Which novels are your favorites?

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Postby Paddedcell on Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:09 am

sybil wrote:...richard laymon is like that, i think. worse sometimes. a couple i remember were pretty splatterpunk. i'd rather have horror/suspense than gratuitous gore.

I love Laymon. I've read just about every book he ever published, and that includes books that haven't been published in the United States yet.

I don't think he's all that gory or gratuitous. The sex may be gratuitous, but the gore isn't. :)
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Postby sybil on Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:56 am

i'm remembering one in particular that was splatterpunk - don't remember the title, but it started out with an earthquake or some catastrophe, and everyone just started acting violent all the time.

I think Neverwhere and Stardust are a lot more fun.

oh, i SO enjoyed both of those!!
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Postby Paddedcell on Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:51 am

sybil wrote:i'm remembering one in particular that was splatterpunk - don't remember the title, but it started out with an earthquake or some catastrophe, and everyone just started acting violent all the time.

I know that one. It's just called Quake.

I liked it. It is very violent, but I don't think it's excessively gory.
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Postby aaron2010 on Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:12 am

.....writing down QUAKE for future reference. 8)
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Postby mommyd on Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:37 am

I think my fav SK novels are Needful Things, IT, and The Stand. IMO, the longer the book is, the better the book is. At least, King's anyway. I also loved The Drawing of the Three, my fav of the Dark Tower series.

This thread has been very interesting!!

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Postby KingoftheHill on Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:43 pm

Yes, an interesting thread. :twisted:

My favorite book was destined to be from King, regardless of the website I post on. That said, it changes daily. IT really brought MY childhood to me in a format I had never imagined. I really love this novel.

I'm also a huge Dark Tower fan and consider the 7 books a masterpiece.
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Postby kithereal on Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:15 pm

Watership Down is my favorite book ever
The stand
The mist ( 1 of my favorite short stories )
The clan of the cave bear ( actually all of them )
Life of Pi ( i really liked this book )
The Road - cormac Mcarthy
you know this is way too hard......
can't be done...I like way too many....and there are so many I would like to read..

THIS thread is awesome though.... to see books you never heard of or it reminds you of stuff you want to read.

like the next Joe hill....looking forward to that
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Postby Kylie on Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:23 am

My fave SK is The Talisman, wow wow wow. Also Rose Madder, Salems Lot, The Mist, too many!
Anything by Robert G Barrett.
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Postby Kelli on Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:47 am

Bag Of Bones & The Dark Tower books by SK

The Great And Secret Show & Imajica by Clive Barker

Swan Song & Boys Life by Robert McCammon

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz

Pearl by Tabitha King
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Postby "Heart-Shaped" on Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:34 pm

Ok, multiple favorites..
'Salem's Lot, Cujo, Christine, It, and Blaze by Stephen King
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
The Phantom of The Auditorium by R.L. Stine
Creature by John Saul
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Postby dmsteyn on Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:19 am

Favourite semi-novel: Don Quixote. I say semi-novel because it doesn't really always fit the classic definition of a novel. It's the best book I've ever read, though.

Second-favourite semi-novel: War & Peace. Also not quite a traditional novel, but it has nearly everything in it you could want. As Mark Twain said, 'Tolstoy carelessly neglects to include a boat race.'

Favourite novel: The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Probably the sharpest satire of the 20th century, it also has the devil as a main character :twisted: , says a lot about censorship under Stalin and in general ('manuscripts don't burn'), and bridges the gap between mainstream and genre fiction.
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Postby skimom on Thu May 01, 2008 4:27 pm

East of Eden
Lonesome Dove-the only book I've read more often than 'The Stand'; I actually wore out three paperbacks
The Stand
Just about everything by Stephen King, actually
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Everything since 'Garp' by John Irving-possible exception of his latest
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Re: Which novels are your favorites?

Postby Francesca on Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:00 pm

I read all 4 of the Twilight books. I think Stephenie Meyer is a talented author and a really nice person. I don't care that everyone I know either hates her or is jealous of her success. And I do not believe this Jordan Scott girl who is suing her. (Another reason why I never want to be famous or a millionaire. People want your money.)
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The author of the "Twilight" series is being sued by a woman who claims the 4th installment is a rip-off of her work.

Jordan Scott claims in her lawsuit, filed today in federal court, that she began writing a novel "in the vampire genre" when she was just 15 -- back in 2003. The novel was published in 2006 and called "The Nocturne."

Scott claims the 4th installment of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series lifted her work. She says Meyer's book -- "Breaking Dawn" is a "significant literary departure from [her] early books..." She says it seems the book is "written by a teenager." Yes, Scott was a teenager when she wrote "The Nocturne."

Scott claims the two books "show striking, articulable and substantial similarities in the ... plot lines, themes, dialogue, mood, setting, pace, characters, sequence of events, ideas and other similarities."

TMZ published a story about the specific plot similarities.

Scott is asking for damages, and that the court impound the "Breaking Dawn" books that are being sold.

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Re: Which novels are your favorites?

Postby demorganakamark on Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:39 am

THE ROAD....hands down.
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Re: Which novels are your favorites?

Postby Betsy_Boo on Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:59 am

demorganakamark wrote:THE ROAD....hands down.

It's really difficult to pick a fav novel, but I have to say that THE ROAD is in my top 20. I'm a little ambivalent about seeing the movie, not only because I'm worried about the treatment, but because there were aspects of the book that were so disturbing I don't know how I will handle the visuals.
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