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The Greatest Book Ever Written (1 Viewer)

What kind of book do you read?


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withoutaface said:
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. 'nuff said.
I agree.


And-
+Any of the philosophy books (mainly his meditations) of Rene Descartes (aka The 'I think therefore I am' guy)
+Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
+Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman (Teen stupid love story, but touched me)
+The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall- Anne Bronte
+Encyclopaedia of Snow- Sarah Emily Miano (Has its faults, but an interesting concept and a format I've never seen before)
+Paradise Lost- John Milton
=)

EDIT: Of Mice and Men was also brilliant :)
 
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Gulliver's travels, the Aeneid, the Iliad, the Inferno, 1984, LOTR and Brave New World
 

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boasboy said:
the best book i have ever read is Life of Pi... i read that book so many times..

:D:D:D:D it is a good book...
love that book.
best contemporary: im a sucker for hp.
thoughout history: no idea.
 

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Harry Potter #1-4
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
the Hazel Green series by Odo Hirsch
 

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Just finished reading Catch-22 by Joe Heller. Great book. One of my favourites.
Am now reading God Is Not Great by Chris Hitchens. Interesting, but a bit low-brow and sensationalist.
Also read Animal Far a few months ago and loved it to bits.
 
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hmmm...my favourites atm are

-We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
-The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism - Max Weber
-Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
-Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
-To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
 

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To Kill a Mockingbird - Nelle Harper Lee.
How she wrote the book in a Southern voice, from a child's point of view was a hard task in itself..but I was engrossed in each characters emotions and it was all so believable and genuine. Classic.
 

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Aha:
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
!!!

Umm. My other favourites are Velocity, The Taking and Lighting which are all unrelated books by Dean Koontz who is awesome.

And you can't go past The Adventures of Tom Bombadil!
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the greatest book for me..

well, the greatest catalyst of revolutionary change in my life is ~ 'Conversations with God'.

I also enjoy and admire 'the power of now'

:idea:
 

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Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World"

Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
 

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Nothing beats 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini
Its beautiful in every way.
 
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Whilst I agree that The Kite Runner is close to the top (and I even love it after studying it for yr 12 English!!!), I have to say the Lord of the Rings wins hands down.

Another favourite is a bit unknown, so I'll mention it in the hope of getting more people to read it - 'The Outsiders' (not 'The Outsider' which is quite well known) - note the s on the end: it is one of my favourites, it's by S. E. Hinton and it is just incredible!
 

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To Kill A Mockingbird; Harper Lee
Jane Eyre; Charlotte Bronte
 

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