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I'm just about to vote for my favourite book of all time for the big read thingy thats been advertised all over :lol:
My favourite book of all time is "To kill a mockingbird" by Harper Lee. Wow its an amazing read, I absolutely loved it!!! Its one of those books you can relate to, I reccommend that you all read it, if you haven't already.
What's your favourite book of all time?
Are you dave gorman? by dave gorman
and Animal Farm by george orwell
I'm studying Animal Farm for my literature exam. Dear God I'm fed up of analysing that book!
It's not about the bike
Quality read, if you have'nt read it yet, buy it! You'll find it good even if you don't like cycling, give it a try, whats the worst thatcould happen.
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Classic. THE Bestestest ever book!!!!!!!!:thumbsup:
For me a toss up between these three :
The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulghakov
Le Grandes Meaulnes, Allain-Fournier (sp)
The Bridge at San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder
At the moment I'm reading:
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
For sheer audacity: House Of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.
The Way I Found Her by Rose Tremaine, or Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger; both completely excellent books.
have to agree with the master and the margharita (sorry-cant spell!) and charlie and the chocolate factory.
my favourite that ive read most recently (again) is the handmaids tale by maragret atwood. i think her stuff is great- the edible woman and the blinf assassin were also fantastic.
To Kill A Mocking Bird is a fab book!! but i do love my harry potters especially The Pisoner of Azkhaban. Also love they Myron Bolitar books by Harlan Coben!! they are such an easy read and really quite funny, all my family reads them and love them too! :cool:
To Kill A Mockingbird is also one of my favourite books, I actually bought a new copy the other day with the intensions of reading it again soon as the copy I had was filled with underlines, highlights etc because I had to write on it for an English essay :(
Apart from that it has to be the books by Eric Knight, his series of books he's been releasing are just plain fantastic, one of the best new authors I've discovered in the last few years... his books nearly ruined my trip to Africa last year because I couldn't put the damn thing down lol... Way Of The Wolf - Eric Knight... even if you don't like science fiction or fantasy you should give it a read, I promise you'll want to by books 2 and 3 afterwards!
One of my all time favourites would have to be The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett.
The Witches by Roald Dhal
Crime and Punishment-Doestoevsky
As a child I loved The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe. As an adult, lots, but love James Herbert's books, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Lovely Bones, Adrian Mole books.
Favourite book of all time: The Princess Bride by William Goldman.
Favourite books are
The Talisman - Stephen King
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
Im reading The Old Patagonian Express - Paul Theroux, at the moment, and it's great (giving me itchy feet tho)
Not a fan of To Kill a Mockingbird. I actually found it really dull. But each ot their own eh?
My favs are:
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
I know this Much is True by Wally Lamb
Birds Without Wings by Louis DB
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
It ~ Steven King...magnificent...:thumbsup:
the movie did'nt do it justice.
I love the Harry Potter books!!! I think they are really interesting and exciting to read!!! I do also like reading Biographies and Autobiographies! I really like the one by Kurt Cobain!! Really interesting!!!
i have 'to kill a mocking bird' back at home'..
sadly, i never get a chance to read though cus i live in a boarding school..
so,can anyone be greatful enough to tell me what's it all about..
really, i have a crucial,the most important examinations of all and it's just around the corner! :help:
Call me an old romantic (or sad if you prefer) but I love Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Such a twisted plot really and quite disturbing - the idea of raising a child to torment in order to get equal with your dead lover is shocking and beyond comprehension.
But the descriptions of the moors around Howden (Penistone Crag) that become such an integral part of the story, the bleak surroundings, the weather (snow, driving rain and the incessant wind which makes the branch tap at the bedroom window), ghosts, whispering voices and the choice of words - it's a masterpiece. All under candle-light or beside the dying embers of a fire.
It's a book you can almost smell and touch. It's alive.
Incidentally, the film versions omit the second half of the story.
Favourite modern writer is James Herbert. Domain and '48 are incredible pieces of work. The imagery in the latter novel, especially atop Tower Bridge is breathtaking.
Yes I like Wuthering Heights too. I almost suggested it earlier. And The Woman in Black by Susan Townsend is another great read. Very haunting.
I'm NOT trying to spark another Harry Potter debate :rolleyes: but I am surprised at the number of times the HP books have been mentioned on this thread. I know a huge number of 'grown ups' read them, but with all the amazing works of adult literature - both classical and modern - out there, surely we can think of something better to nominate for the best book of all time than a children's story about a wizard!!!!