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    what is your favriote book??

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    mine are the circle books ( tedd dekker ) and the skin map ( lawhead) but mom doesn't like me to read them.... oh and i also like hardy boys.....
     
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    You are simply asking too much from a community of writers/aspiring writers to name just one or a handful favorite books.

    Me personally I like: The Divine Comedy (three books), Vita Nouva, Jane Eyre, Paradise Lost, Thomas Pynchon's works, most (not all) of Shakespeare, I've loved everything I've read so far of Haruki Murakami, George Orwell's works, James Joyce's work (aside from The Wake, I don't know, I just couldn't get into it), pretty much everything Nietzsche wrote down I love, A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry (though the guy does use similes too often it's still a pretty great book), House of leaves, Italio Calvino's works, Johnny Got His Gun. Gosh - the list could go on and on, but that's just off the top of my head.

    I used to really love the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and Don Delillo too, when I was younger. But tastes change (read: improve) and I'm still a young guy. I know some of the books I love now will not remain so fondly considered.
     
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    Tough, tough question.

    All time favorite has long been The Brothers Karamazov. Guess I have to add in Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books, Nabokov's Lolita, and Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House.

    I like fantasy, and in that genre virtually anything by Gene Wolfe, also Joe Abercrombie, Glen Cook, Steven Erikson, George R. R. Martin, Guy Gavriel Kay, David Gemmell, Kristin Cashore. I enjoy Neil Gaiman as well.

    I like Joyce for Dubliners.

    Just naming some as they come to mind!
     
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    Guess mine would be Hyperspace, the Assassin's Creed novels, The Secret, Philosophy of mind and the Ra Materials.
     
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    Definitely Fight Club, by Chuck Palanhiuk.
     
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    "Cordelia's Honor" by Lois McMaster Bujold.
     
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    A very difficult choice as I like so many works by Steven Brust, Stephen R. Donaldson, John Ringo, Roger Zelazny, and C Dean Andersson among others.

    I think that Lord of Light by Zelazny is ultimately my favorite.
     
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    ASOIAF by George R.R. Martin is definitely a firm favourite. It's got a gritty realism which I've yet to see anywhere else and the plots are complex, but not completely incomprehensible. Just love it.
     
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    There are too many to list, but a couple I've reread recently are John Steinbeck's East of Eden and Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    And I've loved Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books since I was a kid.
     
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    There are many books I've read that I loved for an awesome story line, or truth to history, or even poignancy. I'm almost afraid to admit that I've never read any more than once except a romance novel. It's my go to book when I need to escape reality.

    The Black Lyon by Jude Deveraux.
     
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    Ah, that is a great book!
     
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    Too many to list, to be honest. But, I guess I'm loving the Hardy Boys, as I've been reading then for a long while now, including Nancy Drew, but I've preferred the first one mentioned. Haha. But I guess the book I really like is actually House of Night.
     
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    Jane Eyre and Cyrano de Bergerac =D
    Although that last one is a play, I suppose. I read it in book form, it ought to count
     
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    very difficult. I do not have one.
     
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    The painted man by Peter V. Brett. Additionally, anything by Clive Barker and The picture of dorian gray by Oscar Wilde
     
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    So hard to chose just one .. If I had to tho, I'd chose 2 :p The Beautiful and the Damned (Scott Fitzgerald ) and The Brother Karamazov ( Dostoevsky ) .
     
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    I have always found this question difficult to answer.
    Though I would have to say the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
     
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    Discworlds THUD!! got me hooked on the whole Discworld universe.
     
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    Anything by Joe Abercrombie!! That or Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.
     
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    I love the James Hadley Chase series. Apart from that, Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' appealed to me the most.
     
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    The Adversaries by Jack Cavenough...really to many favorites to choose from.
     
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    I spend 90% or more of my reading time reading to improve professionally.

    I like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintanance, by Robert Persig.

    The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway.

    The 21 Irrifutable laws of leadership

    Out of the Crisis by Demming

    Managerial Breakthrough by Juran

    Many others, but each of those gets read several times a year.
     
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    "The amber spyglass" by phillip pullman is my favourite.

    Also the Eragon books by Christopher Paolini.
     
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    Island of the Blue Dolphins is up there.
     

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