Your five favourite books of all time.

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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by mavisbramston » 14 Jan 2018, 14:54

Thanks for that Pamela.
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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by Perrorist » 14 Jan 2018, 18:07

I hope you weren't the cause! :lol:

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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by Hughie » 15 Jan 2018, 11:10

lynny wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 13:59
Books I am always happy to read again........

Treasure Island
David Copperfield
A Tale of Two Cities
Great Expectations
Any book by Ian Rankin
Just like most young lads back in the early fifties I was fascinated by R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island - saw the movie and read the book more than once. Visited his home in Samoa while on a Hawaiian cruise out of Sydney a couple of years ago. Earlier I had downloaded the book to my iPad. Not long after leaving Samoa I got the early stages of the dreaded lurgy, and was confined to my cabin for two days as we crossed the dateline. So, Treasure Island was re-read on Thursday and Thursday with room service.
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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by lynny » 15 Jan 2018, 13:17

".............So, Treasure Island was re-read on Thursday and Thursday with room service."

:lol: :lol: that's funny Hughie - although I'm sure you didn't think so at the time.

Treasure Island is a wonderful tale. Good to read in character as well - as my grandsons will agree :icon_biggrin:

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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by Perrorist » 15 Jan 2018, 16:20

Treasure Island was one of my favourites, too. I saw the film, with Robert Newton as Long John Silver. Also, The Blue Lagoon, starring Jean Simmons. As a young boy in the freezing English winters, I never expected I'd ever visit such places.

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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by Dreamweaver » 16 Jan 2018, 20:35

Mavis, looks like your all time favourite is Crime and Punishment!

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mavisbramston wrote:
04 Jan 2018, 10:28
Here are mine. Test is limiting it to five but here goes.
1. A Confederacy of Dunces
2. Crime and Punishment
3.Cathcher in The Rye
4. Coles funny picture Book
5. The Thorn Bird
mavisbramston wrote:
12 Mar 2016, 13:19
Love to know yours. Its hard to narrow it down to five but here goes.

1. Crime and Punishment.. Had to read it for literature class. Never forgot it and read it a few times. The use of annalogy and metaphore amazes me. The imagery is extraordinary
2 Wuthering Heights vivid rich characters and towering romance.
3. The series of Winnie the pooh no matter how old I get I still find great charm in the marvellous world of AAMilne. I love the characters and those pictures are a constant delight. Then there sre the poems The anthology Now we wre six and When we were very young. The kings Breakfast is still a favourite.
4 The secret river. A great read
5 it. By Stephen King gripping read

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Re: Your five favourite books of all time.

Post by mavisbramston » 20 Jan 2018, 22:01

That looks pretty much correct. I keep changing my favourites but Crime and punishment is always present. I think the characters are so rich and vivid and the allegories remarkable. Loved it as a student, i think it had a huge impact on me.It perhaps changed my life.

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