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Your Most Read Book!!!

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by harri2000, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I re-read everything. My most read are these:

    I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
    A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
    A Place of Execution - Val McDermid
    The Crow Road - Iain Banks.
     
  2. zebidee

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    Sorry, I was a bit late to this one! :) Anything with Vimes - I hear there's a new one due this year.

    Other than that I'm a sucker for a good kids fantasy book, so Garth Nix always gets a few readings. I'd like to sound much more literary than this...lol, how about: I've read 1984 a good few times and love me some Margaret Atwood (Oryx and Crake = magic).

    I've got a ton of stuff on Kindle waiting to be read too.
     
  3. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    I've read and re-read a lot of Orwell (1984 especially) but I think the book I've read the most is Orson Scott Card's Enders Game, or Alice in Wonderland.

    I'm currently reading Neil Gaimen's Neverwhere.
     
  4. harri2000

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    I love that book. Have you read the others in the series Wormella???
    'Enders Shadow' being very much on par with the original in my opinion.
     
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    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes I have, although not as often as I've read the Enders Game
     
  6. Alan B'Stard

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    I paid full price for this from Waterstones and have chuckled slightly but then lost interest, still sitting away in the cupboard as I found the humour a bit repetitive.
     
  7. Withnail

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    ODB_69 Chris

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    I agree with that actually...hilarious at first but then just got a bit 'meh'. I finished it though. For funny books I think Hitchikers guide takes some beating!


    I suppose my most read books have to be anything by Michael Crichton (RIP), I always liked his style



    I am currently reading Matterhorn
     
  9. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    If someone tells me I must do something I usually ignore it but if you would like a read very much relevant to the moment then try or re read Down and Out in Paris and London by Eric Blair . The second best book from an Old Etonian
     
  10. ToriRat

    ToriRat Is that a Moomin?

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    FYI the new Pratchett is called Snuff and is out in October :P
     
  11. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Will the Movie follow....
     
  12. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    I find the Readers Digest a cracking read......
     
  13. zebidee

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    :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
     
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    John Wyndham, Nevil Shute, Lee Child, Wilbur Smith often get pulled out for a re-read.
    Off at a tangent I occasionally hit my collection of 70's & 80's motorcycle magazines to pass the odd hour or two.
     
  15. Scoot Doggy Dogg

    Scoot Doggy Dogg Well-Known Forumite

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    Actually my most read book is probably Roger Mellie's Profanisaurus... it is often taken down from the bookshelf to quote when we have guests round and the ale has been flowing unlike Mary Barton's North and South that stays firmly on the bookshelf
     
  16. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Fly Fishing by Dave E Lately
     
  17. Withnail

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    For that matter

    What about [​IMG]

    What care we for swans, eh Droogs?
     
  18. db

    db #chaplife

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    i've read 1984 twice; it's one of those books where i enjoy the journey, but am a bit disappointed with the ending.. it led me to read huxley's brave new world though, which in turn led me to read we by yevgeny zamyatin as a lot of people bang on about it being one of the original "dystopian future" books.. worth a read for that fact alone, but it's not as good as 1984 or BNW imo.. oh, i didn't read it in the original russian, obv's :teef:

    my most read book is probably high society by ben elton.. not because it's particularly good (although it is a good read), but just because i've often found it lying around when i'm after a quick read (e.g. someone has had it with them on holiday, etc.)..

    also, on the 1984/BNW theme:

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  19. Withnail

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    So what you're saying is that Orwell just needed to take more hallucinogens?

    I suspect you are on to something there.
     
  20. Wookie

    Wookie Official Forum Linker

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    DB, that is the greatest thing I'm likely to see today. Ta for posting it.

    Books I Can Always Open If I Find A Copy In The House When I Want A Read: Anything by Isaac Asimov (particularly his essays and other nonfiction), anything by Carl Sagan, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig. There's probably more, but if I listed them all, I'd be here all day. (And I've a lot to do today. Starting with breakfast.)
     

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