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What Is Your Favorite Book/Book Series?

Last posted Dec 30, 2015 at 05:23PM EST. Added Dec 10, 2015 at 05:16PM EST
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The title says all, what is your absolutely favorite book? Lets keep it simple; it can be anything in circulation (i.e. printed or electronically published.)

Mine would have to definitely be Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series by Douglas Adams. What can I say, it is a classic. The book itself is very humorous and satirical, with parodies of everything from bureaucrats to religions. The book has everything from maniacally depressed robots to a species of fish that disproves the existence of God. If you haven't read the series yet, I recommend you definitely pick it up.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson.

It's a hilarious book written in the early 70s that encompasses history, religion (specifically esoteric ones), sex, magic, lots and lots of drugs, hippie counterculture, and most importantly: conspiracy theories.

Every famous conspiracy is lampooned, plus a few ones that the authors made up themselves. It's also postmodern with a few meta-references thrown in for good measure. An important theme underscoring it is Discordianism: a decentralised belief system that I happen to subscribe to (and was how I came to hear of Illuminatus! in the first place).

Intertextuality is thick, with references to H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, and many other writers. For this reason it also serves to springboard you into other series' as well.

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Madame Bovary. It's the best novel I ever read. It's about a girl called Emma Bovary who dreams about living a great romance story and living a luxurious life. It's a criticism towards XIX century European romanticism. It's a very realistic portrait of XIX century European society.

The Abarat series (eventually to be 5 books, 3 currently) is a great fantasy/fucked up and weird but good series. The illustrations are crazy, they're paintings by the author.

You end up picturing that style the whole time you're reading, it's a trip.

Still the best book I've read in the last few years and it will be for a while:

It taught me more than I knew about Shin Dong-hyuk's story. It goes far to show how brutal the prison camps in North Korea are like. I believe this was also the first book I ever cried to.

I don't really cry to fiction, i mean i understand the story and sometimes i feel a little sad. But i never really feel a connection to the main characters (i'm mexican and most main charecters are white, i'm a loner, etc)
I don't really feel a connection to fiction as a result, tho i like the idea being taken to other places than earth the idea isnt enough to manipulate my emotions enough to make me cry.
1984 was the first book to make me cry and think about what life even is, not because of what the books famous for (dystopian everything, government always spying, etc) but because of

How winston loses his humanity, sanity, and his free will as a result of seeing beyond the party and trying to liberate himself.

Oryx and crake is the second book to make me feel the same way, with the sheer hopelessness and depressing vibes the book gives off.

I'd have to say One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Had to read it for school, and it was probably one of the best books that I've ever read. It's important to me for various reasons.

The Hyperion Cantos. The futurism is pretty revolutionary (for it's time), It's characters and story are fucking amazing, and it has metaphysical aspects to it that actually kind of influence some of my own views on things.

I love dystopian novels like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. But one of my all time favourites are James Herbert's the rats trilogy. Nothing but shock and gore and really good atmosphere. He really isn't afraid to push the boundaries of what you can put in a book.

Tbh the first "book" that comes to mind as one of the best things I've read is an action-adventure, sci-fi fantasy fanfiction. It's approximately around 650k words in length (to put that into perspective, the bible is around 700k words,) so I really haven't read a genuine book in a long time, especially since I'm re-reading said fanfiction.

As for a real book, the first book to make me bust a tear was For One More Day by Mitch Albom which I read when I was in elementary. It made me cry for my mommy.

Definitely Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I am torn between Reaper Man, which tackled issues with humanity and death and Smaller Gods, which is about religious institutions and religions in general.

Love it for the absurd, british sense of humor with a deeper menaning underneath all of it.

This is probably my favorite book series. I am a sucker for fantasy/mystery stuff and I am just in love with everything about this series.
(In fact I love it so much that my first avatar on this site was a Dresden one)

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