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If you could only recommend one book to someone and that would be the only book they ever read....what book would it be and why?


I read all types of books, seeing that I have over 276 now on my book shelves...last one read being the Piano Tuner....

I would have to chose a book that I remember totally being eveloped by...I called out of work to read it....skipped watching tv....playing tennis even to finish it

a Density of Souls by Christopher Rice

It is not the most emotional book, nor most life changing...what it did though was make me forget about the stress of college and everything else in my life for that one week...

I am patient, but do not push, for it is silently one night I will wake, and you will find me gone come morning.

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Patrick Süskind - Perfume

Genius book.
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My first thought was the Gospel of Mark--but I'm sure no one wants to hear that.

Then I thought, "From the Little Bighorn to the Last Cavalry Charge," but that's actually ten books (a series), and besides, they're not published yet.

I finally narrowed the crapshoot down a tie:
'Zorba the Greek,' by Nikos Kazantzakis...
or 'Lonesome Dove,' by Larry McMurtry.
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Patrick Süskind - Perfume

Genius book.
Yep, Perfume is excellent. But I'd go for Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (it's short as well!)
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Finding Myself - Toby Litt.

It's funny and well-written and contemporary.

CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI | CIPOLLA


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CHARDY | CHIUDINELLI | CIPOLLA


Bemelmans|Camerin|Cornet|Crivoi|Cuevas|Dentoni|Dod ig|Garbin|Granollers
Hlavackova|Ilhan|Kohli|Kuznetsov|Lammer|Mannarino| Menendez|Phau|Polansky
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Boy 2 Girl by Terrence Blacker.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Absolutely brilliant

"I knew I had it in me. And I knew if I fought hard enough, and I kept fighting, even if I kept falling, I was going to get up and do it."


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My first thought was the Gospel of Mark--but I'm sure no one wants to hear that.

Then I thought, "From the Little Bighorn to the Last Cavalry Charge," but that's actually ten books (a series), and besides, they're not published yet.

I finally narrowed the crapshoot down a tie:
'Zorba the Greek,' by Nikos Kazantzakis...
or 'Lonesome Dove,' by Larry McMurtry.
Remember it is the first and last book someone will ever read.....without judgement or knowledge of what the book will mean....

I am patient, but do not push, for it is silently one night I will wake, and you will find me gone come morning.

I'm a male
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Remember it is the first and last book someone will ever read.....without judgement or knowledge of what the book will mean....
In which case, I'll stick with Mark, although Luke has his strong points, too.
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An array of choices....hmmm

I am patient, but do not push, for it is silently one night I will wake, and you will find me gone come morning.

I'm a male
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Finding Myself - Toby Litt.

It's funny and well-written and contemporary.



What is this book about?

I am patient, but do not push, for it is silently one night I will wake, and you will find me gone come morning.

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