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glorfindel
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read any good books lately?

The BBC (england) have launched an idaer to find the best loved books in england. i have read the list and find i have read 21 of them.
just a question what books rate high with you?(if any)

p.s. Terry pratchet has 5 books in the top 100 list and in my opinion will win the disc world novels are very very funny and to some extent true........ smokin'

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I usually read detective and fantasy stories... And I'd name some, but most are greek and you wouldn't possibly know them...


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lol! theres a good portuguese writer that writes about relationships! i like her because they are an easy read (not to many descriptions!)
I like Robin Cook tipes of stories but never actually finished one because he describes everything to the last dust bug! so i just watch the movies! lol


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Infinite Jest!!!!! David Foster Wallace.


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"Holes" by Louis Sachar was pretty good


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musashi - eiji yoshikawa
Dune - frank herbert
my best two books

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Jackdaws-Ken Follet

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Corran is a big Terry Pratchet fan Glorfindel.

I'm still reading "great expectations" at the moment, I haven't read much lately cus of all the uni work I've had. Can't wait to get back into it though, its quite funny at times.


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i supose we need to narrow the fields abit ...hmmmm
any idears about how we could list our top 100 then gett peeps to vote 4 their fav,s??
fantasy
fiction
humour
boaring roll eyes (sarcastic)

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Corran is a big Terry Pratchet fan Glorfindel.

I'm still reading "great expectations" at the moment, I haven't read much lately cus of all the uni work I've had. Can't wait to get back into it though, its quite funny at times.



we all should be his fanss the books make me realy LOL
my fav ,s whiches abroad and night watch smokin'

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I LOVE DISCWORLD!!!!!


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My bro only reads the nightwatch ones, but ive read em all. i think each new one is better and better! all my faves are the newest..... maskerade, carpe jugulum, thief of time, newest night watch one, the truth......


anyone read his latest ones? im skint, so havent read last hero OR wee free men...


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I'm reading a book by Greg Egan at the moment.....Permutation city, it's really good! asks a lot of questions

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I am sposd to be reading 'A farewell to arms' by hemingway for english, but cant find a copy!

*cries*


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Wish I could read.


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Anybody read "The Art of War"?


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Urgh, I thought this was a new list from the BBC, this topic is all the way from 2003!! Was going to ask for a list of the books they have come up with...

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This is the list of the 100 Best Novels according to the www.thebest100lists.com site.

Not a bad list...

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
3. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
7. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
8. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
9. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
10. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
12. Animal Farm by George Orwell
13. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
14. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
15. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
16. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
17. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
18. Ulysses by James Joyce
19. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
20. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
21. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
22. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
23. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
24. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
25. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
26. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
27. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
28. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
29. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
30. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
31. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
32. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
33. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
34. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
35. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
36. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
37. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
38. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
39. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
40. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
41. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
42. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
43. The Stranger by Albert Camus
44. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
45. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
46. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
47. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
48. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
49. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
50. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust
51. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
52. Watership Down by Richard Adams
53. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
54. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
55. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
56. His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman
57. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
58. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
59. Middlemarch by George Eliot
60. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
61. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
62. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
63. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
64. The Stand by Stephen King
65. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
66. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
67. Dracula by Bram Stoker
68. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
69. Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
70. Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
71. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
72. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
73. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
74. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
75. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
76. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
77. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
78. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
79. Dune by Frank Herbert
80. The Trial by Franz Kafka
81. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
82. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
83. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
84. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
85. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
86. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
87. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
88. Persuasion by Jane Austen
89. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
90. Atonement by Ian McEwan
91. Emma by Jane Austen
92. Beloved by Toni Morrison
93. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
94. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
95. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov
96. I, Claudius by Robert Graves
97. Light in August by William Faulkner
98. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
99. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
100. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


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