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Leonie
19-04-2005, 08:45 AM
Very simple - look at the title - what's your favourite book? See, I'm looking for new books to read, so recommend away. Feel free to post a little more about it (or be lazy like me, and post a link :icon_bigg). Try and stick to one book. If you have multiple books that are nominated, just pick the favouritest :icon_razz

Mine would have to be Juno & Juliet (http://www.randomhouse.com/acmart/catalog/display.pperl?0385721617) by Julian Gough. So very sarcastic and funny :)

deviljet88
19-04-2005, 09:27 AM
The Ugly Duckling Picture Story Book. That one is so cool, you get to piece together the pictures because they're all jigsaw pieces. No idea who's it by.

Liam
19-04-2005, 10:29 AM
You idiot. Your school photos don't count as a book. :icon_razz

My favourite book is Samurai! (http://www.pacificwrecks.com/reviews/samurai.html), by Saburo Sakai with Fred Saito and Martin Caidin. Sakai is one the greatest figures among fighter pilots, with 64 confirmed kills in the Pacific. Vastly different from most war books, easy to read, and particularly facinating as it is written from the viewpoint of (for most of us anyway) a former enemy.

Excerpt from the book. Clicky. (http://www.pacificwrecks.com/history/sakai-biography.html)

Ranman
19-04-2005, 11:48 AM
The only books I read are sci-fi stories.
My all time fav is stephan king's The Stand
Also if your into Star trek TNG Vevdetta is an awesome story

Scott
19-04-2005, 11:50 AM
I don't read too many books, but at the moment I'm reading The Davinci Code by Dan Brown. I'm enjoying it.

hasselbrad
19-04-2005, 12:10 PM
The most fascinating book I've ever read is Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale. I don't think the paperback with Leonardo DiCaprio on the cover is the same, so try an find an original edition. It first came out back in the 1970s, I think. Anyway, it is Abagnale's description of the cons and hustles he pulled, and it blows the movie out of the water. I've read it several times, and if I ever find my copy, I'm going to read it again.

Digital_Ice
19-04-2005, 12:50 PM
I don't read too many books, but at the moment I'm reading The Davinci Code by Dan Brown. I'm enjoying it.

i love the davinci code... but my favourite book has to be.... hmm... probably the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

Urbanebula
19-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Don't read. Except magazines and the like.

At the minute I'm reading the HL2 Prima guide! *(-!!SAD!!-)*

Don't hate me. :(

Jacoby
19-04-2005, 01:34 PM
Stir of Echoes & What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson

I dunno, there are tons more, but those are two of my favorites.

marine
19-04-2005, 05:32 PM
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, is probably my favorite

"the lady and the unicorn" and "A girl with a pearl earing" by Tracy Chevalier are really good so is "Tulip Fever" by Deberah Moggach.

Right now I'm reading "the autograph man" by Zadie Smith, I just started it and it seems good.

edit: I fogot "name dropper" by emma forest. I love this book. Sorry I couldn't stick to one :)

PS: if you like Irony, the last two should do it for you. they're funny too.

MrPink
19-04-2005, 05:47 PM
Danny: Champion of the world. i know it's a bit childish but fucking awesome book all same

Mags
19-04-2005, 06:14 PM
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312282990/103-2483404-4067030?v=glance), by Michael Chabon
It's just sort of this...epic book. It spans something like 20 years, and covers great historic events, while actually writing in the reference of comic books. It's seriously just excellent, and really really interesting. It won the Pulitzer prize and it's a great read, though anyone should be warned that it's somewhat long, but if you love every word of it, like me, then it works really well.

Oh, and Middlesex (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312422156/qid=1113934378/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-2483404-4067030?v=glance&s=books), by Jeffrey Eugenides was quite good as well. A very unusual book, with, to me, an unusual topic and subject matter. Very good though.

AureaMediocritas
19-04-2005, 06:52 PM
"Discovery of laziness" by Corinne Maier .

---> Maier, a manager at France's public utility EDF,
makes her argument for a total change in employee attitude in the workplace.
Instead of the all-encompassing engagement that defines most
successful work ethics, Maier suggests workers actively distance themselves
from their work to combat uncertainty in today's world.

It is good fun.

aznkkfan
19-04-2005, 07:08 PM
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card..along with the entire Ender and Shadow series (1st book: Ender's Shadow)

PhoeniX
19-04-2005, 07:49 PM
My favourite book is probably The Illiad by Homer.

Richard
19-04-2005, 09:55 PM
No book moved me more than The Diary of Anne Frank (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0553296981/qid=1113947347/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-0925501-7192918?v=glance&s=books). It is truly a magnificent book.

I'm really starting to become an avid reader. I just ordered Kate Remembered (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0425199096/qid=1113947612/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/102-0925501-7192918?v=glance&s=books) by A. Scott Berg. Hepburn has left the longest lasting impression on me than any other person.

Pete
19-04-2005, 10:24 PM
hmmmmm well if you want a series to enjoy try -
The Gap into Conflict - The Real Story 1 of 5 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0553295098/ref=br_lf_b_3/202-2484294-3089401)
spent a good chunk of my last year at sixth form reading those....

hmmm some voltaires (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0192834266/qid=1113949248/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_3_1/202-2484294-3089401) always good if your in a thinking mood...

heh and if your want some light reading try - have spacesuit - will travel (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416505490/qid=1113949341/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/202-2484294-3089401) thoroughly enjoyed that one.....

if you like action you could do a lot worse than look up Matthew Reilly (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books-uk&field-author=Reilly%2C%20Matthew/202-2484294-3089401) and check out his books - ice station, area7, scarecrow... all books i read from cover to cover in one sitting because i literally didnt want to put them down....

deviljet88
20-04-2005, 12:54 AM
You idiot. Your school photos don't count as a book. :icon_razz


Meanie :( George Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984 are well worth it, short but meaningful... if you draw the lines.

michael22
12-08-2005, 05:51 AM
My Favourite book would have to be Tomb of horors it's gritty its dark and it is well written (sort of) either that Ivanhoe or Demon haunted world.

-authors
Keith Francis Strohm
Sir Walter Scott
Carl Sagan

a ring in return
12-08-2005, 03:46 PM
Tuesdays With Morrie.

squirrel
12-08-2005, 04:57 PM
to kill a mockingbird.....catch-22.....hamlet.....off the top of my head.

Ashley
12-08-2005, 04:58 PM
All But My Life by Gerda Weismann Klein

It's about her time during the holocaust, and while it's moving and sad it has a different feel than most books on the Holocaust. A very easy read, I couldn't put it down. I recommended it to a friend who went right out and got it and finished it in 2 days.

squirrel
16-08-2005, 04:26 PM
all right, i have more.....in no particular order:1) fever pitch
2) anything by sue townsend
3) a lesson before dying, by ernest j. gaines
4) notes from a small island, notes from a big country, by bill bryson
5) lonesome traveller, the subterraneans, by jack kerouac
6) johnny got his gun, by dalton trumbo

Kelsey
21-08-2005, 09:47 PM
Meg - Steve Alten
Girl With a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier

gracie
22-08-2005, 12:50 PM
hey kelsey, i read that book you suggested, my sisters keeper it was good. oh you know what else i enjoyed or recomend
The Know-It-All : One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
it was hilarious. the guy goes through the encyclopedia and his comments on the enteries are funny as hell. its great.

Kelsey
23-08-2005, 01:19 AM
Gracie, they are developing a screenplay to The Know It All. It sounds interesting; I hope it makes it to the big screen.

Glad you read My Sister's Keeper...I thought it was so sad, but I loved it.

gracie
25-08-2005, 01:01 AM
yeah it was good. not my usual thing but ya know. so youve read that book as well?

Kelsey
26-08-2005, 03:55 AM
I haven't read the book, no. I only heard a short summary of it on a script sales websbite.

Has anyone read The Life of Pi, or Wicked? Those are my airplane books for my flight to France.

Liam
26-08-2005, 04:26 AM
Leonie (tried) to make me read Life of Pi, but I never finished it. What I read was quite amusing though.

Kelsey
26-08-2005, 04:40 AM
Hopefully it's good...I wasn't too sure about it, but then someone recommended it. You didnt stop reading because you were bored or anything?

Liam
26-08-2005, 04:52 AM
No, I just didnt have the time. I was busy teaching myself C++ and Max7.

A magazine was about as much time as I got for reading.

Leonie
26-08-2005, 09:44 AM
Life of Pi is a brilliant book, it honestly is. It's about this little Indian boy named Piscine, leading of course to embarrassing jokes about his name, which is why he changes it to Pi.

It's so funny and totally surreal, yet written in such a way that I don't care nothing in the book could ever possible happen. Pi lives in a zoo you see, and when the zoo tries to move to Canada, the boat goes down in a storm. Pi ends up in a lifeboat with a hyena, a zebra with a broken leg, an orang utan and a male tiger. Hee. It's one of the funniest books ever written, yet deep and profound at times and just overall a really good read.

My English teacher lend me her copy - she'd read it and wanted it on the reading list. I was supposed to test read it for my entire year. I liked it and it is now on the list. I have such influence :D I spent my entire oral exam trying to convince the second teacher there that it's an awesome book. Aced the final and got the book on the list so that my sister can recycle my book report. Win.

squirrel
26-08-2005, 12:34 PM
Has anyone read The Life of Pi, or Wicked? Those are my airplane books for my flight to France.[/QUOTE]

don't let this deter you, it's only one opinion, and not even mine, but a good friend of mine said 'Wicked' was the worst book she's ever read. her taste in books is much, much better than her taste in....shall we say.....anything else, so there we are.

deviljet88
27-08-2005, 07:11 AM
My English teacher lend me her copy - she'd read it and wanted it on the reading list. I was supposed to test read it for my entire year. I liked it and it is now on the list. I have such influence :D I spent my entire oral exam trying to convince the second teacher there that it's an awesome book. Aced the final and got the book on the list so that my sister can recycle my book report. Win.

Odd, my English tutor just lent her copy so we could discuss it in two weeks' time. Will post further thoughts on the book. Cool blurb is all I can say thus far.