What's the best book you've read so far this year?

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Postby justme on Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:49 am

LauraK wrote:justme: be sure you read Odd Thomas and Forever Odd first. :) You probably know this but I just want to make sure n all.......

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Postby the_night_watchman on Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:29 am

The best novel I've read so far this year is Rendezvous in Black by Cornell Woolrich, and the best nonfic book is Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning, Hollywood's Master of the
Macabre
by David J. Skal & Elias Savada.

The best novel I've read in a year is The Day That He Himself Will Wipe My Tears Away by Kenzaburo Ōe. It's an amazing piece of work.
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Postby Allen on Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:42 pm

This is difficult question. I am constantly reading novels.
I think my favorite was Brother Odd by Dean Koontz.
I acually got to interview Dean Koontz artist and story teller for Odd Thomas over at Jazma.Coming in at close second were two novels by Jay Gilbertson.
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Postby Paul_Campbell on Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:17 am

The best one so far

The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon

and although it's technically a magazine, it's the size of a book: Postscripts 10. Having recently finished the first 9 I'm currently reading 10 and it's fantastic!
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Postby Nerak on Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:53 am

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is the top of my best list! How can it not be. What an ending! True, it dragged in some places, but WOW!! What a tale spinner JK is!! Kudos!!!!
HSB is truly a wonderful first novel. The writing is superb. Keep on truckin, Joe. We want more.
Eragon and Eldest they are a wonderful tale of a boy coming into his own. Can't wait for the third book to find out what happens!! And, Joe, give it a read. The movie is NOTHING like the book. For a teenager, he's a great writer.
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Postby Nerak on Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:54 am

val04463 wrote:We all have reading and what we love to read in common...and that , my dear Internet friends, is a bond stronger than Gorilla Glue and Duct Tape put together.



Val, I loved this so much that I sig'd it!!! LOL
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Postby val04463 on Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:55 pm

I am so honored!! I think that is the first Time I've ever been quoted!!
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Postby dezm on Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:36 pm

Collected Tales of the Baja Express by Gene O'Neill is probably the best book I've read so far this year. Brilliant end of the world type story.
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Postby val04463 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:06 pm

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Postby aaron2010 on Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:28 am

The best book I've read this year ?

World War Z. It's depth is astounding. I would love to see some sort of re-visit by Brooks. Another volume in the history of the war.
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:15 pm

I liked World War Z, too. I loved the format...written like interviews and news dispatches. Made it seem real.
I can't pick my favorite book this year either. I could probably name my top 5:

HSB, The Road, Heart of a Dog, The Monsters of Templeton (adv. reader's copy...coming out in Feb.), Blaze, No Country For Old Men...ok, that's more than 5. Sorry.

By the way, I can recommend a NF book called The Devil in the White City. And if you like funny essays you should definitely read anything by David Sedaris. He'll have you laughing out loud, I promise!
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Postby Mr._Hex on Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:24 am

Overall, the best book I read last year was The Shining. Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
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Postby Lou_Sytsma on Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:29 am

Duma Key. That's what the Wireman says. :D
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:42 am

Lou Sytsma wrote:Duma Key. That's what the Wireman says. :D


Best book so far this year (2008)...yes!!! Duma Key. Gotta love the Wireman! :D
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Postby foxslady on Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:50 pm

Definitely DUMA KEY

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