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Post by David Tails on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 3:51 pm

Every other topic seems to have one of these (i.e. Fav TV shows/Top 5 Albums/Top computer games etc) so I thought I would add one in here.

What are your favourite novels/autobiographies/short stories of all time?

I would have to say one of my favourite novels is Intensity by Dean Koontz. There were alternative ways that they could have went with it, but I loved it. (Incidentally, the movie made based on it was pretty good. John C McGinley is a legend!)

Catch 22 is another personal favourite. Joseph Heller captures the insanity of wartime perfectly and you find yourself connecting with every character.

I'm a big fan of the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

I would also put Popcorn by Ben Elton up there as a good read. Not sure it's great, but definitely good.

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Post by Adam D on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 6:42 pm

Fave books?

Rogue Trader by Nick Leeson is a cracking read.

I quite like Ben Mezrich's work - bringing down the house and Ugly Americans being very good.

World War Z by Max Brookes was excellent and is being turned into a film (zombie holocaust story)

I hate James Peterson although I have read most of his books!
The Davinci code was awful
I bought a Stephen Fry book which was terrible - got through about 6 chapters before giving up (making history I think)

Popcorn that you mentioned was alright - read it many years ago.

I currently have The Strain to read by Guillermo Deltoro - only read one chapter so far - I have had no time.


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Post by Guest on Wed 09 Feb 2011, 6:47 pm

im not a huge reader, i once read Jurrasic Park years ago and that was about that.
So i thought about jumping on the Harry Potter band wagon, im half way through the Half Blood Prince and im really enjoying them.
As ive said, i dont read much, but i recommend these to anyone else. Much better than the films.
I was going to do a massive session, finish the book then read the last one, but 606v2 came along and they have been on the back burner for a while.

I will get round to finishing them eventually..........

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Post by Silver on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 10:55 pm

David Tails wrote:I would have to say one of my favourite novels is Intensity by Dean Koontz. There were alternative ways that they could have went with it, but I loved it. (Incidentally, the movie made based on it was pretty good. John C McGinley is a legend!)

Catch 22 is another personal favourite. Joseph Heller captures the insanity of wartime perfectly and you find yourself connecting with every character.

Definitely agree on Catch 22! I've never read Intensity, but many of Koontz's other books are phenomenal - I remember reading Lightning when I was younger and being drawn into it, same with Twilight Eyes amongst others. And John C McGinley is indeed a legend. Very Happy

My favourite is Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami), a wonderful novel. With many other books I've been able to pin down exactly what I like about them in terms of specifics, but for this one, I simply can't do it. I just love it, and that's why it's my favourite. His other novels are brilliant as well. Others include Ghostwritten (David Mitchell), Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams), too many to name really.

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Post by LondonJonnyO on Thu 10 Feb 2011, 11:48 pm

Anthony Kiedis Autobiography Scar Tissue...

It's incredible what that guy went through!
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Post by Guest on Fri 11 Feb 2011, 9:13 am

John C McGinley...


Dr Cox??

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Post by David Tails on Fri 11 Feb 2011, 9:15 am

King Beer wrote:John C McGinley...


Dr Cox??

Dr. Cox indeed thumbsup

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