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AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:36 am

Welcome to AM's first dabble into a books poll! In this thread you can submit your lists of favorites and I will lay out the rules and guidelines for the poll:

What is eligible?
Here is what we've decided will be eligible and ineligible:
Eligible:
-Fiction novels
-Short story collections
-Plays
-Epics

Ineligible:
-Nonfiction books
-Religious texts

How long must lists be?
Lists must have a minimum of 10 entries in order to be used for this poll. On the other side, 100 books is the maximum that will be used for the poll itself, but longer lists are always welcomed.

What about series of books/trilogies?
Please vote for series and trilogies as a single entity (i.e. they only take up one slot on your list).

What is the formula?
We will be using this formula for tabulating the results:
100*(1+10)/(position+10)

How long will this be open?
This poll will tentatively stay opened until August 31st, 2017. This is to encourage those participating to read a few more books between the deadline and now. If there is a general consensus that everyone wants more time, the deadline will be extended.

What should I read next?
Check out this recommendation thread if you are looking for things to read and/or want to suggest what others should read.
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:05 pm

If anyone wants to send comments with their list, pm me about it when you submit your list

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Dexter » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:11 am

Graphic novels, manga, light novels, religious tomes... ineligible? Not considered serious literature?

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:11 pm

Dexter wrote:Graphic novels, manga, light novels, religious tomes... ineligible? Not considered serious literature?

Religious texts are certainly ineligible, for a number of reasons (such as whether or not they are fiction or nonfiction). Light novels seem like they would be classified with novellas as eligible. As for graphic novels, we've had some discussion about them here.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Gillingham » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:43 pm

Great.
Good to see we still have some time to compile a list. Definitely will participate.
By the way, do we just post our lists in this thread? I think that would encourage others to join in.

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Postby Listyguy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:20 pm

Gillingham wrote:Great.
Good to see we still have some time to compile a list. Definitely will participate.
By the way, do we just post our lists in this thread? I think that would encourage others to join in.

Yes, do post lists in this thread!

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:22 pm

I hope everyone has been as busy reading for this poll as I have! I finished reading The Stranger the other day, and started Their Eyes Were Watching God yesterday. I'm posting to remind people this poll is open and to let everyone know that I'm pushing the deadline back to August 31, 2017. There are two reasons for this: The first is because I'll have more time at that time to tabulate the results, and it gives people more time to submit lists (and to read for the poll).

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby antonius » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:01 pm

I've read some books of the 21st century this year

Great:
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini: about friendship through the years; treason; war; religion; love; identity; and kite running.
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak: about the power of reading books; war; death; family; and writing books.

Good
The curious incident of the dog in the night time - Mark Haddon: about autism; and dysfunctional families. Funny, sad, and uplifting in the end.

Ohers
- A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini: put it away because the subject matter was too depressing after the "Kite Runner"
- The Time - Travellers wife - Audrey Niffenegger: I couldn't relate to the story at all, so I read about 50 pages before putting it away
- A Brief History of 7 killings - Marlon James: read half of it over a few months last year, but stopped because of the violence, and because I couldn't understand all of the dialects.

Currently reading
The white tiger - Aravind Adiga: think it's going to be one ot the great ones, about halfway through now. About becoming a "businessman" in Bangalore, India.

Also great from the 21st century
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

So yes, I'm reading books. And I will participate with a list.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Gillingham » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:59 am

Since posting here a month ago, I've read:
Stanislaw Lem - His Master's Voice
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
Jose Saramango - Blindness
Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart
None of which will make my list, unfortunately.

Currently reading Carsons McCullers' The Member of the Wedding and am definitely liking it so far.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Nick » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:38 pm

I've spent the past couple of months mostly reading non-fiction, and while many of those books were awesome, it has set me back a little when it comes to preparing for this poll. I still did find time to read 2 fiction books, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman (a good book and a pleasant surprise as I disliked "American Gods") and Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" (which was fantastic and will definitely make my top 50 novels list). I'm also a little over halfway through the William T. Vollmann novel "You Bright and Risen Angels", which is a little too verbose for the sake of verbosity, but otherwise a pretty great read. It may make my list depending on how well the second half goes.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby antonius » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:50 pm

Jose Saramango - Blindness: this will be included on my list.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:56 pm

Here's what I've got.
1) Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
2) Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons - Watchmen
3) Spider Robinson - Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
4) Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
5) Rainbow Rowell - Eleanor and Park
6) William Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing
7) Art Spiegelman - Maus
8) Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis
9) Alison Bechdel - Fun Home
10) Nick Hornby - High Fidelity
11) George Orwell - Animal Farm
12) Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
13) Andy Weir - The Martian
14) J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
15) Laurie Colwin - Happy All the Time
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby PlasticRam » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:41 am

I'm not gonna be submitting cos I've read relatively few books, but I do recommend:

1984 - George Orwell
Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
The Overcoat - Nikolai Gogol
The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling (Part 1 or 2 my fav)
I feel like that

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:54 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:14) J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

This entry will be counted as the entire Harry Potter series (as series are being counted as a single entity for the purposes of the poll). So if you'd like to change this position based on that information, feel free to do so.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:26 pm

Listyguy wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:14) J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

This entry will be counted as the entire Harry Potter series (as series are being counted as a single entity for the purposes of the poll). So if you'd like to change this position based on that information, feel free to do so.

That's ok.
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Postby PetShopBoy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:16 pm

Who is going to volunteer to run a Non Fiction Poll?!

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Postby Dexter » Thu May 04, 2017 7:43 am

100. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic novel, 2003)
99. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami (1999)
98. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (1966)
97. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (2010)
96. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (1859)
95. Animal Farm by George Orwell (1945)
94. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (1898)
93. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1968)
92. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1943)
91. The Stranger by Albert Camus (1942)
90. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (1952)
89. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915)
88. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (1935)
87. The Makioka Sisters by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki (1943-1948)
86. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (1929)
85. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (1895)
84. The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass (1959)
83. Sandman by Neil Gaiman (Graphic novel, 1988-1996)
82. Beloved by Toni Morrison (1987)
81. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks (1984)
80. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (1995)
79. Perfume by Patrick Suskind (1985)
78. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2003)
77. Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth by Chris Ware (Graphic novel, 2000)
76. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (1980)
75. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (1987)
74. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (2004)
73. Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman (Graphic novel, 1991)
72. Blindness by Jose Saramago (1995)
71. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (2007)
70. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (2000)
69. The Alchemist by Pablo Coelho (1998)
68. White Teeth by Zadie Smith (2000)
67. The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker (1991-1995)
66. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)
65. Atonement by Ian Mcewan (2001)
64. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (1940)
63. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer (1948)
62. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)
61. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (1996)
60. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2001)
59. Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Graphic novel, 1986)
58. The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1891)
57. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (1879-1880)
56. Wuthering Heights by Brontë (1847)
55. Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (1952)
54. Harry Potter: The Complete Series by J. K. Rowling (1997-2007)
53. Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier (1938)
52. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
51. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
50. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsy (1866)
48. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967)
47. Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)
46. White Noise by Don DeLillo (1985)
45. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (1922)
44. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)
43. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler (1939)
42. If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino (1979)
41. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (1813)
40. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
39. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe (1987)
38. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (1962)
37. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré (1963)
36. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937)
35. Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)
34. The Children of Men by P. D. James (1992)
33. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (2012)
32. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (2001)
31. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman (1995-2000)
30. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (1980)
29. The Stand by Stephen King (1978)
28. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (2002)
27. A Personal Matter Kenzaburo Oë (1964)
26. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs (1959)
25. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (1962)
24. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1885)
23. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis (1991)
22. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
21. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (1929)
20. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
19. The Rabbit Quartet by John Updike (1960-1990)
18. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (1969)
17. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson (1971)
16. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
15. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)
14. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1932)
13. Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
12. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (1961)
11. On the Road by Jack Kerouac (1957)
10. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1902)
9. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (2005)
8. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien (1954-1955)
7. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1985)
6. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami (1994)
5. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (1951)
4. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (1949)
3. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (2006)
2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
1. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1926)

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:30 pm

PetShopBoy wrote:Who is going to volunteer to run a Non Fiction Poll?!

Question: do we count Persepolis and Maus as fiction or non-fiction?
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Postby PetShopBoy » Sat May 20, 2017 8:48 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
PetShopBoy wrote:Who is going to volunteer to run a Non Fiction Poll?!

Question: do we count Persepolis and Maus as fiction or non-fiction?


1. Graphic Novels say Novel so Fiction?
2. Are they entertaining? Always a giveaway its Fiction (that was a joke)
3. Let's ask a professor...

Maus Volume 1 was listed as Fiction by the New York Times, but Volume 2 was listed as Non Fiction.
Thus the answer is "both/either".
Persepolis is more likely non-fiction, though I could see "both/either" working there too.

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Postby Listyguy » Wed May 31, 2017 8:08 pm

PetShopBoy wrote:
StevieFan13 wrote:
PetShopBoy wrote:Who is going to volunteer to run a Non Fiction Poll?!

Question: do we count Persepolis and Maus as fiction or non-fiction?


1. Graphic Novels say Novel so Fiction?
2. Are they entertaining? Always a giveaway its Fiction (that was a joke)
3. Let's ask a professor...

Maus Volume 1 was listed as Fiction by the New York Times, but Volume 2 was listed as Non Fiction.
Thus the answer is "both/either".
Persepolis is more likely non-fiction, though I could see "both/either" working there too.

Both are listed as nonfiction by thegreatestbooks, and I agree with this assessment. So I will bump everything else on your list up.

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Postby Gillingham » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:12 pm

1. Cormac McCarthy - Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West
2. William Faulkner - As I Lay Dying
3. J.M. Coetzee - Disgrace
4. Mark Twain - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
5. Cormac McCarthy - The Road
6. Stanislaw Lem - Fiasko
7. Philip Roth - Sabbath's Theater
8. John Williams - Butcher's Crossing
9. Hilary Mantel - Wolf Hall
10. John le Carre - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

11. Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
12. Jonathan Franzen - The Corrections
13. Cormac McCarthy - The Crossing
14. Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
15. Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
16. Arthur C. Clarke - 2001: A Space Odyssey
17. Philip Roth - Nemesis
18. William Faulkner - The Sound and the Fury
19. Flannery O'Connor - The Violent Bear it Away
20. Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses

21. Hilary Mantel - Bring Up the Bodies
22. Hugo Claus - De Metsiers / The Duck Hunt
23. Michel Houellebecq - Les Particules Elémentaires / The Elementary Patricles
24. Flannery O'Connor - Wise Blood
25. Philip Meyer - The Son
26. Carson McCullers - The Member of the Wedding
27. John Williams - Stoner
28. J.M. Coetzee - Slow Man
29. Cormac McCarthy - No Country for Old Men
30. Toni Morrison - Beloved

31. Don DeLillo - White Noise
32. Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
33. Kader Abdolah - Het Huis van de Moskee / The House of the Mosque
34. Ian McEwan - Amsterdam
35. Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
36. John le Carre - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
37. Cormac McCarthy - Outer Dark
38. Toni Morrison - Song of Solomon
39. Willem Frederik Hermans - De Donkere Kamer van Damokles / The Darkroom of Damocles
40. William Faulkner - Light in August

41. Philipp Meyer - American Rust
42. Stanislaw Lem - Solaris
43. Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
44. Nick Cave - The Death of Bunny Munro
45. Joseph O'Neill - Netherland
46. J.M. Coetzee - Waiting for the Barbarians
47. Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea
48. Cormac McCarthy - Child of God
49. Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
50. Saul Bellow - Herzog

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Postby whuntva » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:26 pm

I wanted to postpone the vote until I finished Ulysses (it wasn't for me). But here I am now. This is the best list I could come up with.

1) Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
2) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
3) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
4) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
5) The Merchant of Venice [play] by William Shakespeare
6) Watchmen by Alan Moore (graphic novel)
7) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
8) Time Trap by Greg Farshtey
9) Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
10) The Angel's Command by Brian Jacques
11) Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
12) The Lord of the Rings [series] by JRR Tolkien
13) Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C Clarke
14) American Gods by Neil Gaiman
15) Redwall [series] by Brian Jacques
16) Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
17) One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
18) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
19) 1984 by George Orwell
20) The Call of Cthulhu by HP Lovecraft
21) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
22) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
23) Silverwing [series] by Kenneth Oppel
24) Lord of the Flies by William Golding
25) The Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman
26) Blaze of Glory by Jeff Shaara
27) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
28) Macbeth [play] by William Shakespeare
39) Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
30) At the Mountains of Madness by HP Lovecraft
31) The Smoke at Dawn by Jeff Shaara
32) The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
33) Harry Potter [series] by JK Rowling
34) The Kalevala by Elias Lonnrot
35) Inferno by Dante Aligheri
36) A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
37) Beowulf; translated by Ernest JB Kirtlan
38) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
39) Animal Farm by George Orwell
40) Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
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1. Fyodor Dostoyevksy - The Brothers Karamazov (1880)
2. Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
3. Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace (1869)
4. Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
5. Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891)
6. Emily Brontë - Wuthering Heights (1847)
7. Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Crime and Punishment (1866)
8. Graham Greene - The Quiet American (1955)
9. Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth (1905)
10. Victor Hugo - Les Misérables (1862)
11. Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (1861)
12. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita (1955)
13. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
14. Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice (1813)
15. Thomas Mann - Der Tod in Venedig [Death in Venice] (1912)
16. Isabel Allende - La casa de los espíritus [The House of the Spirits](1982)
17. Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina (1877)
18. Henry James - The Portrait of a Lady (1914)
19. Roald Dahl - Someone Like You [short stories] (1953)
20. H. G. Wells - The Time Machine (1895)
21. Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile (1937)
22. John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
23. James Joyce - Ulysses (1922)
24. Edgar Allan Poe - Short Stories
25. Stendhal - Le Rouge et le Noir [The Red and the Black] (1830)
26. Harriet Beecher Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)
27. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None (1939)
28. David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas (2004)
29. Émile Zola - Thérèse Raquin (1867)
30. Franz Kafka - Die Verwandlung [The Metamorphosis](1915)
31. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)
32. Alfred Döblin - Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929)
33. Knut Hamsun - Sult [Hunger] (1890)
34. Françoise Sagan - Bonjour Tristesse (1954)
35. Anton Chekhov - Short Stories
36. Jane Austen - Sense and Sensibility (1811)
37. Stieg Larsson - Millennium [trilogy] (2007)
38. Walter Scott - Ivanhoe (1820)
39. Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
40. George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
41. Margaret Mitchell - Gone with the Wind (1936)
42. Ernest Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
43. Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937)
44. Richard Wright - Native Son (1940)
45. William Shakespeare - Hamlet [play] (1603)
46. Nikolai Gogol - Dead Souls (1842)
47. Louis Paul Boon - De Kapellekensbaan [Chapel Road] (1953)
48. Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist (1838)
49. Louis-Ferdinand Céline - Voyage au bout de la nuit [Journey to the End of Night] (1932)
50. Harry Mulisch - De Ontdekking van de Hemel [The Discovery of Heaven] (1992)
51. Jonathan Swift - Gulliver's Travels (1726)
52. Dashiell Hammett - The Maltese Falcon (1930)
53. Gabriel García Márquez - Crónica de una muerte anunciada [Chronicle of a Death Foretold](1981)
54. Ivan Goncharov - Oblomov (1858)
55. Oscar Wilde - The Importance of Being Earnest [play] (1895)
56. Hermann Hesse - Siddharta (1922)
57. Bram Stoker - Dracula (1897)
58. Doris Lessing - The Golden Notebook (1962)
59. Orhan Pamuk - Kar [Snow] (2002)
60. Gustave Flaubert - Madame Bovary (1856)
61. Alexander Pushkin - Eugene Onegin [verse novel] (1833)
62. Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
63. Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago (1957)
64. Homer - Odyssey [epic]
65. Milan Kundera - Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí [The Unbearable Lightness of Being] (1984)
66. D. H. Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)
67. Astrid Lindgren - Bröderna Lejonhjärta [The Brohters Lionheart] (1973)
68. Jules Verne - Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours [Around the World in Eighty Days](1872)
69. Camilla Läckberg - Isprinsessan [Ice Princess] (2004)
70. John Le Carré - Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy (1974)
71. Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (1719)
72. Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird (1960)
73. Hugo Claus - Het Verdriet van België [The Sorrow of Belgium](1983)
74. Michel Faber - Under the Skin (2000)
75. Georges Simenon - Maigret et le corps sans tête [Maigret and the Headless Corpse] (1955)
76. Dorothy L. Sayers - Clouds of Witness (1926)
77. Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter (1850)
78. Ruth Rendell - A Judgement in Stone (1977)
79. Herman Melville - Moby-Dick (1851)
80. Ira Levin - Rosemary's Baby (1967)
81. Ursula Le Guin - The Dispossessed (1974)
82. Mario Puzo - The Godfather (1969)
83. Alexandre Dumas - Le Comte de Monte Cristo [The Count of Monte Cristo] (1846)
84. Roald Dahl - Danny the Champion of the World (1975)
85. William Somerset Maugham - Of Human Bondage (1915)
86. Fyodor Dostoyevski - Notes from the Underground (1864)
87. Leo Tolstoy - The Kreutzer Sonata (1890)
88. Hermann Hesse - Der Steppenwolf (1928)
89. Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003)
90. Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island (1883)
91. Henry James - The Turn of the Screw (1898)
92. Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
93. P. G. Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (1923)
94. Franz Kafka - Der Prozess [The Trial] (1925)
95. Theodore Dreiser - An American Tragedy (1925)
96. Aldous Huxley - Brave New World (1932)
97. Raymond Chandler - The Big Sleep (1939)
98. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)
99. Carl Sagan - Contact (1985)
100. Patrick Süskind - Das Parfum [Perfume] (1985)

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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:16 pm

Sorry - I'm too lazy to find the dates.

There are so many books I haven't read. e.g. no Cormac McCarthy. And I've only just started Infinite Jest.

1 . Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go
2 . Gabriel García Márquez - Chronicle of a Death Foretold
3 . Leo Tolstoy - War and Peace
4 . Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
5 . Herman Hesse - Siddhartha
6 . Cixin Liu - The Three Body Problem/The Dark Forest/Death's End
7 . Andrea Levy - Small Island
8 . Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
9 . Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash
10 . Celeste Ng - Everything I Never Told You
11 . Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children
12 . George R.R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire (Series)
13 . Kate Atkinson - A God In Ruins
14 . Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse
15 . Philip Roth - Portnoy's Complaint
16 . Fyodor Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment
17 . Gabriel García Márquez - The Autumn of the Patriarch
18 . George Eliot - Middlemarch
19 . Boris Pasternak - Doctor Zhivago
20 . Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
21 . Franz Kafka - The Trial
22 . Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
23 . Andrea Levy - The Long Song
24 . Alexander Solzhenitsyn - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
25 . Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island
26 . Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D'Urbervilles
27 . Carlos Ruiz Zafón - The Shadow of The Wind
28 . David Mitchell - The Bone Clocks
29 . Ian McEwan - Atonement
30 . John Steinbeck - Of Mice and Men
31 . Mark Haddon - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
32 . Mary Doria Russell - The Sparrow
33 . Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
34 . Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
35 . Joseph Heller - Catch-22
36 . Isabel Allende - The House of the Spirits
37 . Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Idiot
38 . William Gibson - Neuromancer
39 . George Eliot - Daniel Deronda
40 . John Steinbeck - The Pearl
41 . Terry Pratchett - Discworld series
42 . Frank Herbert - Dune
43 . Fyodor Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov
44 . Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
45 . Herman Hesse - The Glass Bead Game
46 . Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
47 . Salman Rushdie - The Moor's Last Sigh
48 . Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
49 . Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending
50 . Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun
51 . Walter M. Miller Jr. - A Canticle For Leibowitz
52 . Thomas Hardy - Jude the Obscure
53 . JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
54 . Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five
55 . Kate Atkinson - Life After Life
56 . Neal Stephenson - Anathem
57 . Ali Smith - There but for the
58 . Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid’s Tale
59 . HG Wells - The Time Machine
60 . Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns
61 . John Williams - Stoner
62 . Herman Hesse - Steppenwolf
63 . Salman Rushdie - The Ground Beneath Her Feet
64 . Neal Stephenson - Seveneves
65 . Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
66 . Jennifer Egan - A Visit From the Goon Squad
67 . Alan Hollinghurst - The Line of Beauty
68 . L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables
69 . Louis de Bernières - Birds Without Wings
70 . JK Rowling - Harry Potter series
71 . Bernhard Schlink - The Reader
72 . A.S. Byatt - Possession
73 . Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger
74 . Sebastian Faulks - Birdsong
75 . John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
76 . F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
77 . Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
78 . Kazuo Ishiguro - The Remains of The Day
79 . Helen Simonson - Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
80 . Eleanor Catton - The Luminaries
81 . Stephen Baxter - The Xeelee Sequence (series)
82 . Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle
83 . Ray Bradbury - Farenheit 451
84 . Donna Tartt - The Goldfinch
85 . John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos
86 . Kevin Powers - The Yellow Birds
87 . Andy Weir - The Martian
88 . Ann Leckie - Ancillary Justice
89 . Richard Flanagan - The Narrow Road To The Deep North
90 . Abraham Verghese - Cutting for Stone
91 . John Steinbeck - East of Eden
92 . George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four
93 . Vincent Lam - The Headmaster's Wager
94 . J. M. Coetzee - Disgrace
95 . Tom Rachman - The Imperfectionists
96 . Jhumpa Lahiri - The Lowland
97 . Jose Saramago - Seeing
98 . Steve Toltz - A Fraction of the Whole
99 . Ruth Ozeki - A Tale for the Time Being
100 . Aldous Huxley - Brave New World

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby prosecutorgodot » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:32 am

What are some reasons for loving War and Peace?

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Postby DaveC » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:54 am

prosecutorgodot wrote:What are some reasons for loving War and Peace?


Simply, I would say that War and Peace has had more influence on the lens through which I view the world than any other work of fiction. I like works that elaborate challenging ideas, the more so if those ideas have substance beyond intellectual thrill seeking. I'm not sure if it is possible to read War and Peace all the way through and come away unchanged.

Furthermore, given that so many classic/great novels address the subject of war, it is hard not to sometimes compare them unfavourably with War and Peace as it is arguably the most realistic novel ever on the subject. Although it is also much more than a novel about war.

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Postby antonius » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:16 pm

1 Gabriel García Márquez - One Hundred Years of Solitude
2 Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita
3 George Orwell - 1984
4 Jose Saramago - Blindness
5 Alfred Bester - The Stars, My Destination
6 Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials trilogy
7 Neil Gaiman - American Gods
8 Imre Kertesz - Fatelessness
9 James Joyce - Ulysses
10 Homer - The Odyssey
11 Kenzaburo Oe - A Personal Matter
12 José Saramago - The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
13 JM Le Clézio - Désert
14 Naguib Mahfouz - The Thief and the Dogs
15 Celine - Journey to the End of the Night
16 Halldor Laxness - Independent People
17 JM Coetzee - Disgrace
18 Joe Haldeman - The Forever War trilogy
19 Kafka - Der Prozes
20 Naguib Mahfouz - The Cairo Trilogy
21 Albert Camus - L'Etranger
22 Elias Canetti - Die Blendung (Auto-da-fé)
23 Kafka - Das Schloss
24 Gabriel García Márquez - Love in times of Cholera
25 Patrick Süsskind - Das Parfum
26 Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner
27 Robert Pirsig - Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
28 David Mitchell - Cloud Atlas
29 Donna Tartt - The Secret History
30 George Orwell - Animal Farm
31 Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
32 Cormac McCarthy - The Road
33 JM Coetzee - Waiting for the Barbarians
34 Joseph Heller - Catch-22
35 William Gibson - Neuromancer
36 Frank Herbert - Dune
37 Dostojevsky - Brothers Karamazov
38 Mario Vargas Llosa - The Feast of the Goat
39 JM Coetzee - The Life and Times of Michael K
40 Larry Niven - The Mote in God's Eye
41 Mario Vargas Llosa - The War of the End of the World
42 Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale
43 Ernest Hemingway – Green Hills of Africa
44 Tom Wolfe - The Bonfire of the Vanities
45 Markus Zusak - The Book Thief
46 Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings trilogy
47 William Golding - The Lord of the Flies
48 Alex Garland - The Beach
49 Arthur C. Clarke - Rendez-vous with Rama
50 Sturgatsy Brothers - Roadside Picnic
51 Leo Tolstoy - The Death of Ivan Ilych
52 Naguib Mahfouz - Palace Walk
53 Herta Müller - Herztier (Land of the Green Plums)
54 William Golding - Rites of Passage
55 Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
56 George R. Steward - Earth Abides
57 Larry Niven - Ringworld
58 Douglas Coupland - Girlfriend in a coma
59 Jack Kerouac - On the Road
60 John Irving - Garp
61 Paul Bowles - The Sheltering Sky
62 Tolkien - The Hobbit
63 Oscar Wilde - The Importance of being earnest
64 Malcolm Lowry - Under the Volcano
65 Connie Willis - Doomsday Book
66 Arthur C Clarcke - The City and the Stars
67 Alfred Bester - The Demolished Man
68 John Scalzi - Old Man's War
69 William Golding - Pincher Martin
70 Svetlana Alexijevitsj - Second-hand Time: The Demise of the Red (Wo)man
71 CJ Cela - The Family of Pascal Duarte
72 Gabriel García Márquez - Chronicle of a death foretold
73 VS Naipaul - A House for Mr Biswas
74 Marguerite Duras - The Lover
75 Naguib Mahfouz - Adrift on the Nile
76 Julian Barnes- The History of the world in 10 1/2 chapters
77 JD Salinger - The Catcher in the Rye
78 Arthur C. Clarcke - Childhood's End
79 Paolo Bacigalupi - The Windup Girl
80 Vernor Vinge - A Deepness in the Sky
81 Frederick Pohl - Gateway
82 Vernor Vinge - A Fire Upon The Deep
83 Richard Morgan - Altered Carbon
84 Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book
85 Peter Watts - Blindsight
86 Cixin Liu – The Three-Body Problem
87 Herta Müller - Atemschaukel (The Hunger Angel)
88 José Saramago - All the Names
89 Margaret Atwood - Oryx and Crake
90 Neal Stephenson - The Diamond Age
91 Orson Scott Card - Ender's Game
92 Charles Bokowski - Post Office
93 John Fante - Ask The Dust
94 John Le Carré - The Spy who came in from the Cold
95 Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho
96 Neil Gaiman - Anansi Boys
97 Asimov - Foundation trilogy
98 HG Wells - The Time Machine
99 Aldous Huxley - Brave New World
100 Patrick Modiano - Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier

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Postby Listyguy » Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:25 pm

Glad to see these lists coming in!

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Edited on 28th of July, 2017

01. | Gustave Flaubert | L’Éducation sentimentale (Sentimental Education)
02. | Hermann Hesse | Siddhartha. Eine indische Dichtung (Siddhartha)
03. | Miguel de Cervantes | El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha (Don Quixote)
04. | Michael Ende | Die unendliche Geschichte (The neverending Story)
05. | Mary Shelley | Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus
06. | Leo Tolstoy | Anna Karenina
07. | Fyodor Dostoevsky | Brátja Karamázovy (The Brothers Karamazov)
08. | Sylvia Plath | The Bell Jar
09. | Charles Dickens | A Tale of two Cities
10. | Jules Verne | Vingt mille lieues sous les mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea)
11. | Doris Lessing | The golden Notebook
12. | Joseph Conrad | Nostromo
13. | J.R.R. Tolkien | The Lord of the Rings
14. | James Baldwin | If Beale Street could talk
15. | Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
16. | Wolfgang Herrndorf | Tschick
17. | Vladimir Nabokov | Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle
18. | Albert Camus | L’étranger (The Stranger)
19. | Witold Gombowicz | Ferdydurke
20. | Leo Tolstoy | Vojna i mir (War and Peace)
21. | John Steinbeck | The Grapes of Wrath
22. | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
23. | Kate Tempest | The Bricks that built the Houses
24. | Vladimir Nabokov | Lolita
25. | Thomas Mann | Joseph und seine Brüder (Joseph and his Brothers)
26. | Margaret Atwood | The blind Assassin
27. | Astrid Lindgren | Pippi Långstrump (Pippi Longstocking)
28. | Stieg Larsson | Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
29. | James Baldwin | Giovanni’s Room
30. | Haruki Murakami | Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru (The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle)
31. | Malcolm Lowry | Under the Volcano
32. | Thomas Mann | Buddenbrooks - Verfall einer Familie (Buddenbrooks)
33. | Jaroslav Hašek | Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za svetové války (The good Soldier Švejk)
34. | Hermann Hesse | Der Steppenwolf
35. | Gustave Flaubert | Madame Bovary
36. | Hunter S. Thompson | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
37. | Douglas Adams | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
38. | Szczepan Twardoch | Morfina
39. | Peter Carey | Oscar and Lucinda
40. | J.M. Coetzee | Disgrace
41. | Jules Verne | Voyage au centre de la terre (Journey to the Center of the Earth)
42. | Charlotte Brontë | Jane Eyre
43. | Erwin Strittmatter | Der Laden
44. | Arthur Conan Doyle | The Hound of the Baskervilles
45. | Charles Dickens | Great Expectations
46. | George Orwell | Nineteen Eighty-Four
47. | Hermann Hesse | Narziß und Goldmund (Narcissus and Goldmund)
48. | Vladimir Nabokov | Zašcita Lužina (The Defense)
49. | Jonathan Franzen | The Corrections
50. | William S. Burroughs | Naked Lunch
51. | Witold Gombrowicz | Dziennik (Diary)
52. | Thomas Mann | Doktor Faustus (Doctor Faustus)
53. | Astrid Lindgren | Bröderna Lejonhjärta (The Brothers Lionheart )
54. | William Golding | Lord of the Flies
55. | Siri Hustvedt | What I loved
56. | Vladimir Nabokov | Pale Fire
57. | Hermann Hesse | Das Glasperlenspiel (The Glass Bead Game)
58. | James Baldwin | Go tell it on the Mountain
59. | Jules Verne | Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (Around the World in Eighty Days)
60. | Nick Hornby | High Fidelity

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby madzong » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:48 am

1. Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
2. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
3. Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
4. The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Mark Haddon
5. A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
6. Killing Floor - Lee Child
7. About A Boy - Nick Hornby
8. La Brava - Elmore Leonard
9. Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
10. Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larrson
11. Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
12. Killing Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
13. Surfeit Of Lampreys - Ngaio Marsh
14. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
15. The Killings At Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham
16. Watchmen (graphic novel) - Alan Moore
17. Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
18. Gold finger - Ian Fleming
19. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
20. The Scarecrow- Ronald Hugh Morrieson
21. The Outsiders - SE Hinton
22.Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
23. The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe - Douglas Adams
24. Witness For The Prosecution (play) - Agatha Christie
25. The Mousetrap (play) - Agatha Christie
26. The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
27. A Song Of Fire And Ice series - George R R Martin
28. Holes - Louis Sacher
29. Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
30. Once Were Warriors- Alan Duff
31. Matilda - Roald Dahl
32. The Witches - Roald Dahl
33. The BFG - Roald Dahl
34. Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
35. Out Of Sight - Elmore Leonard
36. Glitz - Elmore Leonard
37. Came A Hot Friday - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
38. From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming
39. Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
40. Predicament - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
41. Misery - Stephen King
42. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
43. Murder On The Orient Express - Agatha Christie
44. A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie
45. Death On The Nile - Agatha Christie
46. On The Road - Jack Kerouac
47. The Dark Is Rising series - Susan Cooper
48. Chronicles Of Prydain series - Lloyd Alexander
49. Chronicles Of Narnis series - CS Lewis
50. His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
51. A Is For Alibi - Sue Grafton
52. Lord Of The Rings series - J R R Tolkien
53. The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien
54. Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
55. Hound Of The Baskervilles - Conan Doyle
56. Written In Blood - Caroline Graham
57. The Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
58. The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard
59. Half Men Of O series - Maurice Gee
60. Death In A White Tie - Ngaio Marsh
61. Silence Of The Lambs - Thomas Harris
62. The Shining - Stephen King
63. Ruby In The Smoke - Philip Pullman
64. A Series Of Unfortunate Events series - Lemony Snicket
65. Two Little Boys - Duncan Sarkies
66. Macbeth (play) - William Shakespeare
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:30 pm

madzong wrote:Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
Killing Floor - Lee Child
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
About A Boy - Nick Hornby
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Mark Haddon
Two Litgle Boys - Duncan Sarkies
Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
Macbeth (play) - William Shakespeare
Witness For The Prosecution (play) - Agatha Christie
The Mousetrap (play) - Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
A Song Of Fire And Ice series - George R R Martin
A Series Of Unfortunate Events series - Lemony Snicket
Matilda - Roald Dahl
The BFG - Roald Dahl
The Witches - Rosld Dahl
Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
Out Of Sight - Elmore Leonard
Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
La Brava - Elmore Leonard
Glitz - Elmore Leonard
The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard
Once Were Warriors- Alan Duff
The Outsiders - SE Hinton
The Scarecrow- Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Came A Hot Friday - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Predicament - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larrson
Gold finger - Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming
Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
Misery - Stephen King
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
Killing Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
Surfeit Of Lampreys - Ngaio Marsh
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie
Murder On The Orient Express - Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
Death On The Nile - Agatha Christie
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Half Men Of O series - Maurice Gee
The Dark Is Rising series - Susan Cooper
Chronicles Of Prydain series - Lloyd Alexander
Chronicles Of Narnis series - CS Lewis
Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
Lord Of The Rings series - J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
Hound Of The Baskervilles - Conan Doyle
The Killings At Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham
Written In Blood - Caroline Graham
Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett
Mort - Terry Pratchett
Hog father - Terry Pratchett
Eric - Terry Pratchett
The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe - Douglas Adams
His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
Ruby In The Smoke - Philip Pullman
Watchmen (graphic novel) - Alan Moore

Is this an ordered list? If so, can you add numbers?

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby prosecutorgodot » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:35 pm

Are biographies and autobiographies allowed?

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby madzong » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:00 pm

Listyguy wrote:
madzong wrote:Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
Killing Floor - Lee Child
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
About A Boy - Nick Hornby
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time - Mark Haddon
Two Litgle Boys - Duncan Sarkies
Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
Macbeth (play) - William Shakespeare
Witness For The Prosecution (play) - Agatha Christie
The Mousetrap (play) - Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
A Song Of Fire And Ice series - George R R Martin
A Series Of Unfortunate Events series - Lemony Snicket
Matilda - Roald Dahl
The BFG - Roald Dahl
The Witches - Rosld Dahl
Rum Punch - Elmore Leonard
Out Of Sight - Elmore Leonard
Get Shorty - Elmore Leonard
La Brava - Elmore Leonard
Glitz - Elmore Leonard
The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard
Once Were Warriors- Alan Duff
The Outsiders - SE Hinton
The Scarecrow- Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Came A Hot Friday - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Predicament - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larrson
Gold finger - Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming
Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
Misery - Stephen King
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson
Killing Of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
Surfeit Of Lampreys - Ngaio Marsh
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie
Murder On The Orient Express - Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
Death On The Nile - Agatha Christie
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Half Men Of O series - Maurice Gee
The Dark Is Rising series - Susan Cooper
Chronicles Of Prydain series - Lloyd Alexander
Chronicles Of Narnis series - CS Lewis
Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
Lord Of The Rings series - J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit - J R R Tolkien
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
Hound Of The Baskervilles - Conan Doyle
The Killings At Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham
Written In Blood - Caroline Graham
Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett
Mort - Terry Pratchett
Hog father - Terry Pratchett
Eric - Terry Pratchett
The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe - Douglas Adams
His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman
Ruby In The Smoke - Philip Pullman
Watchmen (graphic novel) - Alan Moore

Is this an ordered list? If so, can you add numbers?


Hi there,

:D

No, not an ordered list. I just wrote down my favourite books as I thought of them.

Cheers!

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Postby Listyguy » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:30 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:Are biographies and autobiographies allowed?

If it's nonfiction, then it is not allowed. I think biographical fiction is a thing, so that type of book would be eligible. But straight autobiographies and stuff of that nature is not.

madzong wrote:Hi there,

:D

No, not an ordered list. I just wrote down my favourite books as I thought of them.

Cheers!

Ok, I don't know that I'll be able to use this list for the final results unless it is ranked. Thanks for the list though, and feel free to rank it!

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby madzong » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:18 am

Listyguy wrote:
prosecutorgodot wrote:Are biographies and autobiographies allowed?

If it's nonfiction, then it is not allowed. I think biographical fiction is a thing, so that type of book would be eligible. But straight autobiographies and stuff of that nature is not.

madzong wrote:Hi there,

:D

No, not an ordered list. I just wrote down my favourite books as I thought of them.

Cheers!

Ok, I don't know that I'll be able to use this list for the final results unless it is ranked. Thanks for the list though, and feel free to rank it!


They are ranked now!

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby prosecutorgodot » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:13 am

50 | Arthur Miller | Death of a Salesman
49 | Brian Jacques | Redwall series
48 | John Christopher | The Tripods
47 | Eric Jerome Dickey | Milk in My Coffee
46 | Peter Dickinson | A Bone From a Dry Sea
45 | Mary Pope Osborne | Magic Tree House
44 | Edward Albee | The Zoo Story
43 | Joseph Heller | Catch-22
42 | Charles Dickens | Great Expectations
41 | Roald Dahl | The BFG

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40 | Mark Twain | The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
39 | Stephen King | The Shining
38 | Louisa May Alcott | Little Women
37 | William Shakespeare | King Lear
36 | Wilson Rawls | Where the Red Fern Grows
35 | Thomas Harris | Silence of the Lambs
34 | Charles Dickens | Oliver Twist
33 | Jack London | The Call of the Wild
32 | Jules Verne | Journey to the Center of the Earth
31 | George Orwell | Nineteen Eighty-Four

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30 | Ralph Ellison | Invisible Man
29 | J.D. Salinger | Catcher in the Rye
28 | C.S. Lewis | The Chronicles of Narnia
27 | Roald Dahl | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
26 | Wu Cheng'en | Journey to the West
25 | Frank Chin | Donald Duk
24 | William Faulkner | The Sound and the Fury
23 | Mark Twain | The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
22 | Roald Dahl | Matilda
21 | Aesop | Aesop's Fables

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20 | Christopher Paolini | The Inheritance Cycle
19 | J.R.R. Tolkien | The Hobbit
18 | Arthur Miller | The Crucible
17 | Norton Juster | The Phantom Tollbooth
16 | Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird
15 | Junot Diaz | The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
14 | Dan Brown | The Da Vinci Code
13 | Herman Melville | Moby Dick
12 | E.B. White | Charlotte's Web
11 | William Shakespeare | Romeo and Juliet

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10 | Arthur Conan Doyle | The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
9 | George Orwell | Animal Farm
8 | Ken Kesey | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7 | Philip Pullman | His Dark Materials Trilogy
6 | Anthony Horowitz | Eagle Strike (Alex Rider series)
5 | Lemony Snicket | A Series of Unfortunate Events
4 | Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
3 | Stephen King | The Green Mile
2 | J.K. Rowling | Harry Potter
1 | Koushun Takami | Battle Royale

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby DocBrown » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:29 pm

I will let my original list stand with a couple of minor changes; one was non-fiction and one was a brain fart. Q. Is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance eligible? The more I read about it the more it seems to be a very factual memoir. By the same logic, I'm eliminating Dave Eggers.

1. Walter Miller Jr | A Canticle for Liebowitz
2. Ray Bradbury | Dandelion Wine
3. John Steinbeck | East of Eden
4. Jane Austen | Pride and Prejudice
5. David Foster Wallace | Infinite Jest
6. Jonathan Safran Foer | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
7. Neil Gaiman | Neverwhere
8. John Le Carre | Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
9. Salmon Rushdie | Midnight's Children
10. Anthony Burgess | A Clockwork Orange
11. Harper Lee | To Kill a Mockingbird
12. Miriam Toews | A Complicated Kindness
13. CS Richardson | The End of the Alphabet
14. Tom Robbins | Still Life with Woodpecker
15. Mohammed Hanif | A Case of Exploding Mangoes
16. Herman Melville | Moby Dick
17. Kazuo Ishiguro | Remains of the Day
18. William Gibson | Neuromancer
19. Gabriel Garcia Marquez | Love in the Time of Cholera
20. Michael Chabon | The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
21. Douglas Coupland | Generation X
22. Margaret Atwood | The Handmaid's Tale
23. Kurt Vonnegut | Mother Night
24. Kate Atkinson | Life After Life
25. Ken Kesey | One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
26. Thomas King | Green Grass, Running Water
27. David Mitchell | Cloud Atlas
28. W.O. Mitchell | Who Has Seen the Wind
29. Alduous Huxley | Brave New World
30. Emily St. John Mandel | Station Eleven
31. Haruki Murakami | The Wind Up Bird Chronicles
32. Malcolm Lowry | Under the Volcano
33. Charles Dickinson | A Christmas Carol
34. Leo Tolstoy | Anna Karenina
35. Hugh McLennan | Two Solitudes
36. Ernest Hemingway | The Sun Also Rises
37. Erin Morgenstern | The Night Circus
38. Gautum Mulkani | Londonstani
39. Daniel Keyes | Flowers for Algernon
40. Philip Roth | Goodbye, Columbus
41. Richard Ford | The Sportswriter
42. John Updike | The Witches of Eastwick
43. Leonard Cohen | Beautiful Losers
44. Isaac Asimov | The Foundation trilogy
45. George Orwell | Animal Farm
46. J.D. Salinger | The Catcher in the Rye
47. Hugh Garner | Cabbagetown
48. Robert M. Pirsig | Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
49. Vincent Lam | The Headmaster's Wager
50. Michael Connelly | A Darkness More Than Night
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:42 pm

DocBrown wrote:Q. Is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance eligible? The more I read about it the more it seems to be a very factual memoir.

I've been counting it, as it seems to be considered "autobiographical fiction"

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby madzong » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:46 am

67. Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
68. Under The Mountain - Maurice Gee
69. The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Greame
70. The Champion - Maurice Gee
71. From Russia With Love - Ian Fleming
72. In My Father's Den - Maurice Gee
73. The Fire Raiser - Maurice Gee
74. The Fat Man - Maurice Gee
75. Johnny And The Bomb - Terry Pratchett

Edited this list for errors too!
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:40 pm

madzong wrote:28. Harry Potter Series
17. Harry Potter series - J K Rowling

58. Mort - Terry Pratchett
58. Hog father - Terry Pratchett

28. Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
28. Harry Potter Series

52. Lord Of The Rings series - J R R Tolkien
52. His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman

66. Macbeth (play) - William Shakespeare
66. The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard

Please fix these things in your list. You also don't have a number 5, 17, 29, 50, 61, or 62 (having them in order might help catch some of this).

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby madzong » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:49 am

Listyguy wrote:
madzong wrote:28. Harry Potter Series
17. Harry Potter series - J K Rowling

58. Mort - Terry Pratchett
58. Hog father - Terry Pratchett

28. Of Mice And Men - John Steinbeck
28. Harry Potter Series

52. Lord Of The Rings series - J R R Tolkien
52. His Dark Materials series - Philip Pullman

66. Macbeth (play) - William Shakespeare
66. The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard

Please fix these things in your list. You also don't have a number 5, 17, 29, 50, 61, or 62 (having them in order might help catch some of this).


Ordered my list. Fixed errors and added a few more books.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Chambord » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:55 am

1 Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
2 War And Peace - Leo Tolstoy
3 Don Quixote - Miguel De Cervantes
4 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
5 Hunger - Knut Hamsun
6 Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz
7 Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
8 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
9 The Sorrows Of Young Werther - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
10 Pride And Prejudice - Jane Austen
11 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
12 The Catcher In The Rye - J.D. Salinger
13 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
14 The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
15 Notre Dame De Paris - Victor Hugo
16 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
17 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
18 Fathers And Sons - Ivan Turgenev
19 Ashes - Grazia Deledda
20 Un Uomo Finito - Giovanni Papini
21 The Age Of Innocence - Edith Wharton
22 The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
23 The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
24 Steppenwolf - Hermann Hesse
25 The Sound And The Fury - William Faulkner
26 The Love of the Last Tycoon - F. Scott Fitzgerald
27 Animal Farm - George Orwell
28 Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
29 The Mimic Men - V. S. Naipaul
30 Romeo And Juliet - William Shakespeare
31 Faust - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
32 The Fall Of The House Of Usher - Edgar Allen Poe
33 The Idiot - Fyodor Dostoevsky
34 Notes From The Underground - Fyodor Dostoevsky
35 The Gambler - Fyodor Dostoevsky
36 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
37 The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
38 Sons And Lovers - D. H. Lawrence
39 Breakfast At Tiffany's - Truman Capote
40 Franny And Zooey - J.D. Salinger
41 The General Of The Dead Army - Ismail Kadare
42 The Centaur - John Updike
43 The Spy Who Came In From The Cold - John Le Carré
44 Bullet Park - John Cheever
45 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John Le Carré
46 Perfume - Patrick Süskind
47 The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
48 Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
49 The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford
50 Swann - Marcel Proust

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Miguel » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:01 pm

Listyguy: could you extend the deadline, by a week or two? I would like to submit a list, but, for several reasons, I can't finish it before August 31st. Of course, if the rest of the people agree.

Thanks.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:07 am

Miguel wrote:Listyguy: could you extend the deadline, by a week or two? I would like to submit a list, but, for several reasons, I can't finish it before August 31st. Of course, if the rest of the people agree.

Thanks.

Yeah that's fine!

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Miguel » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:23 pm

Ok. Thanks.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Nick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:05 pm

Tentative top 50...

1. David Foster Wallace- Infinite Jest
2. Joseph Heller- Catch-22
3. Miguel de Cervantes- Don Quixote
4. Kurt Vonnegut- Slaughterhouse-Five
5. Roberto Bolaño- 2666
6. Jorge Luis Borges- Labyrinths (Short Story Collection)
7. David Foster Wallace- The Pale King
8. Roberto Bolaño- The Savage Detectives
9. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons- Watchmen
10. J.R.R. Tolkien- The Lord of the Rings
11. Neal Stephenson- Snow Crash
12. George Orwell- 1984
13. James Joyce- Ulysses
14. Neal Stephenson- Cryptonomicon
15. Ralph Ellison- Invisible Man
16. Stephen King- It
17. Don DeLillo- Underworld
18. J.K. Rowling- The Harry Potter Series
19. Mark Twain- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
20. Philip Roth- American Pastoral
21. Herman Melville- Moby-Dick
22. Homer- The Iliad
23. Thomas Pynchon- Mason & Dixon
24. Cormac McCarthy- Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West
25. Homer- The Odyssey
26. Franz Kafka- The Metamorphosis
27. Bret Easton Ellis- American Psycho
28. Jack Kerouac- On the Road
29. Sylvia Plath- The Bell Jar
30. F. Scott Fitzgerald- The Great Gatsby
31. Aldous Huxley- Brave New World
32. Hunter S. Thompson- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
33. Douglas Adams- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series
34. Haruki Murakami- Norwegian Wood
35. Ernest Hemingway- The Old Man and the Sea
36. Thomas Pynchon- Gravity’s Rainbow
37. Stephen King- 11/22/63
38. Jane Austen- Pride and Prejudice
39. Don DeLillo- White Noise
40. Raymond Carver- What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Short Story Collection)
41. Cormac McCarthy- The Road
42. David Foster Wallace- Oblivion (Short Story Collection)
43. Nicholson Baker- The Mezzanine
44. John Steinbeck- The Grapes of Wrath
45. Philip K. Dick- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
46. Vladimir Nabokov- Lolita
47. George Orwell- Animal Farm
48. J.D. Salinger- The Catcher in the Rye
49. Oscar Wilde- The Picture of Dorian Gray
50. Kurt Vonnegut- Cat’s Cradle

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Nick » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:08 pm

Listyguy, I voted for the short story collection Labyrinths by Borges. However, in the recommendations thread I saw several mentions of Ficciones, also by Borges. Both Labyrinths and Ficciones are short story collections, and there is an extreme amount of overlap between the two with regards to the stories included. In this case, can any votes for Labyrinths and Ficciones be counted for the same book?

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:11 am

Nick wrote:Listyguy, I voted for the short story collection Labyrinths by Borges. However, in the recommendations thread I saw several mentions of Ficciones, also by Borges. Both Labyrinths and Ficciones are short story collections, and there is an extreme amount of overlap between the two with regards to the stories included. In this case, can any votes for Labyrinths and Ficciones be counted for the same book?

Looking over the contents of each, this seems reasonable.

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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby StevieFan13 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:40 pm

Change my #2 to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the rest stays the same.
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Re: AMF Favorite Books Poll: Voting Thread

Postby Listyguy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:25 am

StevieFan13 wrote:Change my #2 to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and the rest stays the same.

Watchmen is staying on the list right? Like it becomes #3? Or is it being replaced completely?


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