Re: Your all time Top 11 favorite books
I'll never be able to narrow it down to eleven. We'll see how it goes.
No particular rank.
-The Right Stuff. Tom Wolfe
- A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway
- Dharma Bums and On the Road. Kerouac
- The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck (Maybe #1)
-Jarhead. Anthony Swofford
- All The President's Men. Bernstein, Woodward
- The Rum Diary. Hunter Thompson
- Fight Club. Chuck Palahniuk
- Moneyball. Michael Lewis
- Helter Skelter. Buglliosi
- The Natural. Bernard Malamuc
- Hell's Angels. Hunter Thompson (Another maybe #1)
- Strip Tease. Carl Hiaasen
- All The King's Men. Robert Penn Warren
- Thank You For Smoking. Christopher Buckley
- Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse Five. Maybe Slapstick. Vonnegut.
- Fear and Loathing either in Las Vegas or on the Campaign Trail '72. Hard to choose
- Hiroshima. John Hersey. (maybe #1)
- Big Sur. Kerouac
- The Bonfire of the Vanities. Wolfe
- Stormy Weather or Tourist Season. Carl Hiaasen.
- The Jordan Rules. Sam Smith
- Game of Shadows. Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. It's intresting and they almost went to prison for it.
- The First Third. Neal Cassady
- Clemente by David Maraniss.
- 1984. George Orwell.
- The Boys of Summer. Roger Kahn.
- Either of the Summer of ' books by David Halberstam as well as The Fifties.
- The Jungle. Upton Sinclair.
- How Disney Devours the World. Carl Hiaasen
- Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Wolfe. (Maybe #1)
- Old Man and the Sea. Hemingway
-all of the other Carl Hiaasen books. Read anything you can from Carl Hiaasen
I had a felling there would be more than 11. I can't and won't cut it down. If anything there should probably be more of them. I'm sure I've forgotten plenty that I should have ranked.
Last edited by Gainesville Red; 02-28-2007 at 01:03 AM.
Reason: I forgot Old Man and the Sea.