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  1. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    31 Mar '08 04:04
    Not necessarily your absolute all-time favorite or anything. Sometimes that can be hard to pin down. But, if you had to name a book that really moved you...a book you consider a work of inspired creative genius...what would it be?

    Here's one of my picks:

    "Hunger", by Knut Hamsun

    http://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Novel-Knut-Hamsun/dp/0374525285
  2. 31 Mar '08 05:33
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Not necessarily your absolute all-time favorite or anything. Sometimes that can be hard to pin down. But, if you had to name a book that really moved you...a book you consider a work of inspired creative genius...what would it be?

    Here's one of my picks:

    "Hunger", by Knut Hamsun

    http://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Novel-Knut-Hamsun/dp/0374525285
    Replay http://tinyurl.com/3cbhtn

    Off to see if I can fall asleep without anything major happening
  3. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    31 Mar '08 10:37
    "Hopscotch" by Julio Cortazar.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopscotch_%28Julio_Cort%C3%A1zar_novel%29
  4. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    31 Mar '08 11:40 / 4 edits
    "The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study Of Human Nature," by William James.

    The entire book is online at Google books. A fascinating read no matter what your outlook on life is.
  5. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    31 Mar '08 11:51
    "Man's Search For Meaning," by Viktor Frankl.

    Written by a psychologist who survived Auschwitz. Engrossing read.
  6. 31 Mar '08 13:25
    1984 - a classic, but never fails to move me.
  7. 31 Mar '08 14:57
    Animal Farm
    Atlas Shrugged
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Sirens of Titan
  8. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    31 Mar '08 16:04
    I'd rather have a red hot poker stuck up my arse than have to read Atlas shrugged...

    Anywho...

    Catch 22
    Lord of the Rings
    Foucault's pendulum
    The ragged trousered philanthropists
    Trinity (Leon Uris)
    The search for Robbie Howett (obviously).

  9. 31 Mar '08 16:46
    Time & Again..Jack Finney
    Replay..Ken Grimwood ( Wow! )
    Anything written by James Clavel
    The 39 Steps..John Buchan
  10. Standard member Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    31 Mar '08 17:47 / 1 edit
    Shantaram!
    http://www.amazon.com/Shantaram-Novel-Gregory-David-Roberts/dp/0312330537/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206985667&sr=1-2

    D
  11. Subscriber mbakunin
    Radio Gnome
    31 Mar '08 18:18
    if this is a man and the truce by primo levi
    august by knut hamsun
    the lord of the rings by jrr tolkien
    the hitchhikers guide by douglas adams
    the sharks by jens bjørneboe
  12. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    31 Mar '08 19:17
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Shantaram!
    http://www.amazon.com/Shantaram-Novel-Gregory-David-Roberts/dp/0312330537/ref=pd_bbs_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206985667&sr=1-2

    D
    Shantaram was excellent.
    Johnny Depp is going to star in the movie.
  13. 31 Mar '08 19:46
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Here's one of my picks:

    "Hunger", by Knut Hamsun
    I haven't read the book, but the film is excellent, too.

    One of my current favourites:

    "Beretninger om beskyttelse" (Tales of Protection) by Erik Fosnes Hansen
  14. 31 Mar '08 19:47
    Originally posted by Seitse
    "Hopscotch" by Julio Cortazar.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopscotch_%28Julio_Cort%C3%A1zar_novel%29
    I like hopscotch, too!

    Oh, you mean the book... That actually sounds very interesting. I'll put it on my "to read" list.
  15. 31 Mar '08 20:55
    Hyperion by Dan Simmons