a freak show and meets a vampire and its really good
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Post by: MichaelColeman on October 11, 2013, 03:04:19 am
I am an Anne Rice FAN so anything by her is Tops but I loved Queen of the Damned
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Post by: raud on December 21, 2013, 08:51:22 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

I agree with you.
I enjoyed it while travelling from Spain to France, a bit on the same track as the book surroundings, and by coincidence i finished it while staying on Mont-Saint-Michel!
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Post by: nudedino13 on January 14, 2014, 04:10:51 am
So many books so little time, Top three would be , Jarrasic Park, Ender's Shadow and The Hunger Games Trilogy
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Post by: Chris97 on January 22, 2014, 06:34:48 pm
My favorite book is "Erebos" by Ursula Potznanzki.   :cool:
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Post by: Mettis on February 26, 2014, 05:55:46 pm
My favorite book is all the Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind.

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Post by: Andreasanno on February 26, 2014, 06:20:59 pm
http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=3822819565&cm_sp=mbc-_-3822819565-_-all (http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=3822819565&cm_sp=mbc-_-3822819565-_-all)
This is an amazing one!! My favorite! :564
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Post by: 8pointhunter on March 04, 2014, 08:39:14 pm
My favorite book is the bible
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Post by: debovince on March 04, 2014, 09:09:28 pm
50 nuances de gris.... 50 shades of grey... :2345
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Post by: jeep on April 12, 2014, 01:24:16 pm
So many books are favourites of mine but if I HAD to name one I guess I would have to say Ivanho by Sir Walter Scott due to the detail he goes into to describe the charactors and the way the book just drew me in as a young guy reading it and I couldn't put it down. Also the copy I was reading I inherited from my great grand father and was printed in 1898 so had all that old world charm too.
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Post by: mfalconr on May 02, 2014, 10:14:00 am
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Post by: nitram on May 02, 2014, 11:16:07 pm
Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships.
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Post by: paloseco on May 11, 2014, 03:52:22 am
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin.
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Post by: Womberling Wurzel on May 11, 2014, 07:38:24 am
Down and Out in Paris and London - George  Orwell
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Post by: Mark on June 28, 2014, 12:27:58 am
I can't pin down one absolute favourite, but I suppose if push comes to shove, it boils down to the Harry Potter series (Prisoner of Azkaban being a favourite) and the Discworld series (especially Mort, Soul Music and Pyramids).
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Post by: NudieDaniel on June 28, 2014, 12:36:24 am
Have to be the Inheritance series I liked Brisingr
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Post by: blu333y3s on July 14, 2014, 08:58:06 am
Such a difficult question to answer each time I think about it it changes. Probably because there are so many good creations out there and different generes not to mention I think many books change depending on yourself when you read them.

A different approach to the question icould be what books would you like to keep in your bookshelf?  Or another, what books would you recommend to start someone's reading life.

Among my favourites in different genres and some that overlap;

- the Magus (John Fowels)
- catcher in the rye (J.D. Sallinger)
- tomorrow when the war began (John Marsden seriess)
- hitchhikers guide to the galaxy (Douglas Adams)
- the celestien prophecy (James Redfield)
- a short history of nearly everything (Bill Bryson)
- 50 shades of grey (I know, I know bit it is the only romantic fiction I have read and I enjoyed it)
- river god series (Wilbur Smith)
- Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
- the trial (Kafka - I'm still wondering)
- a collection of Poe short stories. 
- the odyssey (homer)

I have to stop myself somewhere or I www ill loose feelng in my hands - typing on smartphones is horrible! 

Im sure my list woulf be different the next time I wrote it, but that is the very point. 
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Post by: StephenL2001 on December 05, 2014, 10:48:55 pm

Definitely some great stuff already mentioned here as favorites.
Usually if I am asked for a favorite I say there are too many to pick just one, I love so many books in different ways.
But if I have to choose just one, it would be Les Miserables. I read it when I was 18, so I'm sure that made a difference in how it affected me. Its a beautiful story, beautifully told. What more could you ask for?
A couple of others are Walden, War and Peace, Catch 22 and one I want to mention that is not so famous is a book called the River Why by David James Duncan.  Its very philosophical and also hilarious in a very original way.
This thread has made me think I should go back and re-read Catcher in the Rye too.
Anyone interested in talking books, feel free to write me : )
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Post by: D289 on July 26, 2015, 01:13:05 pm
When I was a teenager I'd have said 1984. Not too sure now.
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Post by: Wombling Wurzel on October 09, 2015, 09:56:19 pm
Down and Out in Paris and London - George Orwell
Homage to Catalonia - George Orwell
Around the World in Eighty Days - Jules Verne
Soul Music - Sir Terry Pratchett
Anything by Michael Palin
Same again with Bill Bryson
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Time Machine - HG Wells
PG Wodehouse is also in here somewhere.

So many.  I cannot put them all in.
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Post by: Density on October 10, 2015, 01:38:31 pm
Zorba The Greek
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Post by: Pitti on October 25, 2015, 08:23:14 pm
Goedele Liekens (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goedele_Liekens) her books about the vagina, penis and the orgasm are awesome. Her books can I recommend it to anyone  :wink:
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Post by: twiggie on March 22, 2016, 09:32:36 pm
The Redemption of Althalus  -David and Leigh Eddings  is one of my all time favorites.
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Post by: The_Xenologer on March 25, 2016, 05:28:09 am
Ready Player One has become one of my favourite books. It combines some of my favourite topics (retro gaming, sci-fi/fantasy, and geek culture in general) with my favourite subgenre (dystopian sci-fi); and includes engaging characters with a well-written story that has quite a bit to say about contemporary society.
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Post by: Beani123 on March 27, 2016, 10:35:15 pm
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis (I like a lot of his books)
The Godfather - Mario Puzo
The Alchemist - Paolo Coelho
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
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Post by: tkh on April 17, 2016, 04:52:25 pm
I prefer another, not well-known, book of Umberto Eco, called "Baudolino". You can learn so much about history, but it is also amusing and you can read(?) also details from "between the lines".
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Post by: KieranJ on August 01, 2016, 01:25:43 pm
For me it's The Map Of Time by Felix J. Palma, and it's sequels. There's just something about that series that's completely unlike anything I've ever read. Can't put my finger on what it is though.
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Post by: Hayley on August 05, 2016, 10:39:47 am
Die Unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story) by Michael Ende. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by Joseph Rudyard Kipling. All the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And everything written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and Howard Phillips Lovecraft :smiley:
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Post by: Maverick on August 05, 2016, 02:07:36 pm
Mine would be The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.

All the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. And everything written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and Howard Phillips Lovecraft :smiley:

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All the Holmes stories are definitely up there for me too, as are The Lord of the Rings books, which I need to read again. I've liked the little Lovecraft I've read too.
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Post by: nudesailor on August 07, 2016, 06:37:16 pm
It's hard to pin to down to just one, but I have a list of authors that I will always buy their new books:

William Gibson
Alastair Reynolds
China Mievile
Christopher Priest

As you can see mostly British SF
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Post by: Maverick on August 08, 2016, 01:24:49 pm
The Bible.

That is my ultimate favorite book.  :wink:
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Post by: lou16ben on August 08, 2016, 07:15:25 pm
Favourite book is any of the Harry Potter series... I know it doesn't sound as intelligent as others but they are great books
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Post by: tkh on September 11, 2016, 06:06:37 pm
at the moment my absolutly preferred book (besides the bible and Eco's Baudolino) is Peter Bamm's "The invisible flag" (German: Die unsichtbare Flagge)
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Post by: Longingtobenude on September 11, 2016, 09:23:45 pm
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.  The craziest book I've ever read, and Wallace was some kind of dark wizard or mad scientist.  I want to read it a 2nd time but I'm actually afraid to start such a journey  :lol

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Post by: rockasocka1992 on September 12, 2016, 06:08:44 pm
The Hobbit  :azn:
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Post by: lacroixdarius on January 23, 2017, 12:10:08 am
Space Odyssey 2001
by Arthur C. Clarke
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Post by: softynude on February 06, 2017, 03:10:35 pm
Space Odyssey 2001
by Arthur C. Clarke
Indeed it's a great book  :like did you read The City and the stars ?
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Post by: Density on February 07, 2017, 02:16:15 pm
The Game Trilogy

really engaging and suspenseful and is relates really well to modern times dealing with social media and the likes.

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Post by: rockasocka1992 on February 07, 2017, 06:01:55 pm
This week I'm gonna buy the official book of Star Wars episode VII the force awakens  :azn: , can't wait to read it  :cheesy: .
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Post by: NaturalInNY on February 07, 2017, 07:03:59 pm
This week I'm gonna buy the official book of Star Wars episode VII the force awakens  :azn: , can't wait to read it  :cheesy: .
If you get the chance, check out Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Grey. A prequel of sorts set a bit before TFA. Focuses on Leia and the Republic as it existed at that time. I'm part of the way through it and need to get back to it.
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Post by: rockasocka1992 on February 13, 2017, 06:06:29 pm
Reading Star Wars the force awakens at the moment  :azn: .
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Post by: Michael_P on April 18, 2017, 02:54:32 am
Hard to choose one favorite book. I reread Neuromancer and Zodiac every couple of years. And Brothers Karamazov (I'm still not absolutely certain who killed Fyodor, I reach a different conclusion every time I reread it!). Also since I became a dad, Night Watch by Terry Pratchet strikes a chord with me for some reason. There's lots more, but I'll start with those...
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Post by: Blake Skies on May 24, 2017, 09:00:28 pm
Boy my favorite? Well tops on the list is LoTR's The Two Towers, however War of the World's is a close close second. Really after that my favorites are measured by genre. Dune takes the top of Sci-Fi, Les Mis for Historical Fiction, Stephen King's IT for Horror, The Thrawn Trilogy for Tie-In's, and Historical goes to Flags of our Fathers.
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Post by: Meady on September 04, 2017, 04:07:17 am
Pillars of the Earth and World without End by Ken Follett.
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Post by: NateQB on September 07, 2017, 01:57:35 am
Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.
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Post by: AtheJ on September 09, 2017, 01:48:50 am
I think it might be Huck Finn, but I don't think I could pin down a single favorite book.
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Post by: Marzipan on September 09, 2017, 01:59:05 am
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is up there for me. I might need to pick it up again, it's been a while!
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Post by: skinnydipper2 on September 23, 2017, 03:02:43 am
Collected Poems by Allen Ginsberg
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Post by: Longingtobenude on September 23, 2017, 03:29:23 am
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is up there for me. I might need to pick it up again, it's been a while!

I loved that book.  Its creepy because I could see that being a successful society for 1000s of years. 
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Post by: Brendarella on September 23, 2017, 09:59:55 am
The Foundation Quadrilogy, by Isaac Azimov.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_series

My imagination was considerably improved by reading these.
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Post by: Nudisto2 on June 28, 2018, 06:59:47 pm
The Hobbit and The Lord of the rings.
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Post by: carbon on June 28, 2018, 07:15:08 pm
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.
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Post by: rich88 on July 12, 2018, 11:30:54 pm
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. It’s inspired me to run my first marathon and then 50k. In 2019 I’ll be attempting a 50 miler and then my first 100 miler :)
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Post by: wildneutrino on September 23, 2018, 07:14:46 pm
It's too tempting ... I have to say it again ... Harry Potter ! :)
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Post by: Jr1994 on December 26, 2019, 08:20:35 pm
Has to be a toss up between 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker or 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on January 19, 2021, 10:48:17 pm
Damn, favourite book is a hard question. For me, it's a choice between the Expanse series by James S.A Corey, the Watches by Sergei Lukyanenko, the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett and Ender's Game by Orsen Scott Card. That's about as far as I can narrow it down
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Post by: Scott on January 20, 2021, 01:52:35 am
I'd have to say either the Percy Jackson series or Scythe
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Post by: It’s only me on January 20, 2021, 10:14:56 am
I'd probably have to go with the His Dark Materials trilogy
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on January 20, 2021, 02:02:05 pm
I'd have to say either the Percy Jackson series or Scythe
The Percy Jackson series is fantastic. Have you read the Kane Chronicles or the Heroes of Olympus? They're fantastic
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Post by: Scott on January 20, 2021, 10:40:25 pm
I'd have to say either the Percy Jackson series or Scythe
The Percy Jackson series is fantastic. Have you read the Kane Chronicles or the Heroes of Olympus? They're fantastic
I have, I also read the Magnus Chase books. Rick Riordan is such an amazing author imo. So many fantastic books
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on January 20, 2021, 11:17:52 pm
I'd have to say either the Percy Jackson series or Scythe
The Percy Jackson series is fantastic. Have you read the Kane Chronicles or the Heroes of Olympus? They're fantastic
I have, I also read the Magnus Chase books. Rick Riordan is such an amazing author imo. So many fantastic books
He really is, one of the best YA authors around
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Post by: Kathi on January 21, 2021, 07:57:38 am
I really like the Game of Thrones books. Hopefully he complete them and not only the TV Series.
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on January 21, 2021, 10:42:35 am
I really like the Game of Thrones books. Hopefully he complete them and not only the TV Series.
I only got around to reading the first four, but  from what I've read, they're fantastic
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Post by: Kathi on January 21, 2021, 01:21:23 pm
I really like the Game of Thrones books. Hopefully he complete them and not only the TV Series.
I only got around to reading the first four, but  from what I've read, they're fantastic

Yeah, they are fantastic and the plot is unpredictable.

I guess you mean the 4th english book? In Germany every book is divided in two.
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on January 21, 2021, 03:14:59 pm
I really like the Game of Thrones books. Hopefully he complete them and not only the TV Series.
I only got around to reading the first four, but  from what I've read, they're fantastic

Yeah, they are fantastic and the plot is unpredictable.

I guess you mean the 4th english book? In Germany every book is divided in two.
Yeah, the fourth english one. I didn't know they divided them in Germany. Was there a particular reason, or just to sell more copies?
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Post by: Kathi on January 21, 2021, 04:01:05 pm
I really like the Game of Thrones books. Hopefully he complete them and not only the TV Series.
I only got around to reading the first four, but  from what I've read, they're fantastic

Yeah, they are fantastic and the plot is unpredictable.

I guess you mean the 4th english book? In Germany every book is divided in two.
Yeah, the fourth english one. I didn't know they divided them in Germany. Was there a particular reason, or just to sell more copies?

Officially they say that the german language needs about 30% more words and the books become otherwise too long.

But yes, i think they are not sad to split them up because then they can sell more copies.
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on January 21, 2021, 04:53:51 pm
I really like the Game of Thrones books. Hopefully he complete them and not only the TV Series.
I only got around to reading the first four, but  from what I've read, they're fantastic

Yeah, they are fantastic and the plot is unpredictable.

I guess you mean the 4th english book? In Germany every book is divided in two.
Yeah, the fourth english one. I didn't know they divided them in Germany. Was there a particular reason, or just to sell more copies?

Officially they say that the german language needs about 30% more words and the books become otherwise too long.

But yes, i think they are not sad to split them up because then they can sell more copies.
Ah, I see, thanks for explaining
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Post by: nakedreader on February 04, 2021, 07:28:49 pm
George Orwell - Animal Farm

You learn so much in the book about how people behave in group dynamics.
How quickly good people become bad people once they get in power.

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Post by: the_nude_topher on February 04, 2021, 07:30:46 pm
George Orwell - Animal Farm

You learn so much in the book about how people behave in group dynamics.
How quickly good people become bad people once they get in power.
Who can ever forget Orwell, "All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others". Sigh
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Post by: Surin Blastanos on February 04, 2021, 07:44:24 pm
George Orwell - Animal Farm

You learn so much in the book about how people behave in group dynamics.
How quickly good people become bad people once they get in power.
Who can ever forget Orwell, "All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others". Sigh
Reminds me of Lord Vetinari from the Discworld:
“Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote.”
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Post by: nakedreader on February 04, 2021, 07:51:17 pm
"1984" is of course also very readable.

Orwell wrote the book in 1948, but a lot has now become a reality (surveillance, censorship, etc.).
"Big brother is watching you!"
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Post by: Interested Nudist on February 05, 2021, 01:48:53 am
"1984" is of course also very readable.

Orwell wrote the book in 1948, but a lot has now become a reality (surveillance, censorship, etc.).
"Big brother is watching you!"

I had to read 1984 in my freshman year. What did you think of it?
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Post by: blank radar on February 05, 2021, 03:48:01 am
"1984" is of course also very readable.

Orwell wrote the book in 1948, but a lot has now become a reality (surveillance, censorship, etc.).
"Big brother is watching you!"
wonderful, the most misinterpreted book of all time
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Post by: nakedreader on February 05, 2021, 08:38:16 am
"1984" is of course also very readable.

Orwell wrote the book in 1948, but a lot has now become a reality (surveillance, censorship, etc.).
"Big brother is watching you!"
wonderful, the most misinterpreted book of all time

Absolutely. The book was intended as a warning, not an instruction.
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Post by: nakedreader on February 05, 2021, 08:46:42 am
"1984" is of course also very readable.

Orwell wrote the book in 1948, but a lot has now become a reality (surveillance, censorship, etc.).
"Big brother is watching you!"

I had to read 1984 in my freshman year. What did you think of it?

I first read the book when I was 12 out of boredom. It opens your eyes.
The book makes you realize how valuable freedom is. You feel free, but you are not free.

I can recommend it to everyone.
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Post by: Interested Nudist on February 05, 2021, 04:37:34 pm
"1984" is of course also very readable.

Orwell wrote the book in 1948, but a lot has now become a reality (surveillance, censorship, etc.).
"Big brother is watching you!"

I had to read 1984 in my freshman year. What did you think of it?

I first read the book when I was 12 out of boredom. It opens your eyes.
The book makes you realize how valuable freedom is. You feel free, but you are not free.

I can recommend it to everyone.

Yeah and you especially see how much it applies to your real world. I mean in America, the NSA spies on nearly everyone, probably keeping a detailed database on everyone. There is little privacy from the government. While our society is not nearly as bad as the one shown in 1984, it is  important to think how much power and freedom can be given up to a government. Makes you value the freedom you have a lot more, that's for sure.
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Post by: pogo1223 on February 05, 2021, 05:13:20 pm
I think my favorite book of all time is "We were invincible" by Denis Morisset and Claude Coulombe.
It talks about the Canadian Special Forces from the point of view of one of its members, who is one of the writers.
Apparently, what is said in the book has been called a lie by our government, which makes it even more interesting to read because it really is realistic and I'm pretty sure most of it is true, regardless of our gov's opinion.