what is your favourite book??
techno_hedonist: The Name of the Rose and Little House in the Big Woods. The book I have read more times than any other book though has to be Black Beauty.
spirit1990: harry potters and jebran khalil jebran boks and paulo coilho books spc veronica decide to death and lot of other books
im creazy abt books
rosaile: hMm... "tO kiLL a mOcKinGbIrD" "a tHousaNd spLenDid sUns" "tHe kIte rUnner"
"tHe hObbiT" "haRrY pOtteR fRancHise" "tHe twiLigHt saGa" "tHe neVer eNdinG stOrY" ... aLLL re-reaD... anD persOnaL faVouriTes .. nD i uSeD b a nanCy dRew LoveR weN i was a kiD!!!
lian4ix: I will be kinda boring, but my fav is Stephanie Meyer's "Breaking dawn" (last book of Twilight saga books)
riseup89: my favorite book is "the rise of a star: Lebron James"
great biography on Lebron......tells about how he got to the NBA and the struggles he and his mom went thru
*angel*: ah... i hav a long list... but ma fav... 'if tomorrow comes', 'a suitable boy', 'Godfather'
JosephKnecht: Hermann Hesse "The Glass Bead Game" "Sidharta"
Kurt Vonnegut "A Man Without a Country"
Victor Pelevin "The Helmet of Horror"
victor Hugo "Les Miserables"
and many more...
white: ive got a few book series i'm really into atm
the Dexter series by Jeff Lyndsay
the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
and some of the Kay Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell
DieFerrie: Joyce's Ulysses is number one but The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark and Watt by Beckett is also very good.
gsdfargo: Hi have always wanted to read James Joyce!!! But like many, I am a bit intimidated to do so...plus my stacks of "to be read" are enormous!!! On a completely different level...Pat Conroy's most recent: "South of Broad" ( certainly not his best) makes alot of "Joyce" refrences...its an easy/fast read, and if you are a Joyce fan, you may find the refrences interesting...
gsdfargo: My favorite book for 2010 (so far) is Andre Aciman's "Eight White Nights". First of all, I love this author and his previous works...but this book is simply a masterwork of prose. Be forwarned though, not much happens (relative to 'physical" action...and there is very little dialogue) but the writing is simply amazing. Read it slowly and savor it like a good meal!!! Here is a line from page 62 that blew me away...since it articulated what I have felt so many times in my past BUT never could articulate myself! One of the main characters, Clara is describing a past relationship:
"...there's nothing more to tell. There was a time when the lights had gone out of my life and I thought that HE was the light. Then I realized he wasn't the light BUT the hand that turned the darkness off. Then one day I saw there was no light left-not in him, not in me. Then I blamed him. Then me. Now I just like the dark."
I love this passage (note the caps for emphasis are mine, not the authors!)
gsdfargo: Another book I loved (read last year, though it was released in 2003 [I think]) is Marisha Pessel's "Special Topics In Calamity Physics". How to describe this book???!!!??? It is, actually two books in one...if it is possible think of a book where Dorothy Parker meets Augustine Burrough's who then meets 'Nancy Drew' !!! Hmmm, hard to imagine right? I thought so too. The first part is totally Dorothy Parker, filled with 'pithy' commenst that she would have been envious of. The main charcter's family life is straight out of and Augustine Burroughs memoir and finally, the second half of the book becomes a total mystery, while never forgetting that it is indeed ONE book.
What is remarkable about this book is that Ms. Pessel was in her very early 20's when she wrote it...and this is her first work...WOW !