What is the greatest book ever written?

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  1. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    This thread was inspired by several recent 'book related' threads.

    Simply state the title and author of what you consider to be the greatest book ever written. Non-fiction or Fiction. Maybe even say why you believe it's the greatest if you like.

  2. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    This is like a "greatest album ever produced" thread. Some people will unequivocally state one book, but I don't think there is one single great one, nor could I personally choose one.
  3. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    The Zombie Survival Guide. Helps me out all the time.
  4. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Yeah, I know. That's why I said 'why you believe' it's the greatest. The point isn't to argue about it.
  5. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "Swamp Thing" issue #7

    "MAD" issue #99
  6. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Tai-Pan by James Clavell
  7. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.
  8. eric234

    eric234 Guest

    Mar 11, 2005
    feirinheit 451 by ray bradbury
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    I could never pick one.
  10. cetecea


    Dec 18, 2001
    Tales of Ordinary Madness- Charles Bukowski

    It's what I'm reading (again) now.
  11. muggsy

    muggsy Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    A Confederacy of Dunces -- John Kennedy Toole
  12. tifa

    tifa Padawan Bassist

    Mar 8, 2005
    Blackburn, UK
    nope, me neither, I tried to think but it's too hard.
  13. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    This thread was reported five minutes after it was opened because some members feared bible thumping was going to take place. I decided to leave it open because I thought I shouldn't patronize TBers and have a little faith. I guess I was wrong.

    If you can't keep your personal views *personal*, I strongly encourage you to refrain from posting altogether. This is a final warning.
  14. cetecea


    Dec 18, 2001
    I disagree and no I'm not. :)
  15. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    The Epic of Gilgamesh - There were no books like it prior to its time.
  16. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
  17. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
  18. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    I'll decide.

    And I decide who gets banned. If it's a sin, I'll repent on my deathbed

  19. Aleister Crowley's Book of Law And if you agree with me then you are going to hell. :D

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