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What is your favorite book, and why?

 
 
Yalow
 
Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2022 11:05 am
There is already a thread about it here:
https://able2know.org/topic/391391-1
But I think there is a bug, I'm not able to reply.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2022 12:02 pm
@Yalow,
Threads normally get shut down when there is an argument.

That doesn't seem to be ghe case there.

Nova Express William Burroughs.
Yalow
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2022 03:52 pm
Now I know where your nickname comes from!
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2022 04:10 pm
@Yalow,
That saves a lot of time.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2022 04:14 pm
I've reconsidered this question from the other thread. I am changing my answer to Philip Wylie's "Generation of Vipers." Not calling it the best I've read. In fact, looking over my copy of it now, it is dated and not nearly so interesting as when I discovered it and obsessed over it for years beginning at age eighteen. It was my first experience with a non-compromising intellect who probed a wide range of subjects with conclusions I could mostly empathize with. I had never known my real father and reading most of Wylie's books as I did brought me to a state where I secretly saw him as my father figure.
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2022 05:05 pm
Roger Zelazny's "The Guns of Avalon," #2 in his "Amber" series, about parallel worlds. It's sci-fi/fantasy adventure and brilliantly well written.

A close second is his sci-fi novel, "Lord of Light." It's about an interstellar colony in the distant future. After you read the first few pages, you'll think, "What's Brandon talking about? This takes place in ancient India." Indeed, that's what seems to be happening at the beginning of the book. It's a very complex masterpiece.
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Yalow
 
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Reply Sat 26 Mar, 2022 11:42 am
I forgot to answer my own question: Jane Eyre, great female character.
Yalow
 
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Reply Sun 27 Mar, 2022 06:51 pm
@izzythepush,
Though they have a few William Burroughs' at the city library, they don't have Nova Express, neither can I get it from my usual bookstores online. Sad Frustrating.
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Yalow
 
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Reply Sat 18 Mar, 2023 03:51 pm
@Yalow,
I'm not sure about it anymore.
P E Dant
 
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Reply Sun 19 Mar, 2023 05:42 pm
@Yalow,
'Travels With Charley' - John Steinbeck

This is my favourite book because it was the book that Grandmama taught me to read English with... I still have it, the 1964 edition, in its dust jacket... and it was this book that gave me my love of words

'What does it mean Grandmamam?' I would ask, pointing to a word

'That is for you to find out' she would say
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funnyUsername123
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 05:29 am
The Lord of the Rings
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 05:59 am
@funnyUsername123,
What do you like about it?

Just one thing will do.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 31 Jul, 2023 06:15 am
@izzythepush,
It's just people, living human beings, don't just cut and paste random phrases about books they talk about the books and what they like about them.

Take the OP, Yallow, as an example. She didn't just paste "I'm reading Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility and loving it," she spoke about characters, plot and themes.
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