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    After reading books, our favorite can be changed. I think every book has its original meaning,or morel something else. It is really important...

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    My favourite would have to be One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey. It might be because I expected very little from it and was 50 pages into it before I realized how deeply I'd fallen in love with it. Or it may be because Randall Patrick McMurphy might be the best protagonist I've ever come across.

    However it is in a never ending duel with Post Office by Bukowski. Some of the passages have me roaring with laughter while some nearly made me cry. I'd read 3 Buk books before and I didn't know what to make of him but this one is where I got him. I went back and read the other 3 and realized how amazing Buk is.

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    Catcher in the rye

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    Pirate Latitudes - Michael Crichton.
    To me it was a stunning novel.
    The writing style, the details, the characters.
    One of those books that felt like I was actually there with them.
    Which doesn't happen very often.
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    Ulyssesby Joyce. Nothing will ever eclipse it. Joyce may have outdated writing after 1922 by just writing this one book. The content and form is shockingly original, there are extracts of great beauty which stand without equal, the story is multilayered and detailed.

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    Pride and Prejudice

    Excluding the last chapter, which is excessively mawkish and emetic, the book is word for word perfect.

    Austen did not paint on a large canvas, like Leo Tolstoy, nor did her colours rival the intensity of Shakespeare's; but that which she did depict was as true a representation of nature as anything either of the aforementioned authors ever created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Featchy View Post
    Pride and Prejudice

    Excluding the last chapter, which is excessively mawkish and emetic, the book is word for word perfect.

    Austen did not paint on a large canvas, like Leo Tolstoy, nor did her colours rival the intensity of Shakespeare's; but that which she did depict was as true a representation of nature as anything either of the aforementioned authors ever created.
    Thanks. After you said that I read this book. It is extremely beautiful thanks!

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    I'm fond of Jane Austen too, but Emma is my favourite of her works.

    I also have soft spots for Forster's Howards End and Dickens' Great Expectations.
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    i love this thread mainly because i will graduate from university after two weeks and i will, finally, have time to do some quality reading
    i really could use the recommends to pick a collection of books

    so thumbs up to this thread

    until now i only read academic books and sometimes it can be booring. As for a FAVORITE book i will go for twilight by Stephanie Maire
    if you want to make a difference in life, EDUCATE A CHILD

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    Quote Originally Posted by !MeMa! View Post
    As for a FAVORITE book i will go for twilight by Stephanie Maire
    And you will be graduated from the university soon?

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    Oscar Wilde-De Profundis Iread it for the first time when I was 13 and it pretty much concludes for me the meaning of life!

    Alexandre Dumas-The Count of Monte Cristo....many many reasons!!!
    “Edmond,” continued she, “you will see that if my face is pale, if my eyes are dull, if my beauty is gone; if Mercedes, in short, no longer resembles her former self in her features, you will see that her heart is still the same. Adieu, then, Edmond;”
    Mercedes,The Count of Monte Cristo

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    Slaughterhouse-5, The Stranger, The unbearable lightness off being

    To choose between the three would be impossible

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    Not a novel, but Death of a Salesman is probably my favorite piece of literature. Blood Meridian is probably my favorite novel...for now.

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    It is it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Can View Post
    I think all of the users of this forum have favorite books. I want you to share your favorite book and why it is your favorite??
    My beloved book is The way to the peaceful Warrior, The Book that Changes lives. For Dan Millman.
    Is there any other reader, I want to discuss it.

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