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    best books...ever

    My favorite books are:
    -Catch 22
    -Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
    -The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    what are yours.

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    Fiction: Catch-22
    Non-fiction: No Picnic on Mount Kenya
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    Atlas Shrugged
    Crime and Punishment
    1984
    Anthem
    Brave New World

    and for something lighter, Candide
    Away.

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    Re: best books...ever

    Originally posted by Silvercord
    My favorite books are:
    -Catch 22
    -Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
    what are yours.
    two very good books right there.

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    -To Kill a Mockingbird
    -Catcher in the Rye
    -The Great Gatsby
    -The Red Badge of Courage

    Just a few of my favorites.
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    I myself like all of james herberts books.

    Bit spooky but good.
    Such is life.

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    The Dark Tower Series - Stephen King
    Lord of the Flies - Golding
    Brave New World - Huxley

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    Hmm probably my favourite novels are "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay, and its sequel "Tandia". I'm also a big fan of Asimov's "Foundation" series.

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    Mr.Wizard, I had to read The Red Badge of Courage for a Civil War Course I recently took.

    Lord of the Rings - all 3
    I cant recall the title or author, I read it a few years ago, but it was from the Ravenlof(sp?) series
    The Things They Carried
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    Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein

    ( ... and no, the book is not even close to the "Beverly Hills 90210 meets lasergun" movie )
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    Catch 22
    The hitch hickers guide to the galaxy (all 5 books)
    The fundation books (the 3 original ones)
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    The entire Dune series and LOTR are my favorite books.
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    LOTR (actually its only one book),
    the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony

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    1984, Orwell and Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk.

    Satire rules.

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    The magic faraway tree. (Enid Blyton)
    The cat sat on the mat. (Little yellow book)

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