The Best Books You Read?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by PanBaccha, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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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? :)
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What's a book? :D;)
     

  3. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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

    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.
     
  4. freefall

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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.
     
  5. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  6. NitroxAZ

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    I have always enjoyed the Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy Books.
     
  7. Gordo323

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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!
     
  8. ScottA

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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
     
  9. Dillinger

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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. :cool:

    JD
     
  10. freefall

    freefall New Member

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

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I also enjoyed the Longarm books and The Gunsmith novels.:D
     
  12. orangello

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    No fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

    I also really enjoyed The Red Dragon; my favorite sister gave it to me when it was just out in hardback. I was ten or eleven.
     
  13. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Is that the one about a serial killer? Same guy wrote Silence of the Lambs? Thomas Harris, that's it.
     
  14. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Seriously Gello, you need to pop a couple bears and get over this whole thing. We have guns, we win (most of the time;).)
     
  15. TheDaggle

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    Hitchhiker's guide is EPIC hilarity, movie was terrible. Douglass has put out a few other nonsensical books that are pretty good, as well.

    Anything by Harlan Coben. He writes typical drug store suspense novels, but he's subtle. His plots and characters aren't so absurd you can't get into it. The stories are pretty wild, but he poses them as a confluence of perfectly plausible events, and he's the master of the twist.

    Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
    Lazarus Vendetta - Robert Ludlum
    Anything by Terry Pratchett, as well.
     
  16. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I used to play that on a TRS-80 computer. What a fun game. You could put it in Lewd mode, so you could curse.:D
     
  17. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    The Jean Auel series of Clan of the Cave Bear

    Of Mice and Men

    Great Expectations

    Anything by Maeve Binchy

    Anything Kurt Vonnegut

    And so many others I can't think of right now. I like true murder/mystery books, too. Creeps me out to think those kind of people are lurking out there.
     
  18. freefall

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    Hitchhikers Guide was good, after that the series degenerated as seems inevitable. I urge everyone to read "A Majority Of Scoundrels" a nice unvarnished history of the American fur trade 1822-1834. I used to find copies at thrift shops all the time for $.50, bought them for all my friends, now they seem to have dried up. Guess I bought all 7, eh?:rolleyes: Anyways, good luck, it's a great read. Request it from your library, astonish somebody!
     
  19. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Great selections Silhan and Gordo323! :)
     
  20. orangello

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    That takes me back. I learned BASIC on one of those things. I found one of the cassette tapes that it used for storage not too long ago.