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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby Himmler » Fri May 21, 2010 10:36 pm

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby OriginalA » Sun May 23, 2010 4:30 am

I think currently the book I most enjoyed was Field of Dishonor, book 4 of the Honor Harrington series.

Of the books I've read, which is admittedly not all that many, I would be hard pressed to pick another single book that I didn't enjoy more for its ups and downs, and the pure personal satisfaction of the ending.

And thinking of the Honorverse and wanting it to debute in a match, I think I've just got a spark of an idea for a match that may be evenly matched. ... maybe. I'm bouncing the idea around in my head and I could see it going either way by a landslide. Ah, I'll suggest it anyways. At least put the Honorverse's foot in the door.
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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby theobserver » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:53 pm

I haven't read all that much really, but Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is just fantastic
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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby Fisherking » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:42 pm

WIthout a doubt it's "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. Nothing on the face of the earth has touched me as deeply as this book had.

EDIT: Wow, I can't believe I didn't realized I spelled "heart" wrong even after all this time.
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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby Blood Dancer » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:24 pm

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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby Negative Zero » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:48 pm

Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionary. Very high brow and classy readin' right there.
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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby TheSorrow » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:29 am

House of Leaves, to think they could make a house so scary without being haunted. As Samuel L. Jackson so eloquently put how he felt about Room 1408: "It's an evil fucking room." House you get the picture.
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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby Whatthecell » Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:57 pm

Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks.

That is all.

(Okay, also Vacuum Diagrams by Stephen Baxter, Hyperion by Dan Simmons, 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1984 and all that stuff).
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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby tau43 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:11 pm

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Re: The Greatest Book ever?

Postby Cpt Olimar » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:44 pm

The Odyssey, but if you disqualify it since it is not a 'book' but an epic poem then either Flowers for Algernon or Dragon Prince for totally different reasons.
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