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Old 02-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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Mine would be James Clavell's Shogun. I read it at least 5 times in 2 languages. If you haven't, I strongly suggest you do. It is truly an unputdownable read!
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I would have to say, as of now, The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. After 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea I downloaded this to my kindle free from Amazon and was so enthralled from start to finish.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (complete) would have to be second.
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Hard to say, I have so many books I enjoy reading over and over but these are some of the ones I have read the most

JRR Tolkien The Lord Of The Rings
Jules Verne Voyage Au Centre De La Terre
Isaac Asimov Foundation series
Robert A Heinlein Time Enough For Love
Frank Herbert Dune
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:42 PM   #4
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Right now, First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks
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I have a decently sized list of gems:

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The Bartimaeous Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud
Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover (Yup)
The Quickening Trilogy by Fiona McKintosh

and my current favorite: A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin (a Game of Thrones and a Storm of Swords to be specific)
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:52 PM   #6
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I'd have to go with The Hobbit/LOTR. I read them several times and loved them every time.

Honorable mention goes to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Old 02-01-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
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"Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Phillip K Dick. Read it in three days, and it was awesome! It was made into a decent movie too.

Some runner ups would be:

"The Stand" by Stephen King
"The Hobbit" by JRR Tolkein
"Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

...and probably some others...
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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It by Stephen King. A highly engaging read and, unlike many other readers, I thought the ending was brilliant.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:03 PM   #9
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

There's something I really enjoy about Hunter Thompson's writing style. I enjoy his sense of humor and his turn of phrase.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:54 AM   #10
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Thumbs up Frankenstein.

Frankenstein. It's been my favorite ever since I was nine.
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Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Daniken (Kindle ebook available for $6.99 from amazon).

It's about aliens that visited Earth centuries -- if not millennia -- ago.

I believe this book served as the inspiration for the History Channel series, Ancient Aliens.

Thought provoking stuff.

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:05 PM   #12
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My favorite book is Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy. It is a great history lesson (non-fiction book) about the "original" hacker mentality. Not like the wannabe hackers of today, aka script kiddies, who do it for malicious reasons (black hatters) in many cases.

I also love true crime books. My favorite author is probably John Douglas. He is a former FBI profiler. I like the psychological approach he takes with a lot of his books. He likes to write in the mind set of the criminal and the crime they did.
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Stephen King's The Stand. I was bummed for days when the story was over.
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3 books, all from my childhood. I'll place them in order.

1.) Redwall by Brian Jacques

2.) The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

3.) The Kid Who Only Hit Homers by Matt Christopher
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:46 AM   #15
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The Fifth Discipline, Peter M. Senge.
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea, Charles Seife.
The Tao of Physics, Fritof Capra.
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The Hobbit/The Simarillion/The Lord Of The Rings....well anything by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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The Hobbit
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #18
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Lord of the Rings

Others I have enjoyed:

Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
A Song of Fire and Ice (Series)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Illiad/Odyssey

For History:

In The Name of Rome (Chronicling the lives of various Roman generals)
Caesar: Life of a Colossus
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Red Mars/ Blue Mars/ Green Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. Simply the most detailed, plausible, and in depth look at our not too distant future. Pure science fiction, based in the realm of possibility.
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Mine would be James Clavell's Shogun. I read it at least 5 times in 2 languages. If you haven't, I strongly suggest you do. It is truly an unputdownable read!
Thatís what jumped into my thoughts after reading the title of this thread.
You may be interested (if you havenít read it already) in ďAztecĒ by Gary Jennings. Itís just as epic and engrossing.
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