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    Tough question. Probably Philip K. Dick's Time Out of Joint, which knocked me for a loop when I encountered it in the local library shortly after turning 13. (As I've related before, I found out later that my father, who died right before I turned 8 & was hardly ever around even before that, had checked out -- & presumably read -- that copy while I was in the womb the year the book came out. How Phildickian is that?)
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    From a "getting into reading" standpoint, War of the Worlds.

    Overall, I'd venture Pedro Paramo.

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    Notes from Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Quote Originally Posted by HectorP View Post
    From a "getting into reading" standpoint, War of the Worlds.
    The Time Machine would be my Wells pick for this list.
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    Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
    I write comic book reviews every Wednesday using pages from each book. Check it: Is It Good?: All the Best Books of the Day Reviewed!

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    The Name of the Wind and The Wise Mans Fear, both by Patrick Rothfuss

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    On the literary side it is tough to choose. I'd say Robert Musil "The Man Without Qualities," Anthony Powell "A Dance to the Music of Time," and Italo Svevo "Zeno's Conscience."

    On the popular side, Wilkie Collins "The Woman in White."

    Potboiler: Ken Follet "Pillars of the Earth."

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    I have two answers for my favorite book.

    Magician by Raymond E. Feist is my "star wars" of books, introduced me to a whole new medium. before reading that, i had volunterily read about 4 actual books, since reading it 26 years ago, barely a day has gone by when i haven't been reading a book.

    My current favorite book is When the Earth Nearly Died Compelling Evidence of A Catastrophic World Change 9,500 BC (c) 1995 by By D S Allan and J B Delair. Absolutely fascinating book
    "When it comes, i won't notice, i'll be too busy lookin good" - Williams

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    Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.

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    Not a novel, but i recently read a book called "Surviving the Sword" about POWs in WWII caught by the Japanese. Has the real story of the bridge over the river Kwai in there. Great read. It's amazing what all those people went through but still kept going and trying to act normal.

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    For me, it's a toss up between Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales. Frankenstein was a book that really managed to get under my skin in college (I had to read it for three different Humanities classes, but I love it anyway). As for the fairy tales, I love it because it's just such a deep well of fantasy concepts.
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    Harlan Ellison's Deathbird Stories.

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    Alas Babylon by Pat Frank is my personal #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gryhpon View Post
    What is your favourite book? It can be a novel, a short story collection, poetry, etc.....



    My favourite is "The Horror Stories Of Robert E. Howard"
    You've got great taste my friend!

    My favorite book is Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryhpon View Post
    What is your favourite book? It can be a novel, a short story collection, poetry, etc.....

    My favourite is "The Horror Stories Of Robert E. Howard"
    I like Fantasy novels, Example : Harry Potter etc...

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