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What's your ultimate favorite book? (1 Viewer)

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i know it's hard to choose just one but support and share with everyone you ultimate favorite book....


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Only one book? So very difficult!

But guess then I should answer: "Mara, daughter of the Nile" by Eloise McGraw.



hmmm, favorite book. That is a hard one for me. I really like "The last war" or whatever the other name for it is... But i like most things by H. G. Wells, Dean Koontz etc...


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The Princess Bride by William Golding...come on, the man annotated a a book that he made up by an author that doesn't exist! It doesn't get much better than that.


Tolkien's The Silmarillion, though I realize my fascination with this book puts me in the minority even among Tolkien fans. :)


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"The Martian Chronicles." Yes, I realize that it is really a collection of short stories disguised as a book, but still. It reflects humanity back upon itself within a sci-fi setting. Yup, that's the stuff. No one write 'em like Bradbury...

I mean, just take Usher II alone - pure genious, with literary allusion galore. Or the hotdog stand at the end of the universe, or the martian who takes different forms...

If not for my adhesion to speculative fiction, I would pick The Great Gatsby without a doubt.



Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway. I learned more from that book as a kid than from anything else, really.


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The Last Herald-Mage by Mercedes Lackey. I am aware it is three books, but when I read it the first time around, it was one big book (and I happily lugged that thing around!), so I still somewhat count it as one.

If that one doesn't count here though, then I guess right now my favorite would be Long-Lost Bride by Day Leclaire would be it..at least, until I read the next book I'm due to read by RA Salvatore.


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Most mind-blowing was Eon - Greg Bear. Turned my concepts of the universe upside down.

Most important in my life was The People - Zenna Henderson. Never read a story-teller like her & I wanted SOOOO badly to be one of the People. It also altered my concept of family & what it was supposed to mean.


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The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger

it was really hard to pick just one, I have something like ten favorite books that I couldn't live without....
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