In your opinion what are the best books ever published?
That's got to be the James Howe books - Stories based on a vampire bunny
The celery stalks at midnight
and all the rest
The best reading a parent and child can do together.
For childrens books I thin Dr Seuss is fantastic. My favourite book is Penrose's Road to Reality.
I love Dr Seuss, but Howe's books are short novels that take days to read and keeps your attention. He has that ability to make it interesting for both child and adult. Read some, I guarantee you'll love them.
Other than that I love science fiction short stories by Bradbury, Anderson, Heinlein, Asimov, etc...
Fantasy by Eddings, Jordan, Feist, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman starting wih the Dragons of Autumn.
Well I'll certainly give them a look then.
Take them as fun books, afterall, the main character is a vampire bunny rabbit that sucks the juices out of vegetables. They are kind of murder-mystery books.
That's a classic,
so it goes.
Second that. Also the Lord of the Rings and The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery.
All beautiful reads.
Btw, the Bible is the best selling book of all time, also the first to come out printed.
"How to profit from the coming boom in nuclear technology" by Milt Downes.
"The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years" by Chinghiz Aitmatov.
I know it sounds like something Borat would recommend but I loved it and found it very unique. Don't read the synopsis, it will ruin the experience.
That book about that bear of very little brain? I'd have to ask Christopher Robin about it. Piglet has no idea too.
That's the King James version. Lotsa different bibles.
A Brief History of Time
Beyond the Shadow (I dont think that name is accurate, but it studies the fourth dimension. I know is around here somewhere.)
:rofl: I like it already.
Gotta add The Demon-Haunted World - Science as a Candle in the Dark to the list
Actually, he was refering to the Gutenberg Bible, a version of the Latin Vulgate translation printed in around 1455. The King James translation was not published until 1611, some 150 years later.
The Gutenberg Bible is not the first printed book, woodblock printing existed in China much earlier. In the section entitled "Gutenberg's printed books", this article suggests that the Bible may not have been Gutenberg's first printed book. In the section entitled "Hypotheses about East Asian origins", it suggests that movable type predated Gutenberg. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg" [Broken]
Well the Gutenberg was a Latin translation from the Greek/Aramiac, not sure that qualifies as best selling. Its the poetry of the King James english that made it the best seller.
Fiction: Ringworld, Snow Crash, Good Omens, LOTR, Calvin+Hobbes, Peanuts
Science: Selfish Gene, Character of physical law, Art of Computer Programming.
I'll second LotR and Calvin and Hobbes for sure! :)
And Bunnicula...you haven't LIVED until you've read those (there has to be some irony in that...)...hehe if my 19-year-old self can enjoy them, so can anyone else. :)
The next best selling book of all time would be is Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, so I do not know how much relevance that has. :uhh:
Cosmos, Pale Blue Dot, The Demon-Haunted World (Sagan)
Selfish Gene (Dawkins)
The Coming Plague, Betrayal of Trust (Garrett)
Well of course the best selling isn't necessarily the best.
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