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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe this topic may seem boring, but I am a book-lover & I'm sure there are some amongst you guys. So what's your favourite book? I have to say that mine is 'I, Claudius' by Robert Graves. Brilliant historical novel!!!


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh!!! I forgot to ask: What were the Queen guys' favourite books??? (if they have any) Cheers!!!


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love script books, books by comedians, memoirs, biographies. Generally anything that's funny.

Spike Milligans war memoirs are quite interesting.

I also love anything foul and weird, for example, i have a special dictionary containing nothing but thousands of different rude swear words. Something i always go back and refer to.


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za svetové války" by Jaroslav Hašek

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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't even read a single word in that title! Must be a tough read...

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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

I can't even read a single word in that title! Must be a tough read...


That's on Czech. "The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War"

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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:


- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo.

Wahey! Same here. Well, that among others.

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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

But he's also quoted as saying that he thought reading was a waste of time.


That's my take on things. Except instructional or educational non-fiction...but fiction is just as much a waste as watching television. And don't get me started on the whole "vocabulary" argument. I think it's a whole load of post hoc ergo propter hoc.


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aaaaah nice!!! Interesting prefereces you guys.:-) I stick, well, for the moment, to historical novels... let's see: - The Family - Mario Puzo
- Henri IV - Heinrich Mann
-Les Rois Maudits- Maurice Druon
-Caligula- Maria Grazia Siliato
& why not? Sinuhe egyptilainen by Mika Waltari - although I cosider it a commercial book, it's sweet, if I can say so...:-)


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I've said my favorite book a million times by now, lol. The Green Mile.

Amongst several other books, I'm currently reading The Anatomy of Motive. And I must say, it is an excellent read.


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh boy! I've got a ton of them!!!
1. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown...it's a great read whether you agree with the plot or not! Besides, it's just a novel.
2. Memoirs of a Geisha
3. The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason by Charles Freeman...a great book about the historical rise of Christianity at the war in intellect it waged for thousands of years, and in a way, still is waging today
4. A History of Private Life: Revelations of the Medieval World, edited by Georges Duby
5. Sex with Kings: Five Hundred Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry and Revenge by Eleanor Herman....a great read about what it REALLY took to be the mistress of a king (because it was MUCH more than just sex)
6. New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors 1485-1603 by Susan Brigden....a wonderful basic account of Tudor history that was a fairly easy read
7. Women of Mythology by Kay Retzlaff...the illustrations are wonderful (mostly taken from classical paintings) and the stories are great, spanning the major women of mythology from Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Asian, Celtic, Native American and Christian traditions.
8. In Search of Zarathustra (can't remember who this is by, a friend of mine has it right now)...a great read that traces back the history of Christianity and many of it's concepts that arise from the ancient Zoroastrian religion (the religion of Freddie Mercury...well...at least the religion the funeral was conducted in...how religious Freddie himself was is debateable.)
That's all that I could remember in one sitting!
Enjoy!


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, I haven't read in a LONG time... But my three favotite books remain the same.
1) Lola Rose
2) What's Eating Gilbert Grape
3) Picture of Dorian Gray





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Roger's nearly illegible page appears to say, "On the Road" by Jack Kerouc...

Oooohhhh! This little bit of information will make my sister particularly happy!

KEROUAYYY...




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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my all-time fav: MASTER AND MARGARITA by Mihail Bulgakov (dunno the Russian spelling... sorry...)


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Posted: 03 Jan 07, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CMU HistoryGirl wrote:


8. In Search of Zarathustra (can't remember who this is by, a friend of mine has it right now)...a great read that traces back the history of Christianity and many of it's concepts that arise from the ancient Zoroastrian religion (the religion of Freddie Mercury...well...at least the religion the funeral was conducted in...how religious Freddie himself was is debateable.)


When I first read this I thought you were referring to Nietzsche. xD


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