Your Favourite Book and Why?

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Your Favourite Book and Why?
« on: May 18, 2007, 04:07:31 AM »
Flowers for Algernon.  I hate how Charlie realizes he is deteriorating by watching Algernon.  It's so sad.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 04:13:48 AM »
That's your favorite book?

Ok...

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 04:43:29 AM »
If I can count the Discworld series as one book then them, otherwise the Night's Dawn Trilogy by P.F. Hamilton

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 05:00:28 AM »
To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee because it's so powerful, is entertaining and simply written.
Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell More or less the same reasons, but it's got some romance in as well.
Green City In The Sun - Barbara Wood it's imaginative, and I love Kenya, and the book is rich with so many sub-plots...it's fabby. As is Virgins of Paradise by the same author, but set in Egypt.
Tales of the Otori Trilogy - Lean Hearn imaginative, different, romance, action, adventure, mystery, fantasy...
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen she's so funny and observant...I love Austen's dry narrative and sense of humour.

I love reading in general, but those and a few others are the most read of my collection.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 05:41:38 AM »
Barbecued Ribs and Other Great Feeds, License to Grill, and The Barbecue Bible

Why?  Because they're all three stimulating.

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 02:33:29 PM »
i don't think i could actually choose! I like everything ... almost! Atm i am reading The Picture of Dorian Gray.

As for the most read in my collection that would have to be (authors, not books) Nicholas Evans and Amelie Nothomb... and the Narnia series!

Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 02:50:48 PM »
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, both by Douglas Adams.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 03:47:44 PM »
Props to those who mentioned Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. My favorite books would have to be The Lord of the Rings, and Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2007, 11:51:33 PM »
Lysander Spooner, No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority

The greatest book ever written in the english language. I absolutely love it because there is a brillant insight about every two pages. Spooner deconstructs the "United States" and government with the rigor of a lawyer, an eloquent command of the english language, and a clear mind. It never fails to astonish me, as do all of Spooner's writings, and has opened my eyes to a lot of things about political legitimacy.


Also:

Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
Mary Ruwart, Healing our World in an Age of Aggression
L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach
George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 12:35:28 AM »
Why are Canadians so jealous of America? ;D
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007, 12:44:04 AM »
Almost all the authors I chose are "Americans," including, obviously, Spooner, so I don't really see your point. Just because I really like one of Dawkins' books doesn't really indicate anything against me- plenty of people admire him.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 12:53:17 AM »
Based on what I've read here, you like to expose the negative side of America.  Since you are not a native and thus it is not really your business, the only motivation for this that I can see is that you know that at our core we are fundamentally better than you, and thus you seek out as much evidence as you can to discredit us.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 12:54:18 AM »
Catcher in the Rye. I forgot who wrote it, but the book basically entails the very core of my own childhood.

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 01:33:55 AM »
Based on what I've read here, you like to expose the negative side of America.  Since you are not a native and thus it is not really your business, the only motivation for this that I can see is that you know that at our core we are fundamentally better than you, and thus you seek out as much evidence as you can to discredit us.

Well, I can't really expose or attack what doesn't really exist, now can I?

The fact that I talk about "America" most is because most of the people I talk to, and write for, are supposedly from there. That's all.

As an Anarchist, I reject all governments equally. But like atheists mostly talk about Christianity, I talk about what I know the most. It's just a consequence of not having a hundred years available to study all governments on Earth and why they are bollocks.

And no, I do not think I am superior to anyone. Just better informed. Anyone can figure this stuff out if they'll think for a week or two.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007, 04:39:43 AM »
Based on what I've read here, you like to expose the negative side of America.  Since you are not a native and thus it is not really your business, the only motivation for this that I can see is that you know that at our core we are fundamentally better than you, and thus you seek out as much evidence as you can to discredit us.

True enough, but that doesn't explain the massive numbers of Americans who also don't like America.

Oh, and I like books that touch on religion but present it in a modern context.  Left Behind series being a prime example.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007, 07:08:04 AM »
I'd have to say, anything by Andy McNab.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2007, 12:29:33 PM »
As much as I like the flattery, this thread is not actually about me, so I'd recommend you put any such discussions on another thread so I can answer it properly. In fact, this whole diversion should be put on another thread. It's rather unsightly.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2007, 12:55:31 PM »
Report it to a mod.
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2007, 12:56:05 PM »
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2007, 10:18:36 AM »
Catcher in the Rye. I forgot who wrote it, but the book basically entails the very core of my own childhood.
It was J.D. Salinger.

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2007, 06:17:07 PM »
I'd have to say, anything by Andy McNab.

He is a terrible writer and a fake at that  ::)

Try reading his commanding officers book "Eye of the Storm" which was when he was writing "Bravo Two Zero", the commnading officer has a much different view on what Andy McNab (which isnt his real name) did.....

Fav Book/s:

Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The Alchemist

Like...O M G ! ! ! He is, like, totally using the gun as like some kind of sexual weapon. O M G ! ! That is like, totally awesome! ! !

Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2007, 08:51:16 PM »
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2007, 09:15:04 PM »
The Alchemist
Ditto.

Good Man!!!  ;D

Tis one of the best book ever written. Paulo Coelho is a master writer  ;)

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2007, 10:57:25 PM »
If I can count the Discworld series as one book then them

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2007, 04:11:12 AM »
The Prince, Machiavelli :D
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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2007, 04:17:06 AM »
Changed my mind. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2007, 05:21:52 AM »
Changed my mind. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

awesome book.  8)
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2007, 08:35:13 AM »
I am an award winning aurthor and this is my biography yall should go and buy it at yall's local book store White Power!!!!!  My personal favorite is Nigger Book First off I have written 6 books they publish 4: I smell nigger, nigger book, niggers stank, and I hate niggers.  I have niggers cause they stank. WHITE POWER!!  Niggers make me sick.  Lets talk about Martin Luther King JR. he was not all that great he had more affairs than Bill Clinton what a typical nigger.  I hate them all they think they are the best dancers, crack smokin swinderlers, breath all the white mans air, eat up all the chicken, and they stank. WHITE POWER!!! Niggers are really the most worthless race, mexicans alone as well as indians and arabs alone gross more money individually than niggers individual with welfare.  Why do i have to pay for niggers welfare and they don't even plan on getting a job.  So my messages is simple Niggers, Jews, Homosexuals, Mexicans, Arabs, and all other kinds of chanks stank and i hate em.  WHITE POWER.  By the way my next book comin out on June 23, is called Harry Potter: The Nigger Hater who Hates Niggers, got get it now.

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Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2007, 08:56:05 AM »
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I loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Where did you educate the biology, in toulet?

Re: Your Favourite Book and Why?
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2007, 09:57:46 AM »
Grapes of Wrath
Farenheight 451


Both entertain me today 15 years after I first read them.