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

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Temper Tantrum, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    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 [​IMG]

    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

  2. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

  3. roo

    roo TRIBE Member

    the electric koolaid acid test

    celestine prophecy

    any calvin and hobbes book
  4. Bass-Invader

    Bass-Invader TRIBE Member

    any and all of C.S. Lewis' chronicles of narnia.

    reepicheep is wicked-awesome.
  5. Lil'Timmy

    Lil'Timmy TRIBE Promoter

    Lord of the Rings...all of em!

    Read the whole series 11 times in my life so far
  6. futronic

    futronic TRIBE Member

    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
  7. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    A Farewell to Arms
  8. Evil Dynovac

    Evil Dynovac TRIBE Member

    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
  9. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    Brave New World
    The Count of Monty Cristo
    Duddy Kravitz
  10. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    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.
  11. Adam Duke

    Adam Duke TRIBE Member

    1984 and Neuromancer.

  12. stryker

    stryker TRIBE Member

    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!
  13. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    ^^^^^^^ 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
  14. ethnik

    ethnik TRIBE Member


    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...
  15. chernobyl

    chernobyl TRIBE Member

    I can read Awakening by Kate Chopin over and over
    as well
    The Great Gatsby
    and the Beach
  16. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    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.

  17. mandapanda

    mandapanda TRIBE Member

    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
  18. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    such an amazing book!
  19. dicksherwood

    dicksherwood TRIBE Member

    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)

  20. 416

    416 TRIBE Member

    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.
  21. Libradragon

    Libradragon TRIBE Promoter

    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
  22. Moez

    Moez TRIBE Member

    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.
  23. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    such a good book!
  24. stargurl*

    stargurl* TRIBE Member

    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
  25. tella

    tella TRIBE Member

    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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