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Posted 11/4/17 , edited 11/4/17
Hello my compatriots, I am quite eager to know what your favorite books are, only one book per person please. Though, if you feel it necessary, tell as many books as you like.



My favorite book would be Lolita by Vladimir Vabokov. I think it stands as one of the great works of modern literature. Though a close second would have to Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, both are genius.


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I have many favorite books, I have read a lot and I love to read. sadly I must choose two because it's a complete tie. I go by how many copies I've been through, this method goes for everything.

The Stand by Stephen King and Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
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I would have to say that my ultimate favorite book is either Black Beauty or White Fang. Both are very unique and come from the view point of an animal, which is a nice change of pace.
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Posted 11/11/17 , edited 11/12/17
All time: probably Slaughter House Five, Mother Night, or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Recently: Golden Sun, Ready Player One, or Arena Mode
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Posted 11/29/17 , edited 11/29/17
Steven Pinker's "The Better Angels of Our Nature” is a remarkable book (read because of my job - had to review it for http://acewriters.org/). It convincingly points out that, despite media hype and hectic life to the contrary, our society is actually continuing a centuries-long journey towards more peaceful and less violent existence. After finishing reading it, my outlook for humankind became much more optimistic. Actually, this book is a perfect antidote to today's fear-mongering politics. This tone could or even should be viewed as the major foundation of informed humanist and liberal thinking.
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Carol by Patricia Highsmith
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/7/17
If I had to pick one over all that I've read, it would have to be The Republic by Plato.
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David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest and Donna Tartt's The Secret History
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David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest and Donna Tartt's The Secret History


I just recently finished reading Infinite Jest, on top of all my other literature courses reading material, and it's one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a really long time. I'm a pretty big fan of all the post-modern themes haha.
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Cool! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. I wrote my MA thesis on it and the post-modern concept of self in it so yeah I enjoyed thw post-modetn themes too but it's also a reaction to the pomo themes, not just a novel that embraces them without any questions. It's both sceptical and sympathetic of post-modernism.
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Forgot to mention that I really enjoyed every other book by David Foster Wallace! Add them to my list of favorite books
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Atlas shrugged by Ayn Rand. Best book i ever read, even better than Lord of the rings.
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Posted 2/5/18 , edited 2/5/18
I have a tie for my favourite of all-time. First, Dune by Frank Herbert. It's absolutely brilliant and helped to define a huge chunk of the science-fiction genre as we know it. Secondly, The Blade of the Flame trilogy by Tim Waggoner. It's a sword and sorcery series set in the Eberron universe, and it's got just about everything you'd expect from the genre. It's amazing.
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Posted 2/26/18 , edited 2/26/18
I'm very much into fantasy books, The Wheel of Time being my all time favourite series. 14 books long, incredible depth throughout.
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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 2/28/18
Seaward by Susan Cooper
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