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which one is ur favorite book??

lusha tak
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Mine is The little Prince by AntoineDeSaintExupery. a must read for all age groups..This bok is truly after my heart..i have gifted it to my Dad...my frenz...and myself have read it a couple of times....when i am down and out...this book lifts up my spirits...
which one is urs???
curious to know...
Lusha
gautham kasinath
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Huh, I dont remember what the heck happend in my past. I cant figure out what is happening in my present, I might as well, try to see if everybody feels that way..

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R K Singh
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The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
right now going through "Atlas Shrugged" .. and again its good .. again made me think about myself and the way world works
gautham kasinath
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you were supposed to give the name of the book thats yer fav. maate..
not the ones that you have read and are reading..
Lupo
[ December 04, 2002: Message edited by: gautham kasinath ]
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who moved my cheese
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Oh I have one, I have one!
This one with the big yellow cover ... Aarh, I just cant remember its name! Its very thick, yellow cover, and has so many names and numbers in it.. I read it quite often - like a couple of times a day...
Still can't remember its name!
God, I am getting old!
R K Singh
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Originally posted by gautham kasinath:
you were supposed to give the name of the book thats yer fav. maate..

Lupo

Kasinath Bhaiya,
Fountainhead is my favorite and Atlas Shrugged, the one right now I am going through is by the same author "Ayn Rand", if you have ever heard this name before ... and till now it is as good as the previous one.
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Ender's Game by Cord
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Originally posted by Alex Ayzin:
Ender's Game by Cord

Yes! Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I just listened to this as I was driving north for Thanksgiving. It was awesome! I ran out and bought the sequel the same day I got back (the actual book this time, not the audio CD ).
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"Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal" by Ayn Rand
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Originally posted by Ravish Kumar:
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
right now going through "Atlas Shrugged" .. and again its good .. again made me think about myself and the way world works

Atlas Shrugged is mine.
You'll find out why.
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gautham kasinath
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no my friend. I aint an avid reader.. and If I cud read something it better be in PDF..
BTW who the heck is Ayn Rand. And what kinda books does this person write? Enlighten me, Oh! Wise one... :roll:
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Deja vu
http://www.coderanch.com/t/36490/md/Books-their-influences
gautham kasinath
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well, that sure was deja vu..
hhmm I am tempted to wonder.. why doesnt read the Gita, Bible or Kuran and say that changed thier lives?? - no offence intended guys.
And BTW I m still waiting for the answer oh! wise one!!
Lupo
Ofcourse, if there is a book that changed my life.. @ least deflected it a little. it is some books on Java
R K Singh
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:

Atlas Shrugged is mine.
You'll find out why.
Mark

Let me finish .. then I contact you....
FYI I am very slow reader.
lusha tak
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i have FountainHead..a friend gifted it to me...dont know why i didnt read it...i think the thick size scared me a lot ...i think after so many recommendations i will tread it now...
Besides i think i have few more to mention....
1)Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
2)Men are from Mars and women are from Venus by John Gray
3)Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Tom Hughes
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Nice topic. Some of your choices have now made their way onto my Christmas list !
My choices are The Great Gatsby (F. ScottFitzgerald) and 1984 (George Orwell). Two great novels that get better everytime I read them.
T.
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Originally posted by David Weitzman:
Deja vu
And I even gave the same answer!
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Originally posted by Tom Hughes:
My choices are The Great Gatsby (F. ScottFitzgerald) and 1984 (George Orwell). Two great novels that get better everytime I read them.
I find both of them too depressing. Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is the same, brilliant but it's just too depressing to re-read. My favorite novel for re-readability is "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. I have read it at least half a dozen times.
R K Singh
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Originally posted by lusha tak:
i have FountainHead..a friend gifted it to me...dont know why i didnt read it...i think the thick size scared me a lot ...i think after so many recommendations i will tread it now...

I read it after 2 yr of buying it, I buy it because it was thick and I wanted to read atleast one thick novel. Its true that lot of my friends recommended it to me. But I did not know that it can change you the way you see things.
and after reading, I hated its hero, still I remember his name, Hoard Roark.
I hate her heros. They are real hero, but the only problem I see with their heros, all are happy and they always remain happy. Nothing touch them. and they are practical. After reading if you see around, you will find Hoard.
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Originally posted by gautham kasinath:
well, that sure was deja vu..
hhmm I am tempted to wonder.. why doesnt read the Gita, Bible or Kuran and say that changed thier lives?? - no offence intended guys.

Many people today seek a more rational basis for morality and how to live life and structure society. I'm not saying Ayn Rand has all the answers, but the ones she does have seem plausibly consistent and logical.
Which has done more for human progress; human reason or mystical writings? Which has promoted more misunderstanding, hatred, and war?

And BTW I m still waiting for the answer oh! wise one!!

See http://www.aynrand.org/ for more info on Ayn Rand. She stresses logic and freedom as her basic themes. I always preferred her non fiction books rather than her long novels (although I read Atlas Shrugged twice), but she packs a lot of philosophy into her novels.
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You read Ayn Rand for her PHILOSOPHY :roll: . .
Heck, her RELATIONSHIPS are so intense that they sizzle .


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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
You read Ayn Rand for her PHILOSOPHY :roll: . .
Heck, her RELATIONSHIPS are so intense that they sizzle .

One's relationship with one self (self esteem / self respect) determines one's relations with others. Ayn sets the foundation for this philosophically in her books, and her disciple Nathaniel Branden successfully built an entire psychology and therapy out of it.
In a broader context, she updates John Locke, and gives proof of the moral supremacy of capitalism and freedom over all other forms of systems. My favorite is "The Rights of Man" in the book "Capitalism : The Unknown Ideal". Its just a few pages long, but real dynamite in all its implications.
Alex Ayzin
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Sequel to Orson Cards' "Ender's Game" - Speaker for the dead's also amazing. Yesterday I finished
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. To those of you who liked Jonathan Silver... Seagull - you're gonna love it.
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gautham kasinath
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Well, Looking at this I guess I m gonna get bored with and..
Anyway talking of phil. have you guys read the Gods' Debris??
Gods' Debris
That was my first phil. and I liked it.
Happy reading y'all!!
Regds
Lupo
P.S. Have a swell weekend y'all!
R K Singh
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Some people see it as philosphy, but I see it as ultimate truth for all time.
AW its not a big issue if cant read it, I have no time to pursue you to read it..
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Very hard for me toparticularly one among the many books I have read. But I have been loving to read the book "The Hundred" by Michael H. Hart which is still now in my hand...


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Ashley Pratt
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the best book..
The Ultimate HitchHikers Guide to Galaxy BY Douglas Adams...
great stuff..cant get it out of my mind..
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R K Singh
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:

You'll find out why.
Mark

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