Greatest Literature

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by Sergiyakun, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Sergiyakun

    Sergiyakun Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    United States
    Miami Florida
    I am curious as to who reads good books on gbatemp, so I'll start a fav thread >_<

    Mine are

    -Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    -Alice in Wonderland
  2. PettingZoo

    PettingZoo yesss

    Oct 5, 2008
    in the trap
    Twilight Saga
  3. Sergiyakun

    Sergiyakun Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    United States
    Miami Florida
    Oh well Modern Day its all harry Potter for me. I might get into the percy jackson books. they look pretty coo'
  4. jphriendly

    jphriendly GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 24, 2008
    United States
    Not exactly a classic (yet anyways).

    For me:

    The Odyssey
    The Great Gatsby
    Don Quixote
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Call of the Wild
    Lord of the Flies
    Alice in Wonderland is a great read as well.
  5. MuppetInvasion

    MuppetInvasion Banned

    Sep 30, 2008
    The Alphabet of Manliness. One of the greatest classics of our decade.
  6. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    Not so sure if some of these would be considered "the greatest", but it's all stuff I really enjoyed and can read over and over.

    Ninja - Eric Van Lustbader
    Miko - Eric Van Lustbader
    The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
    The Lord Of The Rings - JRR Tolkien
    Mister B Gone - Clive Barker
    The Stand - Stephen King
    The Dark Tower series - Stephen King
    The Rats - James Herbert
    Fluke - James Herbert
    The Flying Sorcerers - Larry Niven and David Gerrold
    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest - Ken Kesey
    Wiseguy (AKA Goodfellas) - Nicholas Pileggi
    Neuromancer - William Gibbons
    Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

    And some books that everybody should read

    Propoganda - Edward L Bernays
    The Shock Doctrine - Naomi Klein
    Between Two Ages - Zbigniew Brzezinski
    The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx
    Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler (not because I believe in the philosophies)
    The Soul of Man Under Socialism - Oscar Wilde
    State of Deception - S Luckert
  7. Hatsu

    Hatsu Someone's been killing, eh?

    Oct 19, 2009
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    Are you kidding me?!
  8. flameiguana

    flameiguana that's not me

    Jul 12, 2008
    United States
    No. I've personally asked him if he enjoys Twilight, and he is an avid reader.

    For me, its:

    Bram Stroker's Dracula
    The letters got a little tiresome, especially the stuff not related to the plot much. But hopefully that contributed to the credibility.

    Don Quixote
    An excellent book with some enjoyable humor.
  9. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 24, 2006
    I had to read this book in school. It was surprisingly good. I'd list it as one of my favourites.
  10. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I prefer the Aeneid over the Odyssey and Illyad.
    Sticking with Romans- Juvenal's satires- the guy had it nailed long before any modern comedian.

    Most other things of Ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome and that whole area/time period I had to I wouldn't say suffer through school but it did not do my desire to pick one up on the offchance any good. Give me a book of legends though and I will be happy enough for a few hours.

    Book of five rings by Miyamoto Musashi. A book on how to use swords by arguably one of the greatest swordsmen that ever lived.
    Hagakure (sometimes known in the west as in the shadow of the leaves) by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. I only have/have read the somewhat abridged version but from what I understand I have not missed anything special. A book on Samurai philosophy and with the one above probably the source of just about every quote you will have ever seen on the subject.

    I also have a copy of the Art of War and while it is very good I do not enjoy it as much as the two above.

    Beowulf is one of my favourites of any timeframe.

    1971/1972 probably does not count as classic literature just yet but Roadside picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (source book for the STALKER film and games).

    A Journey to the Center of the Earth- a bit dry for me but certainly a good read.
  11. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

    Mar 7, 2009
    The Pride and the Prejudice
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Real book go google it
  12. Tsukyndale

    Tsukyndale Banned

    Dec 29, 2009
    Older favourites:
    Pride & Prejudice
    The Divine Comedy

    Among newer ones:
    Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
    Lamb - Christopher Moore
  13. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

    Apr 6, 2009
    GPS not available in this area
    Roald Dahl
    Agatha Christie-Only a few
    There are a few more which I can't remember.
  14. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

    Former Staff
    Jun 24, 2008
    United States
    1984 - George Orwell

    Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut


    These aren't classics, per se, but are worth mentioning.

    The Sword of Truth series - Terry Goodkind

    The Nightrunner series - Lynn Flewelling

    The Xanth books - Piers Anthony

    Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
  15. Sergiyakun

    Sergiyakun Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    United States
    Miami Florida
    What would be your top 5 here?
  16. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    Hmmm, not sure I could pick just 5. If I was forced to though I'd say

    The Shock Doctrine
    The Soul of Man Under Socialism
    The Dark Tower series
    The Flying Sorcers
    The Hobbit
  17. Snorlax


    Apr 26, 2008
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.
    Douglas Adams was such a good writer. [​IMG]
  18. windsail

    windsail Newbie

    Dec 19, 2009
    United States
    Earthsea Trilogy - LeGuin
    Tolkien - from The Hobbit to Sigurd and Gudrun

    Call of the Wild, White Fang, ect. - Jack London
    The Yearling
    Where the Red Fern Grows
  19. Ireland 1

    Ireland 1 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 21, 2008
    I like A tale of two cites by Dickens
  20. Danny Tanner

    Danny Tanner GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 28, 2009
    United States
    New York
    WTF no one here likes Fox in Socks?
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