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Your top 10 favourite books of all time by Isabella Mogglefoot - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:14:58 EST ID:+UF3ekGW No.69116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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1: One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2: Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

3: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murasaki

4: Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

5: Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut

6: Watchmen - Alan Moore

7: A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.

8: The Stand - Stephen King

9: The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

10: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Cyril Turveyspear - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:13:21 EST ID:abRhtNQL No.69117 Report Quick Reply
In no real order

Gravity's Rainbow, The Dark Tower (complete), Great Gatsby, Slaughterhouse-Five, Invisible Monsters, Lolita, Crime & Punishment, John Dies At The End, NOS4A2, A Man Called Ove
Ntnchamp2 - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:11:28 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hmmm I am reading Cloud Atlas now and then I was planning on reading A Man Called Ove. Parts of Cloud Atlas I really like, but it's certainly very challenging. It reminds me of Gravity's Rainbow in that way, which was ultimately rewarding.

My top ten:
  1. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  2. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  3. The Corrections by Jonathan Frankenstein
  4. Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  5. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  6. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  7. Wittengenstein's Mistress by David Markson
  8. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
  9. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  10. Endear's Game by Orson Scott Card
Sidney Worthingfoot - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 02:10:56 EST ID:v2NvwHSV No.69121 Ignore Report Quick Reply
  1. The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God- Edgar Keret
  2. Green Angel - Alice Hoffman
  3. The Birthing of Worlds - James Byous
  4. On a Pale Horse - Piers Anthony
  5. Queen of the Damned - Anne Rice
  6. Eldest - Christopher Paolini
  7. Tales from Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
  8. Impulse - Ellen Hopkins
  9. The Trial - Franz Kafka
  10. The Keys to the Kingdom - Garth Nix
Albert Lightspear - Mon, 22 May 2017 06:13:36 EST ID:PvetUl4q No.69211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
In no particular order:

>The Plague by Albert Camus
>Fear and Laoathing on the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter Thompson
>One Hundres Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
>Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
>Pretty Rooster by Clay Matthews
>To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
>Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
>The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
>The Essays by Montaigne
>Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss
Oliver Diddlesudge - Wed, 24 May 2017 18:22:44 EST ID:umpRbCDV No.69216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Crying of Lot 49
Gravity's Rainbow
The Trial
Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up To Me
The Aleph
Infinite Jest
Pale Fire

I know this is kind of a meme list, but all these books have had a serious effect on me and been a real part of my academic/creative life. Currently reading Gravity's Rainbow for the 4th time.
Fuck Porrymidging - Tue, 30 May 2017 18:32:58 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Malazan Book Of The Fallen, Remembrance of Earth's Past, the first Foundation book.
Doris Bazzlestut - Wed, 31 May 2017 04:25:42 EST ID:rn3/eq9a No.69224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1: It - Stephen King

2: War of the Worlds - H.G. Wells

3: Watchmen - Alan Moore

4: The Long Walk - Richard Bachmann (Stephen King)

5: Blue Adept - Piers Anthony

6: The Face - Dean Koontz

7: The Stand - Stephen King

8: The Dark Tower I - Stephen King

9: Sandman - Neil Gaiman

10: American Gods - Neil Gaiman (t)

10: Cujo - Stephen King (t)
Edward Fanningson - Thu, 01 Jun 2017 01:07:02 EST ID:l0ZpEjMX No.69228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in a particular order, though not necessarily favorite to least.
its difficult to narrow down everything throughout my life so i'll speak on what seems to be impacting me most greatly now (inc. non-fiction, poetry collections, & short stories)

divisadero - m. ondaatje

coming through slaughter- m. ondaatje

hard-boiled wonderland - h. murakami

blind willow, sleeping woman - h. murakami

promettheus rising - r. anton wilson

cutting through spiritual materialism - c. trungpa

valis - p. k. dick

shadow of the torturer - gene wolfe (props to whoever on here turned me on to this work)

satanic verses - s. rushdie (though i am stll working through it)

the portrait of dorian gray - o. wilde

would love to get into some david foster wallace after listening to a few interviews - I imagined many people would have his work on their list.
Eric - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 15:41:07 EST ID:7p7s4R6n No.69239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
One man said that each of us needs only five books. The problem is that we don't know what kind of books each of us needs. So we have to read hundreds of books to find those five ones.

Definitely that man didn't mean such an unassuming person like me. Because I need only two books. And I have already found them!

  1. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

2. Special Theory Of Relativity by Albert Einstein
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 20:37:42 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Hi, this is Charlie from the thread next door to this one, it's called libchan. You can get many of the books listed here for free in .pdf. mobi, and .epub formats for free. Yesterday I got copies of two of OP's faves - The Stand and A Canticle for Liebowitz. You can check out my thread or go directly from here:


My all-time favorite is an occultist classic, "Sexual Magic" by Paschal Beverly Randolph.
Sidney Murdwill - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 07:11:00 EST ID:XXGWjD7P No.69241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Even if this post reads like spam, I will second that I use this site pretty regularly. The Charlie fellow keeps hyping up their textbooks but they have a lot of ebooks that I can't find on the big torrent sites like TPB or demonoid.

For those who like audio over ebooks, use this site, they have TONS of shit that I cant even find torrents for the ebook versions: http://audiobookle.com/
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:49:18 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thanks, thanks! Got me a J. G. Ballard audio I could never find, "The Drowned World."
Phoebe Honeyspear - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 03:46:52 EST ID:oleNEoHE No.69244 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Thanks for sharing these resources guys. Here's five books I can recommend:

Here's some texts I recommend to everybody:

Man in the Modern Age - Karl Jaspers
Rubaiyat - Omar Khayyam
Kim - Rudyard Kipling
Bloodchild - Octavia Butler
Godel Escher Bach Eternal Golden Braid - Douglas Hofstader
Fear and Trembling and the Sickness Unto Death - Kierkegaard
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:22:38 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here are some of mine. You can download them if you like. I don't think I'm allowed to post direct links, so please follow this PasteBin link:

Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 11 Jun 2017 15:37:56 EST ID:FSH3aYMi No.69248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
wrong Paste Bin, this one is it:

the flicker !FwnV7hV52I - Wed, 21 Jun 2017 03:34:34 EST ID:fRoklkT3 No.69256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Most people named only novels, but the OP says "favorite books", not novels.

Life a User's Manual, The Man Without Qualities, Tristram Shandy, Bartleby, The Aleph, the Zhuangzi, the gospel of John, the Quran, Augustine's Confessions.
nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:59:17 EST ID:gPAOD/6T No.69271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Starfish by Peter Watts
nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:04:24 EST ID:gPAOD/6T No.69272 Ignore Report Quick Reply
thanks! cool
William Fuckingbanks - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:00:08 EST ID:129jvgtB No.69329 Ignore Report Quick Reply

impossible question so will write random good books that come into my head

jazz toni morrison
crime and punishment dostoevsky
their eyes were watching god zora neale hurston
the outsider camus
to the lightouse virginia wolf
oryx and crake margaret attwood
slaughterhouse 5 vonegut
the seagull chekov (play)
the vegetarian han kang
steppenwolf hesse
the scarlet letter hawthorne
William Fuckingbanks - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:02:03 EST ID:129jvgtB No.69330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
with the exception of thompson we have similar taste, I'll read something new from your list if you read something new from mine
William Fuckingbanks - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 16:02:58 EST ID:129jvgtB No.69331 Ignore Report Quick Reply
oh and I have disgraphia (not dyslexia, thank fuck) so forgive spelling mistakes
Emma Sibbledock - Sat, 05 Aug 2017 08:34:16 EST ID:3HfzyKE4 No.69332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol The Vegetarian is so weird.

I read Han Kang's newest book Human Acts and was disappointed though. There's been enough anti-war novels already and this one failed to do anything that hadn't been done before.
Albert Honeyshit - Sat, 05 Aug 2017 12:02:37 EST ID:129jvgtB No.69333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I read the Guardian review of it and felt fairly sure I wouldn't be into it. I'd happily read war novels from good writers who lived through them, like Hemingway, or as clever allegories.. But a war novel for the sake of describing war doesn't really appeal. Fly Away Peter was enough.
James Blythegold - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 04:29:02 EST ID:Oe6AGwW+ No.69335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like Orwells 1984, some people say the writing style is boring but i think the concepts more than make up for that. The book gets even more interesting when you consider it was written in 1948.

I don't read too much though
Hannah Drerryket - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 06:09:14 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I don't read too much though
you don't say
Ernest Hunnerhadging - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:19:54 EST ID:d3y6qXS3 No.69340 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Golem (Meyrink)
Of love and other demons (Garcia Marquez)
The stranger (Camus)
Mirror in the Mirror (Michael Ende)
The never-ending story (also Ende)
Tokyo blues (Murakami)
No longer human (Dazai)
Anima mundi (Tamaro)
María (Jorge Isaacs)
Calila and Dimna (also called Panchatantra)

Not in descending order, just top 10
Emma Sangerhet - Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:09:33 EST ID:Oe6AGwW+ No.69346 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I knew saying that book was one of my favourites would out me as someone who didn't read much.

I've delved into audiobooks now though as I can actually find time to listen. I've not yet found a book better than 1984 since though, brave new world is held up as a similar read but I didn't enjoy it nearly as much. I'm currently working my way through the sci-fi "greats" and finished the foundation series and most of Asimovs' works and although they're okay I still don't feel them as much as I felt 1984.

Perhaps you have a recommendation based on your own tastes?
Thomas Cunnerbedge - Sun, 13 Aug 2017 07:31:36 EST ID:aeGpDF72 No.69347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Don't let these poncy fucks bully you for liking 1984. Yeah, it's a little high school level compared to the pretentious shit everyone here is dropping to look smart. And I even like most of these pretentious books, but some of these lists are nuts. Like, you love all those books more than Lord Of The Rings or Harry Potter, nigga? Every list is 10 pompous books and zero fun stuff. 1984 is too entertaining for this thread that wants post-modernist books that have little to no semblance of plot.

If you want to read something similar to 1984 but also more on 420chan's level, get Slaughterhouse 5, its very short and to the point.
Polly Dablingkudge - Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:07:18 EST ID:Oe6AGwW+ No.69348 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is that the one about dresden? lemmie look into it
Nigel Blackman - Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:05:48 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Real life is going to hit you soooo hard soon it will knock out all of that "serious effect" young one
Hannah Bannerhood - Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:11:16 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, Brave New World is similar to 1984 but in a different way. Great book. It's probably my favorite.
Short and sweet too.

Keep an eye out, it's getting a tv mini series soon, directed by stephen spielberg.
Hannah Bannerhood - Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:16:20 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69356 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Also, I just wanted to say thanks for this thread. I recently decided to dust off my old kindle and get back into reading again. I came here looking for ideas and found a plethora.

I'll say
The Expanse series
Enderverse series
anything PKD
anything Carl Sagan
Barnaby Fomblefodge - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:09:05 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Please tell me you don't work/study for being an accountant or some such grounded stuff.

Please tell me you read this out of passion, not escapism.
Nathaniel Bricklelock - Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:50:01 EST ID:22fToCjp No.69361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what if I have a passion for escapism?
William Dubbercocke - Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:45:32 EST ID:BJD1Z8OA No.69368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Can you recommend something by PKD that has a 'satisfying' non-open-ended ending? I read Man in the High Castle and it just left me with a WTF at the end. It felt like a buildup to a mystery.
Rebecca Duckshaw - Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:24:40 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try Ubik or Palmer Eldritch. I'm not sure Dick is for you if you want stories with obvious resolutions but High Castle is particularly bad; he used the I Ching to plot it so it's perhaps worse.
Fuck Pellershit - Sat, 26 Aug 2017 21:54:54 EST ID:q6LQ8Vn6 No.69375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The last PKD I loved was Dr Bloodmoney - I hardly ever see it recommended so I was pretty surprised.
Caroline Cusslespear - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 17:28:31 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Spread it.
Basil Drudgedeck - Sun, 03 Sep 2017 14:30:58 EST ID:+VKso4p6 No.69397 Ignore Report Quick Reply
my ex would adore you.

My current bf probably hasn't read 10 books... but my ex cheated on me, you think of different things as being important after that
Shit Socklesid - Wed, 06 Sep 2017 04:26:25 EST ID:Bbdm1lE8 No.69400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So this is in no particular order, you guys already listed some of my favorites too!

Brave new world: Huxley
No longer human: dazai
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are: Watts
Dreams: carl jung
man and his symbols: carl jung
Way of zen: watts
Hiroshima: john hersey
Necronomicon: lovecraft (this is what really got me to read, hasn't aged particularly well and I haven't picked it up in a while but it holds a spot in my heart for opening the door to reading for me)
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket/berenice, just because it's my favorite: Poe
Edward Chimmlewetch - Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:34:15 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.69402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So... What are those important things your new bf is good at?

Asking in the name of all of everyone's exes ever.
Sidney Dittingwog - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:53:15 EST ID:0C55x2KY No.69408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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do you really need an answer to this one?
Graham Geffingpedge - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:03:06 EST ID:+VKso4p6 No.69420 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's nice and not grumpy. Emotionally stable and doesn't find me embarrassing. Laughs easily and has a good value system that isn't about acquiring status.
Graham Geffingpedge - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:03:50 EST ID:+VKso4p6 No.69421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
and would never cheat on me
Sophie Dartbanks - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:25:22 EST ID:yUP8cjBI No.69449 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm not well read but here's my list. In no real order:
  1. Gravity's Rainbow by Pinecone
  2. The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmmingway
  3. The Sound and the Fury by Faulkner
  4. 100 Years of Solitude by Marquez
  5. The Power and The Glory by Greene
  6. Blood Meridian by McCarthy
  7. Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck
  8. Stoner by Williams
  9. Dune by Herbert
  10. The Sun Also Rises by Hemmmingway
Angus Honnerdine - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:40:05 EST ID:hMYCFaKF No.69450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Notes from Underground. Dostoyevsky.
The Stars my Destination. Bester.
Count of Monte Cristo. Dumas.
Ada, or Ardor. Nobokov.
Something Wicked This Way Comes. Bradbury.
Gormenghast. Peake.
The Time Machine. Wells.
War of the Flowers. Williams.
Complete Collection. Poe.
Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson.

This was harder than I thought. Im confident my list is somehow wrong but there it is.
Nigel Sabberway - Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:27:29 EST ID:6RF+baL0 No.69471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Almost all of you read as if you think you can't write unless you're white.

>I'm not racist but I exclusively read books by the 11% of the world that is white


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