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05-16-2005, 08:26 PM
So, what are your favorite books?

Off the top of my head, I can think of three that I've really truly loved.

-America (The Book): Anyone who has read this will know why

-The Silmarillion: You know, this is just the ultimate fantasy book in my opinion. Tolkien created a world on his own. This book is simply excellent. (Although, to truly appreciate it, one must read various side-notes, incomplete manuscripts, etc.)

-Lord of the Flies: Wow. I thought this would be a boring schoolbook, but this is just one of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life. It is amazing.

05-16-2005, 08:29 PM
So far:

Watership down

The five people you meet in heaven

05-18-2005, 01:39 AM
Harry Potter hands down!

Anyone who disagrees with me shall face my wrath! :evil: lol j-k =P

I also like the Lord of the Rings series.

05-18-2005, 03:36 AM
Let's see:

Both Jurrasic Parks

The Bourne Identity

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Lord of the Rings series

To Kill A Mocking Bird

05-18-2005, 06:20 AM
mmm..if you liked lord of the files read heart of darkness ssk...Great book with a similar theme....


-Johnny got his gun by Dalton Trumbo
-The art of war by Sun Tzu
-A farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
-The Hunchback of Notre dame by Victor Hugo
-Animal farm by George Orwell

and yeah the lord of the rings fits in there somewhere too, along with the Hobbit.

05-18-2005, 12:54 PM
Mine would be The Great Gatsby.

05-18-2005, 02:18 PM
-Animal farm by George Orwell

Oh, Forgot about that one. It was a great book, if a little creepy.

05-18-2005, 04:29 PM
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Deathgate Cycle series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hicman
Da Vinci code(dunno for sure if that's the name in english)
10 Little ****** Boys(eh, not sure about that one either) by Agatha Christie

btw, I thought that lord of the flies was just a school book. It was really stupid to my mind, but ah well.

Dragon Lover
05-30-2005, 03:18 PM
I like a few books....:

-Danny the champion of the world and Fantastic mister fox by Roald Dahl.
-Red, white and blue by someone.
-Harrypotter series by J.K. Rowling.
-Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.
-The famous five series by Guid Blyton.
-The three investigators series by Robert Arthur.
-Goosebumps (All of 'em) by R.L. Stine.
-Lord of the rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien.
-Ramona Forever by Anne Fine.
-Frankenstine's Aunt by Allan Rune Peterson.
-The Deathwood letters by Haze Towhson.
-King of Shadows by Susan Cowper.

I think thats all of them and incase you have'nt noticed I like reading and yes i like all of 'em.


06-01-2005, 01:03 AM
Mine would be The Great Gatsby.

you should read the Stone Cold Truth, if you haven't.

i don't read many books. i prefer comics, magazines, newspapers... less commitment :wink:. The most recent books i've read are Vampire Chronicles and SC Truth. Anne Rice is great. i liked Slaughter House 5 aswell.

06-01-2005, 04:32 AM
From A Buick 8 - Stephen King

Dreamcatcher - Dean Koontz

Watchers - Dean Koontz

I like horror, obviously. =P

Exon Auxus
06-01-2005, 09:28 AM
The best book I've ever read is Choose Your Own Nightmare.

06-01-2005, 10:36 AM
A few of my favourites are:

The harry potter series (so far)

To kill a mocking bird

Martain the worrior

06-01-2005, 10:52 AM
Not in any particular order...

Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
Left Behind series - Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins (Only up to book 10/12)
The Bible - God. XD
Selby's series - Duncan Ball

Pokemon Trainer Sarah
06-01-2005, 11:56 AM
I just finished reading The Tomorrow Series by John Marsden ^^ Great books! I also like Harry Potter (especially Order of the Phoenix) and the Narnia series was pretty cool too though I read it a couple of years ago.

Joel II
06-05-2005, 05:42 AM
well i know donald trump so i would say his books, eagle strike, and skeleton key

06-06-2005, 02:19 AM
It may sound well.. Childish, but Harry Potter series is a favourite of mine. Meh, I dont read NEARLY as often as I ought to be.

Hypocrisy is Fun
06-14-2005, 06:12 AM
Whats a book? Manga? *friends tells me* ooohhh i like "How to count to Ten"
Jk i guess StoneFox

06-14-2005, 05:34 PM
I forgot the Artimis fowl series...they are my favourite of all!

Write another one Colfer!

06-25-2005, 06:07 AM
My favoirte fiction books are:

The Catcher in the Rye
The Great Gatsby
The Hobbit
Goodnight Moon

But I really do like nonfiction better, Medieval and Renissance books are typically my fancy.

I also like the Bible. But the fiction/nonfiction debate for that is in another thread.

07-04-2005, 12:30 AM
I remember Goodnight Moon, that used to be my favorite book! Right now, my favorite one is the Nausicaa manga, and if you don't count that as a "book", then A Series of Unfortunate Events and Artemis Fowl.

FLIP Joven
07-04-2005, 04:50 AM
Well my favorite book of all time is the Hardy Boyz: Exist 2 Inspire. It's an autobiography. Not those Hardy Boys but the wrestlers.

The Elite Ygseto
07-04-2005, 05:11 AM
I liked the Halo series, Alas Babalon (It's about Nuclear War), Redwall, and a few other Si-fi/Fiction books. I'm thinking of reading the Spilinter cell books soon.

07-04-2005, 05:14 AM
well i know donald trump

Really now?

The Catcher in the Rye

Ew. I hated that book. There were aspects I liked (like the narrator's attitude and outlook on things, which was awesomely sarcastic), but there was no story to it at all, just a kid wandering around NYC.

But I don't want to debate. I've gotten into a huge debate about that book on a writing forum months ago.

My favorites are definitely the LoTR trilogy, along with RA Salvatore's Drizzt novels. Great fantasy.

I liked Harry Potter a lot, too, but the latest book wasn't that great and I fear what the next one will be like. One was good, two was great, three was awesome, and four absolutely kicked ass. Then five went back down to decent. :\

Though apparently the big war starts in the next one, so coolies. ;)

I liked Narnia a lot when I was younger, and have actually begun reading the series over again in anticipation of the movie (which looks absolutely amazing).

His Dark Materials is also perhaps one of the best fantasy trilogies ever written. In terms of story, it's actually better than LoTR. Really great stuff.

And I actually liked Jane Eyre a lot when I read it in women's literature in school.

The Elite Ygseto
07-04-2005, 05:32 AM
I love the Chronicles of Narnia. My dad read them when he was little, so he bought me the whole set when I turned 11. Quite kick ass. XD The Lion, Wicth, and the Wardrobe and the Silver Chair are my faves.

jim gymleader
01-12-2006, 11:47 AM
I Like Harry Potter Globet Of Fire

01-12-2006, 12:52 PM

-The Silmarillion: You know, this is just the ultimate fantasy book in my opinion. Tolkien created a world on his own. This book is simply excellent. (Although, to truly appreciate it, one must read various side-notes, incomplete manuscripts, etc.)

It is a pity though that it isn't really a cohesive story - it's just a collection of random happenings. Although, getting to read about the Fifth Battle made reading the whole book worth it (and that duel against Morgoth)

The Bourne Identity

Hell yeah! I love that book.

My favorite books:

-The Return of the King
-The Bourne Identity / Supremacy / Ultimatum (the movies don't come close to doing the books justice, esp. the Supremacy movie X_x)
-Battle Royale

01-12-2006, 06:25 PM
"You Just Don't Understand" - Explains the way how both genders think and act according to the writer's researches.

Surly Professor
01-12-2006, 07:46 PM
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
This book literally puts all of the universe in the palm of your hand.
It's Scientific non-fiction written in the most beautifully expressive way.
I first read it when I was 13, and I have now read it cover to cover 5 times, and some of my favorite parts over 20 times.

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.
One of the great SciFi novels. I'm really suprised this isn't a movie yet.

01-12-2006, 09:56 PM
Black Beauty.
Eldest when I read it. (Its collectiong duck on my book shelf. Too tired to read it)

01-12-2006, 10:38 PM
The Theif Lord: Cool! Kids cusing and stealing! And dogs biting people on the ass!

Phoenix dx
01-13-2006, 09:46 AM
I don't know about the title..
But i know that he was stranded on an island for years and fight for survival

sex vs science
01-15-2006, 01:03 AM
the harry potter series - j k rowling
solipsist - henry rollins
eye scream - henry rollins
see a grown man cry / now watch him die - henry rollins
the powerbook - jeannette winterson
art & lies - jeannette winterson
killing yourself to love - chuck klostermann
the bonesetter's daughter - amy tan
the book of words trilogy - j v jones
the barbed coil - j v jones