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The Third M?n
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PostPosted: 09.09.2003 8:41 pm    Post subject: Favorite book(s)? Reply with quote

What are your favorite books of all time? Here are mine, in no particular order:

Catch 22

Of Mice and Men

The Grapes of Wrath

Tortilla Flat

The Pearl

Animal Farm

1984

The Lord of the Rings

The Hobbit

The Silmarillion

IT

The Shining

Carrie

Pet Sematary

Lord of the Flies

Fight Club

Catcher in the Rye

Treasure Island

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Invisible Man

Dracula

The Man who was Thursday

Frankenstein

Great Expectations

To Kill a Mockingbird

Brave New World

Life of Pi

His Dark Materials Trilogy

The Silence of the Lambs
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 09.09.2003 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, we were discussing this over the summer. I think you'll appreciate the last novel I listed, Mr. Lime.

Eric
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PostPosted: 09.10.2003 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do appreciate it, indeed, my fellow Buster. However, can you imagine? I haven't read it yet, and proud of that I'm not. So how does the book translate onto the screen then? I haven't heard much about the novel, to tell you the truth; is it much different from the film? I'll have to read it soon, I suppose.
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the night watchman
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PostPosted: 09.10.2003 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Books

The Shining Stephen King

The 37th Mandala Marc Laidlaw

War of the Worlds/Island of Dr. Moreau H.G. Wells

Metropolitan Walter Jon Williams

The Two-Bear Mambo Joe R. Lansdale

Bones of the Moon Jonathan Carrol

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain

The Floating World Cynthia Kadohata

Liege-Killer Christopher Hinz

Bable-17 Samuel R. Delany

Collections

The Dunwich Horror and Others H.P. Lovecraft

The Essential Ellison Harlan Ellison

The Books of Blood, Vols I - VI Clive Barker

By Bizarre Hands Joe R. Lansdale

Waking Nightmares Ramsey Cambell

The Dark Country Dennis Etchison

The Dark Descent David G. Hartwell (ed.)

Year?s Best Fantasy and Horror Vols. I & II Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling (eds.)

The King in Yellow Robert W. Chambers

The Great God Pan Arthur Machen

Skeleton Crew Stephen King

Also, one of my most cherished possessions is my collection of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Magazine, from 1981 to 1989.
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PostPosted: 09.10.2003 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Third M?n wrote:
I haven't heard much about the novel, to tell you the truth; is it much different from the film?


Actually, the novel The Third Man was never intended for separate publication. The story was always designed for a screen treatment; in fact, Greene worked on the story with Carol Reed (director of the film). Since Greene believed a great script needed a strong story as its backbone, they began with a written novel that was only later published.

There are some noticeable plot differences, but nothing especially significant. Later Greene said, "The film in fact, is better than the story because it is in this case the finished state of the story." I suppose I agree with that, but I'm not usually interested in comparing books to the movies made from them. Different mediums, different expectations, different modes of artistic stimulation.

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PostPosted: 12.11.2004 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wind in the Willows- Grahame

The Little Prince- St Exup?ry

House of the Spirits- Allende

Pillow Book- Sei Shonagon-

Jacques the Fatalist- Diderot

Tom Jones- Fielding

Life of Pi- Martel

Master and Margarita- Bulgakov

Nature Diary- Opal Whiteley

Manon Lescaut- Pr?vost

The Tales of Kenji Miyazawa

Madame Bovary- Flaubert

Slaughterhouse 5- Vonnegut

Evening Clouds- Shono

Jude the Obscure- Hardy

Snow Country- Kawabata

The Rock of Tannios- Maalouf

Our Mutual Friend- Dickens

Macbeth- Shakespeare



shorts:

Garden of the Forking Paths- Borges

The Outing/ A Child's Christmas in Wales- Dylan Thomas
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PostPosted: 12.11.2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kenji wrote:
Jude the Obscure- Hardy



Hardy is my favorite Victorian author. Jude's one of my favorites, although I'd vote for Mayor of Casterbridge as his finest.



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PostPosted: 12.13.2004 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: Favorite book(s)? Reply with quote

The Third M?n wrote:
His Dark Materials Trilogy




I'm about halfway through The Golden Compass (The Northern Lights to you limeys), and I'm diggin' the hell out of it. If more fantasy were like this I'd read it more often.



I've only read Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and while I liked it quite a bit--I was particularly taken by his descriptive powers--I haven't picked up another yet. I'll keep Jude and Casterbridge in mind when I decide to pick him up again.
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PostPosted: 12.20.2004 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams

Syrup Max Barry

Lullaby Chuck Palahniuk
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