The best Book you ever Read

Discussion in 'General Books' started by Gavaha, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. pinkflyingwalruses

    pinkflyingwalruses Beatnik

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    anything by Edgar Allan Poe or the almost-equally-wonderful Stephan King is sure to be a success. Also of course JRRT books. for those interested in psychology or history of it Snakepits, talking cures, & magic bullets is very good and informative.
     
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    Yah, FotF is probley one of the best books written by TG. The only contenders I can think of would be Wizards First Rule or Stone of Tear, and the only reason I liked them so much was because they started off the series. Blood of the Fold was alright, but not as good as the first two. Soul of the Fire, Temple of the Winds, and Pillars of Creation all were lacking, very lacking.
     
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    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

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    Lord of the Rings is a given. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells is excellent.
     
  4. Tolman Muggworts

    Tolman Muggworts claymore wielding hobbit

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    Oh yeah, The Hobbit. First Tolkien book that I ever read. My favorite for a while.
     
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    Glaurung Getting families together

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    Either the dog is huge or the guy with it is extremely small! lol!

    Best books:
    * Tolkien - Hobbit/LOTR/UF Tales/Silmarillion
    * Harry Harrison - Deathworld Trilogy, West Of Eden Trilogy, Stainless Steel Rat
    * Steven Donaldson - Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
    * Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle - The Mote in God's Eye
    * Jack Vance - Lyonesse series
    * Feist - Riftwar Saga
    * Lewis - Narnia series
    * R.M Ballantyne - The Coral Island, The Gorilla Hunters
    * Arthur Conan Doyle - Sherlock Holmes
    The list goes ever on.................
     
  7. frodogurl49

    frodogurl49 Jedi Sabermistress

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    I have never read a book i did not like but the one book I find my self reading over and over again is The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin. I just read her latest book, Black Mirror, but it was not as good as The Killer's COusin. I alos loved Treasure Island by RObert Louis Stevenson.
     
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    shaiel Chumai Tardaad

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    my favorite book is Neuromancer, by William Gibson. highly recommended.

    eee! so good!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
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    Im glad not everyone chose Tolkein. Very very good of course...and certainly one of many favorites. But there are many books I enjoyed more. Redwall and Harry Potter are pure fun. Although Im only halfway through A Game of Thrones, If its any example of the rest of the book/series, then count me in. Fantasy but with a focus on feudal intrigue. I love it
     
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    Return of the King... its the only book Ive ever cried reading. and Brighty of the Grand Canyon, its another favorite even though its more of a childs book, i cried in one part of it, it was just a story I really got into.
     
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    My favorite extended series is the Rpbots/Empire/Foundation series by Asimov

    for single book it would be any of LOTR, Black Hawk Down, Rama or Atlas Shrugged
     
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    1. A Game of Thrones, from A Song of Ice and Fire (by The Man, G.R.R. Martin)
    2. Either LotR or Silmarillion...
    3. The Ultimate Hitch-Hiker's Guide (brilliant book)
    4. ?Dune
    5. ?Good Omens or something else by Pratchett (haven't read anything else by Gaiman but hoping to buy American Gods soon)
    Just started a book by A. Doyle, very promising (better than Christie..).

    All I can come up with right now...
     
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    Yeah, The Lord of the Rings is awesome, but the Redwall books are on the top of my list too, especially Lord Brocktree.
     
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    You're right, Redwall and Harry Potter are great books, although Tolkien barely scrapes the top of my list. At the moment, I'm reading more Brian Jacques stuff. LOTR is to dark and depressing for me to get obsessed with, but it still is my favorite book if that makes any sense. Never read Game of Thrones.
     
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    The Lord of the Rings (and yes, it is a book, not a trilogy, anonymous numbnuts who may be reading this. It was split into three due to post-war austerity and Unwin's unwillingness to publish such a large volume with no guarantee of a decent financial return.)

    *takes deep breath and buries head in bucket of ice-cold water*
     
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    A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. Liked A Clash of Kings the most.

    I'm not sure about seconds best but I'll go with either Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, Malazan book of the fallen by Steven Erikson or The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
     
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    It's not three boks. It's six. I believe.
    Besides, Tolkien wanted it to be two books, sold with Silmarillion.

    And I also love Toliens work, long with anything of Terry Pratchett and most of David Eddings.
     
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    Here is my list thus far:

    Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
    Rift war series by R. Feist
    Old kingdom series by Garth Nix
    Dark elf trilogy by RA Salvatore
     
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    Chronicles of Morgaine - CJ Cherryh. I love this book(s - I have the single volume, with the fourth book separate ) so hard! The book that made me want to write.
    Anything by Pratchett
    American Gods, Gaimen.
    LOTR
    Dresden Files, Jim Butcher
    Dan Abnett's Warhammer books ( Ravenor, Eisenhorn and Gaunts Ghosts. )
     
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    Harlequin Everyone loves a Jester !

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    In no particular order:-
    A Storm of Swords----------Martin
    The Farseer Trilogy---------Hobb (All 3 of the books)
    Cold Zero-------------------Whitcomb
    The Godfather--------------Puzo
    Fantastic Mr Fox------------Dahl, (The 1st book that I can ever remember reading).
    The Hobbit------------------Tolkien
    The Fellowship of the Ring-Tolkien
    The Return of the King-----Tolkien
    Chickenhawk----------------Mason
    Mythago Wood--------------Holdstock

    Too many to list all of them here, too difficult to pick an no1 as they all have kept me enthrawled at one time or another.