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Post Number:#31  Postby dukeloath » 08 Feb 2007, 04:59

My favourite to date is easily The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. However, I read Clockwork Orange and The Great Gatsby when I was at school (13 years ago) and they have stuck with me, even though I was not a great fan of reading at the time, so I am going to give them a read again and may re-evaluate. Watch this space...
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Post Number:#32  Postby knightss » 08 Feb 2007, 11:51

i'm gonna recommend this again like i did in another thread. if you like wilde read the happy prince, a little short story but really good. check it out if you havn't already =)
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Post Number:#33  Postby dukeloath » 09 Feb 2007, 08:31

Cheers, will do
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Post Number:#34  Postby DeletedUser » 13 Mar 2007, 01:03

My favorite book is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. What an amazing epic telling of the American Wild West. It is such a rich story with tremendously realistic characters that are larger than life. I was positively enthralled by the adventure. Wonderfully written and has been a book that has stayed with me low these many years.

In case you are not familiar with the story (SPOILER): The general gist is that two ex-Texas Rangers lead a perilous cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Highly recommend. Don't be intimidated by the size of the book, by the time it ends you will have wished it didn't.
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Post Number:#35  Postby Natasha_au » 21 Jul 2007, 22:10

I've read a lot but a book I keep rereading is "Where The Heart Is" by Billie Letts. I've read it that many times.
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Post Number:#36  Postby sleepydumpling » 22 Jul 2007, 07:04

Natasha_au wrote:I've read a lot but a book I keep rereading is "Where The Heart Is" by Billie Letts. I've read it that many times.


Ooh! Ooh! Natasha I LOVE that book!
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Post Number:#37  Postby Dori » 22 Jul 2007, 11:23

My favorite book is The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo. Either that or Les Miserables. Both are phenomenal.
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Post Number:#38  Postby leslie.aponte » 17 Oct 2007, 21:41

My favorite book is always the last one I read. Until I read a new one. Then it changes.
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Post Number:#39  Postby shokosugi » 02 Oct 2008, 18:29

Barbarians at the Gate
The Kid Stays in the Picture
The Godfather
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Post Number:#40  Postby fishinggirl » 03 Oct 2008, 20:11

My favorite so far is Gone with the Wind but the "to read" pile is so big right now so who knows...... 8)
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Post Number:#41  Postby Susanna-Cole » 04 Oct 2008, 12:40

Feeling For Bones - Bethany Pierce
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Sorry I realize that's 4, not 1, but as an avid reader, it's hard to pick. :wink:
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Post Number:#42  Postby xhytah » 06 Oct 2008, 11:03

On the Road - Jack Kerouac
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Post Number:#43  Postby alex-k » 08 Oct 2008, 16:02

This is near impossible to do! it's taking some serious thought...
Id have to say im definatly a huge fan of the classics such as Pride and Prejudice-Jane Austen, Hard Times-Charles Dickens and even Little Women. I say these because no matter how many times ive read them i always want to read them again and again, they just have a way of drawing you in.
However i do enjoy the occasional fantasy book such as American Gods by Neil Gaiman or even the Harry Potter books.
But im constantly reading so i could come across a new favourite any day :)
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Post Number:#44  Postby magichater » 09 Oct 2008, 04:23

One of my classic books that I always seem to read over again is by Dean Koonz Strange Highways!
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Post Number:#45  Postby shokosugi » 10 Oct 2008, 16:43

Nemesis is also one of my favorite books.
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