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Alright, I'm jumping on the Top 50 bandwagon. By it's very nature I don't expect this one to be quite as popular as the other Top 50s we've seen recently, but I thought it was worth a shot, and could prove interesting.

List your ten favourite books, number one gets ten points, number ten gets one point, you know the drill. It's a flawed system, but it'll do. I'll give you three negative votes to use if you like, too, which will count as one vote against the book in question. Repeat votes either for or against a book will only count as one vote, with the highest possible number of points assigned.

I'll cut off the voting in a couple of days, probably, then work on compiling the list. Blah blah blah, you know it all by now.

To kick things off, here's my list:

1. Oscar Wilde - The Picture Of Dorian Gray

2. Hunter S. Thompson - Fear & Loathing On The Campaign Trail '72

3. Neil Gaiman - Smoke And Mirrors

4. Jack Kerouac - Big Sur

5. George Orwell - Animal Farm

6. Lewis Carroll - Alice In Wonderland

7. Brendan Behan - The Hostage

8. Sylvia Plath - The Bell Jar

9. Oscar Zeta Acosta - Biography Of A Brown Buffalo

10. Art Spiegelman - Maus

Negative Votes:

1. Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code

2. JK Rowling - Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone

3. John Steinbeck - Of Mice & Men

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The fact you put Of Mice and Men in negatives proves you like shit whether it be women, movies, tv, music and now books as that book is a classic.

But as for this, you'd be lucky to get like a handful of people writing stuff in here. :shifty:

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I really didn't expect many votes, I'll be honest. I can't stand Of Mice And Men. Most "classics" grate on me, a lot of them have aged terribly, in my opinion. Admittedly, though, I haven't read that book since school, there's a high chance I'd enjoy it more now.

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1. George Orwell - 1984

2. William Golding - Lord Of The Flies

3. Stephen King - The Stand

4. Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

5. Agatha Christie - 10 Little Indians

6. John Grisham - Runaway Jury

7. Roald Dahl - The Twits

8. John Buchan - The 39 Steps

9. Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales

10. Joseph Heller - Catch 22.

Negative 3:-

Anything with that bastard Harry Potter in.

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Picking my favourite ten books is hard enough, putting said books in a top 10 order is impossible, but yes, here's what I came up with:

1984 by George Orwell

Carter Beats The Devil by Glen David Gold

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski

Headhunter by Timothy Findley

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler

Heartsnatcher by Boris Vian

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

And I'll probably wind up editing this. A lot >_>.


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Musashi - Eiji Yoshikawa

Neuromancer - William Gibson

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward - HP Lovecraft

The Stand - Steven King

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Shogun - James S Clavell

Through The Gate of The Silver Key - HP Lovecraft

The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath - HP Lovecraft

Dune - Herbert West

Negatives - Lord of the Flies

When The Legends Die

The Harry Potter books

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1) Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2) George Orwell - 1984

3) Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

4) William Golding - Lord of the Flies

5) Harper Lee - To Kill A Mockingbird

6) Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

7) Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange

8) Dante Alighieri - Inferno (can't remember the actual title)

9) George Orwell - Animal Farm

10) Albert Camus - The Outsider

Negative Votes:

1) Dan Brown - The Da Vinci Code

2) Mark Z. Danielewski - House of Leaves

3) F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

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In no particular order:

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

The Windup Bird Chronicles, Haruki Murakami

Battle Royale, Koushun Takami

The Gunslinger, Stephen King

American Psycho, Bret Ellis

Catch 22, Joseph Heller

1984, George Orwell

Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon

100 Years of Solitude, I can't remember

Life of Pi, Yann Martel

Negative 4:

Da Vince Code

Angels & Demons

Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix

Harry Potter & The One where Dumbledore dies

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Oh this is hard, as I love many novels and have quite a collection of them myself, but I know what my number 1 is.

Here's my list:

1.) George Orwell, 1984

2.) John Steinbeck, Grapes of Wrath

3.) Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

4.) Joseph Heller, Catch-22

5.) J.D Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

6.) Cervantes De, Don Quixote

7.) Anthony Brgess, Clockwork Orange

8.) J.R.Tolkien, Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring

9.) F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

10.) J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

This was VERY hard to do since I've left out other favourites like The Voyage of The Dawn Tredder (The 3rd Narnia book), Of Mice and Men (I'm looking at you Skumfrog <_< ), The Hobbit and many others, but whatever, right now though, thats my top 10, and it could change at an instant by replacing one of the ones I missed to one I listed now, but one thing that will never change, unless the final Harry Potter book amazes me to no end, which it will but not to the magnitude the way 1984, my number 1 and it seems forevever will be hit me.

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...Have I even read 10 good books?

Eh, I'll try.

1: "The Stand" - Stephen King

2: "Carrie" - Stephen King

3: "Artemis Fowl: Arctic Incident" - Eoin Colfer

4: "Have A Nice Day" - Mick Foley

5: "Real World is Faker Than Wrestling" - Mick Foley

6: "Fox in Sox" - Dr. Seuss

7: "Cat in the Hat" - Dr. Seuss

8: "Green Eggs and Ham" - De. Seuss


9: Webster's English Dictionary

I tried. And you don't have to count the last book if you don't want to.

I'm serious about the Dr. Seuss books though.

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Lets see....

1. IT -Stephen King

2. The Stand -Stephen King

3. Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident -Eion Colfer

4. The Hound Of The Baskervillles -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

5. The Gunslinger -Stephen King

6. The Dead Zone -Stephen King

7. Pet Sematary -Stephen King

8. The Well Of Darkness -Margret Weis and Tracey Hickman

9. The Eyes Of The Dragon -Stephen King

Thats all I could think of. And yes I do read to much Stephen King

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1-Picture Of Dorian Gray-Oscar Wilde

2-Jurassic Park-Michael Crichton

3-The Lost World-Arthur Conan Doyle

4-Prey-Michael Crichton

5-The Lost World-Michael Crichton

6-1984-George Orwell

7-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets-J.K. Rowling

8-The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen-Alan Moore

9-Starship Troopers-Robert Heinlein

10-The Invisible Man-HG Wells

-1-The Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown

-2-Angels and Demons-Dan Brown

-3-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince-J.K. Rowling

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