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Penrod
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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That book is a piece of crap. I fell into the trap myself.

I’m down for a good story. I don’t need drama or mystery for example.
But CITR is trash.

You guys are nuts!
Seriously, that’s why we have so many flavors of ice cream. I read Catcher in the Rye when I was about 15, and it’s been with me for over 40 years. A beautiful book, imo.


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Penrod
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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Atlas Shrugged

You see? Opinions! I love the idea of Atlas Shrugged. There is a great book in there if only a good editor would get a hold of it. Between Rand’s mediocre prose, and her tendency to belabor a point, I could not get through it.


Penrod
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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Confederacy of Dunces

Walker Percy was imposed upon, bu the dead author’s mother, to read Dunces. He had done this for random people dozens of times. He always, in good conscience, read enough to tell it was bad. Usually that took one or two sentences. Once it had taken three pages, Here is what he said about C of D:
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“In this case I read on. And on. First with the sinking feeling that it was not bad enough to quit, then with a prickle of interest, then a growing excitement, and finally an incredulity: surely it was not possible that it was so good.” ? Walker Percy, A Confederacy of Dunces


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Samso
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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You see? Opinions! I love the idea of Atlas Shrugged. There is a great book in there if only a good editor would get a hold of it. Between Rand’s mediocre prose, and her tendency to belabor a point, I could not get through it.


The message and story of the book transcend its prose/writing shortcomings.

Add another vote for Atlas Shrugged
This post was edited on 6/29 at 2:15 pm


glassman
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
My favorites in no order:

Aztec by Gregg Jennings
Shibumi by Trevanian
The Stand
The Road
Pillars of the Earth
Lonesome Dove
All Quiet on the Western Front



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Vastmind
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance


This book made me want to kill myself


DaGarun
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy always sticks out for me. Either that or The Godfather


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Penrod
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
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The message and story of the book transcend its prose/writing shortcomings.

Agreed. But I got the message a third of the way through.


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Dandy Lion
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Foucault's Pendulum


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GreenRockTiger
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Trinity by Leon Uris


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MurderHornet
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
Where the Red Fern Grows


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MarinaTigerEsq
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re: What’s the best novel/book you’ve ever read?
My favorite book is Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man.”


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