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Old 11-21-2001, 11:40 PM   #1
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Your fave book

Mine is "The Alchimist" by Paulo Coehlo.

I actually don't remeber what was the theme but All I can remember is that it made me cry when I finished reading it.

I absolutelly recomend it
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That's so hard. I really can't pick one. I love the Sherlock Holmes stories--Holmes is my favourite literary character for sure. The Lord of the Rings comes very high. So does Watership Down, but maybe not quite as high as it used to--but then again, I read it recently for the first time in a while and still loved it to death. Also Mary Stewart's trilogy about Merlin (The Crystal Cave, The Hollow Hills, The Last Enchantment), Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series, travel books by William Dalrymple and Colin Thubron, and many others...

...but really, I think that Holmes and The Lord of the Rings come ahead of those others.



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fictional?
douglas coupland's 'microserfs', almost all of coupland's stuff is great.
tolstoy's 'war and peace' was awesome as well
semi-fictional?
norman mailer's 'executioner's song'

non-fictional?
naomi klein's 'no logo' is the only thing that really springs to mind-i've read far to many texts since i got to uni i can't remember a good non-fictional account of anything.

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. Also Mary Stewart's trilogy

LMAO! I tought you said Martha Stewart...!!!

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I know the alchimist by Paulo Coelho and find it a bit pseudo-philosophical. I like the books of Hermann Hesse.
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LMAO! I tought you said Martha Stewart...!!!

I wonder what Martha Stewart's trilogy would be? C'mon, someone a lot funnier than me can no doubt come up with something good.

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How do I pick one- I cant, so I will give you my top 5.....

1984- George Orwell: truly a classic, so well written, but a bit scary when you think about what is happening in the world at the moment

Praise- Andrew McGahan: Aussie author who writes very well, this story revolves around the exploits of an unconventional guy and his crazy girlfriend- their drug taking, sex, mind games- very grungy and easy to read, he is probably my fave author

He died with a felafel in his hand- John Birmingham: Another Aussie author and probably the funniest book I have ever read- this book is semi auto-biographical and accounts all of the different share houses that the author lived in and the crazy people that he lived with from Junkies to goths, lesbians, people who never wash up, people who are too tidy, people who piss in the fridge, nude singers and so on

The Nightingale and the rose- Oscar Wilde: I could mention nearly all of his short stories here, he is such a magical writer

and now I will give honourable mentions to anything written by either Charles Bukowski and PJ O'Rourke
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The phone book. Any book with so many reads gets tiring but with the phone book and all the names it has the possibilities are endless for the stories you can create thus it is worthwhile everytime you read it, even on the 99th time.

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A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

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REAd it -> OR FOREVER BE A LOSER!!!
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