What are your favourite books?

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Last book I finished was Steel Beach by John Varley, I really recomend it. Now it is time for The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnik ;)
added on the 2005-02-06 22:11:18 by fred_nd fred_nd
Playboy september 99 ... because of the interesting stories!
added on the 2005-02-06 22:24:49 by chock chock
Haruki Murakami's "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End Of The World" which is totally excellent

i totally second that, what a fucking cool novel!
added on the 2005-02-06 22:36:34 by madMixx madMixx
"1984" by George Orwell.
added on the 2005-02-06 22:42:41 by vagus vagus
the man in the high castle is so overrated :p the characters and their story are so boring. I wonder if it isn't the only P.K. Dick not yet adapted to movies and/or games.
added on the 2005-02-06 22:48:00 by Zest Zest
There are a lot of clasic or not so clasic books I want to read, unfortunatelly I have read very few. My favorite must be "The active side of Infinity" by Carlos Castaneda.
added on the 2005-02-06 23:02:14 by Optimonk Optimonk
Fear and loathing in las vegas
added on the 2005-02-06 23:43:03 by quisten quisten
I don't read as much now as i used to (not at all versus all the time :) But recently I read Maya by Jostein Gaarder which i quite liked..
The green mile by Mr. King had me reading all night, but some other book of his I tried (his usual stuff can't remember the name) only lasted for some 70 pages and I'd had it.

I want to read more Asimov though.

Oh, And Fear and loathing was nice :)
added on the 2005-02-07 00:21:47 by thorsten thorsten
current read: ferdinand de saussure, "cours de linguistique générale" (russian translation though, my french sucks). i have read it long time ago already but wanna dig it up again since i'm highly interested in semiotics right now and saussure is essential. gonna read michel foucault's "les mots et les choses" as soon as the package arrives here.
added on the 2005-02-07 03:16:04 by dipswitch dipswitch
plus, currently reading parts of walter kempowski "das echolot. barbarossa '41". partly shocking, but all in all relaxing read...

oh, this thread is about FAVORITE books.. hmm.. thats too many to name anyway.
added on the 2005-02-07 03:28:25 by dipswitch dipswitch
"Puk en de Petteflet" by Annie M.G. Schmidt.
added on the 2005-02-07 05:14:09 by havoc havoc
btw, i'm reading it in quechua, but that's just because my swahili sucks.
added on the 2005-02-07 05:19:38 by havoc havoc
Gabriel García Márques' One hundred years of solitude is definitely one of the best books I've read. Mika Waltari's Sinuhe is also one of my favourites.
added on the 2005-02-07 09:17:47 by asasel asasel
HP and discworld.
added on the 2005-02-07 10:14:52 by ie ie
too many goods books. "A Scanner Darkly " by p.k. dick is one of the last very good i've read.
added on the 2005-02-07 11:25:04 by jb jb
zest: The only one? You mean beside Solar Lottery, The World Jones Made, The Man Who Japed, Eye in the Sky, The Cosmic Puppets, Time Out of Joint, Dr. Futurity, Vulcan's Hammer, The Game-Players of Titan, The Penultimate Truth, Martian Time-Slip, The Simulacra, Clans of the Alphane Moon, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Dr. Bloodmoney, Now Wait for Last Year, The Crack in Space, The Unteleported Man, The Zap Gun, Counter-Clock World, Galactic Pot-Healer, Ubik, A Maze of Death, Our Friends from Frolix 8, We Can Build You, Flow My Tears the Policeman Said, Confessions of a Crap Artist, A Scanner Darkly, VALIS, The Divine Invasion, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike, Radio Free Albemuth, Puttering About in a Small Land, In Milton Lumky Territory, Humpty Dumpty in Oakland, Mary and the Giant, The Broken Bubble, Nick and the Glimmung, Gather Yourselves Together or Lies Inc?
added on the 2005-02-07 11:26:12 by lithis lithis
Th last book I read was The Cat Inside by William s. Burroughs.

Not sure which my favourite book is though. I've alot of favourites.
added on the 2005-02-07 11:56:55 by violator violator
zest: the characters and their stories are completely beside the point, perhaps you missed that. And no, it's not the only PKD story that is not yet adapted. The man wrote stories at the same frequency that optimus posts new threads ;)

jb: I'm still struggling through that one. Next stop, VALIS? :)
added on the 2005-02-07 13:12:26 by Shifter Shifter
kafa - the trial, bad suffocating feeling all way through. Bukowski rules as well, post office, pulp etc. bret easton ellis - glamorama is weird and brutal deluxe. hubert selby is also a favourite. greetings to them.
added on the 2005-02-07 15:13:23 by skypher skypher
at least optimus doesn't need any hard drug ;) optimus wins! i can't even imagine what would "produce" an optimus as stoned as a PK Dick :]
added on the 2005-02-07 15:43:40 by Zest Zest
Demo Coding for Dummies
added on the 2005-02-07 16:13:14 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
PKD - Man in the high castle, Do Androids dream of electric sheep?, UBIK, Maze of death

Orwell - 1984, Animal farm

Adams - Hitchiker's Guide

ze german stuffs:

Kafka - Die Verwandlung

ze French stuffs (i can't even read french, but translations did the trick)

Camus - L'Etranger
Sartre - La nausée

Dutch stuffs:

Brusselmans - Gugenheimer trilogie
Louis Paul Boon - Mijn kleine oorlog

Oh yeah:

Atari ST/TT profibuch! =))
added on the 2005-02-07 16:30:27 by earx earx
Bringers of the Dawn - Teachings from the Pleiadians by Barbara Marciniak.
added on the 2005-02-07 16:53:36 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
Robert Fulghum: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

As for sci-fi, the Dragonlance Chronicles.

Oh and seriously, Harry Potter rocks :D
added on the 2005-02-07 18:17:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
Discworld sounds very interesting to me after looking around the net. But I heard that is has lots of somewhat very archbrittish humor. Is that true? and would someone not-brittish get it?