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Old 10-20-2019, 06:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Your favorite Book?

What's your favourite book(s) and why?
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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"An Unknown Woman" by Alice Koller.

This is a memoir written by a woman in her thirties who had just gotten her PhD in Philosophy. Alice shares her courageous journey - a journey inward, undertaken alone, in the middle of winter on all, but deserted Nantucket. Alice found and discarded the deepest source of her profound unhappiness. Alone, she faced all that she had fled from throughout the thirty-seven years of her life. Alone. she discovered the beginnings of her own vision for a new life.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

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The Standing Spot

The Standing Spot
An autobiographical novel by Eric Gilbert Williams
This is the story of a childs journey through bullying, crime, drugs and redemption.
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The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan

These are probably my all-time favourite books. Surreal, dark, gothic, humourous. Mervyn Peake has such a gift for creating characters that remain with a person forever.

Thanks for starting this thread Svraka. It is good to be reminded of these pleasures.
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Old 01-17-2020, 05:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wheel of Fortune by Susan Howatch

Wheel of Fortune is a family saga set in Gower. It is a modern retelling of the story of the Black Prince, John of Gaunt, Richard II and Henry IV and V, so as you can imagine there is quite a lot of drama and murder. The plot concerns the Godwin family and their obsession to possess the family estate Oxmoon, which represents the throne of England. The story is told from the perspective of six characters from pre-World War I to the 1970s. The fact that she incorporates a version of the story of Edward IIs murder and his wife Isabella's imprisonment for his murder and her subsequent madness makes for a really interesting story line.

I have read many of her books, Cashelmara, Penmarric, Sins of the Father, The Rich are Different and Wheel of Fortune. I love them all.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:12 AM   #6 (permalink)

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Suki, I vaguely remember reading Penmarric many years ago.

Svraka, do you have a personal favourite?
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