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What is your favourite book? If several - choose the best (or the worst)!

The question is very popular and doesn't make bids for originality. But anyway I'd like to get to know books that impressed you most of all ( in a good or may be bad way) and I will surely read them ))

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    May 26 2011: "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole

    Best novel ever, nobody is able to be sad after reading this book.
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    May 25 2011: since you are referring to literature books I'll pick
    Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard-Boiled_Wonderland_and_the_End_of_the_World

    As Murakami is momentarily my favorite fiction writer, and that is my favorite work (of him) I've read so far...
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    May 25 2011: I would'nt read this book it's Sci-Fi

    "The dragon never sleeps" by Glen cook 1987

    It was the book that made me give away comics and start reading for real,i was seventeen.the style he wrote it in i've never seen since and it was his only foray into sci-fi but one can't fault just how far ahead of his time he was,of course it's dated now but for the eighties it blew me away.

    Another was an old readers digest that i read just recently and lost it and i fear it's gone for good but i was engrossed from the outset.it's an autobiography of a forensic sketch artist,i only can remember her first name Danielle,she worked as a freelance artist as her techniques were frowned upon but were revolutionary within the field,she had worked out that the brain when storing memories encodes them with emotions,this was 1990 to 1996?by careful questioning and gut intuition and empathy she could reproduce a perfect picture of a murderer,child killer,robber from distraught victims and if the police had used their normal sketch artists but called her in, the two sketchs were always completely different.

    The case of the mother that killed her children then put them in the backseats of her car and pushed it in the lake,it was a worldwide news story back in 93' she was called into sketch the so called killer but was turned away by the mothers family which she found odd then when she did interview the woman she realised she was lying.
  • May 25 2011: I would have to choose the ones that pushed me to read more and more everyday, the ones made me discover books.

    My Family and Other Animals from Gerarld Durrel
    The Neverending Story from Michael Ende
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      May 25 2011: My Family and Other Animals is an amazing book! Full of humour and funny moments! I would like to read more of such kind of books but alas haven't come across them!

      Thank you for The Neverending Story - I will read it and hope will like it)))
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    May 25 2011: Well, you will get better books than my favorite book ever im sure, however it is my favorite for a slightly different reason.

    I was never really a reader growing up, 25 now and I have been reading since about 21.. im hooked! the book that changed my entire outlook and also enspired my reading through university was Child44 By Tom Rob Smith. I was traveling around Thailand with a lot of time to spare with long journeys and strenuous days on the beaches.. and I thought, one last try, im going to try a book. stumbled across Child44 in part exchange, backpacker bookshop and i can honestly say its the most enjoyable and significant book ive ever read.

    I took the liberty of stealing this from Amazon.com - it sums it up really well. I loved how it was a cocktail of horror, love, stalinist Russia and fantastic characters! if you do read it, let me know what you think :)

    If all that Tom Rob Smith had done was to re-create Stalinist Russia, with all its double-speak hypocrisy, he would have written a worthwhile novel. He did so much more than that in Child 44, a frightening, chilling, almost unbelievable horror story about the very worst that Stalin's henchmen could manage. In this worker's paradise, superior in every way to the decadent West, the citizen's needs are met: health care, food, shelter, security. All one must offer in exchange are work and loyalty to the State. Leo Demidov is a believer, a former war hero who loves his country and wants only to serve it well. He puts contradictions out of his mind and carries on. Until something happens that he cannot ignore. A serial killer of children is on the loose, and the State cannot admit it.

    http://www.amazon.com/Child-44-Tom-Rob-Smith/dp/0446402389
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      May 25 2011: I will read it in close future and I promise let you know what I think of the book ))
      p.s. Have you read the second part of the book "The Secret Speech"?
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        May 26 2011: yeah i've read the secret speech and i think the final book about the leo is out soon.
        it's not amazing, but i enjoyed it simply because i was in deep with the characters involved. it's not a patch on the first but i enjoyed it all the same.

        excellent, let me no what u think! there has not been a single person (out of about a dozen) who has not throughly enjoyed the book!