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    What are your top three favourite books and why?

    My top three favourite books are:

    First:
    No One Here Gets Out Alive (The biography of Jim Morrison) because it describes Jim in all his complexity... Singer, Philsopher, Poet, delinquent... The brilliant, charismatic seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed "the bounds of reality to see what would happen..."

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    The Catcher in the Rye because Holden often reminds me of myself by the fact that he thinks everyone is a phony and is quite immature sometimes.

    Third:
    The Great Gatsby because of the beautiful forbidden love that could not be, I'm also fond of those olden times...

    Let me know if this thread has been made. Thank you! Cheers everyone!!!

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    I only have one: the bible. Not because I'm a practicing christian but I find it fascinating.

    I've studied it in great detail along with the musings of famous scholars and theologians. The two areas of greatest interest being the mostly misunderstood prophecies (which comprises almost a third of the book) and the real message the book delivers about Christ and what he intended for his church.

    The former constitutes many mysterious symbols and imagery which most fail to understand due to personal interpretation instead of letting the bible interpret itself (which it does...if you actually read/study it). TL;DR: look out for a league of arab nations moving on a revived holy roman empire which will crush them then turn on the western nations and bring about the most violent and dark time in human history. Please look forward to it .

    The latter is a fascinating study that shows how totally off track mainstream christianity is in just about every facet of the religion. From the misunderstanding of Christ's actual mission to the adoption of paganism into every nook and cranny of worship. It's kind of shocking at first but the bible said this would happen.

    Aside from those two areas, I just like the stories in it.

    BTW, I won't be partaking in any religious discussions pertaining to anything I've just written unless in PM. I just explained why it fascinated me.

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    My favorite book is actually a published fanfiction. I'd prefer to avoid stating any details about it because no one would take it seriously. But it is a truly incredible read, being both long and full of interesting characters and locations. It was so good that partially destroyed my urge to write as I knew I could never create anything as good as it.


    It's difficult choosing anything after that. I read a lot but it's not all published fiction. I'm fond of the Harry Potter series because I grew up with them. Last year I finished the Hungry City Chronicles (recommended to me by Blacksite/Metal King slime); that was very good, though the first book was the strongest of the four. I read The Martian this year, which rapidly grew in popularity and already has a big budget film being adapted from it. I enjoyed it a lot but it wasn't anything particularly special, just interesting and fun to read. I also read 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea as a child. It admire Jules Verne's creativity for his time but as literary piece it has certainly aged.

    George Orwell's 1984, as boring as it may be, deserves special mention simply because of how eye-opening it is. That book will shatter your concepts of philosophy, religion, society, and the government. I firmly believe if everyone were to read that book we would live in a dramatically better world.

    I've read numerous smaller stories over my life but they're not worth the second or third place. Honestly, I don't think I can choose any over the other.

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    1) Thirteen reasons why ; I like it because it just seems as if it would happen in reality, with a good point. If you've read it, you should know what I'm talking about. If not, I advise you read it because it's a great book.
    2) White Fang ; Because I think the animal is absolutely gorgeous. &It's an interesting story.
    3) I read a book once, I can't recall what it's called, but it's about suicidal people and this society that tries to prevent it. They think whoever is suicidal is sick, so they take them to a place and wipe their bad memories. It's a really awesome book, and it's kind of emotional. If any of you know what I'm talking about I'd appreciate if you inform me about what it's called. I'd like to get the second one and read it.


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    The Elegant Universe - because, it's totally fascinating. Atoms, quarks, Einstein & Relativity, Gravity, Space-Time. All those things and a whole load more. Expect your mind to melt a little when reading. Frequent breaks are required, unless your a genius of course, which I am not

    The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail - another fascinating read, at least for me. Primarily a theory on what happened to the supposed Holy Grail after the death of Christ and a lot of history revealed therafter. For me the most interesting part was the actual history within. There's a lot of facts and just a little supposition but as long as you can tell the difference there's a lot worth reading here, for the history buff's at least. I found the details about the Knight Templar particularly good reading.

    George's Marvellous Medicine - one of the frist books I can remember reading that made me enjoy reading. Read this when I was about 7 or 8 years old. Great book, just one of Roald Dahl's best.

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    Great books here. Will be reading most of these books mentioned.

    @Duffman sure why not haha xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
    Does porn count?
    Honestly, when's the last time you read porn? Internet video streaming has killed that format I'd wager

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMajor View Post
    Honestly, when's the last time you read porn? Internet video streaming has killed that format I'd wager
    I don't know, there are some interesting discussions in some magazines.........................not that I know of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duffman View Post
    I don't know, there are some interesting discussions in some magazines.........................not that I know of course
    What? The male enhancement ads?

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