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11.06.2006, 16:40 quote

Anonymous

I guess people don't like books anymore. No-one has posted here yet, so I thought I would. Which books would you take with you to a desert island and why?

 

11.06.2006, 19:33 quote

Anonymous

Memoirs of a Geisha & Pride and Prejudice.

I have just finished reading Memoirs of a Geisha and found it fasinating.

And pride & Prejudice is a classic. I will never get bored of it.

 

11.06.2006, 21:13 quote

Anonymous

Jean M Auel's Clan of the cave bear. Its a great book it sends you deep into a fantasy world.

 

12.06.2006, 18:56 quote

Anonymous

Some interesting books there! For me it's The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck ... He had this way of writing about everything in a way which is hard to describe, but I think the key word is 'dignity'. Everything in that book has this larger than life quality ... Men, women, animals: Steinbeck could make the simplest thing seem fresh and important, so that it would leap out of the page at you and drag you kicking and screaming inside his stories.

While I'm at it I might as well mention Germinal by Emil Zola. A powerful - and in the end disturbing - read about what happens when people decide to exploit each other. It won't cheer you up but it will make you think.

Thanks for posting your fave books!

 

15.06.2006, 09:36 quote

Anonymous

PrincessTamz wrote:
I'm just reading Memoirs of a Geisha now....

I've just ordered the latest book on Audrey Hepburn... she's my hero.

I dont actually read that much fiction.


What do you think of it so far? Where abouts are you up to?

I love Memoirs of a Geisha

 

20.06.2006, 09:52 quote

Anonymous

i'd take a book called the world according to garp by john irving its fuuny and tragic, thought provoking and a book i couldn't put down.

 

20.06.2006, 11:53 quote

Anonymous

The film wasn't bad either


try Peridido Street Station - China Meville (spelling)

Definately full of ideas

 

20.06.2006, 21:41 quote

Anonymous

pj888 wrote:
i'd take a book called the world according to garp by john irving its fuuny and tragic, thought provoking and a book i couldn't put down.

Oh yeah! I read that one several years ago. It's a great read. "Funny and tragic" is a good description. Another book like that is Catch 22 by Joseph Heller ... Quite an eye opener that one. Very Happy

 

22.06.2006, 22:03 quote

Anonymous

I would also take the LOTR trilogy.

I'd probably have to take a whole bookcase with me...I can't live without books Embarassed

 

23.06.2006, 10:44 quote

Anonymous

Nope, i haven't read that.

I'm a LOTR freak..Sad

 

23.06.2006, 11:59 quote

Anonymous

Haha!

I'll look out for that

 

17.07.2006, 23:29 quote

Anonymous

Tad Williams, war of the flowers, or infact any of his books they are all brill Smile

 

18.07.2006, 18:22 quote

Anonymous

Nicaragua wrote:
Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson

or

Dune - Frank Herbert


Dune is a magnificent book. The sequels aren't bad either, but the original is truly classy.

 

18.07.2006, 19:28 quote

Anonymous

swissrebel wrote:
Nicaragua wrote:
Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson

or

Dune - Frank Herbert


Dune is a magnificent book. The sequels aren't bad either, but the original is truly classy.


Definately prefer Fear and Loathing..

Dune is good, the sequels are bad...

Half way throught the first part of the Gormenghast trilogy (Titus Groan) very very good - I think

 

26.07.2006, 21:54 quote

Anonymous

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

 
 
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