The best Book you ever Read

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

  1. ScreenXSurfer

    ScreenXSurfer Better Than You

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    A club of your own, eh?
    You don't have to pick LOTR to be nice, ya know. ;)
    Obviously?
    Wha-
    Bu-
    Come on now, let reason take a hold of you! You can't possibly think that!
    Madness...
    Oh I get it. I've just entered the Twilight Zone. That's the only logical explanation.



    Satire aside, I have the say the best literature I've ever gotten my hands on would be:

    1. Sandman by Neil Gaiman. 75 issue Graphic Novel that is just plain superb.
    2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Just awesome setting.
    3. Chronicles of Malus Darkblade quintet by Dave Abnett and Mike Lee. If you're into Dark Fantasy, this is perhaps one of the best.
    4. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. The best manga I've ever read. You can find it on Onemanga, everybody should begin reading it. Too bad it only updates once a month. :/
    5. The Drow Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. I think that's what it's called, anyway. Drizzt tries to escape from the evils of his homeland. Epic adventure ensues.
    6. Art of War by Sun Tzu. Very insightful and interesting to read. The fact that this is thousands of years old only attest to the man's brilliance.
    7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Explores the prejudice of the south during the days when my mother was a child.
    8. A Brief History of Time/Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawkings. Learning how the universe works has never been more interesting than this man's dualogy. I almost ranked "The Black Hole War" instead, but Hawkings is just more friendly with less anecdotes.
    9. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughn. 60 issue graphic novel about all the men in the world dying by some unknown cause. Laugh out loud hilarious in the way society continues.
    10. Discworld by Terry Pratchett. Greatest mega-series I've ever gotten my hands on. Beats, no, shoots out of the water any other satire books I've read.
     
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    Wow. Your tastes are so superior to everyone's else's. You've got good reason to feel smug. Or you may just be a tosser.
     
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    I'm not sure if you like my taste of books or are being sarcastic so you don't sound as offensive by calling me a tosser, as you would if you had just said it plainly. If you were offended by my satirical way of saying I don't like LotR, then grow up. I actually don't think I'm in the Twilight Zone despite what my post says. :rolleyes:
     
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    Azaryn Mage in a rage

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    Little, Big by John Crowley. It had a dreamlike quality which has stayed with me throughout the intervening years.
     
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    Crime Traveller I'm a very short Elf

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    Ray Bradbury - Death Is A Lonely Business.
     
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    Emphyrio by Jack Vance. Really great sci-fi classic, loved it from beginning to end.
     
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    Wow, tough choice. Well then, here's a small list of my favorites:

    Dune
    Hannibal
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Count of Monte Cristo
    Emperor: The Gates of Rome
    Jurassic Park
    Fight Club
    A Thousand and One Nights
    Dracula
     
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    By contract /with Tolkien) I am bound to say: Lord of the Rings.

    But since that is noncompetetive, I'd have to admit that the best "book" I've ever read was a fanfiction and to make it all more weird a Harry Potter- Fanfiction...
     
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    Of course LOTR. That's just about a given for all of us.
    China Mieville's Perdido Street Station
    Mccammon's Swan Song
    Look Homeward Angel, Wolfe
    Shakespeare
    William Blake's Illuminated Texts
    In Watermelon Suger, Trout Fishing in the USA & Revenge of the Lawn, Richard Brautigan
    Robert Crumb, from Zap Comix to the present
    Kafka, especially The Trial, and his shorter work
    Alice in Wonderland

    There are many others.

    I might add Patrick Rothfuss new series to the list, if future volumes fulfill the promise of the first.
    And I am enjoying the first book of David Farland's Runelord series at present.
     
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    The Drizzt Do'Urden books by R.A.Salvatore
    The Belgariad books by David Eddings
    The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan
    The Sword of Truth books by Terry Goodkind
     
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    I don't think I can pick just one, so I'll pick five instead. :D

    The Fires of Heaven (Robert Jordan)
    Titus and Atreus (Meridi Myers)
    The Well of Shades (Juliet Marillier)
    The Subtle Knife (Philip Pullman)
    Tigerheart (Peter David)
     
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    wanderingmagus Constantly Around :D

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    Wow, my list is almost the same.

    1. Sandman by Neil Gaiman.
    2. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.
    3. Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
    4. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa
    5. Shugo Chara by Peach Pit
    6. Art of War by Sun Tzu
    7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    8. A Brief History of Time/Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawkings
    9. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien