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StringMusic
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Add another vote for Atlas Shrugged.

And the entire Aubrey Maturin series.


Philzilla2k
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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The Stand

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Clockwatcher68
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Bring up the Bodies
The Road
The Martian
The Blade Itself

Not sure about best ever, but highly recommend these.


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PrattvilleTiger
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
What is East of Eden about and what makes it so great?


PrattvilleTiger
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Just going by pure engrossing anticipation, a book that I couldn't put down-A Storm of Swords.
I read it in less than 2 weeks. I really enjoyed Pride and Prejudice. I had to keep a dictionary handy though. Jane Austen was a brilliant writer.


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Auburn80
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
A Confederacy of Dunces
The Hunt for Red October
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead
The Butcher’s Boy (a hitman you root for)


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Palo Gaucho
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
1. The Stand - Stephen king
2. Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett
3. Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurty


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tenderfoot tigah
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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What is East of Eden about and what makes it so great?


I'm about half way through and it's pretty good. I'm assuming it keeps getting better?


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joe23832
Member since Jun 2020
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
I am reading isekai smartphone novel here at kisslightnovels and This is my favorite light novel.


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El Mattadorr
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Sun Also Rises
Blood Meridian
As I Lay Dying
Atlas Shrugged (not for the political views, but as a great adventure novel)
Pet Sematary
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
I don't know about best...because I did read the Odyssey and the Illiad but the books that resonated the most with me growing up...

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Tigris
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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And the entire Aubrey Maturin series.


It's fantastic. I joined Audible so I could get all of them on Audio. It had been a few years since going through them all so now I'm up to Fortune of War after starting from scratch. It's probably the most re-readable book(s) I can think of. Great writing, great characters, historically pretty accurate, great dry humor.

I'd love to see Netflix, Amazon, or HBO pick it up as a series.


crash1211
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
For me it's Crime And Punishment. 2ed would be The Sound And The Fury.
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StringMusic
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Agreed. The one movie that was made was excellent. So many story lines that this could be a terrific series.

I tried starting the first book about 25 years ago and got frustrated with the pace and vernacular about halfway through it. So I put it aside for a while. About a year later I opened it up and started from page 1 again. I got to where I had stopped and about 3 pages later the plot took an surprising turn an I was hooked.

2nd book was a slightly harder read but from the 3rd book forward I got comfortable with his writing and the stories flew by. I can’t think of a weak book in the series.

If anyone wants to try to start the series I advise them to get the separate lexicon called A Sea of Words. It helps to understand the terms.


StringMusic
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
One more that’s a fast read : Times Arrow by Martin Amis. I consider it a must read.

It’s a story about a German doctor written in reverse order.


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Spyhunter3
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
The Sound and the Fury
The Executioner's Song
The Godfather
East of Eden
In Cold Blood


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Spyhunter3
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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Pet Sematary



Underrated. Movie really screwed up a great novel.


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Romans58
Delaware
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Anything by Leon Uris


MDB
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Member since Nov 2019
1058 posts

re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
So many I can’t really recall but a few I really got pulled into:

The Sum of All Fears - Clancy
Debt of Honor - Clancy
Rendezvous With Rama - Clarke
Of Mice and Men
The Time Machine

I read but I really could not get into the great Bohemian writers of the 20s and 30s. The Sun Also Rises, Sound and The Fury and The Old Man and the Sea just didn’t do it for me. I know it’s probably just me but don’t get their genius — just a selfish ilk.

I also find the Sci/Fi greats — Clarke, Asimov, Heinlein, etc — to be superior, creative minds and wordsmiths.




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WitoldPilecki
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge


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