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firepixie


stranger
Location: Plymouth, Devon

Total posts: 30
Posted:from one of my other posts, I discovered that a lot of people are reading some pretty good books at the mo!

So this begs the question, what is your favourite book of all time? Answers on a postcard please!! Haha!

Loves ya! xxxxx ubbangel


If at first you don't succeed.......get someone else to do it for you!

shimmy! x

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction

Total posts: 13215
Posted:i got the DaVinci Code for my birthday; havent read it yet because school books beckon with precedence...
but apparently there are better books on the topic. i cant remember what they are called, but apparently there is another much much better written and more historically accurate.

one of the best books ever is a kids book called "The Big Orange Splot". i dont rememebr who it's by. Mcmannus someone, or someone mcmannus....but its brilliant. about individuality.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Bzrael
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Bzrael

newbie
Location: Istanbul

Total posts: 45
Posted:favourite book has to be Catcher in the Rye (j.d. salinger)

TLOTR, Wasp Factory (iain banks) and Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco) and Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy come close though.

If you are into the DaVinci Code, read 'Foucault's Pendulum'. similar subject but much better written.


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:i absolutely love Eragon by Christopher Paolini, im so gonna make it into a film when im a fully fledged film director

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:Wow, more Pratchett fans than I expected. I'm a big Discworld fan, my current favourate is probably Nightwatch. I'm also a big Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxcy fan (which now has a real life equivalent www.h2g2.com and a film on the way http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371724/
) although I thought Mostly Harmless was a bit disapointing. Neil Gaiman's Sandman is definately worth a look (but I haven't read many of those) as is Good Omens. I'd also recommend The Illuminatus Trilogy as being eye opening and down right weird. Ah! Can't forget Dune...

This could go on all day


Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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Bzrael
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Bzrael

newbie
Location: Istanbul

Total posts: 45
Posted:ack forgot to add the pratchett stuff. Id say the books about Vimes are best anyway (probably Men at Arms as favourite), although all the discworld books are awesome.

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:Terry Pratchett. If i went on mastermind, my chosen specialised subject would be Discworld! Also love Stephen King, Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere = cool) Dean Koontz, Tom Clancy (Big guns) and Tolkien.

Also love HGTG etc etc


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Yex
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Yex

Member
Location: Kamloops BC

Total posts: 97
Posted:1984 is probably my favourite. few others being the illiad, oddysey, lotr. not a book but the graphic novel maus. if ever you see maus please don't disregard it because of the cover it more than decieving. read it, it'll open your eyes i know it did mine.

"Not all who wander are lost. "

J.R.R. Tolkien

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stripes
SILVER Member since Jun 2004

stranger
Location: england

Total posts: 41
Posted:i know daVinci code is badly written and obscenely historically innaccurate, that he even got the most basic of dates wrong, and my art history teacher is in a fury about it, but I simply could not put it down until I'd finished it. dunno why

Pyrowill, i hope you're not going to become a director before i do because Eragon is high up on my list of books to make in to films as well.


remember; they can't break you if you don't have a spine

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Twirly


Twirly

Shoryuken!
Location: Hexham, Newcastle, England

Total posts: 233
Posted:Im playing the game.

Sorry this thread just reminded me of a class game; replace the last word in the title of any book, film, bandname, with "bumhole," and it is guarunteeeeeed to be funny. There is not one unhumerous title to be found, I swear. Some examples from looking up this thread:

Lord of the Bumholes
Men at Bumholes (men at arms)
Hitchhikers Guide to the Bumhole
Bush Haters Bumhole
The Never Ending Bumhole
I Am Bumhole (I am david)
Tao Te Ching, The Art of Bumhole


Play this while drunk.


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Maderlock


Maderlock

newbie
Location: Bristol Zoo (with the other mo...

Total posts: 21
Posted:Written by: Bzrael

If you are into the DaVinci Code, read 'Foucault's Pendulum'. similar subject but much better written.


Dear god, Foucault's Pendulum is dense. Not in the stupid way, but in the number of references and ideas in there. What can you expect from a professor of semiotics (the study of signs and symbolism)? I got through about 2/3 of this about 3 years ago and haven't had the nerve to go back to it. Now that I know a bit more about the masons and the kinghts templar, I might give it another go.

For sheer humourous surreal brilliance, Jasper Fforde's 'Thursday Next' books have to be given a go. They can't be explained easilly, but they blur the boundries between literature, the real world, time, physics etc., with much of the action taking place around the M4 and Swindon, where the Special Operations LiteraTec devision has its HQ. At other times it visits the past, the abstract library of all books ever written, the inside of a washing label and a dodo emporeum. I cannot stress enough that these must be read, even if just for the adverts in the back ("buy two grand pianos get another free", "Visit the socialist republic of Wales: not raining all the time" and "EAT MORE TOAST - the toast marketting board") deep breath biggrin


What I fear most is isolation

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Posted:Anything by Raymond Buckland or Silver Ravenwolf. I like The Twits by Dahl but genrally i avoid fiction because i get these ridiculous notions about adapting them into films....... cool

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samnfa


newbie
Location: WALES/plymouth

Total posts: 10
Posted:Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield.
Simple, yet oddly thought provoking.


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:The Twits and The Witches by Rohld dahl ? on spelling its late and i am ill

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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biggins
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

biggins

member
Location: In Bed

Total posts: 165
Posted:Currently reading anything in the "Revelation Space" series by alistair reynolds

+ "neuromancer" by william gibson

+ "the straw men" by michael marshall (or marshall smith, not sure which)


Wielding a Wooden Spoon

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Books...
So many...
Right now I really want the next Harry Potter book. But maybe it's just the waiting that's doing my head in.
Other than that;
Shardik, Richard Adams. I read it when I was 15 and it's just about the only book I liked then that I still like now.
Anne Rice. Well, I loved them at first, but it's all got a bit religious.
Ash, Mary Gentle. Read this recently and really liked it.
Da Vinci code. Very dissapointed with it in the end. Also no surprises in it, just the expected PoS etc. I got most of the clues before they did!
I've read all my life. There's just so many books, I could talk all night...
but I won't.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Brother In The Land, Robert Swindells

I read it when I was about 12 or something and it blew my mind. I spent years trying to remember the name (it's a bit obscure, like) but I finally did. And it's great.

It's the story of a boy who survives a nuclear war and the ensuing collapse of society. And it totally reinformed the way I look at the world.

That and 1984, but that's just obvious!


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Written by: =FL@5hPoin+=

Terry Pratchett... Neil Gaiman (Neverwhere = cool)



You probably have but have you read Good Omens? The joint thing between them? Great book.

Neverwhere is amazing!


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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Ziziky


Ziziky

member
Location: PRAHA

Total posts: 47
Posted:lord of the ring

some books from pratchett

A series of unfortunate events from LEMONY SNICKET


miluju prahu a pr lid v n i mimo n smile

PRAGUE FOREVER smile

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tild
SILVER Member since Oct 2004

member
Location: England

Total posts: 27
Posted:Well i have just finished readin the harry potter books and my fav out of them has to be the prisoner of azkaban. Shadow mancer is a good book too.

Burn baby burn

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Any one read the 'Earth's Children' books?
The first one wern't too bad. But after that...
I kept expecting Ayla to invent electricity.
My God! If it hadn't been for her we'd all be living in the stone age!


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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phin


not just a juggler...
Location: edinburgh

Total posts: 101
Posted:like too many books to pick a favourite, and like different books for different reasons smile

favourites (at the mo) include:

hitchhikers, LOTR, catch 22, discworld, catcher in the rye, harry potter, life of pi; books by maggie o'farrell (went on an english course run by her), john buchan, pg wodehouse, robert harris, dickens...

could be here forever!...


"look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog"

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phiredancer


member
Location: england, uk

Total posts: 61
Posted:went through a phase of not reading a few years ago (bad i know!!) but im getting back into it now, forgottern how good it is : ) : ) : ) : )

the hobbit and the lord of the rings are books i really enjoyed when i was younger and are, in my humbe opinion, are som eof the best story books out there. im also reading at the moment "1984" and a book called "hyperspace" which delves into the world of 10-dimentional theoretical physics (not as mind-twisting as it may sound!!) i also read "a scanner darkly" by philip k dick recently, v good and would recommend it to anyone who likes a twisting headfcuk of a story!!


i must be loosing my mind.............come back!!!!!

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Noddy


Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK

Total posts: 2865
Posted:my fav book is treasure island by robert louis stevenson

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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CaMiLL(e_o)


CaMiLL(e_o)

member
Location: Epsom, Surrey, UK

Total posts: 88
Posted:Johnathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

An adult's children's book


>>>d(o_0)b<<<

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LiFe's A gArD3n DiG It


newbie
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 6
Posted:fully love LOTR and The Power of One. The Clan of the Cave Bear series is wicked but not very well known... i recomend every one to read it.
Break On Through is another good one... all about Jim Morrison and its by James Riordan and Jerry Prochnicky


***Fr3EdOm 43vA*****

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:I've read it, (clan...) I've already mentioned it.
Didn't you think the sex scenes were a little too graphic, not to mention gynacological. And I also felt that it was a bit corny that Ayla was so wonderful all the time, like she just invented everything, didn't she? Everyone else just fell down and worshipped her.
I read a book called 'reindeer moon' which was a bit like clan, ie. girl in prehistory etc.I liked it better, it was moresort of witchy and also she was a bit crap most of the time, which I thought was more realistic.
I have a degree in archaeology which gets in the way and tends to make me a bit overly critical about these things.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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LiFe's A gArD3n DiG It


newbie
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 6
Posted:yea the sex scenes were a bit too graphic and yea i thought it was corny in some parts too. but it wasn't always wonderful for her...
but then i do kinda like a happy ending and a little bit of romance.
i really enjoyed the first one aswell but the second one drove me insane. you knew alya and jondalor were gonna get together eventually but it took them so long with so much stuffing around.
i have a degree in nothing as yet so don't have much to cloud my judgment. but i do agree with what you said and will have a look for 'reindeer moon'


***Fr3EdOm 43vA*****

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teejay_blue


teejay_blue

mikes bitch
Location: manchester/northampton/where t...

Total posts: 387
Posted:hey, i agree ben elton n dean koontz r pretty cool. n the princess bride rocks, i love reading - anything i can get my hands on from cheesy novels to classics!!

i prefer plays tho - tennessee williams is simply a genius ive read most of his stuff n although sum bits drag on most of it is superb!! bounce2 bounce2 bounce bounce ditto

his biography is worth a go as well if u like him its called 'the kindness of strangers' by donald spoto [or sumthing not too sure bout the surname!! ] confused2 ubbrollsmile


Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music - angela monet.

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majik


enthusiast
Location: Byron Bay Australia

Total posts: 231
Posted:So many books I love have already been mentioned but I have to mention again Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach and it's brother Illusions. They both say alot in very little words, which I like.
Definetly the two six book series by David Eddings The Belgariad and The Malloreon and the two books that follow Polgara the Sorceress and Belgarath the Sorcerer. It's a journey through a world of fantasy that I really enjoyed. I read them when I was 13 and I'm sure I'll read them again sometime.
Oh and I can't forget Enid Blyton books, I lived on them when I was little.
The most recent book I read that was good was The Fifth Sacred Thing written by Starhawk. It's pretty chunky but a good read. I'm a sucker for a good fantasy.
smile:):)


Live, love, laugh and dance!

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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:Hey, Lifes a garden...



Did you know that Creb, the shamen in Clan... was real?

(was it Creb? it's been ages...)



Anyhow, if you didn't know here it is.

The Shanidar caves, a Neanederthal skeleton was found there, buried after a rockfall. The skeleton was that of an old man with various disabilities, withered arm etc.

Aule based Creb on this body.

However the point of interest from an archaeological perspective is that this man had been crippled from birth and in the normal way of things would not have been much use to the tribe being unable to hunt etc he would have been a burden to them.

Now Aule speculates that he was of use to the tribe through his position as Shaman,And this may indeed have been true, he may have had some useful function that benefited his fellows. However this would not have been the case when he was very young, he would have been nothing but an apparent burden. Never the less, as his skeleton shows, he survived to a very old age.

This tells us that neanderthals cared for the sick in their tribes, that they saw value in people other than their ability to bring in food, that they were prepared to support someone who might never be able to pay back the support they were given.



We know very little about the way neanderthals thought, but 'Creb' tells us quite a bit.

It makes the neanderthals very human.



Personally I like them.



I don't know if anyone is at all interested in this, but I thought you might be.



Creb was real!

Amazing.


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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