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amyzzz
09-20-2008, 02:34 PM
I know there's another book thread, but this is for all-time favorites, books you would actually re-read several times.

I'm currently re-reading Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence) and am enjoying more than I did the first several times I read it. I also discovered in the introduction that Lawrence's ashes are buried New Mexico; I may visit someday.

I also love Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd.

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

Stephen King's It and the Dark Tower series

Dan Simmons' Hyperion/Endymion series

Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

Yes, I've read all of those more than once. :)

menikmati
09-20-2008, 03:01 PM
My favorite books would probably consist of:

Tom McNeal's Goodnight, Nebraska

John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath

Kent Haruf's Plainsong

Patrick Suskind's Perfume: The Story of A Murderer

Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther

Everett True's Nirvana

Puzo's The Godfather

and yeah shoot me if you must, but I like some Nicholas Sparks novels here and there too like The Notebook, Dear John, A Walk to Remember, and the Choice.

I'm sure there are others that I'm forgetting, and there are others that I read and kinda enjoyed, but I wouldn't put them on a favorite list.

TommyboyUNM
09-20-2008, 03:01 PM
I know there's another book thread, but this is for all-time favorites, books you would actually re-read several times.

I'm currently re-reading Lady Chatterley's Lover (D.H. Lawrence) and am enjoying more than I did the first several times I read it. I also discovered in the introduction that Lawrence's ashes are buried New Mexico; I may visit someday.

I also love Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd.

Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

Stephen King's It and the Dark Tower series

Dan Simmons' Hyperion/Endymion series

Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash

Yes, I've read all of those more than once. :)


In what part of New Mexico are his ashes buried?

I'm digging "Still Life With Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins. Actually, I dig Tom Robbins' writing in general. I also love a lot of the Al Franken books.

TommyboyUNM
09-20-2008, 03:04 PM
Puzo's The Godfather

Good call! My favorite movie AND one of my favorite books. The classic that I've always loved is "To Kill A Mockingbird."

Pixiessp
09-20-2008, 03:04 PM
Well Amy, I usually do not read books over and over but i seem to be drawn to "To Kill a Mockingbird". I've read it 3 times. Also "Of Mice and Men", "Grapes of Wrath" and "Siddhartha". I've read those last 3 twice.
Also have read "The Vampire Lestat and "Queen of the Damned" twice over.

Wow!!! I didn't realize until now that I do read books over and over.

boarderwoozel3
09-20-2008, 03:12 PM
The two that immediately came to mind are:

Jack London's "John Barleycorn"

Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange"

rskapcat
09-20-2008, 07:15 PM
I mostly read non-fiction, so the stuff I read over and over comes from the likes of Sarah Vowell, Chuck Klosterman, and Augusten Burroughs. I read so much fiction as coursework in college (go English majors!) that it took some of the pleasure out of it. I prefer reality. That being said, I occasionally like to revisit some Maeve Binchy and Amy Tan. I've reread My Name Is Asher Lev, Lolita, and A Clockwork Orange. And I still have an attachment to books I read in elementary school and junior high; e.g., Bridge to Terabithia, Watership Down, and To Kill A Mockingbird.

I'm currently devouring This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession. Yay books. :)

On a side note, has anyone else run into someone who didn't know that a movie was based on a novel? One of my husband's coworkers was rambling on about Kubrick's take on A Clockwork Orange, and he was completely unaware of the source material. I told him he really needed to read the novel, if for no other reason than to see how Burgess intended for the story to end, but the coworker said that he's too attached to the film to bother with the book. Lazy ass.

send me ctrpllrs
09-20-2008, 07:32 PM
I've read To Kill A Mockingbird and the Harry Potter series a few times each and I'm currently finishing my second time through The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I need to read more though.

PrettyRagdoll
09-20-2008, 07:52 PM
Sister Safety Pin by Lorrie Sprecher - I end up reading this book at least twice a year since I got it in...11th grade I think.

My other favorites..

Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde
The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Wide Sargasso See - Jean Rhys [I love this book thousands times more then I like Jane Eyre]
Naked Lunch - William Seward Burroughs

menikmati
09-20-2008, 08:07 PM
you all should be signing up at shelfari

PrettyRagdoll
09-20-2008, 08:11 PM
you all should be signing up at shelfari

What's shelfari?

menikmati
09-20-2008, 08:13 PM
social network for booklovers....you create lists of all your books you own or read (it creates a virtual bookshelf which is cool), and you share reviews or join in on discussions of books. I think amazon bought it last month.

PrettyRagdoll
09-20-2008, 08:19 PM
social network for booklovers....you create lists of all your books you own or read (it creates a virtual bookshelf which is cool), and you share reviews or join in on discussions of books. I think amazon bought it last month.

Oh wow, that actually sounds pretty cool. I'll most likely sign up soon

woogie846
09-21-2008, 12:18 AM
Stephen Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You!).

SoulDischarge
09-21-2008, 12:59 AM
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indietron
09-21-2008, 02:47 AM
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

1984 and Animal Farm by George Orwell

Anthem by Ayn Rand

Im a big fan of books about totalitarianism/socialism/communism

Mr.Nipples
09-21-2008, 03:56 AM
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BobCaygeon
09-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Dan Simmons' Hyperion/Endymion series

Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash


Then you may enjoy my all-time favorite book Neuromancer by William Gibson.

alpharuin
09-21-2008, 10:19 AM
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Quadromarshia
09-21-2008, 12:20 PM
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sbessiso
09-21-2008, 12:28 PM
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rskapcat
09-21-2008, 02:02 PM
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Awww...you like Dave Barry, too? My favorite of his is Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs. Silly and hysterical. :)

sbessiso
09-21-2008, 03:01 PM
There's not a lot of things to be proud of in Miami but he's on one of them. I've :pulse him since 9th grade!

Benis23
09-21-2008, 10:09 PM
Has anyone read Chuck Klosterman's new novel Downtown Owl? I loved Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Killing Yourself to Live - hopefully, he's just as good with fiction as he is with non-fiction.

BobCaygeon
09-21-2008, 10:13 PM
There's not a lot of things to be proud of in Miami but he's on one of them. I've :pulse him since 9th grade!

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I've enjoyed many a Carl Hiaasen book on a long flight. Isn't he a Miami boy too?

shakermaker113
09-21-2008, 10:28 PM
I swore never to read again after To Kill a Mockingbird gave me no useful advice on killing Mockingbirds

stinkbutt
09-21-2008, 10:41 PM
Atlas Shrugged is the biggest piece of garbage ever written

just sayin

sbessiso
09-22-2008, 04:44 AM
True! Carl Hiaasen is Miami, but I just never got into him.

And there's a new Chuck Klosterman????

rskapcat
09-22-2008, 05:38 AM
True! Carl Hiaasen is Miami, but I just never got into him.

And there's a new Chuck Klosterman????

Yep, it's fiction. I've been reluctant to check it out for that reason. EW reviewed it...you can probably find the review on their website.

sbessiso
09-22-2008, 05:45 AM
I need to renew my EW subscription, I havent gotten any new issues in like a month :(

this is the longest I've gone without EW in YEARS

but I did check out the book an amazon, sounds alright, if it wasnt Chuck K. I wouldnt be interested at all, but i'm gunna give him the benefit of the doubt