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So who has a favorite book this forum is for people who read to post and discuss their favorite books. So if you have no book to post please don't post.
#2
one of the judy blume
fudge books
like superfudge, doublefudge

btw where in mass u live?
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Johnny Got His Gun
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#4
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

(I cheated that's 5 books in 1)

Truly a classic.......trilogy?
#5
ill prolly get some b it ching for it but prolly one ofmy faves is The Divinci Code
#6
hard candy by andrew vachss, or else airframe by michael chriton, awsome books!
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ill prolly get some b it ching for it but prolly one ofmy faves is The Divinci Code


That's a really good book. I enjoyed it.
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Anything by Mario Puzo and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

(I cheated that's 5 books in 1)

Truly a classic.......trilogy?


Greatest Book Ever

And on a more intellectual note it would be Walden - Henry David Thoreau

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1984

Agreed, same thing I was thinking. That and The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brein

Edit: Ah, the Cuckoo's Nest was a good one too, brilliant use of point of view.
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#12
Very hard decision. I think I can narrow it down to two though.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey) & Midaq Alley (Naguib Mahfouz)

Probably the two most profound books Ive ever read, and I read ALOT of books. These books are so incredibley deep and insightful you can write volumes on them. They are also reflections of the society and time period they were created in, so you can learn alot about America search for its identity in the 60s as well as how Egypt's traditional society was uprooted during World War II and the intra-societal struggle that ensued as a result. Both also have many universal themes that can be examined. Both are written beautifully in eloquent language, have unique and unforgettable characters wonderfully described, and will force you to think deeply about a great deal of topics.

Please go out and read one of these books.
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#14
The Dirt, the Motley Crue biography, does that count?
If not, then the Musashi books.
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#15
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess.

Truly a classic.
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#16
Oh oh oh oh, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
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A Clockwork Orange
1984
Animal Farm
Fight Club
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The Dirt by Motley Crue is amazing
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I really liked the Giver because it made me think about things... I don't know, it's just one of those things that gets you thinking about the craziest stuff..

Yes, I realize it is for younger kids (i think the reading level is like 6th or something...) , but it's still a great book. You guys should read it if you haven't, it's only a hundred - 2 hundred pages I think, it'll go quick.
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#22
all the hitchikers Guide to Galaxy books, the lord of the rings and all related books, the beatles anthology and dazed and confused the stories behind the songs of
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Fight club is up there, I dunno what my all time fav would be though. Walk this way, Please Kill Me, The Stand. All my top favs...
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"Who Killed Kurt Cobain"

and

Tom Clancy's "Battle Ready"
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I really liked the Giver because it made me think about things... I don't know, it's just one of those things that gets you thinking about the craziest stuff..

Yes, I realize it is for younger kids (i think the reading level is like 6th or something...) , but it's still a great book. You guys should read it if you haven't, it's only a hundred - 2 hundred pages I think, it'll go quick.


I remember reading that book way back when. Its actually pretty tight. Sort of trippy in a way. Great message though.
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Incompetence by Rob Grant. Go look it up. No, seriously. It's AWESOME.
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1984.


That would have to be mine also, although Animal Farm is up there as well.

Have you read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley? I'm reading that right now and I think it's very interesting how they use peer pressure to control the masses, rather than fear like in 1984
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That would have to be mine also, although Animal Farm is up there as well.

Have you read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley? I'm reading that right now and I think it's very interesting how they use peer pressure to control the masses, rather than fear like in 1984



If you like those books you should read We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Thats the original dystopian novel, the one Orwell and Huxley based theirs off of.
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If you like those books you should read We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Thats the original dystopian novel, the one Orwell and Huxley based theirs off of.


Thanks, I think I'll read that next.
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#33
The Silence of the Lambs was freakin' excellent.
and I loved The Da Vinci Code, I read it in two days (during school, too)
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I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
1984 - George Orwell
The Harry Potter series

I'm curious about this - is anyone else working on writing a book?
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Wow, I'm surprised...I didn't know this many people in the Pit knew how to read, let alone read actual books...

I've always been partial to Crichton's works; my favorites probably being The Andromeda Strain, The Terminal Man and Rising Sun.

I also very much enjoyed All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. I thought it was an amazing war novel.
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slaughter house 5 is pretty good...
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I've always been partial to Crichton's works; my favorites probably being The Andromeda Strain, The Terminal Man and Rising Sun.

I forgot about Crichton. Thank you for that. I think my favorite of his works is Sphere. It really clicked with me, and the black hole/space-time continuem (sp?) idea really made it a lot more interesting.
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#38
Ender's Game. One of the greatest. And The Eye Of The World. Anyone read these?
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-A Clockwork Orange
-1984
-Dune (the first 5 or 6, after that, it got old and they're running dry)
-If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor (Any Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead, or Army Of Darkness fan should read this, I was crying laughing, hell, I reccomend it to anyone, it's a great funny autobiographical book)
-Dante's Inferno / Purgatorio / Paradisio
-The Aeneid
-The Universe in a Nutshell
-A Breif History of Time
-Lake Wobegon
-Sphere (The movie is good too, I went through a big Chrichton phase, and this was one of my favorites, its the only book I have ever read where I have gotten scared)
-The Restoration
-Zen Guitar (I HIGHLY reccomend this book to any guitar player here, it's a short, quick read, it helps you think about guitar on another level, and dare I say, even though it's gunna sound like an infomercial: helped me get better at guitar).

I love reading.

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I really liked the Giver because it made me think about things... I don't know, it's just one of those things that gets you thinking about the craziest stuff..

Yes, I realize it is for younger kids (i think the reading level is like 6th or something...) , but it's still a great book. You guys should read it if you haven't, it's only a hundred - 2 hundred pages I think, it'll go quick.

I agree, it's one of the first books I read as a kid, and even now like it and appreciate it, I'd also reccomend it.
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#40
hard candy by andrew vachss, or else airframe by michael chriton, awsome books!


I dunno i never really liked Airframe, it was a bit gritty - I like pretty much anything else my Crichton though.

His Dark Materials and The Wind On Fire. Were both really good trilogies
A lot of stuff by Dean Koontz is good
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