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Your Favorite Novel?

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  1. james1988

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    What is your favorite novel?

    Mine: 1984
     
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    Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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  3. Ravenclaw27

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    Harry Potter series. By far. :D
     
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    I am a huge Draco/Hermione fan. I stopped reading once it became evident that they would never get together.
     
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    Kokoro - Natsume Soseki
     
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    All Quiet on the Western Front or Heart of Darkness
     
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    Chuck Palahniuk's books
     
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    Atlas Shrugged

    And I'm not even finished yet haha.
     
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    You should stop now then before your mind completely corrodes.
     
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    Are you serious? That was one of the most horrible books I've ever read...
    there were sentence in that book that must have gone on for 3 pages.
     
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    ender's game -Orson Scott Card

    100 years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
     
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    Slaughterhouse Five
     
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    Angels and Demons
     
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    At least you read it. I was supposed to read it for AP English. My own teacher didn't like the book. She said the only reason she was making us read it was because SHE had to read it when she took AP English. After 3 days she realized no one was going to open the book and we moved on to Things Fall Apart.
     
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    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
     
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    Norwegian Wood... nice one.. hahahahaha

    Personally, I like Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
     
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    Severin's Journey Into the Dark by Paul Leppin
     
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    :thumbup:

    :thumbup::thumbup:

    :thumbdown:
     
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    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
     
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    Anything by Tolstoy or Dostoevsky...Brothers Karamazov was really good, but all the Russian stuff is very deep and contemplative if you want to read something worthwhile...and YES Harry Potter is amazing, though Ron looks like a tool in the movies
     
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    That piece of excrement hardly merits the title "novel". Labelling it as one puts Dan Brown in the same company as Tolstoy, Balzac, deLafayette, and other, real writers. Dan Brown is a hack and his execrable prose would put a marginally literate 6th grade creative writing student to shame.

    In other news, All quiet on the western front is a great book.
     
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    ..anything by Stephen King:p Also like Steinbeck.
     
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    House of God
     
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    Awesome book... but terrifying
    Getting ready to start this one

    Just finished it.. another good one.


    My favorite other than those listed: The God of Small Things
     
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    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult is the most recent book I read. Absolutely amazing. It may look like a "girly" book but any guy can read it. Picoult's got some great talent.
     
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    The Alchemist, eventhough i like 1984 too
     
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    Definitely, James Joyce's Ulysses even if it is incredibly difficult to read.
     
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    Hey Nostradamus! - Coupland
    Life After God - Coupland
    Generation X - Coupland

    Pretty much I'm in love with the guy.
     
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    Franny and Zooey
     
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    House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
     
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    I tried to read that book, but it was too much effort...I could never make it all the way through.

    For those of you that have never seen it...it's written in a very 'creative' style. You have to turn the book upside down and sideways on some pages, some pages only have a few words, and there are about a million footnotes, which also have footnotes...and usually to sources that don't actually exist.
     
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    sorry, but IMO this is trash. supposedly creative prose comes off as awkward and jumpy. unoriginal and depressive characters that lack depth, not to mention the snail paced plot, and the unnecessary and gratuitous twist at the end which can easily be missed and perhaps for the better. the booker prize? at a loss...

    but 1984, one hundred years, crime and punishment, those are the tops...

    anyone read the road? i dont get it.... why was that considered great?
     
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    I recently finished Dune by Frank Herbert and quickly started reading the sequels. So that is my new favorite right now although before that it was The Alchemist.
     
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    some great ones listed so far but Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo is my favorite.
     
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    ATLAS SHRUGGED!!

    it puts me in work drive everytime I finish it, I feel like I can accomplish anything.

    Katatonic how far are you?
     
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    book i got in alcoholics anonymous.
     
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    What would you say are the implications of this book for the disabled or those with a mental illness?
     
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    implications?
     
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    Testing me are we?:D

    I personally do not think the world should function the way ayn had invisioned it. I believe in helping people who need to be helped not people who will not even help themselves.

    thats my short and sweet answer

    and it fires me up!!
     
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    Yes. Implications.
     
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    this thread is getting sexy.
     
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    it always has been
     
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    And what about those who are not capable of "helping" themselves?
     
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    I believe in helping those who cannot not help themselves

    I tried to say that in my last post
     
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    I agree I thought heart of darkness was horrid.

    To livingapparatus, don't you think that some of those who are unwilling to help themselves are simply the product of their environment? That being one which fosters negligence and a lack of initiative?
     
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    Brave New World. Ender's Game is also an excellent choice and changed my life.
     
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    Wow...Brothers Karamazov and Harry Potter...your really run the gamut don't you?

    I'm kind of the same way. I love the new Volokhonsky/Peaver translation of War and Peace AND the Bearenstain Bears and "Too Much Candy."
     
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    A Tale of Two Cities
     
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    Catch-22......
     
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    Thank you, I can't believe nobody mentioned Catch-22 before this. Definitely my favorite novel.

    Currently reading House of God, and I really like it so far.
     

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