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What's the best book you've ever read?

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What's the best book you've ever read?
« on: February 24, 2005, 08:49:11 PM »
I'm incredibly bored, and i think i'm gonna go to Barnes & Noble.  Give me some suggestions.

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Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2005, 09:31:54 PM »
I'd also like some ideas

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Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2005, 09:32:39 PM »
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz.

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Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2005, 09:33:36 PM »
Running with Scissors (Augusten Burroghes)
Anything David Sedaris
DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)

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Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2005, 09:39:27 PM »
Oh yes, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris is possibly the funniest book I've ever read.

Jennaye

Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2005, 09:49:03 PM »
Fiction:  Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury (it's not sci-fi); Cannery Row or East of Eden by John Steinbeck; The Electric Acid Kool-Aid Test by Tom Wolfe (if you're looking for something a bit more eclectic)

Non-Fiction: Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A Lee and Bruce Shlain -- a fantastic social/cultural history book if you dig that kinda thing

shiveringjenny

Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2005, 09:50:44 PM »
The Bible-- it's the real "good news"

no, i'm just kidding-- that's a futurama quote.

read The Legend of Bagger Vance

Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2005, 09:53:34 PM »
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (very depressing...don't read it if you are bummed out)
anything by James Michner or Amy Tan is good, too.


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Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2005, 09:57:36 PM »
Non-Fiction: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

Keep the suggestions coming. my Amazon wish list is growing  ;)

Re: What's the best book you've ever read?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2005, 09:58:37 PM »
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