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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 8 months ago

What's your favorite book and why?

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  • 8 months ago

    I also have too many to name. Many times it's the one I just read. I love a British psychological author named Ruth Rendell/aka Barbara Vine and my favorites by her are The Lake of Darkness and Thirteen Steps Down. I love Lee Child, Stephen King Anne Tyler, Margaret Millar, Cain, Steinbeck, Vincent Bugliosi, and hundreds of others.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    1984

    just shocking prose 

    oh yes 

  • 8 months ago

    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest because it shows that truth can be very subjective and it was the first book that I saw themes and motifs as being as valuable as any character in the book.

  • 8 months ago

    I don't have one because there is so much great literature but I admire Moby Dick because it is a good yarn involving a maniacal captain obsessed with getting revenge on a white whale. I also like anything by Dostoevsky but particularly the Brothers Karamazov because of the philosophical ideas about life and death. Crime and Punishment is also a great book because of how the killer traps himself by constantly talking to the investigator of the case I loved Island in the stream by Hemingway again because it involves the sea and fishing and a shark attack.

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  • User
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The Hobbit

    love the detailed "illustration" (how the author does such a good job using words to illustrate the scenes)

    love the depth of background (there's so much of history and language and culture that it hinted at but not detailed at length)

  • 8 months ago

    there are too many to name.

  • GA41
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Quo Vadis is one of my favorites. It is beautifully written and gives a glimpse of Roman History. It is also a Spiritual book, and it is a beautiful love Story. The book's author won a Nobel Prize for literature.

  • 8 months ago

    the Outsiders. Changed the way I viewed the world 

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Wonder because it reminds me of home

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Creepy Uncle Joe.  It's about Joe Biden and tells a lot of stories about this moron that you don't get from the media.  He's basically a perverse, senile, mumbling fool who has a good chance of becoming President.  It's very frightening.

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