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What is your favorite book?

 
 
Wed 7 Jun, 2017 08:18 am
Any suggestions? What authors do you read?
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Sturgis
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 12:12 pm
@Alice Wonderland,
There are so many to choose from as far as a favorite. I go through phases with many authors and devour everything I can locate from them.

Through the years there was the Ed McBain phase, the Samuel Butler time, a brief visit with John Lescroart, an on and off trip to Ernest Hemingway and am now in the midst of a Joseph Roth vacation.

I'll possibly take a journey to science fiction soon, it's been too long a while since I've been there.

Favorite books would include Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn's One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Carson McCullers's The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.
ossobucotemp
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 01:34 pm
@Sturgis,
Mine has been Primo Levi's The Reawakening.
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centrox
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 02:20 pm
Charles Dickens - The Pickwick Papers
ossobucotemp
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 02:34 pm
@centrox,
Apparently The Reawakening by Primo Levi was also titled The Truce:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Truce
centrox
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 02:59 pm
@ossobucotemp,
ossobucotemp wrote:
Primo Levi

I very much enjoyed The Periodic Table recently.
ossobucotemp
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 03:19 pm
@centrox,
Panzade picked up on this and read all of Levi. Not to take credit.

Panz is a treasure.
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edgarblythe
 
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 03:30 pm
I am picking Ulysses by Joyce, but there are many I like just as much.
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Mhm
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Wed 7 Jun, 2017 06:09 pm
@Alice Wonderland,
I absolutely LOVE The Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Neilson. The first book in the series is called The False Prince.
Alice Wonderland
 
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Thu 8 Jun, 2017 04:49 am
@Mhm,
Thank you for advice I will definitely read this book
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Kaitholik
 
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Thu 8 Jun, 2017 07:37 am
@Alice Wonderland,
Hi Alice Wonderland,
Currently it has to be The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. It's a sad story, but a very well crafted work. I read it years ago, and its been running through my head lately. It'll be a different book running through my head tomorrow, though. Smile

I'm always looking for suggestions, too. Sometime I just Google "good books" to see if something catches my eye.

What do you recommend?
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Roberta
 
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Thu 8 Jun, 2017 09:29 pm
I don't know if it's possible for me to single out one favorite. But two that pop instantly to mind are Light in August (Faulkner) and The Brothers Karamozov (sp?) (Dostoevsky).
abby456
 
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Fri 9 Jun, 2017 01:49 am
In summer vacation,i found out the "the little girl at the window" . I could still remember the excitement when read this book the first time. Recently i won the book again, since my social role has changed from Sentimental students into a primary school teacher, i think more of this book the reflection of children's education.
The author is a famous Japanese writer, a well-known program host, the United Nations Children's Fund Goodwill Ambassador. "the little girl at the window" is its masterpiece, she is based on personal experience of childhood creation of a children's literature classics. The little girl in the text is the representation of the author. The little was dropped out at the first grade just because of her naughty. In the mother's help, the little girl went to the unique primary school. Under the encouragement and guide of the respectable principal, the "weird" girl in other people's eyes ,gradually become a good and acceptable girl , and this experience also laid the foundation of her life.
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chirchri
 
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Mon 12 Jun, 2017 08:05 pm
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
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eve55
 
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Tue 13 Jun, 2017 01:38 am
@Alice Wonderland,
Gone with the wind.
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Brianguo
 
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Tue 13 Jun, 2017 02:12 am
@Alice Wonderland,
My favorite book is Al- Quran.
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VirginiaGaston
 
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Tue 25 Jul, 2017 04:14 am
@Alice Wonderland,
Three Comrades, Erich Maria Remarque
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Victoria2018
 
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Fri 1 Jun, 2018 11:13 am
My top 5
1. Harry Potter.
2. The Sword оf Truth
3. A song of Ice and Fire
4. Finding Yourself in the Town of Geniuses
5. Twilight
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RendyB
 
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Wed 19 Feb, 2020 01:55 pm
Martin Eden by Jack London
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JayR
 
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Sun 3 May, 2020 07:00 pm
@Roberta,
I've once heard a joke that Russian literature is all about suffering - either for a hero or for the author or at least for a reader Smile But Dostoevsky is still a great choice
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