Your favourite books?

Love reading books?

I really think it’d be an interesting thing to see which books others here at this very forum are in love / fascinated with.

I’ll start with - well, you already might’ve guessed it:

This one has always been one of my favourites, even if nowadays such a statement might sound somewhat cliché… but I don’t mind.
It gave me a somewhat disturbing experience including disbelief and shivers at first contact (way some decades ago), nowadays not so much…
A visionary book by a great author, whose other works btw have been sadly overlooked by the majority ever since.

Yet there have been, and still are, many other great writers out there, and, if you find the time, well take it, and recommend them to us.
If there is any “legally available” free online version existing, please add that to your personal recommendation as well.


Kind regards, REBOL. :slight_smile:

My favorite books…Well, while I don’t really have a favorite, these books stuck with me all my life:

  1. Illusions by Richard Bach
  2. I have no mouth and I must scream
  3. The Yellow Wallpaper
  4. Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry especially Ode on a Grecian Urn
  5. Edith Tiempo’s poetry
  6. Dante’s Divine Comedy
  7. Frankenstein
  8. The Haunting of Hill House by Jackson Shirley
  9. William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist
  10. The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson
  11. Algernon Blackwood’s The Empty House
  12. Don Quixote
  13. Dialogues of Plato
  14. The Odyssey
  15. May Day Eve by Nick Joaquin
  16. Lolita
  17. The Lord of the Flies
  18. Friedrich Nietzsche
  19. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  20. Werner Heisenberg’s Physics and beyond
  21. Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
  22. Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant
  23. Logical Positivism by Alfred Ayer

That’s all that I could recall from the top of my head at the moment. If I remember anything else, I’ll be sure to let you know.

Interesting and quite diverse list, quite a bunch of personal faves among them, spainach. :slight_smile:

Thanks for sharing.

Kind regards, REBOL.

Metro 2033 and Metro 2034 by Dmitry Glukhovsky… That also pretty much sums up the books I’ve read, I don’t really like to read unless it’s something I’m really interested in.

I guess I’ll have to check them then, Sanya. :slight_smile:

Thanks, REBOL.

Nothing wrong with bumping a great thread like this. I’ll keep my list short and sweet:

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (stunning prose style, especially considering his native tongue was Russian !)

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

Money and London Fields by Martin Amis

[edited to say ‘bumping’ instead of ‘buming’ haha]