3 favourite books

  • I'm new here too *waves*

    I think my 3 faves are:
    ¤ The Elenium, by David Eddings
    ¤ The Beach, by Alex Garland
    ¤ A real person, by Gunilla Gerland

  • Paul Auster - In the country of last things
    Romain Gary - Les oiseaux vont mourir au Perou
    George Orwell - 1984

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    • Giu 29 2007, 22:53
    I'll try and choose something. Let's go:

    1. Cryptonomicon by Neil Stephenson
    2. Il nome dela rosa by Umberto Eco
    3. Wiedźmin by Andrzej Sapkowski

  • That's it. Thank You.

  • Hello :)

    Only three? Heart-breaking choice ;)

    1) One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    2) Hopscotch - Julio Cortazar
    3) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

    (ohh, On the Road- Kerouac, Dwanaście - Świetlicki /polish writer - really good one/, Name of the rose - Eco... and many more)

  • Oh my God, three? I'm not completely certain about this choice, but:

    -"Catch-22" by Joseph Heller,
    -"One Hundred Years Of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez,
    -"Slaughterhouse-five" or "Sirens of Titan" by Kurt Vonnegut (oh please don't tell me to choose between those two)

    (there must be something about books with number in its name!)

    But that's not enough - also Palahniuk's "Fight Club", "Wizja lokalna" by Stanisław Lem, Bohumil Hrabal's "Krasnosmutnienie" (I don't know english title...), "It's still quiet on western front" by E.M Remarque, King's "Hearts in Atlantis", and, oh my God, many, many more...

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    • Lug 8 2007, 16:40
    Off the top of my head:

    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol
    Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme

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    • Lug 8 2007, 21:17
    Mystic River - Dennis Lehane (best book ever and I read it BEFORE the film)
    The Constant Gardener - John LeCarre
    the whole Harry Potter series (I have been a fan since the age of 11 ;) )

    Have you hugged my T-shirt today?
  • The Divine Comedy - Dante
    The Silmarillion - Tolkien
    Slaughterhouse 5 & all Vonnegut

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    • Lug 13 2007, 17:51
    1.The god of small things. Arundhati Roy

    2.A haertbreaking work of staggering genius. Dave Eggers

    3.Love in the time of cholera. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    But Marukami is rising to the top 3..

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    • Lug 13 2007, 17:53
    Sorry, MUrakami ofcourse

  • poisonwood bible - barbara kingsolver
    the life of pi - yann martel
    dirt music - tim winton

    although this does change sometimes, this is what i have decided for the present

  • gabriel garcia marques "one hundred years of solitude"

    i like this one.

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    • Ago 6 2007, 15:30
    1) The Sound and the Fury -William Faulkner
    2) Dune - Frank Herbert
    3) Elric of Melnibone - Michael Moorcock

    I have read each one of those multiple times. The interesting thing is when people ask me my favorite author I would respond with Michael Moorcock and then William Faulkner. Frank Herbert wouldn't even make it in my top ten. But Dune is such a masterpiece.

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    • Ago 8 2007, 9:22
    Had to change the best book, now that I thought about it.

    1) Siniset Mokkakengät by Vexi Salmi
    2) The Gunslinger by Stephen King
    3) Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales by Stephen King (Best short story in this book has to be The Road Virus Heads To North)

  • well,great works can't be pinned down to just three,but yeah,i'd say:
    1.The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham
    2.La Peste by A.Camus
    3.Lavish Are the Dead by Kenzaburo Oe

    Practice what U Preach
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    • Ago 26 2007, 1:28
    Heinlein- Starship Troopers
    Palahniuk- Fight Club
    Simmons- Illium

    Wake up and smell the carcass.
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  • Crime and Punishment by F. Dostoevsky
    Nothing new on the Western front by E.M. Remark
    The sharks and litle fishes by Wolfgang Ott

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    • Set 5 2007, 1:35
    Now, quite honestly my favorites change regularly due to being a voracious reader and to having varied moods. :D

    But, thinking about it today, I think I would list:
    Mrs. Dalloway (Virginia Woolf)
    Persuasion (Jane Austin)
    Phantastes (George MacDonald)

    These may not be my firm top three, but they are certainly in my top ten and I'm drawing a blank of any that place higher at the moment.

  • it's impossible to pick three - so this is more like listing the three that comes first in mind.

    the god of small things (arundhati roy)
    indian nocturne (antonio tabucchi)
    angels of the universe (einar már guðmundsson)

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    • Set 5 2007, 22:30
    Hej rainshade,
    Can you tell something about that third book (what made it so special) in a few words? thanks.

  • veerone, in a very few words:
    its sadness and beauty squeezed my insides. i really love the way he writes.

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    • Set 6 2007, 7:52
    Thanks, sounds great, I'll read it shortly.

  • 'L'Etranger' by Albert Camus,
    'La Peste' by Albert Camus,
    'Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho.

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    • Set 11 2007, 17:30
    It's hard to choose only three books but...let's try:


    Yeah,these are really great:]

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