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Rail Man

Rail Man

Age : 36
Location : North Dakota
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PostSubject: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Feb 04, 2008 9:25 pm

Anyone have a favorite book? One you HAVE to read every several years?

I'd say mine right now is Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, though Sinclair Lewis' Main Street isn't far behind.

Of course this could change, still got a huge stack of "classics" to get through What a Face
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jeepernick

Age : 45
Location : Good o'l Kantuk
Registration date : 2007-12-13

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Feb 04, 2008 9:55 pm

The Sacketts series by Louis L'Amore. I have read the entire series at least 5 times.
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Age : 56
Location : South of heaven
Registration date : 2007-12-09

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Feb 04, 2008 10:10 pm

Steinbecks Travels with Charley is an all time fav, love re-reading that one over and over. Others that I am constantly drawn back to are Albert Camus' The Stranger, Trout Bum by John Geirach, The Longest Silence by Thomas McGuane, and Giovanni Pico de la Mirandola's 15th century eye opener, Oration on the Dignity of Man.

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Age : 108
Location : @ The Gym
Registration date : 2007-12-15

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Feb 04, 2008 10:19 pm

Rick Hacker's "Ultimate Pipe Book". It's the book that totally fueled my intrest in pipes when I first read it 12 or so years ago.! If I were to name another it would be "The Return of Sherlock Holmes". "The Empty House" is a classic...

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eggman

Age : 48
Location : West Tennessee
Registration date : 2007-12-22

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Feb 04, 2008 10:24 pm

The books that I have read over and over are The Complete Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway and Best Known Works of Poe by Edgar Allen Poe.
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Justpipes

Age : 61
Location : Randolph County, NC If you don't know, you wouldn'
Registration date : 2007-12-17

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyTue Feb 05, 2008 12:26 am

The Bible.
The book of Ecclesiastes especially speaks to me.

"Joshua" by Francis A. Shaeffer.
A very interesting good read about Jesus in a modern day setting.
I could never tire of this book or the Bible.

"The South was Right!" by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy.
A book about the untrue history of the Civil War that was written by northern agressors and carpetbaggers. It exposes the mythology behind Civil War History and it's lasting effects on contemporary society.
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Age : 39
Location : Worcester, MA.
Registration date : 2008-02-02

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyTue Feb 05, 2008 2:05 am

regarded by many as the "cigar bible"

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Post-Revolution Havana Cigars by Min Ron Nee


great resource, i still go through it every few weeks.



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gospelman

gospelman

Age : 66
Location : Knoxville
Registration date : 2007-12-20

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyTue Feb 12, 2008 10:31 am

Every few years, I get a hankering for some good ole gothic horror...so I'll pick up Bram Stoker's Dracula...which I'm currently reading for the umpteenth time.

I also pick up every couple of years a collection of stories from P G Wodehouse, one of my favorite all time authors.

And, I read a few verses from the Bible every day. No particular order, but it certainly does help refresh me.

Mike
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Age : 46
Location : Harrisburg, PA
Registration date : 2007-12-11

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Feb 25, 2008 10:08 am

My copy of One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest is pretty ragged. It gets read every couple of years. Also The Lord of the Rings about every 2 to 3 years, including the Hobbit.
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Age : 37
Location : Sacramento, CA
Registration date : 2008-01-30

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyWed Mar 26, 2008 1:27 am

The Bible is the only thing I read a lot, but if I had to choose a fav book [and I don't really like reading...] it would be Fahrenheit 451. Just ordered on amazon a 2 in 1 book...2 book put together back to back...Animal Farm and 1984 I think it is... I tend to like books involving a political dystopia
I often wonder if I could write a book about what america could be like in 50 years if certain things were to happen...but I'm too lazy Rolling Eyes
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Age : 63
Location : Indianapolis, Indiana
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PostSubject: My Fave?   Favorite Book? EmptySat Aug 02, 2008 7:59 am

Besides the Bible, one of my favorite books of all time would have to be Stephen King's, The Stand. The movie left much to be desired, but the book is a nail biting page turner. Only wish he'd do a sequel to it, as so many things were left unanswered at the end of the tale...
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Benton

Benton

Age : 47
Location : Central Virginia
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PostSubject: books   Favorite Book? EmptySat Aug 02, 2008 9:55 am

I reread Five Acres and Independence by M.G. Kains regularly. The Contrary Farmer by Gene Logsdon, too.
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Hiram

Age : 47
Location : Daytona Beach, Floriduh
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptySat Aug 02, 2008 10:02 am

Favorite Book would have to be "The Gunslinger" By King. I really enjoyed the Full series but the first book and the opening line, "The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed", is in my opinion one of the greatest openers ever.
I recently read "A salty piece of land" by Jimmy Buffet and absolutely loved it. Hehe, I think some of the characters in that book may live in my town down here by the sea.
Right now I'm reading through Carl Hiaasen's Novels. Excellent author and commentator for the Miami Herald. His books are all set in Florida and have a certain Quirk to them that i enjoy.
"The Bible" is a daily read for me also. I usually just open to a random page and read a few verses.
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Location : Wake Forest, NC
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Aug 04, 2008 10:25 am

I seldom re-read books (too many good ones I haven't read already), except for the Bible. But one of my favorite books for sure is The Brothers Karamazov by F Dostoevsky.

It starts real slow and builds in intensity. There is so much going on in there... deep stuff. It's definitely not written in a very modern style, i.e. it takes some discipline to get through if you aren't used to reading older books. But the insights into family relationships, love, greed, spirituality, and every other human experience are amazing.

-Andrew
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Aug 11, 2008 2:03 pm

"Sherlock Holmes and The Red Devil" by Larry Millet. I read it every Summer.....

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Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyTue Aug 12, 2008 4:44 pm

The Grasshopper Trap by Patrick McManus
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyThu Aug 21, 2008 9:04 am

The bible. Gotta love the life wisdom in it
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Age : 37
Location : Edmonton, Alberta
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Oct 13, 2008 9:31 pm

My favorite book other than the lord of the rings or Green eggs and ham...
I was forced to read a book in college called "No Great Mischeif" by Alistair Mcleod. I put it off until regrettably, i had to do a term paper on it the next day. So i brewed some coffee and dug in within four hours the book was read and already had my opening statement on paper.

To truly love this novel i believe one must have been born into a big family, also a hard working family. But was just a great read for me in my situation so it sticks out.
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SailorJack

Age : 66
Location : Exit 109 New Jersey
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PostSubject: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyFri Oct 17, 2008 5:06 pm

'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams
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Location : Oak Ridge, TN
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyThu Oct 23, 2008 7:51 pm

Well, let's see. I read the Hobbit and the Ring trilogy almost every year. I periodically return to the Sherlock Holmes stories: Moby Dick by Melville, The Sea Wolf by London and Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. And I read the Bible through every year.
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Dillon

Age : 31
Location : Tennessee
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptySat Jul 04, 2009 8:42 am

I don't think I've re-read a book. I like to move from book to book, but I don't read many books. My favorites that I have read are Dostoevsky's Crime And Punishment and Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. The latter is great if you're interested in how life in old west had to have been. Extremely graphic, unforgiving, and profound.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyMon Jul 06, 2009 8:51 am

I really enjoy Of Mice & Men and Cannery Row by Steinbeck, I have reread them both many times so would have to say they are tied as my favorites. I think I'll pull them out again as it has been a couple of years.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyThu Jul 23, 2009 6:08 pm

Shelby Footes Trilogy of the American Civil War is the best narrative history
I've ever read and it's perfect for smoking your pipe or a cigar.

Winslow sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyTue Aug 04, 2009 3:23 pm

Hmmm.....I can name several favourites, but even that will leave many out. So, off the top of my head:
Novels:
Les Miserables, Victor Hugo- Just brilliant in every possible sense. It's something like 1600 pages in the paperback version, and I was still sad to have it end.

To Kill a Mockingbird- People talk about wanting to write the great American novel. Harper Lee already did. Anyone who wants how much I admire that novel can ask my daughter, Scout.

The Fountainhead-Yes, it's overdone. But it's still a brilliant defense of the individual mind.

The last two are novels I come back to every couple of years.

Edit: I agree with the observation that Travels with Charlie is brilliant and worth many re-reads.
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PostSubject: Re: Favorite Book?   Favorite Book? EmptyTue Aug 04, 2009 6:52 pm

Dostoyevsky's prophetic The Possessed (also translated as The Devils) and also his The Brothers Karamazov are the two best novels I've read. Followed by the same author's Crime and Punishment. I would add Kafka's The Trial (not an easy read!) and, for sheer perfection, his novella, The Metamorphosis. Many of K's short stories are among my favorite short fiction. Heck, even his collection of epigrams is great. Just read A Report to an Academy.
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