Favorite book?

Discussion in 'Books' started by staples420, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. staples420

    staples420 Member

    What one book would you reccomend to everyone? I am looking for some new books and authors to explore but there are so many I have been thinking about that I can't make up my mind.. Any suggestions?
  2. maryfairy

    maryfairy flower

    my favorite nonfiction is steal this book by abbie hoffman. anything by him is good. also i like michael moore.

    in fiction: on the road by kerouac. trout fishing in america by brautigan. clockwork orange by burgess is good.

    those are all i can think of at the moment. i'm not sure what type of books you like so ...yeah, whatever.
  3. Epiphany

    Epiphany Copacetic

    One of my all time favorites is Anam Cara. It is a beautifully written piece about the celtic spirituality by John O'Donohue
  4. KozmicBlue

    KozmicBlue Senior Member

    Anything by Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, William Burroughs, Herman Hesse, Hanif Kureishi (The Buddha of Suburbia is brilliant!!) ... I could go on forever but this should get you started. :)

    Also, if you haven't gotten into reading Russian classics yet, then I would definitely recommend Fjodor Dostojevski and Leo Tolstoi. Fantastic writers. :)
  5. Spinner

    Spinner Member

    I'm a fuckin idiot, so I don't know how to read.
  6. gnrm23

    gnrm23 Senior Member

    do yourself a favor & check out robert a heinlein's influential (& ground-breaking & funny & bawdy & satirical & strange & subversive &&&) early 60-s novel:

    Strange in a Strange Land

    (you'll be glad you did...)
  7. Sage-Phoenix

    Sage-Phoenix Imagine

    The tao of pooh and the te of piglet (Benjamin Hoffman)

    The Dharma Bums (Kerouac)

    Running with scissors (Augusten Borroughs)

  8. lorelai_g87

    lorelai_g87 Senior Member

    I suggest u anything by Dostoevskij, Tolstoj, Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath
  9. SoLost

    SoLost Member

    The Golden Compass, The Celestine Prophecy, Dracula, Nausicaa, Eragon, the list goes on...
  10. Alice In Wonderland
  11. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    Generation X by Douglas Coupland
  12. wastingthedawn

    wastingthedawn *~Pure Light~*

    You should read Wuthering Heights...it's so beautiful...Of course I guess you love it or hate it...I adore it, my sis thinks i'm crazy...

    Oh and If you're into Abbie Hoffman books anyone, you should also read books by Jerry Rubbin...one of the other founders of the Yippie Movement...he's great too!
  13. Ayesha

    Ayesha Member

    Probably "A hundred years of loneliness" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez...
    But any book from Fernando Pessoa, José saramago, Almeida Garrett, Cesário Verde,António Aleixo,Eça de Queiroz, Luís Sepulveda, Jorge Amado,Virgilio Ferreira,among other writers, is very good too!
  14. geraldine

    geraldine Member

    Cry the beloved country - Alan Paton
    a beautiful, beautiful book

    and also Jane Eyre - charlotte bronte
  15. KingOfTheJews

    KingOfTheJews Member

    "Addict" by steven someone

    a compelling story of a 26 year long anphetimeine addiction, from being a ligitimate millionaire to living on the street with bums, a seriously good book even ask "thepixies" he read it to :)
  16. han_tigger

    han_tigger Member

    It seems that people do either love wuthering heights or hate it, i personally hate it, though am glad i read it, wanted 2 kno what all the fuss was about! Not at all what i expected and in a way i guess it had some hidden truths!

    I agree that Virginia woolf is a great writer, as well as Kureishi, who has some interetsing ideas, but my favourite novel (and her only 1) is God of small things by Arandhati Roy- the best book i've ever read, its so powerful, a great story and also written so beautifully!


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  17. Lizz

    Lizz Member

    Well, I generally read non-fiction over fiction (Mostly political or israel/holocaust), but of the fiction that I have read, I would suggest Leon Uris' "Exodus" or "The Hope" by Herman Wouk.

    Gerda Weissmann Klein's "All but my life" is also really great. Funny though, we have to read that next year in English, and I've already read it!

    However, my favorite book of all time is "Rocket Boys" by Homer Hickam, Jr. The movie "october sky" was based on it, and the book also appears with that title. It's great for anyone from a small town, or a strong interest in science (like myself) and aeronautics.
  18. CelticMuse

    CelticMuse Member

    The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  19. I have a few:

    Alice In Wonderland/Through The Looking Glass

    The Grapes Of Wrath

    Sophie's World
  20. weep

    weep Senior Member

    I just love these books:
    The mole and Beverly Miller by Allan Frewin Jones
    Three Friends by Myron Levoy
    Go ask Alice

    And there´s a funny one: The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle

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