Your all time favourite book

Discussion in 'General Books' started by saiqa, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. Zeddicus Zorander

    Zeddicus Zorander New Member

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    Personally The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind but I'm still young and have many books to read :) runner ups would have to be the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix and His Dark Materials.
     
  2. Overread

    Overread Wolfing it up! Staff Member

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    hmm nope no luck in choosing, but I can give the name of one book that I think everyone should read:

    Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell - an Autobiographical book and a must read
     
  3. Ender-Zero

    Ender-Zero Ruff Mercenary

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    I'll give it a try.
     
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    Williams Otherland series is still my favorite series, can't really pinpoint just one book
     
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    STRONTIUM DOG Don't mess with me

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    Hyperion by Dan Simmons. So much genre fiction is stale and unoriginal, but that book has stayed in mind mind since I first read it back in '89. If I was to be shipwrecked on a deserted island and could only take one novel with me, Hyperion would be it.
     
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    Hear! Hear!

    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, probably. Or HDM/LOTR - decisions!
     
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    The Chaos Engine Grumpy Old Git

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    Hmm, tough one. It by Stephen King, I think. It made an impression, at least, which puts it above most fantasy and horror books.
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous the king

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    the legend of erathsea by ursule le gvin
     
  9. Neonayla

    Neonayla -Neony-

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    My favourite book of alltime is mageheart by jane routley
     
  10. thestoryman

    thestoryman Is it safe?

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    Terry Brooks Elfstones is way up there.
     
  11. Springheeled Jack

    Springheeled Jack Lurking in the shadows

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    Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay.
     
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    Utterly Unhinged He knows you know.

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    The Anvil of Ice by Michael Scott Rohan. A truly remarkable book. Few authors have come close to achieving that level of characterisation and storytelling. 10 out of 10.
     
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    Black Tattoo The Corruptor

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    "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster....I could read it again and again and again....well, you get the idea. I just love the humor and creativity in it.
     
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    The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. As epic as a book can get.
     
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    Alone Solitary Scrivener

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    I am going to be horribly unoriginal and say the Lord of the Rings. Although some authors surpass Tolkien in terms of writing ability (and it's still a surprisingly small number, despite the naysayers) no other book has had the same profound impact on my life.
     
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    Chronicles of Narnia. C.S. Lewis (now refered to as Jack) has always been my favorite author. And Narnia has some addicting qualities. Lord of the Rings comes in a close second, though (even though I REALLY need to reread them).
     
  17. Prospero

    Prospero Banquo at your banquet

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    The Complete Works of Shakespeare, my constant companion through life.
     
  18. Nomina Sunt Odiosa

    Nomina Sunt Odiosa The Red under your bed...

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    I bow to a fellow member of the cognoscenti. Fantastic book.
     
  19. witchwolf

    witchwolf New Moon, Old Soul

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    The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon is by far the best ever fantasy book! I have re-read it countless times and each time it is just as good as the first! then following that anything by Mercedes Lackey, Terry Pratchett....etc etc
     
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    I would have to say either 'His dark materials' trilogy by Phillip pullman or Magician by Raymond e feist.
    Gah i hate leaving out other books that i love!