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PostPosted: 21 Oct 2004, 14:08 
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I think there could be a discussion about books too...just to know what you like to read or what books have (even just a little bit) change your life or just what to think about...eeer...things.
For me the top five is the following:
1. J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings
2. M. Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita
3. G. Orwell: 1984
4. R. Merle: Madrapur
5. K. Vonnegut: Mother Night
...and when I want to laugh, the five books of Hitchhikers' Guide trilogy :green:
What about you?
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Well, do I have to say it???

Tolkien, lord Of the rings
Frank Herbert, the Dune Series

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Here's some of mine:

Kurt Vonnegut--Breakfast of Champions
Anne Rice--Vampire Chronicles
Mary Shelley--Frankenstein
Shakespeare--just about anything

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Terry Pratchett - Discworld series
Tolkien - Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Dougls Adams - Galaxy trilogy
Thomas Harris - Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal
Tom Clancy - Jack Ryan series
John Grisham - all of them :)
Frank Herbert - Dune series
Juha Vuorinen - Juoppohullun Päiväkirja series
Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho

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Albert Camus - L'etranger
Albert Camus - La Peste

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Lord Arthur Saville's Crime and Other Stories- Oscar wilde
The Time Machine – H G Wells
Les Maîtres de l'Etrange et de la Peur - de l'Abbé Prévost à Guillaume Apollinaire
Dans la Pièce du Fond - W C Morrow
Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
A Widow for one Year - John Irving
Rage - Stephen King
House of Usher – Edgard Poe
Le Liseur - Bernard Schlink

i really like these author :D

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Seven Gothic Tales – Karen Blixen


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J.R.R Tolkien-lord of the rings
A.Sapkowski -wiedzmin and narrenturm
A.Rice-wampires chronicle
F.Kafka-castle
Bułchalow-master and teh margarite
J.K Rowling-Harry potter
jonathan carroll-each every:))

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By the way, has anyone in here ever read the Otherland series by Tad Williams? It's absolutely my favourite! :D
If you 've never read them, you absolutely should! It's a bit of Science Fiction about virtual reality, its dangers and its possible uses.

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Tim Krabbe "Het Gouden Ei" ( also known as "Vanishing");
Joseph Heller "Catch 22"
Michail Bulchakov "The Master and Margaret"
Joanna Chmielewska - everything! :green:
Those are my fave's for today :)

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Whooo that one made me be afraid...
Stephen King: The Shining

First book I read from him but not the last I think...

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The Perfume- Patrick Suskind
Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Como Agua Para Chocolate - Marcela Esquivel
The Prophet - Kalil Gibran (?)

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Location: Rotterdam, the only real Dutch Metropole.Our biggest tower will be 165 meters: ooooohhhhhh:)
Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf... hhahaha...just kidding!!

1. J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord Of The Rings
2. Raymond E. Feist - Magician (and further books of that serie!!)
3. Maarten 't Hart - De Kroongetuige
4. George Orwell - 1984 (but I loved Animal Farm too!)
5. don't know the name of the writer anymore - TRAINSPOTTING!! (wrote in fonetic Scottish..hard to read..still a great story!!)

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pilar wrote:
The Perfume- Patrick Suskind

Very good novel, but the main personage is disgusting... :o

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Stephen King: The Shining

Yeeeeeeaaaah! I like it too. An idea with defenceless people trapped by snow-flurry with ghosts and a madman in one building is really nightmarish. :x
IMHO the book is much better than the movie. :tw:

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Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf... hhahaha...just kidding!!


Ha. Ha. :roll:

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well we read "brave new world" in the english lesson. It's realy a funny book... :green:


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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaimen
and the Dune series too

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Usual Suspect wrote:
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Adolf Hitler - Mein Kampf... hhahaha...just kidding!!


Ha. Ha. :roll:


It was NOT funny!!! :x :-? :o


OK, here another one:
Stanislav Lem : Solaris
The book is very atmospheric... I didn't see any of the films but people who did say I'm lucky :-?

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In no particular order:
Neuromancer - William Gibson ( Godfather of Cyberpunk )
Idoru - William Gibson
Virtual light - William Gibson
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
The human animal - Desmond Morris ( we´re not much better than animals, aren´t we? )
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
2XS - Nigel Findley
anything by H.P. Lovecraft ( genius! )
any Sandman-comic by Neil Gaiman, though i consider them to be more literature than just comics. More of graphic novels....

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Daeron wrote:
Stanislav Lem : Solaris


I'm reading Golem XIV by Lem atm, very interesting take on 'evolution'!

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1984 - George Orwell
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