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    Best book you ever read

    Interested to hear what people think was the best book they ever read?
    ok to list top 2 or 3 if can't decide on a number 1.

    Thanks for input.

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    Fiction or Nonfiction?
    Respect it.

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    I'll list some of my favorites:

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress: Heinlein
    The Two Towers: Tolkien
    The Sword of Shannara: Brooks
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    Art Of Deception: Controlling the Human Element Of Security

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/books/nonfiction/5ba0/

    That's one of the few books I've actually read cover to cover so as you can imagine it must have been good.

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    not individual books but


    Harry Potter series
    LOTR series

    individual

    of mice and men/ steinbeck
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    Id have to say Jurassic Park is my FAVORITE book, i musta read that one about 20 some times! heheh i had my wife read it once and she was telling me what part she was on and i knew the page number!

    I also like all CLANCY books that ive read, don't get too much time to read but ive finished

    Rainbow six
    Without remorse and im working on
    Clear and Present Danger
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    Catcher in the Rye

    I know it's kinda of a teen book the outsiders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mccoffee
    Catcher in the Rye

    I know it's kinda of a teen book the outsiders.
    I remember that one from HS.

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    It's a tough competition between LOTR and Catch 22, that was an excellent novel. Also. King Rat by China Miéville is thoroughly intriguing.

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    When I was a kid, I remember loving a book that had a phoenix in it, but I can never recall what the title was...

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    Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy - Douglas Adams
    Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
    Perfume - Patrick Suskind
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

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    Anything by Kurt Vonnegut (Breakfast Of Champions, Welcome to the Monkey House, Slaughterhouse-Five)
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    Stephen King ...The Stand

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    Of Mice And Men. I own the movie also (with Gary Sinise and John Malcovich), very good movie I might add.
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    "Somtimes A Great Notion", Ken Keasy...

    "Dune", Frank Hubert

    dunno...I've read a ton of good books including just about everything listed above which imho, all are great books. Soemtimes A Great Notion just sticks in my mind. I"ve read it maybe 4 times..

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    "The Little Prince" Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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    A couple of recommended reads.....

    "England's Dreaming" speaks of the birth of punk in England. It was quite enlightening in terms of how fads are produced and promoted.

    "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Great characters and a very imaginative plotline.

    Any number of the Dale Carnegie books on success in business.

    "Grist for the Mill" by Ram Dass Embracing what you are.....

    "How to Win an Argument Every time" by Gerry Spense. It is not always the premise but the ultimate goals in any discussion. I had been reading some similar books at the time, some of the details became blurred.

    Religious texts... The Old and New Testament, Quran, etc... Learn why people think the way they do.

    that is about it for my rant...
    I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.

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    Othello - Shakespeare, this would have to be the very best read

    Hamlet - Shakespeare, this one was really tough to wrap your head around. The Lingo and reading acts. It was a real chore for a couple of chapters, but it sucked you in and you couldn't get out.

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    best fiction book I ever read was the Bible. A little to violent but overall it has a good plot line.
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    And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians) - Agatha Christie

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    Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield its a great read
    And the one I am reading now is good. Levi Primo surving Auschwitz
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