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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:14:19 AM PST
Yes....how fortunate it is to have so much about the greatest story ever told....

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:35:33 AM PST
new Tron says:
I picked up a first edition of that a few years back. Haven't read it yet though.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 6:35:47 AM PST
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M. Stifler says:
10. The Host
9. The Godfather
8. Dune
7. Ender's Game
6. A Clash of Kings
5. A Feast for Crows
4. A Dance With Dragons
3. A Game of Thrones
2. A Storm of Swords
1. The Lord of the Rings

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 6:41:55 AM PST
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The Hotel New Hampshire- John Irving
Love in the time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Electric kool-aid Acid Test- Tom Wolfe*
America Psycho- Brett Easton Ellis
Disgrace-J.M. Coetzee
DUNE- Frank herbert
Confederacy of Dunces- John Kennedy Toole
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie- Muriel Spark
One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest- Ken Kesey
In Cold Blood- Truman Capote

*was it supposed to be just fiction?

Also: I havent finished the series yet, but despite how horrible Stephen King normally is, I am loving the Dark Tower.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 6:45:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013 7:06:20 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
In no particular order

Dune
Ender's Game
Odd Thomas
The Lord of the Rings
Sword of Truth
Harry Potter
Bartimaeus Trilogy
Golden Compass
His Dark Materials
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 7:00:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013 4:07:35 PM PST
Dune - Frank Herbert
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Rendezvous With Rama - Arthur C. Clarke
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
The Swords Trilogy - Michael Moorcock
Breakfast Of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut
The Politics Of Ecstasy - Timothy Leary
The Stand - Stephen King
The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Most amazing short story: Carcinoma Angels - Norman Spinrad
ed.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 7:04:46 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
The Great Gatsby
Lolita
Emma
The Bell Jar
The Hobbit
Clash of Kings
Feast for Crows
Dance With Dragons
Game of Thrones
Storm of Swords

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 9:42:35 AM PST
Stud Lee© says:
Stephen King is normally horrible? I love the VGF.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 10:08:42 AM PST
Boys Life - Robert McCammon
Dracula - Bram Stoker
I am Legend - Richard Matheson
Lightning - Dean Koontz
Nightwatch - Sergei Lukyanenko
Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
Swan Song - Robert McCammon
The Walking Drum - Louis L'amour
Salem's Lot - Steven King

Honorable mentions to:
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
The Gunslinger series - Steven King

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:11:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013 10:12:13 AM PST
Benpachi says:
Glad you are enjoying the Dark Tower. Everyone who claims that Stephen King isn't a good author needs to read that series.

Edit: Actually, everyone needs to read that series. Read them all in a short period of time and you will start to question reality.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:13:40 AM PST
The stories themselves are pretty good, but I can't stand his writing. I'm fine with just watching the movies when it comes to him.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:15:44 AM PST
I read the first three books in a month and a half. The end of the gunslinger really made my mind race around in circles. I started Wizard and Glass back in July, but needed a break. I hope to pick it up again once I get through my busy season at work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:23:18 AM PST
Benpachi says:
It's one hell of a ride. Wizard and Glass slows things down quite a bit, but it's necessary as you learn so much about Roland. The last three books are hard to put down once you start them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:26:06 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
In no order:

1. The Belgariad/Malloreon series + prequels - David Eddings
2. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
3. Sphere - Michael Crichton
4. The Andromeda Strain - Michael Crichton
5. Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
6. How I Paid for College - Marc Acito
7. The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
8. The Heritage of Shannara series - Terry Brooks
9. Magic Kingdom of Landover series - Terry Brooks
10. It - Stephen King

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:26:29 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
I'm still waiting for this movie to come out. Alanis Morissette is the lead actress.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 10:32:12 AM PST
Mrs. User says:
10. Pride and Prejudice
9. The Count of Monte Cristo
8. Sunshine
7. Lady of the Forest
6. Kushiel's Dart
5. Dragonriders of Pern (first three)
4. The Once and Future King
3. Great Expectations
2. Curse of the Mistwraith
1. The Three Musketeers

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 10:51:21 AM PST
Nightmare says:
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
Wings of Dawn
Fahrenheit 451

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:19:04 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Oh c'mon, you've got the vampire theme. You could have gone with Graveyard book if you were gonna do a Gaiman book. lol

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:19:33 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
East of Eden is great but not exactly a page turner. I've been something like a 100 pages into Grapes for prolly close to 5 years. Of Mice and Men is phenomenal.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:21:42 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
I just read Cannery Row last fall and it was delightful. I think I've found a soul mate in the long suffering Doc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:23:32 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
Have you read The Pearl? Another short but great Steinbeck.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:26:28 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Not yet, though I'd be inclined to after CR.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013 11:30:10 AM PST
D_Strasse says:
It's in the same vein as Of Mice and Men. Short but extremely poignant.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 11:32:45 AM PST
DVvM says:
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Book of Sand by Jorge Louis Borges
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
9 Stories by J.D. Salinger
Ulysses by James Joyce
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
The Iliad by Homer
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 11:36:59 AM PST
Chris... says:
No order (except for Ender's Game which is my clear #1)

Ender's Game
Good Omens
American Gods
World War Z
I am Legend
A Dirty Job
A Song of Ice and Fire series

Dan Simmons' Hyperion series may end up on my faves list at some point but I haven't completed the series yet so we'll see.
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