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Old 06-30-2011, 04:02 AM   #1
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What were the best books you read that stood
with you for some time? My favorites were all of
W. Somerset Maugham's books ("The Razor's Edge"
and "Of Human Bondage" etc.), plus Bill Bryson's
"A Walk In The Woods." What were yours?

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What's a book?

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I was only joking. I know what a book was.

Robert Newton Peck's A Day No Pigs would Die
Daniels Keye's Flowers for Algernon
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
Leonard Wibberley's The Mouse that Roared
and of course Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Those have always stuck with me for some odd reason.

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Early Autumn by Robert B Parker (rip); Fire-Hunter by Jim Kjellgard; The Long Ships by Frans G Bengtsson (don't judge it by the movie, that sucked); A Majority Of Scoundrels by Don Berry; Dead Warrior by John Myers Myers. And anything by Ross Thomas and most by Lawrence Block, especially the short stories. Check out an anthology called Enough Rope, especially a short story called The Gentle Way.

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I was only joking. I know what a book was.

Robert Newton Peck's A Day No Pigs would Die
Daniels Keye's Flowers for Algernon
Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five
Leonard Wibberley's The Mouse that Roared
and of course Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Those have always stuck with me for some odd reason.
Good books all, Shihan. I'd have a difficult time paring down to my top 100, but Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card is near the top.
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I have always enjoyed the Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy Books.

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Wow, tough one to answer!
I used to read all the time, now it seems I spend more time on this damn computer!
But here goes:
The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M Auel
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M Pirsig
Chickenhawk - Robert Mason
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
I could go on and on...........................but I think I'll go read another book!

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Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K Gann
Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy
Some Zane Grey

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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Sorry. But my list is too long and self gratifying to EVAH post in the open.

I do need to get by my storage and break out a few of the books for pictures in The Bunker thread though.

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Oh, surely you didn't think that was a complete list?

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