Best book ever?

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  1. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    Exclusing the bible, what is the best book you have ever read? does not have to be the book you are reading now.

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    probaly the grapes of wrath or gone with the wind :doubt:
     
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    or Death of a Salesman. ;)
     
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    Penthouse/Playboy.hehehe
     
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    Just for the articles of course..... ;) :D :D


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    Oh Yea!!
     
  7. Jimbob1989

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    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, I think I do an exam on it in a few months. A story of a man following the American dream to his death.

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    37°2 le matin (Betty Blue) or Sotos by Philipe Djian, i guess. :)
     
  9. BunyanReader

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    Apart from the only "Book" (the Bible) my vote goes for:

    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan.

    http://www.johnbunyan.org/
     
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    "Grace Abounding"?...That name rings a bell......wasn't she a famous Australian Kangaroo impersonator?.......



    Cochise, :cool:
     
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    "Best" is a matter of judgment, of course, but my all-time favorite, read till it's fallen apart and then replaced (if I can find a fresh copy) over and over, is Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged".

    # 2 on my list would be Spider Robinson's "Callahan Chronicles", an anthology of nearly all his Callahan short stories.
     
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    Songs of Kabir Translated by Rabindranath Tagore. Introduction by Evelyn Underhill.

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  13. Meltdown

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    Impossible to choose the best, but here's a few:

    Malcolm Lowry - Under the Volcano
    Ford Madox Ford - The Good Soldier
    Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita
    William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury
    William S. Burroughs - Naked Lunch

    etc etc... and that's just fiction.
     
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    This has always been an enjoyable book.
     

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    I read a heck of a lot- but this book somehow popped into my head immediately...
     

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