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16-03-2017, 12:13 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
Bloody hell. favourite books???

Okay I will list a very few.

The histories. Ammianus Marcellinus.
War and peace. Leo Tolstoy.
Crime and punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The brothers karamazov. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The three Musketeers. Dumas.
Histories. Livy.
The scarlet and the black. Stendhal.
Beyond good and evil. Nietzsche.
The Aeneid. Virgil.
The odyssey. Homer.
Love. Stendhal.
The decameron. Boccaccio.
The philosophical dictionary. Voltaire.
Jacques the fatalist. Diderot.
The plague. Camus.
The frogs. Aristophanes.
All works. Sophocles.
All works. Euripides.
All works. Plato.
All works. Shakespeare.
The inferno. Dante.
The secret history. Procopius.
Histories. Dio.
The annals. Tacitus.
The second sex. Simone de Beauvoir.
The idiot. Dostoyevsky.
The Sevastopol sketches. Tolstoy.
Notes from the underground. Dostoyevsky.
Meditations. Marcus Aurelius.

Too many to name.

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16-03-2017, 12:17 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 12:13 PM)Banjo Wrote:  Bloody hell. favourite books???

Okay I will list a very few.

The histories. Ammianus Marcellinus.
War and peace. Leo Tolstoy.
Crime and punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The brothers karamazov. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The three Musketeers. Dumas.
Histories. Livy.
The scarlet and the black. Stendhal.
Beyond good and evil. Nietzsche.
The Aeneid. Virgil.
The odyssey. Homer.
Love. Stendhal.
The decameron. Boccaccio.
The philosophical dictionary. Voltaire.
Jacques the fatalist. Diderot.
The plague. Camus.
The frogs. Aristophanes.
All works. Sophocles.
All works. Euripides.
All works. Plato.
All works. Shakespeare.
The inferno. Dante.
The secret history. Procopius.
Histories. Dio.
The annals. Tacitus.
The second sex. Simone de Beauvoir.
The idiot. Dostoyevsky.
The Sevastopol sketches. Tolstoy.
Notes from the underground. Dostoyevsky.
Meditations. Marcus Aurelius.

Too many to name.

What, no Harry Potter? I kid, I kid.

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Lots of great stuff on that list. What I haven't read, I want to read.
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16-03-2017, 12:20 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 12:17 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(16-03-2017 12:13 PM)Banjo Wrote:  Bloody hell. favourite books???

Okay I will list a very few.

The histories. Ammianus Marcellinus.
War and peace. Leo Tolstoy.
Crime and punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The brothers karamazov. Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The three Musketeers. Dumas.
Histories. Livy.
The scarlet and the black. Stendhal.
Beyond good and evil. Nietzsche.
The Aeneid. Virgil.
The odyssey. Homer.
Love. Stendhal.
The decameron. Boccaccio.
The philosophical dictionary. Voltaire.
Jacques the fatalist. Diderot.
The plague. Camus.
The frogs. Aristophanes.
All works. Sophocles.
All works. Euripides.
All works. Plato.
All works. Shakespeare.
The inferno. Dante.
The secret history. Procopius.
Histories. Dio.
The annals. Tacitus.
The second sex. Simone de Beauvoir.
The idiot. Dostoyevsky.
The Sevastopol sketches. Tolstoy.
Notes from the underground. Dostoyevsky.
Meditations. Marcus Aurelius.

Too many to name.

What, no Harry Potter? I kid, I kid.

Big Grin

Lots of great stuff on that list. What I haven't read, I want to read.

That list is nothing. I could go on and on.... Smile

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16-03-2017, 12:34 PM
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H2G2 ---

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16-03-2017, 01:14 PM (This post was last modified: 16-03-2017 02:22 PM by Thoreauvian.)
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 10:09 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Does anybody have any particular favourite books they've read?

Walden -- Henry Thoreau
God, The Failed Hypothesis -- Victor Stenger
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16-03-2017, 01:56 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 10:09 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Hey guys!

Does anybody have any particular favourite books they've read? I'm fairly "new" to reading, [I know how that sounds, but I didn't actively read books until about 3 years ago....now I can't stop], but since I've started reading, I've reading all sort of stuff ranging from classics to more modern books. Mostly fiction, but I'm open to reading anything Smile

Currently my favourites are:

1984 - George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
Farenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
Hitchhikers Guide... Douglas Adams

Haven't had time to re-read anything yet, but those are a few that have stuck out in my mind. 1984 really got me towards the end, amazing story!

I'm definitely with you on Nineteen Eighty-Four - a society presided over by a mysterious, implacably cruel, invisible figure who demands love as well as obedience. It reminds me of something; oh yes, the Bible, only better written and more coherent.

I have read large numbers of SF and Fantasy novels over the last <mumble> years. I look back fondly on the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett and more recently Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series and his Lovecraftian horror-comedies under the collective umbrella of the Laundry series.

My favourite not-really-nonfiction book is 1066 And All That by Sellar & Yeatman. It is quite short (< 120 pages) and I have read it at least six times. It gives the definitive memorable history of England, including two genuine dates (originally four, but further research by the authors revealed that two were not really memorable.)

Another regularly re-read novel is Bellwether by Connie Willis. It is light comedy with the main character beset by frustrations and distractions while researching fads and trying to understand what triggers them.

I found Fahrenheit 451 so unenthralling and soporific that I accidentally skipped 50 or so pages and didn't notice for a while.
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16-03-2017, 01:58 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
(16-03-2017 01:14 PM)Jay Vogelsong Wrote:  
(16-03-2017 10:09 AM)OakTree500 Wrote:  Does anybody have any particular favourite books they've read?

Walden -- Henry Thoreau
God: The Failed Hypothesis -- Victor Stenger

I read Walden in my first year of college (1973), but not in a literature class -- it was a writing tutorial, mandatory for all freshmen because so many of them were coming out of high school without any ability to write coherently. Thoreau was used as an example -- this is how you construct sentences and paragraphs! That it also happens to be great literature was a bonus.
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16-03-2017, 02:29 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
Some of my favorites...

Chameleon by William Diehl
Chasing Destiny by Eric Jerome Dickey
Storm Centre by Charlotte Lamb
The Epic of Gilgamesh
HG Wells - all his books
Tarzan - Lord of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

I'm also going to mention a genre of books that some may not consider literature and that would be comic books.

There are many comic book storylines that have continued for well over 50 years. Imagine if you will Shakespeare producing a continuous story adding to it each week starting when he was 20 and continuing until he was in his 70's. Over 2600 books with the same main character.

I'll mention one book series that I find the most intriguing and that is The Incredible Hulk.

When you read about Bruce Banners childhood, it gets into some very real life situations that can cause a great deal of harm to a child who has ever witnessed abuse or been the victim of it.

This is a story about a man filled with Rage and a split personality reminiscent of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

And if you do find that you enjoy any kind of superhero fan fiction, my book "Kindred Lives" can be found in this section or you can search Facebook for Kindredlives (all one word)

That said
You are set for an adventure of a lifetime in reading.
Enjoy

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16-03-2017, 03:13 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
Some favourite authors of mine in no particular order...

Emile Zola
Edgar Allan Poe
Honoré de Balzac
Guy de Maupassant
Jules Verne

HG Wells
John Ralston Saul
Raymond Chandler
Spike Milligan
John Shelby Spong

Dashiell Hammett
Kurt Vonnegut
Ellery Queen
Mickey Spillane
Tom Sharpe

Stephen King
Robert A Heinlein
Michael Connelly
Denis Lehane
Lee Child

—And yes; reading is primarily a "brain in neutral" thing for me LOL.

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16-03-2017, 04:24 PM
RE: Favourite Books?
I give thumbs up to anyone whose list includes Ellery Queen but not Agatha Christie.
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