What is your favorite novel that you would recommend to others?
I am in the midst of reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayne Rand. This book was written in 1946, but it is uncanny how much it relates to our world today. I reccommend it to anyone who is concerned about our country becoming a nannystate. I certainly want to mention the author's talent for making the words flow throughout the novel so that she showcases the beauty of writing as an art.
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, perhaps because I was a teacher of handicapped kids for quite a long time and felt compassion for the characters in the story, and I,too, am from the south. I lived in Alabama and Georgia for most of my life. Maybe if the world had a few more people like Atticus, a father and town attorney who defended with a heartfelt strength, then there would be a better world for all of us.
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel. It's a wonderful story about a beautiful opened-minded Indian boy, lost at sea with a 650 lb Bengal Tiger named Richard APrker. This book wil change your life.
My favorite novel is "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. It is similar to Mary Contrary's suggestion of "Atlas Shrugged", but I personally preferred "The Fountainhead". It is not a short read, but I fell in love with Ayn Rand's writing when I was a sophomore in high school, and I have read her major works multiple times, getting something new out of them each time. Her characters are so unique and complex, and you'll find yourself completely lost in Rand's writing.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It's about a missionary family who move from the U.S. to the Belgian Congo in 1959. Really good read.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. This book is a wonderfully imaginative story that is interwoven with mythology.
My favorite is John Masters ' Bhowani Junction'. This is an excellent novel with all the ingradients of romance,love, sex and above all history. It mirrors the period when the British were leaving India. A must for all who want to read a good stry.
"A Tale of Two Cities" is my "chicken soup for the soul." I love the way it is framed and the foreshadowing and the varied and wonderfully-developed characters. Every time I read it I find something new.
Just talking about it makes me happy.
There are so many good ones out there, it's so hard to pick just one. One of my favorites has always been The Hobbit, by Tolkien. I can reread it and still be just as entertained as I was the very first time I stumbled across the book back in middle school.
by Suzette Walker 5 years ago
Do you have a favorite novel you have read that you like more than others?What is the name of the novel and who is the author? Describe why you like the novel and would you recommend it to others for reading?
by Motown2Chitown 7 years ago
Most of us are avid readers, I'd assume. I'd like to give some time to what novels and books have affected you dramatically in some way - such as prompting you to change your life or just opening your mind to a new understanding of certain things. Do you read them again and again and...
by rochelj 6 years ago
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by Michaelmas 7 years ago
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by Asli E. 5 years ago
What is your favourite book of all time? Why would you recommend it?How does literature released in the last 10 years compare with older, more classical styles of writing? I know that this varies greatly from genre to genre but am interested in finding a general overview.
by Susannah Birch 8 years ago
I love 'We the living'. Saddest romance ever.Second to that I'd go with 'Anthem'.What's your favourite Ayn Rand book?
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