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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 19:54   #31
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1. What is the best book you have ever read?
Steinbeck's East Of Eden

2. What is your favourite book you have ever read?
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (and I will always have a soft spot for The Lord of the Rings)

3. What is the worst book you have ever read?
Probably something by Dean Koontz years ago

4. What is the best name for a character you have come across?
It's hard to argue with Uriah Heep

5. What is the best thriller you have ever read?
I can't think of one off the top of my head.

6. What is the best non-fiction book you have ever read?
I really like Jon Krakauer - Into Thin Air, Into The Wild and Under The Banner Of Heaven were all excellent

7. What is the funniest book you have ever read?
Anything by David Sedaris

8. Which book has disappointed you the most?
After reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys was a huge letdown

9. What is the best cover design of a book you have seen?
I really like the John Steinbeck Centennial editions

10. What book have you re-read the most times?
Pride and Prejudice, Great Expectation and The Lord Of The Rings
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Old 3rd Oct 2007, 23:39   #32
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1. What is the best book you have ever read?
For 'at the time, all-consuming, sheer unputdownability'? Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

2. What is your favourite book you have ever read?
The Circus of Dr Lao by Charles G Finney

3. What is the worst book you have ever read?
Right to the end? Too many; most, mercifully, expunged from memory. They usually involve the Fate Of The Entire Universe and a hero waking up on the first page with no memory.

4. What is the best name for a character you have come across?
Obadiah Slope

5. What is the best thriller you have ever read?
Blank.

6. What is the best non-fiction book you have ever read?
The Pin-up: A Modest History by Mark Gabor (wherein I discovered my generation hadn't invented sex as we all thought).

7. What is the funniest book you have ever read?
Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers by Harry Harrison

8. Which book has disappointed you the most?
Almost anything with "Hilarious" anywhere on the jacket.

9. What is the best cover design of a book you have seen?
An old hobby horse but the old Penguin three band, no pictures covers are perfect. All of them.

10. What book have you re-read the most times?
The Cat in the Hat - actually, I don't read it any more, I recite it.
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Old 4th Oct 2007, 0:12   #33
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10. What book have you re-read the most times?
The Cat in the Hat - actually, I don't read it any more, I recite it.
Oh, good point! In that case The Little Engine That Could wins hands down.
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Default Re: More Quick Questions

1. What is the best book you have ever read?
Moby Dick

2. What is your favourite book you have ever read?
A Prayer for Owen Meany

3. What is the worst book you have ever read?
Lord of the Rings

4. What is the best name for a character you have come across?
Damon Wildeve

5. What is the best thriller you have ever read?
The War of the Worlds

6. What is the best non-fiction book you have ever read?
E. M.Tillyard, The Elizabethan World Picture

7. What is the funniest book you have ever read?
Nigel Williams, The Wimbledon Poisoner

8. Which book has disappointed you the most?
Peter Carey, Bliss – I loved Oscar and Lucinda, but was just so disappointed with this one

9. What is the best cover design of a book you have seen?

Any of the Arden Shakespeare set from the 80s – I started collected them (with their designs by members of the Pre-Rafaelite Brotherhood), but the bastards changed the design when I was up to No. 31 or so.

10. What book have you re-read the most times?

G & W Grossmith, The Diary of a Nobody
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1. What is the best book you have ever read?

Possibly Lord of the Rings, followed closely by the Sword of Truth and the Wheel of Time

2. What is your favourite book you have ever read?

The Decameron

3. What is the worst book you have ever read?


Anything by Jeffery Archer

4. What is the best name for a character you have come across?

Undoubtedly, Uriah Heep
5. What is the best thriller you have ever read?

Don't know, still waiting
6. What is the best non-fiction book you have ever read?

Culloden
7. What is the funniest book you have ever read?

Pass

8. Which book has disappointed you the most?

Labyrinth -couldn't even finish chapter one.

9. What is the best cover design of a book you have seen?

Not interested in covers

10. What book have you re-read the most times?

Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers (Sorry peeps, but I like poetry).
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