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Favorite Book

Postby rocketman1555 » June 30th, 2008, 9:52 am

Name your favorite book, books, series, whatever you like to read.

Inheritance Trilogy by Christopher Paolini
Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
the Dirk Pitt adventures by Clive Cussler
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Re: Favorite Book

Postby aphoticruby » June 30th, 2008, 12:31 pm

Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
Wind-up Bird Chronicles - Haruki Murakami
Pretty much anything by David Sedaris
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
On the Road - Jack Kerouac

There are lots of others, but there are at least some highlights. It saddens me that a lot of the high school "intelligencia" believe that they are required to like SciFi/Fantasy. Let me assure you that is simply not true. Most SciFi/Fantasy is terrible and you are pigeon holing yourself into mediocre literature if you go down that path. Good books aren't just for English nerds.

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Re: Favorite Book

Postby rocketman1555 » June 30th, 2008, 12:33 pm

i know there is that stereotype, but i actually prefer the scifi/fantasy over other books, and there are some pretty good titles, you just have to look for them
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Re: Favorite Book

Postby sachleen » June 30th, 2008, 12:58 pm

ender's game was awesome along with the other books including the bean ones.

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Re: Favorite Book

Postby Bryant » June 30th, 2008, 1:28 pm

I completely agree. I just finished the whole series about a month ago. I'm personally a fiction fan, though not entirely fantasy.
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Civil disobedience by Thoreau
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Re: Favorite Book

Postby Mr. Cool » June 30th, 2008, 1:42 pm

The Harry Potter series.
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Re: Favorite Book

Postby sachleen » June 30th, 2008, 1:54 pm

The Harry Potter series.
ditto, best ever... those are the only books i have really gotten into as a series.

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Re: Favorite Book

Postby genes_girl » June 30th, 2008, 2:04 pm

Wow, too many. I personally LOVE fantasy, and some scifi, but it is something I have always loved. Let's see how many of my favorite authors I can remember ( not in any order):

Tamora Pierce ( by far #1)
Garth Nix
Clare B. Dunkle
Diana Wynn Jones
Marianne Curley
JK Rowling
Diane Duane

I am sure there are more, I just can't think of them off the top of my head.
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Re: Favorite Book

Postby gneissisnice » June 30th, 2008, 3:09 pm

Harry Potter
The Circle of Magic Quartets- Tamora Pierce
Dragonlance series- Margaret Weis
Foundation series- Asimov
Atlas Shrugged- Ayn Rand ( read it, its 1200 pages may be a little daunting but it was excellent)
Merlin series- TA Barron
Heartlight trilogy- TA Barron
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Re: Favorite Book

Postby theoneandonly » June 30th, 2008, 3:14 pm

Barb and J.C. Hendee - The Dhampir Saga
Jane Lindskold - Firekeeper Series

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