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tintin_in_arcata
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#1 · Posted: 18 Jun 2007 23:44
I think that there have been a couple of forums like this one, but they are mainly for your favorite other comics and stuff.
Also, there's the top ten films, so I thought there should be a top ten books.

Here are mine in no order:
(Tintin is understood to be one)

1 Abarat by Clive Barker,
2 Moomintroll by Tove Jansson, (and any other book about trolls)
3 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende,
4 Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card,
5 Secret Sacrament by Sheryll Jordan,
6 Coraline by Neil Gaiman,
7 The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman,
8 A Tale of Two Cities (or Great Expectations) by Charles Dickens,
9 Sabriel by Garth Nix,
10 Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

what are your top ten?
number1fan
Member
#2 · Posted: 19 Jun 2007 16:41
everysingle tintin book in what ever form but
a few of my faves are
War and Peace (leo tolsty)
watership down (richard adams)
thats about it i dont realy read that many books i like to read history books
toydreamer
Member
#3 · Posted: 20 Jun 2007 01:21
I'll give my top 5.

1. Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
2. Dune - Frank Herbert
3. Choir Boys - Joseph Wambaugh
4. One for the Money - Evanovich
5. A History of the Crusades - Steven Runciman
titanomega
Member
#4 · Posted: 20 Jun 2007 05:45
My top 10:

Storm Thief- Chris Wooding
Northern Lights/ The Golden Compass- Philip Pullman
Amulet of Samarkand- Jonathan Stroud
Ptolemy's Gate- Jonathan Stround
Golem's Eye- Jonathan Stroud
Sabriel- Garth Nix
Eragon- Chris Paolini
Eldest- Chris Paolini
HP and the Goblet of Fire- J.K. Rowling
HP and the Order of the Phoenix- J.K. Rowling
cigars of the beeper
Member
#5 · Posted: 4 Dec 2007 23:49
let's see if I can think of ten...

1. Lord of the Rings- (Tolkien)
2. Chronicles of Narnia- (CS Lewis)
3. The Mysterious Island- (Jules Verne)
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey- (Arthur C. Clarke)
5. The War of the Worlds- (HG Wells)
6. 20,000 Leaugues Under the Sea- (Jules Verne)
7. Robur the Conqueror- (Jules Verne)
8. A Journey to the Center of the Earth (pardon my American spelling) (Jules Verne)
9. The Hobbit-(Tolkien)
10.Moby Dick- (Herman Melville) (Probably one of my greatest reading feats)

This list is in no particular order.
Tintinrulz
Member
#6 · Posted: 5 Dec 2007 00:22 · Edited by: Tintinrulz
This was incredibly difficult for me (to narrow it down to only 10) but here they are...

In no particular order:

1. The Oath (Frank Peretti)
2. The Visitation (Frank Peretti)
3. Showdown (Ted Dekker)
4. The Circle Trilogy (Ted Dekker)
5. Thr3e (Ted Dekker)
6. The Chronicles of Narnia (C.S. Lewis)
7. The BFG (Roald Dahl)
8. The Old Kingdom series (Garth Nix)
9. The Never-ending Story (Michael Ende)
10.The Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
Dupondt
Member
#7 · Posted: 5 Dec 2007 16:29
i can't think of my top ten but i've just finished Vernon God Little, it's amazing, and i'm rereading A Prayer for Owen Meaney, I'd recommend that to anyone
mondrian
Member
#8 · Posted: 6 Dec 2007 17:04
I suppose it's novels you're after?

Beloved (Toni Morrison)
The Cancer Ward (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
Austerlitz (W.G. Sebald)
God's Bits of Wood (Sembène Ousmane)
Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)
The Egyptian (Mika Waltari)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)
The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
The Stranger (Camus)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Slaughterhouse five (Vonnegut)
The Sea-Crossed Fisherman (Yashar Kemal)
Crabwalk (Günter Grass)

That's already more than ten, have to stop listing then. I suppose few extras won't do any harm. Looking the list now, it looks a bit too much like "the official list of great novels", should've probably thought of some genres sometimes overlooked by critics. Nevertheless, all of these easily deserve to be recommended.
zaveri_tintin
Member
#9 · Posted: 9 Dec 2007 05:39
Here is my list:

The Godfather (Mario puzo)
Tale of two cities (Charles dickens)
Moonraker's bride (madeline Brent)
Kirkland Revels
Wings of the Falcon
River Rising (Jessica North)
Salem's Lot(Stephen King)
The Scarlet pimpernal
A study in scarlet-Sherlock holmes novel (Conan Doyle)
Titius Andronicus and all the shakespeare-tragedies
Sherlock Holmes (Conan Doyle)
Asterix series (Albert Uderzo)


Do not be surprised, but i hate Harry Potter.
zaveri_tintin
Member
#10 · Posted: 11 Dec 2007 14:31
Try to find and read Moonraker's bride . The plot allmost matches the plot of Secret of Unicorn and Red rackham's treasure.

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