Favorite fiction titles- the good stuff
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08-09-2014, 07:07 PM
RE: Favorite fiction titles- the good stuff
(08-09-2014 06:29 AM)Colourcraze Wrote:  The Count of Monte Cristo is excellent and Little Women is wonderful.

The Picture of Dorian Gray is probably my favorite book of all. <3

Yes! The Count of Monte Cristo is my all-time favorite! I recommend it for everyone! However, I must add that the best translation by far is the Penguin Classics edition (unabridged, of course - it should be a crime to cut anything out of that book!).

A few other recommendations:

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcaterra
The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle
Trinity by Leon Uris
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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09-09-2014, 12:39 AM
RE: Favorite fiction titles- the good stuff
The Great Gatsby
Billy Budd
The Old Man and the Sea
Things Fall Apart
The Hobbit
Beowulf
Anything by Jorge Borges

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09-09-2014, 07:20 AM
RE: Favorite fiction titles- the good stuff
Frankenstein
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Of Mice and Men
Farewell to Arms
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter series

A bunch of others...

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09-09-2014, 08:02 AM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2014 08:44 AM by goodwithoutgod.)
RE: Favorite fiction titles- the good stuff
my "favorite" fictional book is the bible Laugh out load

There was a series I was addicted to years ago, like...30+, the author was david eddings, and the books were series of like 5 books each, the Belgariad (1982-84), the Malloreon, the Elenium, the Tamuli...fantasy books, brilliantly written, the game of thrones type stuff but more magical.....stories so vividly written it just sucks you in...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Eddings

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09-09-2014, 08:23 AM
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Anything by Dickens or Hesse
1984
Brave New World
A Separate Peace
... way too many to list them all

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09-09-2014, 08:26 AM (This post was last modified: 09-09-2014 08:30 AM by CiderThinker.)
RE: Favorite fiction titles- the good stuff
The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker.

'Of Mice And Men' by John Steinbeck.

'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare.

'Small Gods' by Terry Pratchett


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09-09-2014, 08:41 AM
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Fun books, anything by Carl Hiasen
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09-09-2014, 08:43 AM
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The easy answers for me are:

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

And some ones I just read this year,
The Stranger - Albert Camus
The Fault in our Stars - John Green

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09-09-2014, 09:06 AM
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Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut

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09-09-2014, 09:11 AM
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Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut
Junky - Burroughs
Electric Cool Aid Acid Test - Wolfe
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Thompson
Down and Out in Paris and London - Orwell

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