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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby ARIS3 on Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:37 am

Stephen King is my favourite writer, but the books that I really loved are:
-"Rose Madder"
-"The Green Mile"
and the book of the books: "IT"
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby ldanjer on Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:04 pm

HHG series -Adams
HP series -Rowling
To Kill a Mocking Bird - Lee
Assassination Vacation -Vowell
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close -Foer
Catch-22 -Heller
Brave New World - Huxley
Nine Stories - Salinger
The Historian - Kostova
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby HelloBrian on Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:41 pm

Sleepers by Lorenzo Carcatera. I couldn't put it down.
Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis.
I'm a big Stephen King reader, I'd picked The Stand as my favorite
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby Spleen on Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:01 am

Mainly read trashy fantasy, but occaisonally read a 'good' book

LOTR
The Hobbit
His Dark Materials
Old Kingdom Trilogy
The Wasp Factory
HP
The Sacred Art of Stealing
Time Travelers Wife
The Sword of Truth books
Veronica Decides to Die
Dune (only just started this one but already decided I love it)
Tales of the Otori series
The Edge Chronicals (probably should have grown out of these by now, but I love them :wub: )
The Truth (I like lots of Discworld books, but this has to be my favourite one)
Noughts and Crosses
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby brentoid on Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:28 pm

The Sacred Art of Stealing


christopher brookmyre ??

damn good book that... ye should check out "one fine day in the middle of the night" or " a big boy did it & ran away"....if ye havent already

both are excellent...
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby Spleen on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:30 pm

Aye, Brookmyre, the bank heist at the start of that book has to be the most awesome robbery in the history of fiction.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby brentoid on Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:30 am

dada-ist... lol...

would love to see that book made into a film... done properly like... as in not relocated to new york...
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby DarthLocke on Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:37 am

Finli Otego wrote:
dutchie wrote:They both didnt really do it for me. While watching Manhunt I felt like watching a good episode of Miami Vice and Red Dragon tried too much to be a prequel to films instead of being based on a book.
But when I dont look at the book and just look at the films as films, I enjoy Red Dragon more than Manhunt.

The biggest shame is that they changed the Hannibal ending in the movie.

Silence of the Lambs is one of the best book adaptations I have ever seen(along with every E.M. Forster adaptation).
They didnt leave out much and they got the vibe right. I missed that in the other films.

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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby Sawyer5665 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:05 pm

ARIS3 wrote:Stephen King is my favourite writer, but the books that I really loved are:
-"Rose Madder"
-"The Green Mile"
and the book of the books: "IT"


Is the book version of The Green Mile as good as the movie? Most of the time, the book is much better than the movie....especially when it comes to King's books...but I've heard from a few people that the film version really does his book justice and could possibly be even better.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby ARIS3 on Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:17 pm

Sawyer5665 wrote:
ARIS3 wrote:Stephen King is my favourite writer, but the books that I really loved are:
-"Rose Madder"
-"The Green Mile"
and the book of the books: "IT"


Is the book version of The Green Mile as good as the movie? Most of the time, the book is much better than the movie....especially when it comes to King's books...but I've heard from a few people that the film version really does his book justice and could possibly be even better.

The transfer to the "big screen" was 100% successful!They didn't even miss a "comma", if you get my point! ;)
By the way I finished reading "Needful Things" a couple of days ago,awesome book!!!This could make a good movie too!
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby Finli Otego on Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:28 am

ARIS3 wrote:By the way I finished reading "Needful Things" a couple of days ago,awesome book!!!This could make a good movie too!

They made a T.V. movie in the early 90's, and besides a great casting choice for Leland Gaunt (Max Von Sydow), it was a complete let down. :( Did not do the book justice at ALL.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby ARIS3 on Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:10 am

Finli Otego wrote:
ARIS3 wrote:By the way I finished reading "Needful Things" a couple of days ago,awesome book!!!This could make a good movie too!

They made a T.V. movie in the early 90's, and besides a great casting choice for Leland Gaunt (Max Von Sydow), it was a complete let down. :( Did not do the book justice at ALL.

Oh,I didn't know that!The movie "IT" was also a total failure :thumbsdown:
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby glorybound on Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:31 am

25 Favorite Books Of All Time:

1. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
2. The Catcher In The Rye - JD Sallinger
3. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
4. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
5. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
6. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
7. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
8. The Giver - Lois Lowery
9. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
10. The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King
11. The Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
12. Oryx And Crake - Margaret Atwood
13. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
14. The Tesseract - Alex Garland
15. The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
16. Love Is A Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield
17. Was - Geoff Ryman
18. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
19. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
20. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
21. His Dark Materials - Phillip Pullman
22. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
23. Wicked - Gregory Macguire
24. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
25. 1984 - George Orwell

... that's basically it... some of these might change spots given my mood... but the top 5-10 are pretty fixed. :thumbup:
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby Finli Otego on Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:02 am

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
Insomnia by S.K.
Pet Semetary by S.K.
It by S.K.
The Stand by S.K.
Different Seasons by S.K.
Needful Things by S.K.
Under The Dome by S.K.
Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson
Letter To A Christian Nation by Sam Harris
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Black Hole by Charles Burns
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Series by Douglas Adams
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
A Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger
People's History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Iceman: Confessions Of A Mafia Contract Killer by Philip Carlo

...off the top of my head.
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Re: What Are Your Favorite Books?

Postby vader182 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:13 am

- First and foremost-.. Lord of the Rings

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2001: A Space Odyesse - Arthur C. Clarke
The Space Trilogy- C.S. Lewis
The entire collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels(too many individual favorites to name(- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Harry Potter series is up there as well...

Watchmen, if it counts is extremely high up there.
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