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jack's avatar

What is the best book in the world

Asked by jack (4points) March 16th, 2008
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Randy's avatar

Anything by Chuck Palahniuk!

Mtl_zack's avatar

either “the power of one” by Bryce Coutenay or “the man from st. petersberg” by ken follett. thats just my opinion.

trainerboy's avatar

“Excuse Me, Your LIfe Is Waiting” by Lynn Grabhorn.

brownlemur's avatar

+1 for the power of one
Shogun (James Clavell)
War and Peace (Tolstoy)
A short history of nearly everything (Bill Bryson)
Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates Tom Robbins
Things Fall Apart (Chinhua Achebe)
Roots (Alex Haley)

cornman's avatar

“The Christ Commision” by Og Mandino.

Lightlyseared's avatar

the god delusion by richard dawkins

purephase's avatar

ISHMAEL by Daniel Quinn

simone54's avatar

I’m proud of you guys. Nobody said The Bible.

squirbel's avatar

The Bible.

Happy now? And I mean it.

gailcalled's avatar

ULYSSES; James Joyce – I reread it once a decade and always find new issues.

shawcraw's avatar

the bible has sold more copies than any other book. I’m not a bible pusher just answering the question.

Theotherkid's avatar

well, the bible is good :). But my favorite novel is The Lightning Thief.

caly420's avatar

The God Delusion,
***The Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers!!
and pretty much anything published by McSweeney’s

gailcalled's avatar


allen_o's avatar

1984 george orwell

robhubbs's avatar

A Confederacy of Dunces

Dine's avatar

It hasn’t been written yet.

peedub's avatar

the little prince

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Lightlyseared's avatar

The Lord of the Rings.

Spargett's avatar

Thats an impssoble question to answer. But Ishmael is close. It should certainly replace the rotten, outdated, and backwards mythology of the bible.

Cardinal's avatar

mythology of the bible….......... Huh! My pick is still the bible. I admit it is harder for me to read then a Clive Cussler novel.

Spargett's avatar


Yes, mythology. In my opinion there will be a day far in the future (if humans make it that far) where it will be taught as “Christian Mythology” the same way we teach “Greek Mythology” to our children and funny stories of a big man upstairs controlling everyone with fancy mortal and immortal characters throughout.

And for anyone to knows alot about Christian and Greek mythology, they know how much of Christianity is borrowed (stolen) from the same Greek beliefs we mock and giggle at now.

“OMG, they actually believed that!? They’re so stupid!”.

It’s all about the social norm and conditioning. This is my thoroughly investigated opinion. You can choose to belive whatever you want, just as many choose to belive that the Holocaust never happened or that the moon landing was staged. Whatever makes you feel good inside.

susanc's avatar

The Plumed Serpent, DH Lawrence

woods's avatar

Spargett nailed it concerning the bible and what it will be seen as in future generations. Religions change around every 2000 years, roughly corresponding with the precession of the equinoxes. Christ = fish symbol = age of pisces, before that it was aries = rams & sheep symbolism, & etc. Currently, we are entering the Age of Aquarius which is what is causing all the fuss (the changing of the guard, so to speak). Anyway, “Hamlet’s Mill” is a great book that goes into further details.

gailcalled's avatar

@woods: Wasn’t the Age of Aquarius already dawning in 1967?

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