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Books you fell in love with and can read a million times over

Temper Tantrum

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What are those books for you?
The dog eared paper backs that you can read and re-read
The novels you spend way too much money on to buy the hardback cover...

I'm also cheating because one of my NYE resolutions was to read so much more and I want to go buy some books tomorrow

Some very memorable books for me

Conversations with God 1, 2, 3 - One of the best spirituality concepts I've ever seen in a book.

Celestine Prophecy

The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Brave New World

L'etranger by Kamus

The Tao of Pooh

The Beach

Memoirs of a Geisha

Nausea by Sartre

Sophie's World

Lord of the Rings

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I don't read books for recreation anymore. No time. All I get to read is the newspaper and textbooks for school.

-- Jay aka Fut

Evil Dynovac

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Starship Trooper - Robert A. Heinlein
Startide Rising - David Brin
The Winter King - Bernard Cornwell
Conan - Robert E. Howard
The Sparrow - Maria Doria Russell
The Waterborn - Gregory Keyes
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonagut


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Oh oh... almost forgot. Down and Out in Paris and London, Orwell. That book is sweet. I'm always trying to peer preasure all my friends into reading it.

Speaking of peer preasure and reading. Can anyone tell me why people who read Ann Raynd or that Celestine Prophecy thingy get all nutty with them and start preaching? Seriously, a friend of mine told me he read the prophecy and "needed to talk to me about some things he realized while reading it that where very important", or some crap like that. Needless to say I've been avoiding him like the plague ever since. And there's other cases of it too. I regularily catch people quoting and preaching from that thing, it's freakin creepy as hell.
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1984---This book has had the biggest effect on my perception of reality!

Anything by Irvine Welsh
The Hiram Key
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Lord of the Rings
Anything by Philip K. Dick---I just finished VALIS. What an amazing mindfuck of a book!


I've gotten up to the 8th insight in the Celestine Prophecy, but I just can't finish it, after I found out that some nobody wrote it in a waffle shop, I just can't take it seriously!


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Evil Dynovac:
Starship Trooper - Robert A. Heinlein

^^^^^^^ yes! yes! yes! that book has had more influence on my life than any other single work.

lord of the rings - read the series at least 15 times

any dilbert or calvin & hobbes book- love those

anything by gordan korman - i still go back and reread those fun stories when i just want to relax and have a chuckle


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i can't believe that no one has mentioned this one yet...

The Catcher in the Rye- JD Salinger

other all time fives...

The Lord of the Rings- JRR Tolkien
Don Quixote- Cervantes
Heart of Darkness & other tales- Joseph Conrad
Tales of Mystery and Imagination- Edgar Allen Poe
Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
Solaris- Stanislaw Lem
Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Dafoe
A Tale of Two Cities- Charles Dickens
The Man in the High Castle- Philip K Dick

and many more, but these are my all time faves...
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Subsonic Chronic

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 416:
Speaking of peer preasure and reading. Can anyone tell me why people who read Ann Raynd or that Celestine Prophecy thingy get all nutty with them and start preaching? </font>

I can't speak for Ann Raynd, but the Celestine books are almost quasi-religious. If you really take in what is being presented when you read the books, it makes the premise of the book seem quite believable, if not at least worth investigating some more. Some people take the books a little more seriously than others, there's even an organized "religious" group that follows the teachings in the Celestine series.



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white teeth

the acid house - (am pretty much positive that Glue, which i have yet to finish, will soon be added to this list.)

my life on a plate


memoirs of a geisha

she's come undone


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Three have been mentioned but I'm repeating

Catcher in the Rye

Duddy Kravitz (or anything by Richler, check out Barney's Version if you haven't already)

Brave New World

Animal Farm (still surprisingly relevant even after the fall of the Soviet Union)



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Thanks for the info Subsonic. Maybe I'll check one out some day.

Ya, Barney's Version is fucking sweet ass. I read that last summer. I'm actually reading Solomon Gursky Was Here right now. It's already pretty sweet.

I'm totally turning into a fanatical Richler fan.... like, I'm thinking about declaring Jihad on every other author currently in print.
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are you there god? it's me margaret..judy blume
Story of My life - jay McIlherney
Bright Lights, Big City - jay McIlherney
Fits Like A Rubber Dress - Roxane Ward
Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow - Scott Orson Card
The Alchemist - paulo coehlo
Shogun - james clavell
Outlander series - Diana Gabaldon


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Cunt - Inga Muscio

that is the only book I have read cover to cover over and over. Unless you count all the books I read over and over as a kid.


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Life After God - Douglas Coupland
Microserfs - Douglas Coupland
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
Girl, Interrupted - Susanna Kaysen
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint Exupery


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Bass-Invader:
any and all of C.S. Lewis' chronicles of narnia.

my brother in law bought me the complete chronicles of narnia for xmas. yay!

i absolutely love the bell jar by sylvia plath. i've prolly read it at least 15 times. i also found thomsa hardy's jude the obscure and willa cather's paul's case (it's a short story) quite profound as well.

filth by irvine welsh is a bit of a disgusting read but i love irvine welsh and it's prolly his only novel that kinda had me guessing..ok, what's going to happen next. the acid house was amusing, also by irvine welsh.
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