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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2007, 05:44:40 PM »
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Christ, the Lord out of Egypt - Anne Rice
The End of History and The Last Man - Francis Fukuyama
The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
Anthem - Ayn Rand

All great books I would recommend to anyone!

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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2007, 05:48:08 PM »
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Christ, the Lord out of Egypt - Anne Rice
The End of History and The Last Man - Francis Fukuyama
The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
Anthem - Ayn Rand

All great books I would recommend to anyone!

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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2007, 05:50:32 PM »
These are what first come to mind, although it's really impossible to pick just five.

The Ordinary Princess - M. M. Kaye
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Macbeth - William Shakespeare
Microserfs (and to a lesser extent, Life After God) - Douglas Coupland
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Runners-up: Walden, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Things They Carried
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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2007, 05:52:09 PM »
Animal Farm
The Alchemist
Think and Grow Rich
Who stole my cheese?
The Bible

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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2007, 05:53:37 PM »
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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2007, 06:36:41 PM »
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Christ, the Lord out of Egypt - Anne Rice
The End of History and The Last Man - Francis Fukuyama
The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
Anthem - Ayn Rand

All great books I would recommend to anyone!

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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2007, 06:42:13 PM »
1. The Giver -- One of the few books I've read that made me cry. It helped me quantify (as far as anyone can) the importance of love.

2. The Screenwriter's Workbook -- This book has helped me do my pre-writing and writing for every single one of my screenplays. Without it, I doubt I would have even finished one.

3. Gone with the Wind -- I read it (unabridged) when I was in sixth grade. After I finished, I watched the movie. It's this book's fault that I am so enamored with old movies and old movie stars, especially Clark Gable.

4. Les Miserables -- One sentence: "To love another person is to see the face of God."

5. No other book really influenced my life so much, except there are a lot that I have loved (my favorite book isn't even on this list), so I'm going to go for most influential movie in spot number five: Dial M For Murder -- This was the first Hitchcock movie I've ever seen and the first movie I ever saw to use a permutation of German Expressionism (not that I even knew what that was back then) -- the look of the courtroom scene has stayed with me forever.
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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2007, 06:51:31 PM »
Loads of great books listed here, I've enjoyed reading many of them, but I honestly don't feel like a single one has played a part in shaping my life or personality in any way.

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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2007, 06:57:07 PM »
Novels:
Catcher in the Rye - Salinger
Cats Cradle - Vonnegut
For Whom the Bell Tolls - Hemingway
American Pastoral - Roth
Plays:
Inherit the Wind - Lawrence/ Lee
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Stoppard
Books I read for school:
People's History - Zinn
Justice as Fairness - Rawls
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Re: Most Influential Books.
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2007, 06:57:13 PM »
Loads of great books listed here, I've enjoyed reading many of them, but I honestly don't feel like a single one has played a part in shaping my life or personality in any way.

Yeah, but Hustler doesn't count because it's not really a book.