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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby djkjr » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:11 am UTC

Hitchikers Guide (DNA)
1984 (Orwell)
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
farenheit 451(Ray Bradbury)
Animal Farm (Orwell)
The Postman (David Brin)
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
The Stand (Stephen King)
Fight Club (Chuck P.)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewksi)
Stories and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe (namely The Raven, The Black Cat and The Pit and the Pendulem)

Those are just the ones that came to me without having to think about it. Based on that, they must be my favorites!
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby jano » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:20 am UTC

The Stainless Steel Rat series - Harry Harrison
Jeeves, Blandings Castle and Mr Mulliner series - P.G. Wodehouse
Bartimaeus trilogy - Jonathan Stroud
Beasts and Superbeasts - Saki (and almost everything he wrote)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - James Thurber
Letters Back to Ancient China - Herbert Rosendorfer
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift
Spoiler:

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby lu6cifer » Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:17 pm UTC

H2G2--Douglas Adams
Dune--Frank Herbert
Lolita--Vladimir Nabokov
Childhood's End--Arthur C. Clarke
The Mysterious Island--Jules Verne
Snow Crash--Neal Stephenson
Ringworld--Larry Niven
Journey to the Center of the Earth--Jules Verne
The Grapes of Wrath--John Steinbeck
East of Eden--John Steinbeck
1984--George Orwell
Middlesex--Jeffrey Eugenides
Catch-22--Joseph Heller
Flatland--Edwin Abbott
The Count of Monte Cristo--Alexandre Dumas

EDIT: Does Watchmen count? Because I'd like to put that on my list too.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:05 pm UTC

Hmm, first Calvin and Hobbes was on the list too but I think not allowing any graphic novels is the better option. So I removed Calvin and Hobbes. It's open for discussion though.

Here's the current list 169 books:

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (series; Douglas Adams) -- 14
2
1984 (George Orwell) -- 8
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 8
3
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 6
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
4
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 4
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 4
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 4
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 4
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 4
5
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
6
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 2
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
7
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Espedair Street (Iain Banks)
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Douglas Adams)
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stand (Stephen King)
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Vorkosigan Saga ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby HedgehogWarlord » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:11 pm UTC

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams*
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe by Douglas Adams*
The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
The Circle Series by Ted Dekker
Enders Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Stand by Stephen King
The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien
Don Quixote by Cervantes

*I did not vote for the series, I voted for the first two, because I personally didn't like the last ones that much.
Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:24 pm UTC

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer


Series or the first book?

All noted.
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Manticorehunter » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:36 pm UTC

Ender's Game--Orson Scott Card
Lolita--Vladimir Nabokov
Dracula--Bram Stoker
The Good Earth--Pearl S. Buck
Stories by Edgar Allan Poe
Never Let Me Go--Kazou Ishiguro
The Road--Cormac McCarthy

And I'm sure I'll think of more later.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby HedgehogWarlord » Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:42 am UTC

Series

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:23 am UTC

Neat, all listed.
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Lithium33 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:51 am UTC

1984 (George Orwell)
Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
Fight Club (Chuck Palahiunk)
Rant (Chuck Palahiunk)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson)
Snow Crash (Neil Stephenson)
American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
John Dies at the End (David Wong)
Replay (Ken Grimwood)
The Stand (Stephen King)
The Dark Tower series (Stephen King)
World War Z (Max Brooks)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)

Updated List:

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (series; Douglas Adams) -- 15
2
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
3
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 8
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 7
5
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
6
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 4
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 4
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 4
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 4
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 4
7
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
8
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
9
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Espedair Street (Iain Banks)
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John Dies at the End (David Wong)
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant (Chuck Palahiunk)
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Replay (Ken Grimwood)
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series (Stephen King)
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Douglas Adams)
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Vorkosigan Saga ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
World War Z (Max Brooks
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby djkjr » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:48 pm UTC

Manticorehunter wrote:Dracula--Bram Stoker

o mg.... How the hell did I forget about Dracula?!?!
And the list can't have been updated entirely/correctly, for this book has been stated but not listed.

Dracula - Bram Stoker (2)
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:12 pm UTC

Though it's appreciated that he updated the list, he forgot to include the two posts after my last post so it isn't up-to-date.

209 Votes so far.

All updated and correctomundo:

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 15
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 10
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
5
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
6
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
7
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 4
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 4
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 4
8
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
9
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
10
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Don Quixote ( Cervantes )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Espedair Street (Iain Banks)
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )\
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Giver (Lois Lowry)
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Douglas Adams)
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Vorkosigan Saga ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
World War Z ( Max Brooks )
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby djkjr » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:47 pm UTC

So when's the cut-off? The thread speaks of 100 favorite books. Something tells me it's gone beyond that now.

I just may adopt this list for my winter reading. Anything and everything that I haven't read that's been voted on more than once.
I'm really very curious about "Ender's Game" it seems like something I should have already knew about, but I've never heard of it :-P
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Nautilus » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:27 am UTC

The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
Discworld series- Terry Pratchett
Rumo- Walter Moers
The City of Dreaming Books- Walter Moers
Treason- Orson Scott Card
The Fresco- Sheri Teper
The Giver- Lois Lowry
Contact- Carl Sagan
World War Z- Max Brooks
The Far Pavilions- M. M. Kaye
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:06 pm UTC

djkjr wrote:So when's the cut-off? The thread speaks of 100 favorite books. Something tells me it's gone beyond that now.

I just may adopt this list for my winter reading. Anything and everything that I haven't read that's been voted on more than once.
I'm really very curious about "Ender's Game" it seems like something I should have already knew about, but I've never heard of it :-P


I was thinking it as soon as we got 100 different places. Because right now, we only have 10 different places.

Just vote moar!

Natuilus' votes added and small mistake corrected for Stephen King's The Stand, which had three votes but was ranked witht he number twos.

I just may adopt this list for my winter reading. Anything and everything that I haven't read that's been voted on more than once.
I'm really very curious about "Ender's Game" it seems like something I should have already knew about, but I've never heard of it


Same here, I read some of it, but I haven't read more :P
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby fimzo » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:20 am UTC

Slightly off-topic, but I saw someone use H2G2 for The Hitchicker's Guide to the Galaxy. I've heard this before... where does that last "2" come from?
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:16 pm UTC

fimzo wrote:Slightly off-topic, but I saw someone use H2G2 for The Hitchicker's Guide to the Galaxy. I've heard this before... where does that last "2" come from?


I have no clue. I don't even understand where the guide part of the title went.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby clockworkmonk » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:22 pm UTC

two Hs, two Gs.

Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
so, 2 of each.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby fimzo » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:54 pm UTC

clockworkmonk wrote:two Hs, two Gs.

Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.
so, 2 of each.

Ahh... I seem to remember it being something like that. Interesting way to shorten it.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby existentialpanda » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:44 am UTC

I hope it's not too late to join in.

In no particular order:

Calculating God - Robert J. Sawyer
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
The Story of B - Daniel Quinn
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
Ender's Game series - Orson Scott Card
Biting the Sun - Tanith Lee
The Last Question - Isaac Asimov (I know it's a short story. It should still count.)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlein
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
A Wrinkle In Time and sequels (is there a name?) - Madeleine L'engle
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
World War Z - Max Brooks
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:01 pm UTC

I don't think it's ever too late really.

A wrinkle in time is part of the Time Quarter series, according to wikipedia.


Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 16
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
5
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 6
6
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 5
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 5
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
7
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
8
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
9
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
10
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Contact ( Carl Sagan )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Don Quixote ( Cervantes )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Espedair Street (Iain Banks)
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )\
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Douglas Adams)
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Vorkosigan Saga ( Lois McMaster Bujold )
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Aiwendil42 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:42 pm UTC

I just noticed that there is a vote for the Dirk Gently series - if we are counting this series as one item, then my vote for The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul should count as a vote for Dirk Gently series.

Also, there appears to be a vote for the "Miles Vorkosigan series" and a separate vote for the "Vorkosigan saga". I think these are the same thing and should be combined.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:59 pm UTC

Ah, thanks for saying. I try to avoid mistakes like that but truth is that I just have never heard of some books before, so they slip through.

Thanks for noticing. :D

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 16
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
5
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 6
6
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 5
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 5
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
7
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
8
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
9
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
10
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Contact ( Carl Sagan )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Don Quixote ( Cervantes )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Espedair Street (Iain Banks)
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )\
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby djkjr » Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:44 pm UTC

existentialpanda wrote:Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
The Story of B - Daniel Quinn

Oh hell yea! I forgot about those gems! :)
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Jumble » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:22 pm UTC

Hmm, good question. I'll forget loads but:
The disc world series - Pratchett
The Crow Road - Iain Banks
The Smiley novels - John le Carre
Contact - Carl Sagan
Brazzaville Beach - William Boyd
Espedair Street - Iain Banks
Lord of the Rings - Tolkein
H2g2 - Douglas Adams
Dirk Gently series - Douglas Adams
Miss Smillas feeling for snow - Peter Hoeg
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
A thousand splendid suns - Khaled Hosseini
The woman in white - Willkie Collins
The Business - Iain Banks
One big damn puzzler - John Harding
To kill a mocking bird - Harper Lee
Rebecca - du Maurrier
The 39 steps - John Buchan
Nemesis - Agatha Christie
Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens
The World of Pooh - A A Milne
2001- Arthur c Clarke

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:53 pm UTC

Both added. :)

262 votes, updated list, seems like Harry Potter and LotR is catching up with 1984.

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 17
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
5
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 7
6
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 6
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
7
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 5
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
8
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
9
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
10
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Espedair Street (Iain Banks) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
11
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A thousand splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Don Quixote ( Cervantes )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Big damn puzzler ( John Harding )
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Our mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Adacore » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:11 pm UTC

I think you missed The Crow Road in either Jumble's list or mine - it should have two votes now :D

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:21 pm UTC

Woops, corrected.

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 17
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
5
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 7
6
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 6
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
7
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 5
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
8
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 4
9
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
10
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Espedair Street (Iain Banks) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
11
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A thousand splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick)
Don Quixote ( Cervantes )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Big damn puzzler ( John Harding )
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Our mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Ulysses (James Joyce)
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
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Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby theGoldenCalf; » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:29 am UTC

in no particular order

Ulysses - James Joyce
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Castle - Franz Kafka
Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov
History: A Novel - Elsa Morante
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
The House of God - Samuel Shem
The Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco
Shogun - James Clavell
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Life Before Us - Romain Gary (yea, I know, Emile Ajar)
Dune - Frank Herbert
Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby clockworkmonk » Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:01 pm UTC

Dune- Frank Herbert
Dirk Gently series- Douglas Adams
H2G2-Douglas Adams
Good Omens- Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Snow Crash- Neil Stephenson
Dresden Files-Jim Butcher
Conan the Barbarian - Robert E Howard
A Scanner Darkly-Phillip K Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?-Phillip K Dick
Life of Pi-Yann Martel
Don Quixote-Cervantes
The Night Watch Series-Sergei Lukyanenko
Lamb-Christopher Moore
Under The Banner of Heaven-Jon Krakauer
A Short History of Nearly Everything-Bill Bryson
The Tao of Pooh-Benjamin Hoff

there is a list for me I suppose.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:49 pm UTC

Updated, 295 votes.

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 19
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 9
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 8
5
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 6
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 6
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 6
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
6
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
7
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams) -- 4
8
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 3
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
9
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick) -- 2
Don Quixote ( Cervantes ) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Espedair Street (Iain Banks) -- 2
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
Ulysses (James Joyce) -- 2
10
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
A Scanner Darkly ( Phillip K. Dick )
A Short History of nearly Everything ( Bill Bryson )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A thousand splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beloved ( Toni Morrison )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Conan the Barbarian ( Robert E. Howard )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
History: A novel ( Elsa Morante )
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Lamb ( Christopher Moore )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Big damn puzzler ( John Harding )
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
Our mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Shogun ( James Clavell )
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Castle ( Franz Kafka )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The House of God ( Samuel Shem )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Life before us ( Romain Gary )
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Master and Margarita ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nightwatch Series ( Sergei Lukyanenko )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Satanic Verses ( Salman Rushdie )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tao of Pooh ( Benjamin Hoff )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Under the Banner of Heaven ( John Krakauer )
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby CulturalSolipsism » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:39 pm UTC

The Prince of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker (or list as The Second Apocalypse if the wider arc is more noted here)
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Dune by Frank Herbert
Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick
VALIS by Philip K. Dick
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (enough of him, before he clogs the rest of the list, damnit)
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin

I'm sure I'll want to revise this, but will refrain from doing so.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby fimzo » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:23 am UTC

I finally got around to reading 1984. Since I only posted about 8 books in my submission, I'm adding 1984.
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:50 am UTC

Booyah, updated. 316 votes.


Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 19
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 10
4
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 8
5
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 7
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 6
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 7
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
6
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 5
7
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams) -- 4
8
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 4
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 3
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
9
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick) -- 2
Don Quixote ( Cervantes ) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Espedair Street (Iain Banks) -- 2
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 2
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
Ulysses (James Joyce) -- 2
10
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke )
A Canticle for Leibowitz ( Walter M. Miller, Jr. )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Anathem ( Neal Steaphenson )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
A Scanner Darkly ( Phillip K. Dick ) -- 2
A Song of Ice and Fire ( George R.R. Martin )
A Short History of nearly Everything ( Bill Bryson )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A thousand splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beloved ( Toni Morrison )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Conan the Barbarian ( Robert E. Howard )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Foucault's Pendulum ( Umberto Eco )
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Heart of Darkness ( Joseph Conrad )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
History: A novel ( Elsa Morante )
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Hyperion Cantos ( Dan Simmons )
Illuminatus! Trilogy ( Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Lamb ( Christopher Moore )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Lord of the Flies ( William Golding )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Malazan Book of the Fallen ( Steven Erikson )
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Big damn puzzler ( John Harding )
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
Oryx and Crake ( Margaret Atwood )
Our mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Shogun ( James Clavell )
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski) -- 2
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Castle ( Franz Kafka )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The House of God ( Samuel Shem )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Lathe of Heaven ( Ursula K. LeGuin )
The Life before us ( Romain Gary )
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Master and Margarita ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nightwatch Series ( Sergei Lukyanenko )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Prince of Nothing Trilogy ( R. Scott Bakker )
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Satanic Verses ( Salman Rushdie )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tao of Pooh ( Benjamin Hoff )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch ( Philip K. Dick )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Under the Banner of Heaven ( John Krakauer )
VALIS ( Philip K. Dick )
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
Spoiler:
Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby oagersnap » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:36 pm UTC

Voting for:
Hitchhiker's Guide series
The Hobbit
To Kill a Mockingbird

Also nominating:
Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby icanus » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:35 am UTC

Discworld Series- Terry Pratchett
Dune Series - Frank Herbert
King Rat - James Clavell
Aubrey/Maturin series - Patrick O'Brian
The Warlord Trilogy (The Winter King/The Enemy of God/Excalibur)- Bernard Cornwell
The Eyes of Heisenberg - Frank Herbert
I, Claudius/Claudius the God - Robert Graves
LoTR - Tolkien
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard - Arthur Conan Doyle

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Microscopic cog » Sun Dec 19, 2010 12:22 pm UTC

330 votes.

Spoiler:
1
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series ( Douglas Adams) -- 20
2
Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card) -- 11
3
1984 (George Orwell) -- 10
4
Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 9
5
Harry Potter series ( J.K. Rowling) -- 8
Dune (series; Frank Herbert) -- 8
5
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) -- 7
Discworld ( Terry Prachet ) -- 7
6
Foundation series ( Isaac Asimov) -- 6
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 6
7
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) -- 5
8
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 4
Dirk Gently Series (Douglas Adams) -- 4
9
American Gods (Neil Gaiman) -- 3
Fight Club (Chuck Palahniuk) -- 3
House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski -- 3
Lolita ( Vladimir Nabokov ) -- 3
Sherlock Holmes stories (Arthur Conan Doyle) -- 3
Snow Crash ( Neal Stephenson ) -- 3
The Count of Monte Cristo ( Alexandre Dumas ) -- 3
The Dresden Files (series; Jim Butcher) -- 3
The Stand (Stephen King) -- 3
World War Z ( Max Brooks ) -- 3
10
A Scanner Darkly ( Phillip K. Dick ) -- 2
Brave New World ( Aldous Huxley ) -- 2
Childhood's End (Arthur C. Clarke) -- 2
Contact ( Carl Sagan ) -- 2
Cryptonomicon (Neal Stephenson) -- 2
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Philip K Dick) -- 2
Don Quixote ( Cervantes ) -- 2
Dracula ( Bram Stoker ) -- 2
Espedair Street (Iain Banks) -- 2
Good Omens (Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett) -- 2
Ishmael ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Life of Pi ( Yann Martel ) -- 2
Miles Vorkosigan Series ( Lois McMaster Bujold ) -- 2
Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman) -- 2
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez) -- 2
Robot series (Isaac Asimov) -- 2
Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut) -- 2
Speaker for the Dead ( Orson Scott Card ) -- 2
Sprawl series ( William Gibson ) -- 2
Stories and Poems ( Edgar Allen Poe ) -- 2
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevski) -- 2
The Crow Road ( Iain Banks ) -- 2
The Giver (Lois Lowry) -- 2
The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco) -- 2
The Phantom Tollbooth ( Norton Juster ) -- 2
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) -- 2
The Silmarillion (J.R.R. Tolkien) -- 2
The Story of B ( Daniel Quinn ) -- 2
Through the Looking-Glass (And What Alice Found There) (Lewis Carroll) -- 2
To Kill a Mockingbird ( Harper Lee ) -- 2
Ulysses (James Joyce) -- 2
11
2001 ( Arthur C. Clarke )
A Canticle for Leibowitz ( Walter M. Miller, Jr. )
Accelerando ( Charles Stross )
Acceptable Risk ( Robin Cook )
A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess)
A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)
A modest proposal ( Jonathan Swift )
Anansi Boys ( Neil Gaiman )
Anathem ( Neal Steaphenson )
Animal Farm ( George Orwell )
An Instance of the Fingerpost (Iain Pears)
Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
Anne of Green Gales ( Lucy Maud Montgomery )
Apprentice Adept (series; Piers Anthony)
Artemis Fowl series ( Eoin Colfer )
A Song of Ice and Fire ( George R.R. Martin )
A Short History of nearly Everything ( Bill Bryson )
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)
A thousand splendid Suns ( Khaled Hosseini )
Attack of The Unsinkable Rubber Ducks ( Christopher Brookmyer )
Aubrey/Maturin series ( Patrick O'Brien )
Bartimaeus trilogy ( Jonathan Stroud )
Beloved ( Toni Morrison )
Beasts and Superbeasts ( Saki )
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
Beowulf (unknown)
Biting the Sun ( Tanith Lee )
Blandings Castle series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Brazzaville Beach ( William Boyd )
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Calculating God ( Robert J. Sawyer )
Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
Candide ( Voltaire )
Change Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Children of the Mind ( Orson Scott Card )
Cloud Atlas ( David Mitchell )
Commonwealth saga (Peter F Hamilton)
Conan the Barbarian ( Robert E. Howard )
Coyote Series ( Allen Steele )
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevski)
Dealing With Dragons ( Patricia C. Wrede )
Deed of Paksenarrion Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Demon trilogy ( Peter V. Brett )
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom ( Cory Doctorow )
East of Eden ( John Steinbeck )
Emma (Jane Austen)
End of Eternity ( Isaac Asimov )
Event Series ( S.M. Stirling )
Familias Regnant Series ( Elizabeth Moon )
Fear and Loathing in Las vegas ( Hunter S. Thompson )
Flatland ( Edwin Abott )
Flora Segunda ( Ysabeau Wilce )
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
Foucault's Pendulum ( Umberto Eco )
Fountains of Paradise ( Arthur C. Clarke )
Gisli Sursson's Saga (unknown)
Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)
Gulliver's Travels ( Jonathan Swift )
Guns of the South ( Harry Turtledove )
Heart of Darkness ( Joseph Conrad )
Hercule Poirot (series; Agatha Christie)
History: A novel ( Elsa Morante )
Horatio Hornblower (series; CS Forester)
Howl's Moving Castle ( Dianna Wynne Jones )
Hyperion Cantos ( Dan Simmons )
I, Claudius/Claudius the God ( Robert Graves )
Illuminatus! Trilogy ( Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson )
Inspector Maigret stories ( Georges Simenon )
Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison)
Jamaica Inn ( Daphne du Maurier )
Jeeves series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
John dies at the End ( David Wong )
Johnny Got His Gun (Dalton Trumbo)
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth ( Jules Verne )
Jurrasic Park (Michael Crichton)
Kay Scarpetta Mysteries ( Patricia Cornwell )
King Rat ( James Clavell )
Kushiel's Dart ( Jacqueline Carey )
Lamb ( Christopher Moore )
Les Miserables ( Victor Hugo )
Letters Back to Ancient China ( Herbert Rosendorfer )
Lord of the Flies ( William Golding )
Magician (Raymond E. Feist)
Malazan Book of the Fallen ( Steven Erikson )
Middlesex ( Jeffrey Eugenides )
Miss Smilla's sense for snow ( Peter Hoeg )
Mr Mulliner series ( P.G. Wodehouse )
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Necronomicon (H.P. Lovecraft)
Nemesis ( Agatha Christie )
Never Let Me Go ( Kazou Ishiguro )
Nights Dawn trilogy (Peter F Hamilton)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
One Big damn puzzler ( John Harding )
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
Oryx and Crake ( Margaret Atwood )
Our mutual Friend ( Charles Dickens )
Pride and Prejudice ( Jane Austen )
Rant ( Chuck Palahiunk )
Rebecca ( Daphne du Maurier )
Redwall (series; Brian Jacques)
Replay ( Ken Grimwood )
Ringworld ( Larry Niven )
Roadmarks ( Roger Zelazny )
Rumo ( Walter Moers )
Santiago: a Myth of the Far Future ( Mike Resnick )
Southern Victory series ( Harry Turtledove )
Starship Troopers (Robert A. Heinlein)
Shogun ( James Clavell )
Stranger in a Strange Land ( Heinlein )
Sunshine ( Robin McKinley )
Tess of the D'urbervilles (Thomas Hardy)
The 39 Steps ( John Buchan )
The Alchemist ( Paulo Coelho )
The Business ( Iain Banks )
The Castle ( Franz Kafka )
The Chronicles of Narnia (series; C.S. Lewis)
The Chrysalids (John Wyndham)
The Circle series ( Ted Dekker )
The City and the Stars (Arthur C. Clarke)
The City of Dreaming Books ( Walter Moers )
The Colour Out of Space ( H.P. Lovecraft )
The Cradle ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee )
The Da Vinci Code ( Dan Brown )
The Dark Tower series ( Stephen King )
The Difference Engine ( William Gibson and Bruce Sterling )
They Eyes of Heisenberg ( Frank Herbert )
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard ( Arthur Conan Doyle )
The Far Pavilions ( M. M. Kaye )
The Fresco ( Sheri Teper )
The Good Earth ( Pearl S. Buck )
The Grapes of Wrath ( John Steinbeck )
The Handmaid's Tale ( Margaret Atwood )
The Historian ( Elizabeth Kostova )
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ( Douglas Adams )
The House of God ( Samuel Shem )
The Hunt for Red October ( Tom Clancy )
The Iliad (Homer)
The Jaz Parks series ( Jennifer Rardin )
The Last Question ( Isaac Asimov )
The Lathe of Heaven ( Ursula K. LeGuin )
The Life before us ( Romain Gary )
The Man in the High Castle (Philip K Dick)
The Master and Margarita ( Mikhail Bulgakov )
The Mysterious Island ( Jules Verne )
The Night Angel Trilogy ( Brent Weeks )
The Nightwatch Series ( Sergei Lukyanenko )
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy Sayers)
The Odyssey (Homer)
The Postman (David Brin)
The Prince of Nothing Trilogy ( R. Scott Bakker )
The Rama Quadrilogy ( Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Le )
The Restaurant at the end of the Universe ( Douglas Adams )
The Road ( Cormac McCarthy )
The Satanic Verses ( Salman Rushdie )
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ( James Thurber )
The Smiley novels ( John le Carre )
The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes)
The Stainless Steel Rat series ( Harry Harrison )
The Stars My Destination ( Alfred Bester )
The Stranger ( Albert Camus )
The Tao of Pooh ( Benjamin Hoff )
The Tempest ( William Shakespear )
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch ( Philip K. Dick )
The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)
The Warlord trilogy ( Bernard Cornwell )
The Wish List (Eoin Colfer)
The Woman in White ( Willkie Collins )
The World of Pooh ( A. A. Milne )
The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht)
The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
Time Quartet series ( Madeleine L'engle )
Toxin ( Robin Cook )
Treason ( Orson Scott Card )
Tunnel in the Sky ( Robert Heinlein )
Twilight ( Stephenie Meyer )
Ubik (Phillip K. Dick)
Under the Banner of Heaven ( John Krakauer )
VALIS ( Philip K. Dick )
Vector ( Robin Cook )
Vespers (Jeff Rovin)
Watership Down (Rcihard Adams)
Xanth (series; Piers Anthony)
Xenocide ( Orson Scott Card )
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Interviewer: Some people say they can’t understand your writing even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?

William Faulkner: Read it four times.

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Hope_ » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:33 am UTC

My votes :)
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series - Douglas Adams
Watchmen - Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons (Regarding graphic novels: I think including comics like Calvin and Hobbes shouldn't be allowed (much as I love them) but bonafide graphic novels with one continuous plot should be (yes I'm biased, I just love Watchmen so much!))
Dracula - Bram Stoker
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Harry Potter series - J K Rowling
Artemis Fowl series - Eoin Colfer (massive part of my childhood..)
Discworld series - Terry Pratchett
Wuthering heights - Emily Brontë (this isn't on there and I'm really surprised..)

Edit: Because I actually read the thread and the discussion of allowing graphic novels
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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby C_Cube » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:44 pm UTC

Off the top of my head;

Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
Enders Game - OSC
H2G2 - Douglas Adams
1984 - George Orwell
Pride, Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Abarat - Clive Barker
The Discworld Series - Terry Pratchett
IT - Stephen King
The Harry Potter Series - J.K.Rowling
The Dice Man - Luke Rhinehart
His Dark Materials Trilogy - Phillip Pullman

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Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

Postby Hope_ » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:28 pm UTC

C_Cube wrote:Pride, Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Can I just throw in that I thought this could have been so much better. Instead of taking the story in a new direction, he basically flipped through the book picked pages at random and stuck some zombies in. I thought it was interesting but had the potential to be so much better. /rant (sorry)
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