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Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:03 am
by CantSkate
Its always an interesting exercise trying to get a top ten.

In no particular order my top ten (this week)

1. Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein
2. Canticle for Liebowitz - Walter Miller
3. The Devils (Demons) - Fyodor Dostoevsky
4. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
5. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
6. Frankenstein - Mary Shelly
7. Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
8. The Way Station - Clifford Simak
9. The Commentaries - Julius Caesar
10. Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:30 am
by kamalayka
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is fantastic. I was surprised.

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:19 am
by OliverRaw
Well, my top ten are:
1. Victor Hugo - "Les Misérables";
2. Jonathan Swift - "Gulliver's Travels";
3. Franz Kafka - "The Metamorphosis";
4. Friedrich Nietzsche - "Thus Spoke Zarathustra";
5. Erich Maria Remarque - "Three Comrades";
6. Victor Hugo - "The Man Who Laughs";
7. Jonathan Swift - "A Modest Proposal";
8. Sophocle - "Oedipus the King";
9. J. D. Salinger - "The Catcher in the Rye";
10. Harper Lee - "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:47 pm
by Vangartist
1. Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott--History + Mystery + Alchemy = Magic
2. Zoo by James Patterson--SO much more terrifying, and logically plausible, than Planet of the Apes
3. The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind--The Sword of Truth being my absolute favorite series ever, this one left an impression, as well as rekindled my passion for civil freedom and the quest for truth.
4. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay--Epically devastating. Had me grasping for every last strand of hope. Kudos for clever etymology.
5. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn--The only sensible record of our peoples' history. My home school history textbook!
6. Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington--A gold mine for art history buffs
7. Pet Sematary by Stephen King--Sinister. Had me wanting to burn the pages, and cleanse the evil engraved into my brain. Note: I've read all of his books; this was the worst.
8. The Law of Nines by Terry Goodkind--the only book I have ever truly hated. Mr. Goodkind decided to publish this without disclosing its direct connection to Sword of Truth...I accidentally learned the fate of my favorite heroes and the very world they live in...without even finishing the aforementioned series. Ever heard of a SPOILER ALERT Goodkind????
9. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane--Mindf*** I loved it
10. A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley--I fully believe everyone should read this. Not everyone has a taste for his style, but it is an important message nonetheless.

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:55 am
by Galgatha
top ten.....huh....i guess these would be my favorite books
1) Lord of the Rings- Fellowship of the Ring
2) Lord of the Rings- Return of the King
3) Minds of Billy Milligan
4) The Hobbit
5) Faerie Wars
6) The Silmarillian
7) Lord of the Rings- Two Towers

I think thats it for now...thats only 7 i know but having trouble with the rest.

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:46 pm
by Tom Fitch
1. The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
2. The Bonfire of the Vanities - Tom Wolfe
3. Telemachus in the Village - Marnix Gijsen
4. The First Law Trilogy - Joe Abercrombie
5. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
6. Zeitoun - Dave Eggers
7. Villa des Roses - Willem Elschot
8. New Deps - Gerard Walschap
9. A dogcrazy time - Paul Snoek
10. The Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Tom

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:07 pm
by u.v.ray
Top Tens. Always a popular thread. Go on then, I'll have a go. In no order...

1 -- The Outsider, Albert Camus.

2 -- Less Than Zero, Bret Easton Ellis.

3 -- Betty Blue, Philippe Djian.

4 -- 1984, George Orwell.

5 -- Atomised, Michel Houellebecq.

6 -- Joe Gould's Secret, Joseph Mitchell.

7 -- Slaughterhouse 5, Kurt Vonnegut.

8 -- The Motel Life, Willy Vlautin.

9 -- The fudge Up, Arthur Nersesian.

10 -- Last Exit To Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jnr.

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:01 pm
by Zorg
My Top Tens have a tendency to fluctuate from time to time, so this is in no way definitive, but it is in no particular order:

The Master and Margarita - Bulgakov
The Portable Jack Kerouac
Abasalom, Absalom! - Faulkner
The Moor's Last Sigh - Rushdie
The Divine Comedy - Dante
The Sirens of Titan - Vonnegut, Jr.
The Shipping News - Proulx
Time's Arrow - Amis
Wuthering Heights - Bronte
The Border Trilogy - McCarthy

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:36 am
by roda havet
These are my favorite top tens books I've read in the past year or so. They are in mo particular. :)

The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe
The Terrifying Tales By Edgar Allen Poe My favorite short story from this book is: The Masque of Red Death
Wrapped Around Your Heart By Nancy Naigle and Tracy March
Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle Book 1) By Rachel A. Marks
Extinction Horizon (book 1, The Extinction Cycle series) By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction Edge (book 2, The Extinction Cycle series) By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction Age (book 3, The Extinction Cycle series) By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction Evolution (book 4, The Extinction Cycle series) By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Extinction End (book 5, The Extinction Cycle series) By Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Darkness Fair (The Dark Cycle Book 1) By Rachel A. Marks

Re: Your Personal Top Ten...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:06 pm
by lifeontherun
1. The Metamorphose of Ovid, translated by Allen Mandelbaum
2. The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer
3.The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell
4. Primitive Mythology, Joseph Campbell
5. OCCIDENTAL MYTHOLOGY, Joseph Campbell
6.Oriental Mythology, Joseph Campbell
7.Creative Mythology, Joseph Campbell
8.the thought of the heart and the soul of the world, James Hillman
9. THE SOUL'S CODE, James Hillman
10.THE FALL OF EAGLES, C.L. Sulzberger