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Old 01-09-2004, 03:08 AM   #1
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best - worst books?

who is John Galt?
best book (so far) -- is 'Atlas Shrugged' (Ayn Rand)
worst book -- "time and again' (Nora Roberts)
best book/worst movie-- 'Battle Field Earth' (L. Ron Hubbard)
worst book/best movie--'Trainspotting' (Irvine Welsh, i think)( with the meandering point of view and the split personality, characters refering to themselves as 'us' - otherwise it would have been okay?)

I need a new book to read, any suggestions? preferably one that is in the best book category, not the worst.
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Books on tape: Steve Irwin reads Dr. Spock.

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Old 01-09-2004, 05:12 AM   #4
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Books on tape: Steve Irwin reads Dr. Spock.

Tee-hee.

I suggest ... About a Boy.
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once again.

cruddy by lynda barry.
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Old 01-09-2004, 10:10 AM   #6
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I like the Classics like Little Women, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights etc. The best book I have read lately was Charles Mingus' Beneath the Underdog


1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontė
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontė
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

That is a list of the top 21 books from a Tv series I watched. I have read them all except numbers 13, 14 and 21.

The top 100 can be found here if that helps you.
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winnie the pooh? I have read about half of those, what is 'hitchhickers guide to the universe about? That sounds good. I've read all the Harry Potter book's when is the next coming out?
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Oh I havent read War and Peace either.

I read Winnie the Pooh when I was a child I loved it. Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy is a hilarious book! Earth is about to be demolished and Arthur Dent is picked up by his friend Ford who saves him and they travel through the galaxy, its also about a quest of finding the meaning of life amongst other things, oh dear I am very bad at describing books and it's been a while since I read it.
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Thanks! I'l go pick up 'Hitchhickers' today, I'l tell you what I think tomorrow
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That is a list of the top 21 books from a Tv series I watched. I have read them all except numbers 13, 14 and 21.
I was going to say, your list of favourite books looks exactly like the Big Read list! I've read all of them except Birdsong, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and Catch-22.

Some of my favourites are:

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
The Abhorsen books by Garth Nix
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jim McGregor
U2 At End of the World by Bill Flanagan
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I liked The Fountainhead, Anthem, and We the Living by Ayn Rand, but I completely disagree with her philosophy and think she was insane. I didn't like Atlas Shrugged or The Virtue of Selfishness as much.
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I guess that's why I like her
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If ya need a good laugh, there's always the Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging series





I also really enjoyed the Harry Potter series, and I loved Anthem by Ayn Rand. I've heard from numerous people that Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet is amazing, but I have yet to read it.
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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca I totally forgot to mention that one! Possibly one of my all-time favorites. Both versions of the movie were really good, too.
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I was going to say, your list of favourite books looks exactly like the Big Read list! I've read all of them except Birdsong, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and Catch-22.

Some of my favourites are:

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I loved the Big Read series!

I also loved the Harry Potter books and The Little Prince but I read it in French, I don't have the english version.
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