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13 Oct 2018, 6:47 pm

List your favourite books, in order or no. For me, it's

1. Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
2. Charles Baudelaire, Les Fleurs du Mal
3. The Bible
4. John Stuart Mill's Autobiography
5. Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness
6. Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
7. Roger Scruton, Culture
8. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
9. Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
10. TS Eliot, The Waste Land



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14 Oct 2018, 12:52 pm

Silmarillion, Chocolat, Momo, the Pillowbook of Sei Shonagon.



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15 Oct 2018, 10:38 am

Mary, Bloody Mary
Beware Princess Elizabeth
Doomed Queen Anne
Patience, Princess Catherine
Dracula
Carrie
Hatchet
The Westing Game
To Kill A Mocking Bird


I really need to start making trips to the public library and getting back into the habit of reading.


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15 Oct 2018, 9:32 pm

American Tabloid by James Elroy.
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson
Move Underground by Nick Mamatas
Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

There are doubtlessly others.


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15 Oct 2018, 9:37 pm

I used to read all the time when I was in school but once I graduated and we moved away I quit reading anything.

I think I need to start reading books again. I used to really like reading books from the library and it's healthier for your brain than watching TV or playing video games.


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15 Oct 2018, 10:21 pm

Kraichgauer wrote:
American Tabloid by James Elroy.
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson
Move Underground by Nick Mamatas
Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

There are doubtlessly others.


And sure enough there are others - -

Fat White Vampire Blues by Andrew Fox
Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Dunwich Horror And Others by H.P. Lovecraft
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Horns by Joe Hill

And again, there are doubtlessly others.


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15 Oct 2018, 10:31 pm

Mrs. Dalloway
Middlemarch
Crime and Punishment
To the Lighthouse
The Brothers Karamazov



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16 Oct 2018, 12:00 am

Kraichgauer wrote:
Kraichgauer wrote:
American Tabloid by James Elroy.
Salem's Lot by Stephen King
God Bless You Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut
The Golden Slave by Poul Anderson
Move Underground by Nick Mamatas
Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti
Naked Lunch by William Burroughs

There are doubtlessly others.


And sure enough there are others - -

Fat White Vampire Blues by Andrew Fox
Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
The Dunwich Horror And Others by H.P. Lovecraft
Post Office by Charles Bukowski
Breakfast Of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
Horns by Joe Hill

And again, there are doubtlessly others.


Holy crap, how could I have forgotten...
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.


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16 Oct 2018, 12:58 pm

Searching For Always-Jennifer Probst
Gardens Of The Moon-Steven Erickson/Memories Of Ice
The Fifth Heart-Dan Simmons
High Fidelity-Nick Hornby
What To Do With A Bad Boy-Marie Harte


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18 Aug 2019, 4:02 pm

I'm not normally one for thread necromancy but I wanted to add to this particular topic. There are many books that I could list as favourites. Here are 10 that immediately come to mind:

George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Kurt Vonnegut - Breakfast of Champions
Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett - Good Omens
J.G. Ballard - High Rise
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Iain Banks - The Wasp Factory
Martin Amis - Money
Philip K. Dick - A Scanner Darkly



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18 Aug 2019, 4:04 pm

My goodness, how much one changes in ten months. That list would no longer be accurate at all.



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18 Aug 2019, 4:31 pm

Which books would be on your list now?



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18 Aug 2019, 4:39 pm

Largely the same ones, but in a different order. I'd remove a few and replace them with works by Peter Hitchens, Christopher Lasch and Theodore Dalrymple. I'd also add Dostoevsky's Devils.



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18 Aug 2019, 5:06 pm

Too many to name, but some of my favorite books are:

The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Cujo by Stephen King

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

At The Mountains Of Madness by HP Lovecraft


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18 Aug 2019, 7:12 pm

A Confederacy of dunces


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