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    If I had a favourite novel then based on Oscar Wilde's observation I would have read it more than once, but I don't recollect reading any novel more than once although I do harbour intentions in respect of some which so far I've not fulfilled. Maybe I just haven't read my favourite novel at all yet. One day I'll find it. I don't have a scale against which to rate the rest.
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  2. #42
    If it isn't by Poe, Doyle, Hammett, Chandler, MacDonald, Connolly, Leonard, Silva, or the like, I probably haven't read it. However, since I've been on this site I have been branching out into other genres. Historical fiction/fantasy intrigues me the most. Favorite? Probably the Maltese Falcon.
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  3. #43
    If I had to pick a favorite, I'd have to say The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. It was interesting to read something that what written over the span of so many years, and tied into so many other stories.

  4. #44
    A Tale of Two Cities
    White Fang
    The Sea Wolf
    Jane Eyre
    Mutiny on the Bounty
    The Gulag Archipelago
    ...Huckleberry Finn
    Red October
    The Onion Field
    Hobbit & LOTR

    I could keep going, so many favorites, the list would likely differ an hour from now

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    The entire Dune series by Frank Herbert (Especially books 1-3)
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    We Did Porn by Zak Smith
    Blankets by Craig Thompson (graphic novel)

    Any list like this and I know I'm forgetting something

  6. #46
    Bluebeard (Kurt Vonnegut)
    East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
    Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
    The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
    A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man (James Joyce)
    The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
    Night (Elie Wiesel)
    The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
    The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
    Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
    Animal Farm (George Orwell)
    The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)

    To name a few....

  7. #47
    Worth Dying For by Lee Child, The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter, All the Pretty Girls by JT Ellison and XO by Jeffery Deaver, and I've read all of Lee Child's books at least once, as well
    Last edited by Este; August 11th, 2015 at 11:27 PM.

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    Sorry about how I've just written the above. I don't know why it's done that. (Ignore this, I've just edited it so it looks good now)
    Last edited by Este; August 11th, 2015 at 11:28 PM.

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    I really enjoyed reading Patricia Cornwell's series of books about her heroine Kay Scarpetta. It seemed like there was no case she couldn't solve or anything she couldn't do.

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Caragula View Post
    The Lord of the Rings
    Herman Melville - Moby Dick
    Ya, was gonna say these. I do need to read more lol.
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    The rags to riches story of a scavenger.

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