EVEN BETTER IF YOU CHOSE YOUR ABSOLUTE #1 FAV I hope this isn’t a dup but i didn’t have permission to be able to see the other post and loving books, wanting suggestions and frustrated I couldn’t see the other post I had to ask! I would love some great new ideas about what to pick up and this is the best community of people i can think of to ask such a question. If you guys and gals had to pick your absolute #1 favorite that would be even better!
To start off I have to say my #1 is the Three Muskateers – Alexandre Dumas!!!! just thinking about it makes my heart throb and I think anyone who’s read it knows how I feel. All around and in every literary aspect is was the mona lisa of literature. Dumas is not only a genius in literary device but the story telling, plot, his use of illusion and how he uses words within his chosen vocabulary and within every sentence or fragment of dialogue was just absolutely spectacular…. I think to some people this would seem cliche or a choice easily looked over because its a story everyone pretty much knows about to some degree. However, we all know a movie compared to a book always brings about limp comparisons and this book was the epitome of that notion in every way I could’ve thought of. I love books but am a very slow reader and I breezed through this (albeit on vacation) in a day because it really was just that amazing…. I highly suggest to EVERYONE!!!
…well alrighty heethens I’m excited to see what you all post and to get to a few of your suggestions and favorites!!! PLEASE name favorites and then differentiate your suggestions – only ’cause i think sharing favs we can get more inter personal and I wanna know you guys!!! Peace love unity respect my peeps
I’d had the Three Muskateer’s in the category that you noted of stories that I feel like I already know, however I certainly feel rather compelled to give it a go with your likening it to the mona lisa of literature! ^_^
I am a huge fan of ‘The Last Question’ by Isaac Asimov. I believe it to be more accurate than any of the religions in this timeline, it is a short novel, proberbly only a 30 minute read, it absolutely changed my life though.
After that ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy’ series by Douglas Adams is my favourite novel. Absolutely wonderful, I would not have the same respect for mathematics that I do now, nor the awareness of life after death (and having lived before!) as a logical implication of mathematics.
Lastly, ‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy.. Is pure beauty. So much depth and passion woven into every page.
http://multivax.com/last_question.html – Is a link to ‘The Last Question’… I personally reccommend diving into it with a frame of mind of religion being an argument of ‘who is least wrong’.. Bump Asimov’s view here to a religion, and he wins the entire argument for this timeline.