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Paper book format 159 66.53%
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Apple iPad 6 2.51%
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Old 21st April 2006, 15:27   #136
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Too many favourites to limit to 5, but here are some of them:

1. Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
2. The Day After Tomorrow - Allan Folsom
3. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (childhood favourite) - Jules Verne
4. The Shining - Stephen King
5. Papillon - Henry Charriere

Currently reading "Cradle" by Arthur C. Clarke
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Old 21st April 2006, 17:23   #137
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Hi,

These are few of my favorites:

Enid Blyton's books are the BEST, period. Especially the so called "Tea", those kids had always contained loads of Ginger Ale and Cookies and Choclate cakes.

1. The Catcher In The Rye - J D Salinger
2. The Class - Eric Segal ( I feel this one is better than his famous 'Love Story')
3. Strong Medicine - Arthur Hailey (all his other works are almost as good)
4. Fountain Head - Ayn Rand
5. The Odessa File - Frederick Forsythe
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Old 21st April 2006, 17:31   #138
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2. The Class - Eric Segal ( I feel this one is better than his famous 'Love Story')
3. Strong Medicine - Arthur Hailey (all his other works are almost as good)
these are my favourites too...particularly strong medicine, one of the best book i have ever read... another favourite from hailey was hotel.
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Old 21st April 2006, 17:48   #139
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hailey is an old bore man....... try ludlum... he's gud
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Old 22nd April 2006, 00:07   #140
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my fav 5 would be..

1. Godfather - for the character of Don Corleone
2. Da vinci code - for the details put in by the author
3. Maneaters of Kumaon - for Jim Corbett
4. Not a penny more, Not a penny less - jeffrey archer - awesome story
5. Losing my virginity - autobiography of Richard Branson - for the craziness that dwells in him..


currently i am reading The eleventh commandment by Jeffrey Archer

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Old 23rd April 2006, 01:16   #141
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For the people in IT industry,

The World is Flat by Friedman

A wonderful book!!
I beg to differ on the fact that this book is for people in the IT sector.
In fact the book is must read for every Indian as it depicts the boom in Indian economy.
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Old 9th June 2006, 11:47   #142
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just finished reading KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini.
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Old 25th July 2006, 17:56   #143
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Just finished reading BARBARIANS AT THE GATE by Burrough and Helyar. Its a real story about the events that culminated at the $25 billion leveraged buyout (LBO) of RJR NABISCO in the year 1988.

Its about money,ego, greed of corporate america. Suspense is held till the very end and its a page turner..... Though its a real story, it has got all the suspense of a first rate thriller.
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Old 24th August 2006, 22:42   #144
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FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS ................... 1 HELLUVA BOOK ...... ! Its whack ..... you have to even watch the movie .
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Just finished Driven to extremes-MS

Currently reading If tomorrow comes-Sidney Sheldon
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Old 25th August 2006, 10:03   #146
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Just finished Driven to extremes-MS
How was the book like???

My favs will include:
The harry potter series!!! I love them
The street lawyer and The Broker
The lost world
five point someone

Gave up Fountainhead after reading 500pgs! Was making me sick...
will be starting Acts of faith..
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Old 25th August 2006, 11:14   #147
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My fav:
1."Icon" by Fredrick Forsyth
2."Day of the Jackal" by Fredrick Forsyth
3."Shall we tell the President" by Jeffrey Archer
4."Sicilian" by Mario Puzo
5."No Comebacks" & "The Veteran" by Fredrick Forsyth.It is a colection of short stories and is amazing.

Right now reading -Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra
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Old 27th August 2006, 15:10   #148
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i dont read much of books .. but whenever i get time i put my hands on Sidney Sheldon Books or Selfhelp books just in case ..
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Am currently reading the Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams.
a must read for those who like scifi mixed with comedy.
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Old 4th September 2006, 10:31   #150
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Go hellspawn !

DA was an excellent writer - However I only found the first 3 books of the HHGTTG series to be good - the last 2 were rather maudlin and serious and ended on a sad note . In fact DA himself said that it wasn't the way he wanted the series to end...but as he's probably having a jinnan tonyx or pan galactic gargle blaster at Milliways, we won't have any more books :(

A must read for all DA fans is 'A Salmon of Doubt'

btw - anyone who is a Maclean fan, raise your hands !

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