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Postby Nightworkman » Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:55 am

Victor Hugo - the man who laughs
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Postby lethal_flame » Sat Jun 30, 2007 10:21 pm

Bram Stoker - Dracula
E.a Poe- All Stories
r.a .Salvatore - Dark Elf series
margaret weis and tracy hickman-dragonlance series
anne rice - Interview with the vampire
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Postby RWHN » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:11 pm

My favorite book handsdown is The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

It is the only book I re-read on a regular basis. He's the man as far as I'm concerned.
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Postby skysong » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:00 am

Aylin Black wrote:I guess it's a matter of opinion. Thanks to her I'm not in the monastery at the moment... :lol:

Does it mean you read books about religion because you're trying to find the path?

So, my fav books hmm

- Coelho - The Alchemist
- Karl Marx - The Communist Manifesto
- Baudelaire - Les Fleurs Du Mal

and I liked the Go Ask Alice book, changes from whatever I usually read..
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Postby Ezzi » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:43 am

It seems that this topic has been created before we had the Art, Literature and Philosophy - topic, so I will move this one over there.
"We drain our oceans and suck all the blood out of the soil
We spend the time we have left fighting and killing each other
Lust for comfort, entertainment becomes an obsession
and there is so much time to kill"
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Postby master of reality » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:36 am

I dont' have a specific favorite book. But I'm quite classic, so I'd pick Homer's Oddisey.

Any mind-altering book can be my favorite.
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Postby nick » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:01 am

Well...I think my favorite books are The Walking Drum and The Haunted Mesa. Both by Louis L'Amour although I enjoy all his books. As far as favorite authors Edgar Allen Poe and L'Amour.
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Postby Sinomerta » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:55 pm

Definitely : José Saramago - Blindness. Outstanding novel.
...It´s sad that in our blindness, we gather thorns for flowers...
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Postby Angela » Tue May 05, 2009 2:30 pm

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Postby Slynt » Wed May 06, 2009 2:28 pm

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels stand head and shoulders above anything else I've read, and I have read a lot of books in all genres.

Spoiler-free review of the first book in the series, "A Game of Thrones":
http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Books/Entry/160/

I have never experienced a book to be so powerful as these, I can't really say why except that I love the author's writing style, the textures of his setting, and... sigh, how can I possibly convey it? Give it a try :D
The only books I read and re-read several times a year because they have such a grip on me, to the point of geekery. Teehee.
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Postby Slynt » Wed May 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Angela wrote:I've never been into novels, I prefer books about gaining knowledge, I have read countless books (over many years that is) about reincarnation, afterlife, the supernatural, numerology, anthroposophy, highly interesting but I think it also makes me a bit of a nerd :roll:
And I've read books about WWII, mainly about the Eastern Front because that war was so brutal and extreme.


But did you learn any hard facts about the afterlife? :P Sorry, had to.
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Postby Angela » Mon May 11, 2009 6:41 pm

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Postby waterytimes » Tue May 26, 2009 11:52 pm

Benoit Duteurtre The little Girl and the Cigarette
Ian McEwan The Cement Garden
Ian McEwan Atonement
Martin Amis Time's Arrow
David Lodge Nice work!
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and all books which deal with the evilness within children(pretty much like the first three ones)
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Postby Storm » Wed May 27, 2009 10:57 pm

Slynt wrote:George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels stand head and shoulders above anything else I've read, and I have read a lot of books in all genres.

Spoiler-free review of the first book in the series, "A Game of Thrones":
http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Books/Entry/160/

I have never experienced a book to be so powerful as these, I can't really say why except that I love the author's writing style, the textures of his setting, and... sigh, how can I possibly convey it? Give it a try :D
The only books I read and re-read several times a year because they have such a grip on me, to the point of geekery. Teehee.


Ah. Music to my ears! George Martin is god. I want to marry him and have his babies. (Or maybe not. But he is still god).
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Postby managatsuo » Fri May 29, 2009 2:14 am

on my way home today I read this in the train.

The silver swan, who living had no note,
When death approach'd, unlock'd her silent throat;
Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
Thus sung her first and last, and sung no more.
Farewell, all joys; O Death, come close mine eyes;
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise.

-- Orlando Gibbons

release the geese
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