If there was only one book you could ever recommend someone, what would it be?

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#1
My favorite book I've ever read is, call it cliche, but I Am Legend. I loved the book and every chapter of it. Its tenfold better than the movie.

What would you recommend? Honestly I'm looking for something to read but I want it to be worthwhile. Like I'm sure everyone here who likes to read does.
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#3
The Bible. Read it all the way through and you'll realise what bollocks Christianity is.
#4
I am torn between Ninteen Eighty Four,

and Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Brilliant, brilliant books, the both of them.
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#5
1984 is lifechanging. also catcher in the rye.
im about to read one flew over the cuckoos nest and im looking forward to it
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lord of the flies.


please! spare yourself, i was kidding. i don't know, mabye the curious incedent of the dog in the night time. excelent book.
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Well my favorite book is called The Way of Kata by two Goju-ryu teachers from Seattle, Lawrence Jane and Kris Wilder.

As for suggesting, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
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#9
my sister's keeper. god i love that book...i've read it like three times.
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#10
The Bible. Read it all the way through and you'll realise what bollocks Christianity is.


Fuckin' +1.

On second thoughts...the LotR trilogy.

I read them all when I was around 10, before the films...
...now there's all these LotR 'experts' who have never heard of Tolkien!
#11
^ toilken is an artist man. loved the books.

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As for suggesting, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

as boring as it may be at times, great book nice suggestion.
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Zombie Survival guide By Max Brookes

Ohh yeah when the SHTF youll be thankfull you read it..
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy/ The Silmarillion.

Tolkien was a fucking genius.
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#16
a cool series for a bit of light reading, is the cherub series. based more for teenagers though. (like me :P) good series.
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please! spare yourself, i was kidding. i don't know, mabye the curious incedent of the dog in the night time. excelent book.


It's very well well written, however I felt the story was a little dull.

I'd recommend House of leaves. An excellent book although its a tough read so dont go in expecting to be mildly entertained.
#19
1984. Definitly.
or Stalingrad, i plan to read the rest of that and Lord of the Rings.


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#22
+1 on the lotr's. never actually read all of the silmarilon...
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#24
er..... harry potter series. :P...


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#28
At the time the Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen books were the greatest thing I ever read, but I could never read them again..
I suppose my vote has to go for The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
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a cool series for a bit of light reading, is the cherub series. based more for teenagers though. (like me :P) good series.

they're not bad, but I wouldn't quite put them up in the "If there was only one book you could ever recommend someone, what would it be?" scale of things.

Mine would have to be It by Stephen King, the sheer length of the thing is a bit daunting, but somehow it never ceases to amaze. I have only read it once, but it is incredible. I can't think of any book I've read that beats it.
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#31
Mikhail Bulgakov "Master and Margarita". Now THAT is an excellent book.
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#32
Knights of Bushido, about japanese war crimes during WWII. wicked sh!t
#33
Lord of the rings trilogy

But i also recommend
dreamseller - Brandon Novak

its his autobiography, if u dont know him he's mates with Bam Margera and features in viva la bam. He was sponsored as a skater but found his way into drugs and threw pretty much everything away. The book covers his experiences with Heroin
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#36
+1 For all the LOTR fans.

I would have to say I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. Great characters, dialogue, and a fairly good story. Unfortunately the ending is a bit lackluster, but this is still one of my favorite books of all time.
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All Quiet On The Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
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#40
'Skeleton Key' by Stephen King.

A compilation of short stories, so you get more for the price of one
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