The best Book you ever Read

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  1. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    What is the best book you ever read?
     

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    oh boy...hmmm...well I can't pick just 1 so here's a few I loved:

    Lord of the Rings- by JRR Tolkien
    Interview With the Vampire- by Anne Rice
    Memnoch the Devil- by Anne Rice
    Pandora- by Anne Rice
    Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire- by JK Rowling
    Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix- by JK Rowling
    Hot Blood- by Ken Englade
     
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    The Outsiders --> S.E. Hinton
    LoTR --> J.R.R Tolkien
    The Fionavar Trilogy --> Guy Gavriel Kay
    To Kill A Mocking Bird
     
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    I remember reading the outsiders
     
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    Lord of the Rings obviously. The James Herriot Series I liked reading alot, very interesting. Anything by Shakespeare is fantastic.
     
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    Isn't it so touching? I don't normally like touchy things. But for some reason I did that.
     
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    I still have em in my bookshelf, which is taller than me and I could use another
     
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    No brainer here! The Lord of the Rings all the way!
    But several others run a close second:
    1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    2) The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris
    3) The Squire, His Knight, and His Lady by Gerald Morris
    4) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
     
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    Lord of the rings
    Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix
    Mariel of redwall
    Bellmaker
    Salamandastron
     
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    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    Eulalia, Ethuil! Blood and Vinegar!

    These are just some of my faves...

    LOTR
    Outcast of Redwall
    Uncanny X-Men #150 (Ok, it's a comic book, but who cares? :))


    I'm sure I'll think of more later...
     
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    My absolute favorite is hands down:

    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. I could read it over and over and over. Fabulous book. Runners up are:

    The Lord of the Rings-Tolkien
    The Silmarillion-Tolkien
    The Unfinished Tales-Tolkien
    Morgoth's Ring-Tolkien
    Spindle's End-Robin Mckinley
    Interesting Times-Terry Pratchett
    James Herriot's Dog Stories
    James Herriot's Cat Stories
    Ella Enchanted-Gail Carson Levine
    As You Like It-Shakespeare
    Tales From the Mos Eisely Cantina
    Tales of the Bounty Hunters
    Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austin
     
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    Grey Enigma, I love "Ella Enchanted"! I can't believe I forgot to put it on my list! :eek:
     
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    I loved the Outsiders too. Great book.

    LOTR - of course :D
    The Silmarillion
    1984 - George Orwell
    Animal Farm - George Orwell
    Little Women - Louisa Alcott
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Rowling
    A Spell for Chameleon - Piers Anthony

    And trashy romance novels by Beatrice Small.
    :eek:
     
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    Lord of the Rings of course
    The Outsiders
    Jerusalem Fire - I keep going back to this one and I recommend it. I think it may be out of print but I got my copy second hand at Amazon
    Oddly enough the Sil as well. I love the complexity in it but didn't the first time around
    I love James Herriot stuff as well and Michael Palin's around the world stuff.

    Books! I love books!
     
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    any H.G. Wells, but especially the Invisible Man. Excellent. I also really liked War of the Worlds, but it wasn't as good as The Invisible Man.
     
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    LotR- Tolkien
    Hobbit- Tolkien
    Silmarillion- Tolkien
    The Tolkien Miscellany-Tolkien
    Mithgar series- 10 books by Dennis L McKiernan
    Dark Elf Trilogy- R. A. Salvadore
    Magic Time- (part one) I forgot the authors name uugggg
    Once Upon a Winter's Night- Dennis L McKiernan
    Caverns of Socrates- Dennis L McKiernan
    The Da Vinci Code- Dan Brown
     
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    Tolkien is the best I've ever read. All of his books are wounderfull.
     
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    I love Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield. It's so atmospheric and quite sad. It conveys the passing of one age and the start of anther so well. And his characters are brilliant.

    My fave fantasy book would have to be The Elfstones of Shannara. It's the first I read and got me started with Terry Brooks. It also has a great ending.

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    "The time of the free people is over. And here is the irony, my friend. You have destroyed us, you of all, Theseus, understood us best and loved us most deeply. You are one of us, and have been always."

    Eleuthra. Last of the Amazons
     
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    Well I've got tonnes of favourites.
    LOTR- Tolkien
    Magician series- Feist
    All of David Gemmells work
    The Devery series- Katherine Kerr
    The Hobbit- Tolkien
    DragonMaster books- Chris Bunch
    All of Robin Hobbs books
    George R.R. Martin
    Theres lots more out there though.
     
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    Crime and Punishment by Fyoder Dostoyevsky: i had to read it in 11th grade and i have been changed ever since. it got me to seeing life from a criminal's point of view and to learn a sense of compassion for those who are less fortunate

    The Hobbit and LOTR, without question
    His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (it's weird. Pullman is an atheist and Lewis a christian theologian, yet i love both of their book series, even though they have sometimes opposing viewpoints).
    1984 by george orwell
    2001, 2010, 2061, and 3001 from The Space Odyssey series by Arthur C. Clarke

    and i'm sure there are more that i just cannot think of right at the moment.