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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:39 pm
I just saw a Facebook post from Neil Gaiman about World Book Night. Basically it's an event in the UK where everyone gets together and votes for their ten favorite books online, and then the winning books are given away for free to people, prisons, and hospitals.
World Book Night just happened, but they are doing another one next year. It's hard to just pick ten books, because I normally read books that are in a giant ongoing series that can have 20+ books or something, but this is what i came up with for 2012:

Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
The Magus by John Fowles
Glory Lane by Alan Dean Foster
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley
The Stand by Stephen King
The Founding
The Saint
The Lost
Eisenhorn By Dan Abnett

Here are the 2011 winners.
The only books I've read from that list are All Quiet on the Western Front and The Curious incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:23 pm
That's a neat-o idea. I'm glad to see books still being celebrated and talked about. You have a pretty good list going there, I would definitely include Fowles "The Magus" in my list. My gifted copy of Snow Crash has just surfaced amidst the debris of my move...should get some play soon, will let you know. Anyhow, here is my list without the fancy links.

Nueromancer by William Gibson
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
A Single Pebble by John Hersey
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Inferno by Dante Alighieri
The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter
The Magus by John Fowles

(BTW, I thought it was funny that this post was inspired by a post that you saw on facebook, given the rant and all ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:13 pm
I don't think my list is that great actually, I came up with it on the spur of the moment and some books didn't make the list even though they should have...like 1984, Hey Rube, and some others.

The Magus is so badass, I wish real life was that cool just once haha.
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