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My favorite book is called the giver. Anyone else read it? Its fantastic. Its about this boy named Jona, who lives in a world with very many rules and no choices. There is no pain, there is no war. Everyone is very strict on the rules and when an adult breaks a rule three times they are released. Everyone dresses the same, everyone looks the same. Everyone is very polite. It is a "perfect" world made to be "perfect."<br><br>
It is a look at how people act and react, how the world is unable to be perfect no matter how hard we try. That there will always be imperfection but that we can try our best to make the world a better place. Its a fantastic read and everone should read it.<br><br><br><br>
There is also companion books from the same auther called "Gathering blue" and "messager" which are also very good books that everyone should read.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Whats yalls favorite book????
 

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i actually read that book in high school, and i enjoyed it a lot. My favorite book at the moment is either a book im reading right now called Sex,Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, which is like a pop analyst styled book. AMAZING. orrrrrrrrrr a book called The pig who sang to the moon which im sure many of you VBer's out there have already read
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Either <i>Stranger In A Strange Land</i> by Robert A. Heinlein or <i>Imajica</i> by Clive Barker.</span>
 

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I read SD&CP too, in fact I've read all of Chuck Klostermann's books. I will have to forgive him for rejecting my friend request on Myspace. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:"><br><br><br><br>
I read...a lot. I don't think there is ever a time I don't have a book going. (I only read one at a time though.) Here are some of my favorite titles:<br><br><br><br>
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris,<br><br>
Our Dumb Century by The Onion,<br><br>
Wigfield by Sedaris/Dinello/Colbert,<br><br>
California Blue by David Klass,<br><br>
Smashed by Koren Zailickas,<br><br>
Winkie by Clifford Chase,<br><br>
Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkien,<br><br>
I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe,<br><br>
We3 by Grant Morrison,<br><br>
Girlbomb by Janice Erlbaum,<br><br>
1984 by George Orwell,<br><br>
The Frank Book by Jim Woodring,<br><br>
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling,<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>~Brandon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="color:#008000;"><i>Imajica</i> by Clive Barker.</span></div>
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<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"> high freakin five dude. clive barker (among influencing my favourite heavy metal band everrr) is teh shiznet.<br><br><br><br><i>Nevermind the Pollacks</i> by Neal Pollack (if you've never read it and consider yourself a music fan, shame.)<br><br><i>FOXFIRE : A story of a girl gang</i> Joyce Carol Oats<br><br><i>A Woman Destroyed</i> by Simone De Beauvior<br><br><i>Girl</i> by Blake Nelson<br><br><i>The Plague</i> by Albert Camus<br><br><br><br><i>U.S.!</i> by Chris Bachelder<br><br><br><br><i>Pandora</i> by Anne Rice<br><br><br><br><i>Kingdom of Fear</i> by Hunter S. Thompson<br><br><br><br><i>The Secret History of Lucifer</i> by Lynn Pickett
 

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Of course I've read <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Giver</span>! Was forced to in the 6th grade. But I ended up liking it.<br><br><br><br>
I love <span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Books of Abarat</span> since I wrote it.<br><br>
Clive Barker stole the G.D. idea from me.<br><br>
Yes he did.<br><br>
YES, HE DID.<br><br><br><br>
anyway... <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Abarat</span>and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">A Language Older Than Words</span>by Derrik Jensen. Huge 700+ page novel. So passionate.
 

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Another Clive fan here but I prefer weaveworld! Also Room with View, Mill on the Floss, anything by Terry Pratchett, Wurthering Heights and To Kill a Mocking Bird. Quite diverse looking at that lot.
 

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i hated the giver <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> i hated most books i was forced to read except for the ones i was forced to read by my 8th grade teacher. but those were books like The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Autobiography of Malcom X, Einstiens Dreams, etc. oh and I liked Ayn Rand's Anthem, even though I hate that woman.
 

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"My Year of Meats" by Ruth Ozeki<br><br><br><br>
The story is touches on not only vegetarianism, but biracial identity, LGBT families, and misogyny, all within the larger theme of the media representation of truth. I highly recommend it!
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy</span> by Matthew Scully<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Mind Hunter</span> by John Douglas<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Show Of Evil</span> by William Diehl<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Five People You Meet In Heaven</span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Tuesdays With Morrie</span> by Mitch Albom<br><br><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Hearts In Atlantis</span> by Stephen King<br><br><br><br>
Just to name a few. I need a new book, though. My current one I started is godawful.
 

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.<br><br><br><br>
Watership Down by Richard Adams<br><br><br><br>
The OZ series by L. Frank Baum. Particularly The Patchwork Girl of Oz and the Tin Man of Oz but not The Road to Oz (that was a low point)<br><br>
In these books Dorothy is clever and resourceful and plain speaking and sensible not Judy Garland crying her eyes out waiting for the the male characters to rescue her (I do like the 1939 film--but don't like the way they downplay her strengths)
 

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Harry Potter series..<br><br><br><br>
Also, David and Leigh Eddings "Belgariad and the Mallorean series". I can't live with out these books.
 

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just a few of them:<br><br><br><br>
charlotte's web -- e.b. white<br><br>
where the sidewalk ends -- shel silverstein<br><br>
a wrinkle in time (really, the whole series) -- madeleine l'engle<br><br>
green for life -- victoria boutenko<br><br>
i know why the caged bird sings -- maya angelou
 

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My favorite book is "Touching From A Distance" by Deborah Curtis. It's basically about Ian Curtis and Joy Division.</div>
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they are making a movie about him.cant wait.
 

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I have lots of favorites, but the two best are probably <i>The Jungle</i> by Upton Sinclair and <i>The Egyptian</i> by Mika Waltari.<br><br><br><br>
(I hated The Giver. I thought it was poorly written and pretty generic)
 

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Beneath a Marble Sky - John Shors<br><br>
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See<br><br>
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini<br><br>
The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>~Brandon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="color:#008000;">...<i>Stranger In A Strange Land</i> by Robert A. Heinlein</span></div>
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I love Heinlein. I have yet to read <i>Stranger in a Strange Land</i> though. My favorites of his are <i>The Puppet Masters</i> and <i>The Moon is a Harsh Mistress</i>.<br><br><br><br>
Some other favorites of mine:<br><br><br><br><i>Lonesome Dove</i> by Larry McMurtry<br><br><i>Watership Down</i> by Richard Adams<br><br><i>Lord of the Flies</i> by William Golding<br><br><i>A Trace of Memory</i> by Keith Laumer<br><br><i>The Shining</i> by Stephen King<br><br><i>The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy</i> series by Douglas Adams
 

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The one I write. Hence the "well, in my book..."
 

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I'm addicted to the Harry Potter books.<br><br><br><br>
Another favorite of mine is <i>A Walk in the Woods</i> by Bill Bryson. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/book2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":book:">
 
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