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I am not sure if the all of us still read books, but for the ones who still do , post here your favourites:

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"Barney's version " Author: Mordecay Richler (I completely fall in love with the main character so cutting , bitter and sarcastic yet so much in love with life ..)

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I'll have to have a look at that one. It sounds interesting, but tricky to carry around.

What about Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. That is such a moving book, and it covers such a range of subjects. It's beautiful!

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The Mahabharata. Around the World in Twenty Days by Jules Verne is good too.

Wasn't that EIGHTY days? ;)

The abridged version. :-)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Wow. That's a tough question. I've read so many good books... There's so many Star Wars books I could list, lol. I'd have to say though that the more memorable favourite books I've read are Moby Dick and Men Against the Sea (Book 2 in the Mutiny on the Bounty Trilogy). With Men Against the Sea I just could not put that book down. I got it read in like three days despite having to work, lol.

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Wow. That's a tough question. I've read so many good books... There's so many Star Wars books I could list, lol. I'd have to say though that the more memorable favourite books I've read are Moby Dick and Men Against the Sea (Book 2 in the Mutiny on the Bounty Trilogy). With Men Against the Sea I just could not put that book down. I got it read in like three days despite having to work, lol.

I just read Moby Dick don't know how I missed reading that one years ago. It was fantastic.

I'm going to order in that one Bolt Bait mentioned thru interlibrary loan and perhaps a few others mentioned.

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Moby Dick is just... bleeeggggghhh. It went on and on and on...

But don't get me wrong, I love reading. Ender's Game was good. Any book by Timothy Zahn is automatically awesome. Keving J. Anderson is also an excellent author. Let's not forget greats like Tolkein and Assimov either. But I believe the best book I have read up to this point is Manta's Gift, by Timothy Zahn. Man, it was compelling, moving, and a great sci-fi story to boot!

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Moby Dick is just... bleeeggggghhh. It went on and on and on...

It's an aquired taste, lol.

Never read it, never will. Sounds completely uninteresting to me. I'm not saying it's bad, just saying that it's not something I'm interested in.

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Bambi by Felix Salten.

I am joshing you.

In all seriousness, anything by Asimov or Dickens. Well, almost anything by Dickens. The language he employs is quite unique and, at times, an acquired taste should be developed.

Also Bill Bryson is an hilarious author, and does particularly well with his English language studies, such as Mother Tongue, and his travel articles.

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I have a phobia of really thick books :P, but any way my favorite book is a book about a man who fought in Vietnam, when he came back he had many problems, his solution was to convert to Buddhism and become a monk. The book went into buddhism a lot more than i expected but i really enjoyed this book.

http://www.amazon.com/At-Hells-Gate-Soldiers-Journey/dp/1590302710/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1204678220&sr=1-4

At Hell's Gate By: Claude Anshin Thomas.

We have our own little book club :P

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Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) is an excellent book! So is The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster).

Other books I like:

Dangerous Wonder (Mike Yaconelli)

The Circle Trilogy (Ted Dekker)

Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling) (I know, I know. But I also love...)

Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)

The Holy Bible

Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (John Piper)

Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Watterson) (I've always thought of him as an author as much as an artist)

Desiring God (John Piper)

Don't Waste Your Life (John Piper) (He's had a lot of influence on my life...)

Stardust (Neil Gaiman)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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The Holy Bible

How can you say that? I've read it and it is one of the most boring things ever.

I've read it. And it's the most epic story I've ever seen - battles, adventures, humor, kings anointed and dethroned, a people selected, a people rejected, a final Hero, and romance beyond anything man can understand. But most of all, it's the story of MY life - a life that's changed, forever, because of the words God wrote down in it.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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