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Old 9th August 2012, 12:37 AM   #21
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As others have mentioned, after so many years and so many books, it is impossible to pick only one, but I would like to add two favorites to the list. I donít read fiction books often but one that left quite an impression was Tuareg by Alberto Vazquez-Figueroa. In the non-fiction category I select The Secret Doctrine by Helena P. Blavatsky.
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...The Secret Doctrine by Helena P. Blavatsky.
I've always wanted to read that but never have.

I should look it up - thank heaven for abebooks.com (and other sources of used books)!
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thank heaven for abebooks.com (and other sources of used books)!
I drove by their head offices today.

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Old 9th August 2012, 11:28 AM   #24
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I enjoyed and loved many books. LOTR was among them, The Perfume by Suskind, Hemingways Old man and the sea, Still looking for Morphine by Nikol Rousou ( Νικολ Ρουσου ) and many others.

But the one book i will always recommend and read with the same excitment is Blindness by Jose Saramago. And the movie wasnt the disappointment i expected. Worths the time too.
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Old 9th August 2012, 04:32 PM   #25
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My favorite book is unfinished. How cool is that? It's The castle by Franz Kafka.

Honorable mentions:

- Fear and Trembling - SÝren Kierkegaard.
- Molloy - Samuel Beckett.
- Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Anything written by Arthur Schopenhauer. Bah, I'm forgetting many: a silly attempt anyway. There goes my soul.

The Iliad, The Odyssey and LOTR are very entertaining books, I should say. In the Adventure Genre I like Poe too.
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I've always wanted to read that but never have.

I should look it up - thank heaven for abebooks.com (and other sources of used books)!
If you want to read it on a computer, tablet or any other reading device, you can download a free electronic copy at The Theosophical Society. Click on ONLINE LITERATURE and scroll down to H. P. Blavatsky.
If you prefer a printed copy they also sell those under the BOOKS IN PRINT link.
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been having a lot of fun lately with Bill Bryson - but would have to say my favorites of his so far was "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - what a grade 6 science primer should have been, and "At Home - a Short History of Private Life"

a few others

"Raj" - Gita Mehta
"Ground Beneath her Feet" - Salmon Rushdie
"My Ishmael" and "The Story of B" - Daniel Quinn

"The China Study" - Dr T C Campbell and Thomas M Campbell
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My favorite book was and still is penthouse 1990 letters edition , fantastic read and pictures ...

Just saying ......
what is the sound of one hand turning (the pages)?
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