3 favourite books

  • Leena Krohn: Unelmakuolema
    Neil Gaiman: Stardust
    Jukka Parkkinen: Suvi Kinoksen seitsemän enoa

  • Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel
    Bram Stoker: Dracula
    J.D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye

  • Lars Saabye Christensen - The Half Brother
    Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Jorge Luis Borges - Collected Fictions (all short stories)

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    • 18 Sep 2007, 17:59
    Yes, The half brother from Christensen, I totally forgot that one.
    From the same author: "Yesterday". in my opinion also very good

  • veerone said:
    Yes, The half brother from Christensen, I totally forgot that one.
    From the same author: "Yesterday". in my opinion also very good

    So far I liked all of his books, "Herman" and "Maskerade" are also really good.

  • Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
    Thomas Harris: Red Dragon
    Mikael Niemi: Popmusic from Vittula

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    • 20 Oct 2007, 11:37
    Daniel Keyes: Flowers for Algernon

    Patrick Süskind: The Perfume

    Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian

    • Kosac said...
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    • 20 Oct 2007, 19:45
    Sillmarilion - J.R.R.Tolkien
    The Lord Of The Rings - J.R.R.Tolkien
    The Witcher - Andrzej Sapkowski

    "I knew the moment had arrived
    for killing the past and coming back to life"
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    • 21 Oct 2007, 12:53
    1984 - george orwell
    the "dune" cycle - frank herbert
    silogismele amaraciunii = the sylogisms of bitterness - emil cioran

  • And soon I'll come to kill you - Susan Kelly
    Out of the Darkness - Susan Kelly
    Can't think of a third at the moment

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    • 25 Oct 2007, 00:24
    Gravity's Rainbow
    Book Of Disquiet
    Locus Solus

    • svinx said...
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    • 29 Oct 2007, 10:56
    Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    Eragon by Christopher Paolini

    Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us dragons exist, but that they can be beaten.
  • I decided to do it like this (I know it's cheating but oh well :P):

    3 favourite Polish books:
    "Sowa, corka piekarza" Marek Hlasko
    "Idz, kochaj" Tomek Tryzna
    "Lalka" Boleslaw Prus

    3 favourite non-Polish books:
    "PowerBook" Jeanette Winterson
    "Love in the Time of Cholera" G.G. Marquez
    "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" Milan Kundera

    (if I were to enlist it all again in ten minutes, I'd come up with entirely different titles ;))

    some things i just don't want to know.
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    • 5 Nov 2007, 06:44
    1984 by George Orwell
    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
    Living My Life by Emma Goldman

  • The Belgariad Series


    David Eddings

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    • 11 Nov 2007, 13:31
    Symphozium - Plato
    Zur Genealogie der Moral - Nietzsche
    Parerga und Paralipomena - Schopenhauer

    • caldien said...
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    • 21 Nov 2007, 10:38
    oh dear, hard to choose;)

    Olga Tokarczuk - Dom dzienny, dom nocny
    O. S. Card - Ender's Game
    C. S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia

    It's not denial, I'm just very selective about the reality I accept.
  • oh so many to pick from and dependant on mood as well

    therese raquin - emile zola, my words couldnt cover this man, google / wikipedia couldnt, pick the book up and find out

    all fun and games until someone loses an eye - christopher brookmyre, the english hiassan and a brilliant scottish black thriller comedy

    wiazrd of earthsea - ursula le guin, made to read at school when i was 12 and must have revisited 40 times in the near 20 years since first read

  • I've posted in this thread before, but i have 3 new favorite books..

    1. Twilight
    2. New Moon
    3. Eclipse

    • Kaltag said...
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    • 1 Dec 2007, 11:03
    Looking over people's favorites, I see some of the books on my mile-long "meaning to read" list need to be moved up the queue.
    I want to read Love in the Time of Cholera, which is on several people's lists, after reading about it on the Spin Book Club site (recommended by Tegan Quin, which is why I want to read it). Plus they just came out with a movie, although according to the reviews it doesn't come anywhere near doing the book justice. And it looks like 100 Years of Solitude by the same author is on a couple people's lists, so I'll add that too.
    I've been meaning to read New Moon by Stephanie Meyer too, lots of my friends are reading it and love it.

    Anyway, my current favorites in no particular order:
    The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster - fresh and witty and original
    My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult - amazing style, great plot that makes you think: an ethical quandary with no right answer. I'm interested to see how the movie turns out.
    The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger - they're making a movie out of this too, but I don't think it'll work well. Just the structure of the book - skipping around in time, with Henry knowing some things ahead of time - is hard to convey with a movie. Still, I loved the book.

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    • 7 Dec 2007, 19:09
    Just three? Hm, it' s too difficult to single out just three books but I' ll give it a try:

    Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code - okay, I know that many people think it' s nothing but rubbish but this one has completely changed my attitude not only towards religion and belief but towards life generally. And I still shudder with horror when I read some parts of it although I know what' s going to happen.

    Erich Maria Remarque, The Black Obelisk - I read it this summer. It' s just real. Ordinary people in a small town who are desperately trying to make a living. No particular plot but still very catching and interesting. Outstanding!

    Alexander Dumas, Queen Margot - It was the first book I called "My favourite book" and that is why it will always be special to me.

  • 1. Night by Elie Wiesel
    2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
    3. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • "e pluribus unum" andrzej szachaj

  • Favourite? All I've read and they didn't finish up on a garbage.
    I don't like situations when I have to limit myself to listing tree or five ones.
    There are tree books I can read nonstop:
    1. Master and Margarita
    2. Narrenturm
    3. The Catcher In The Rye
    When I read these books (no matter how many times I had done before) I smile, cry and get headache at the same moment.

  • 1. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez
    2. "Silmarillion" by Tolkien
    3. "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende (I've read it 6-7 times. I'm always crying, when Artax is sinking in the Swamps of Sadness:( )

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