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9. 1. Patrick O'Brien - The Aubrey/Maturin series
(20 volumes, but it's all one story)
2. Robert McCammon - Boy's Life
3. Barry Hughart - the Master Li/Number Ten Ox books
(Bridge of Birds/The Story of the Stone/Eight Skilled Gentlemen)
4. Dan Simmons - Summer of Night
5. J.K. Rowling - the Harry Potter series

n.b. fiction only
I am missing many favorites, to be sure.
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  - In no particular order......  bowens43   Jul-27-05 09:32 AM   #1 
  - Can't believe I left Vonnegut off my list!  rbnyc   Jul-27-05 12:50 PM   #50 
  - 1. The Stand ~ Stephen King.....  jus_the_facts   Jul-27-05 09:35 AM   #2 
  - I left off SALEM'S LOT by Stephen King  Shredr   Jul-27-05 12:56 PM   #55 
  - I was too scared as a kid to read it...had to wait untill I was older...  jus_the_facts   Jul-27-05 07:52 PM   #69 
  - Oooo how could I forget....Lord of the Rings?  jus_the_facts   Jul-27-05 08:38 PM   #92 
  - 1) Catch-22 - Joseph Heller  Richardo   Jul-27-05 09:37 AM   #3 
  - In no particular order  mutley_r_us   Jul-27-05 09:41 AM   #4 
  - You really liked The Catcher In The Rye???  Lilyhoney   Jul-27-05 10:33 AM   #17 
  - Yeah!  mutley_r_us   Jul-27-05 10:38 AM   #22 
  - I don't mean to be rude.  Lilyhoney   Jul-27-05 10:50 AM   #28 
     - I guess I identified somehow with Holden.  mutley_r_us   Jul-27-05 11:00 AM   #33 
     - It's just the writing was'nt good for me.  Lilyhoney   Jul-27-05 01:43 PM   #64 
     - I think you have to be of a certain age to 'get' Catcher.  Richardo   Jul-27-05 11:45 AM   #41 
        - The book makes me angry.  Lilyhoney   Jul-27-05 01:39 PM   #63 
  - LOL  rbnyc   Jul-27-05 12:51 PM   #51 
  - I loved CATCHER in Jr. High  Shredr   Jul-27-05 12:57 PM   #56 
  - In no order  Lilyhoney   Jul-27-05 03:55 PM   #65 
  - I hate that book nt  yellowdogintexas   Jul-27-05 08:36 PM   #91 
  - Les Miserables is definitely one of the best - unabridged of course. nt  MJDuncan1982   Jul-27-05 11:04 AM   #36 
  - Wow.  mutley_r_us   Jul-27-05 05:56 PM   #67 
  - Nice Mutley, good stuff  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:08 PM   #72 
  - These are the ones I have reread most often  swag   Jul-27-05 09:43 AM   #5 
  - heh heh  pitohui   Jul-27-05 08:15 PM   #76 
  - Catch-22, America's greatest contribution to literature  Feles Mala   Jul-27-05 09:49 AM   #6 
  - Nice list. I need to revisit the Heller and Vonnegut. Thanks for the  swag   Jul-27-05 09:53 AM   #8 
  - I highly recommend Heller's "Something Happened" as well.  Feles Mala   Jul-27-05 10:54 AM   #29 
  - CATCH-22 is on my "to read" shelf.  Shredr   Jul-27-05 01:00 PM   #57 
  - Needless to say, I agree!  Catch22Dem   Jul-27-05 09:40 PM   #110 
  - INPO  XNASA   Jul-27-05 09:51 AM   #7 
  - "Tropic of Cancer" was a crazy thrill.  swag   Jul-27-05 09:59 AM   #10 
  - I picked up......  XNASA   Jul-27-05 10:32 AM   #16 
     - Thanks.  swag   Jul-27-05 10:42 AM   #25 
  - Confederacy of Dunces  MJDuncan1982   Jul-27-05 11:05 AM   #37 
     - new edition out on the tables @ Borders last week. It is a great  yellowdogintexas   Jul-27-05 08:43 PM   #94 
  - 1. Patrick O'Brien - The Aubrey/Maturin series  MN ChimpH8R   Jul-27-05 09:57 AM   #9 
  - Summer of Night is excellent  bicentennial_baby   Jul-27-05 09:59 AM   #11 
     - If you like "Summer of Night"  MN ChimpH8R   Jul-27-05 10:13 AM   #14 
  - I seem to like Roths:  regularguy   Jul-27-05 10:02 AM   #12 
  - Money, Martin Amis!  Twillig   Jul-27-05 11:26 AM   #38 
  - In no order:  jane_pippin   Jul-27-05 10:06 AM   #13 
  - I need to read Middlesex  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:12 PM   #73 
     - Middlesex is ridiculously brilliant  Jean Louise Finch   Jul-27-05 09:10 PM   #102 
        - that's what I've heard  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 09:49 PM   #111 
  - Great Books  wicasa   Jul-27-05 10:20 AM   #15 
  - I just came across my copy of Zen and art of... while I was doing  Feles Mala   Jul-27-05 10:56 AM   #31 
  - We have a philosopher here  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:16 PM   #77 
  - Mine...  Spider Jerusalem   Jul-27-05 10:35 AM   #18 
  - Joseph Conrad  XemaSab   Jul-27-05 10:37 AM   #21 
  - Yes indeed...  Spider Jerusalem   Jul-27-05 10:44 AM   #26 
  - As do you my friend...  bicentennial_baby   Jul-27-05 12:09 PM   #45 
  - i thought about mentioning Spider Jerusalem  upoceg   Jul-27-05 08:32 PM   #85 
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  - Some of my favorites:  XemaSab   Jul-27-05 10:36 AM   #20 
  - The Power of Myth - Joe Campbell  moof   Jul-27-05 10:41 AM   #23 
  - Joseph Campbell and Noam Chomsky!  Shredr   Jul-27-05 01:02 PM   #58 
  - Well, let's see  Bassic   Jul-27-05 10:41 AM   #24 
  - In no real order except the first  ikri   Jul-27-05 10:48 AM   #27 
  - Don Quixote  caty   Jul-27-05 10:55 AM   #30 
  - 1) Les Miserables - Hugo  MJDuncan1982   Jul-27-05 10:58 AM   #32 
  - It seems we all have similar tastes here  Reverend_Smitty   Jul-27-05 11:01 AM   #34 
  - Here ya go--  Z_I_Peevey   Jul-27-05 11:01 AM   #35 
  - My obscure list (all 20th century writers tho :) )  Taverner   Jul-27-05 11:29 AM   #39 
  - I listed Choke too, great book  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:19 PM   #79 
  - The Growth of Biological Thought - Ernst Mayr  I Know How To Do it   Jul-27-05 11:42 AM   #40 
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  - I tend towards speculative fiction  TrogL   Jul-27-05 11:50 AM   #43 
  - Dhalgren!!!!  kevsand   Jul-27-05 09:08 PM   #100 
  - My seven  LynneSin   Jul-27-05 11:54 AM   #44 
  - Tough to do but here goes:  Mz Pip   Jul-27-05 12:33 PM   #46 
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  - I have the original 1967 BBC  Mz Pip   Jul-27-05 05:38 PM   #66 
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  - Tough one  ceile   Jul-27-05 12:40 PM   #47 
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  - Here are mine...  edbermac   Jul-27-05 12:55 PM   #54 
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  - ummmm  anarch   Jul-27-05 01:07 PM   #59 
  - Collected works of William Shakespere  new_beawr   Jul-27-05 01:15 PM   #60 
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  - Tough, but ranked  JohnnyBoots   Jul-27-05 06:11 PM   #68 
  - I just did this for a work project.  mac56   Jul-27-05 07:55 PM   #70 
  - Ok here we go.....  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:06 PM   #71 
  - Gabriel Garcia Marquez is awesome  enigmatic   Jul-27-05 08:25 PM   #81 
  - I interviewed Sherman Alexie two years ago, talked to him for about  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:29 PM   #82 
     - Really?  enigmatic   Jul-27-05 08:30 PM   #83 
        - yeah, I have it on a little mini-recording tape  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 08:33 PM   #86 
           - Can you convert it to an mp3 file?  enigmatic   Jul-27-05 08:36 PM   #90 
              - I wouldn't even know how to do it  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 09:01 PM   #97 
                 - Let me think about this  enigmatic   Jul-27-05 09:08 PM   #101 
                    - cool  Wetzelbill   Jul-27-05 09:12 PM   #103 
  - Might want to stay out of  XemaSab   Jul-27-05 09:01 PM   #96 
  - No particular order:  bikebloke   Jul-27-05 08:12 PM   #74 
  - Mine  enigmatic   Jul-27-05 08:15 PM   #75 
  - No particular order...  Blue_In_AK   Jul-27-05 08:18 PM   #78 
  - in no order, but with some commentary  upoceg   Jul-27-05 08:31 PM   #84 
  - Ada, or Ardor  XemaSab   Jul-27-05 09:03 PM   #98 
     - dirty filthy dirty dirty nasty filthy....  upoceg   Jul-27-05 09:20 PM   #105 
        - oh for sure  XemaSab   Jul-27-05 09:22 PM   #106 
           - reads better than DH Lawrence.  upoceg   Jul-27-05 09:30 PM   #108 
              - word  XemaSab   Jul-27-05 09:37 PM   #109 
  - OK, my list:  yellowdogintexas   Jul-27-05 08:34 PM   #87 
  - OK here's my list in no particular order:  grannylib   Jul-27-05 08:36 PM   #88 
  - ok here's five  pitohui   Jul-27-05 08:36 PM   #89 
  - In no particular order...  greendog   Jul-27-05 08:40 PM   #93 
  - Paring it to 5 is tough..here goes  AVulgarianHue   Jul-27-05 08:58 PM   #95 
  - Okla Hannali, by R.A. Lafferty. So far above any other,  Redstone   Jul-27-05 09:06 PM   #99 
  - My list, in no particular order  Jean Louise Finch   Jul-27-05 09:16 PM   #104 
  - Had to think about this a while.  kevsand   Jul-27-05 09:24 PM   #107 
  - Tough! Here goes:  Glorfindel   Jul-27-05 09:51 PM   #112 
  - Mine are almost all trilogies or series.  MrSlayer   Jul-28-05 03:36 PM   #114 
 

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