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  • #46
    1. One book that changed your life
    The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, Bk 1 (propelled me fully into the possibilities of comics)

    2. One book you have read more than once
    Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell

    3. One book you would want on a desert island
    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell -
    Susanna Clarke (creates such an immersive world that it would provide imaginative inspiration to come up with related stories)

    4. One book that made you laugh

    Et Tu, Babe -
    Mark Leyner

    5. One book that made you cry

    Flowers for Algernon -
    Daniel Keyes

    6. One book you wish had been written

    Hmm... it might have been 'written', but I wish Alan Moore's Big Numbers had been completed and published

    7. One book you wish had never had been written

    Anything by Jeremy Clarkson

    8. One book you are currently reading
    Supergods -
    Grant Morrison

    9. One book you have been meaning to read

    The Eye in the Pyramid - Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

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    • #47
      1. One book that changed your life
      The Shish Mahal Cook Book

      2. One book you have read more than once
      Just about every book in my collection (but not Murray R Spiegel's Theory And Problems Of Advanced Calculus - I shit myself and stopped reading when I realised I was only a few weeks away from blundering into becoming a qualified Mathematician. Scary...)

      3. One book you would want on a desert island
      The Shish Mahal Cook Book (assuming there were plenty of spices growing there - and slow-moving goats. Or, if it's desert in the sense of "bugger all there", something suitably short...)

      4. One book that made you laugh
      Terry Patchett : Soul Music (There's a great deal of shaking happening)

      5. One book that made you cry
      Oracle Reports manual

      6. One book you wish had been written
      Robin Young : Genius or Demigod?

      7. One book you wish had never had been written
      Oracle Reports manual

      8. One book you are currently reading
      Shish Mahal Cook Book

      9. One book you have been meaning to read
      Mazda MX-5 Haynes Manual (it will never happen, I'm far too lazy and I know a good mechanic...)

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      • #48
        1. One book that changed your life
        Astrid Lindgren: Emil of Lِnneberga
        I had just learned to read when my parents gave me that really big omnibus volume containing all of Emil of Lِnneberga's pranks. I thought I'd never make it through such a giant book. I think it took over me half a year to finish it. But afterwards I was really proud and wasn't afraid of big books anymore.

        2. One book you have read more than once
        Dmitry Glukhovsky: Metro 2033
        The list of books I still want to read is long ( as well as the list of books I want to re-read) and time is rare. But this is one of the few books I red twice. And I could read it again and again. It won't get boring.
        I'm still panicking when I think about the monsters in the library.

        3. One book you would want on a desert island
        A large one, preferably hardcover so I can use it as a tent. :D

        4. One book that made you laugh
        David Safir: Mieses Karma
        There seems to be no English translation. But it's hilarious. A women who does not care much about her family gets hit by a piece of a destroyed space station and dies. She's reborn as an ant and has to try to collect good karma do be reborn as... something better until she can be reborn as a human again to reunite with her family.
        It's silly.

        5. One book that made you cry
        Sergej Lukianenko: Last Watch


        6. One book you wish had been written
        I want the story that's floating around in my head for years to be written. But everytime I try to plan the plot I can't sort my thoughts and get confused. So I can't write down my ideas.

        7. One book you wish had never had been written
        E. L. James: Shades of Grey
        I don't have a problem with the book itself. Just with the people who keep telling me I must read it. I don#t want to - so I won't!

        8. One book you are currently reading
        JRR Tolkien: Lord of the Rings - The two Towers
        Michael Moorcock: Phoenix in the Obsidian


        9. One book you have been meaning to read
        Vadim Mikhailovich Kozhevnikov: Shield and sword: The amazing career of a Soviet agent in the Nazi secret service
        But it seems impossible for me to get my hands on a copy.

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        • #49
          1. One book that changed your life
          -"Victor Janis & Sّn" by Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff
          2. One book you have read more than once
          -"Deathbird Stories" by Harlan Ellison
          3. One book you would want on a desert island
          -"Finnegan's Wake" by James Joyce (that should keep me occupied)
          4. One book that made you laugh
          -"Secret Lives" by E.F.Benson
          5. One book that made you cry
          -"Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin
          6. One book you wish had been written
          -"Why He Always Writes About Himself in the 3rd Person" by Julius Caesar.
          7. One book you wish had never had been written
          -"The Amazing Spider-Man" no. 122.
          8. One book you are currently reading
          -"Carsten Niebuhrs Rejsebeskrivelse fra Arabien og andre omkringliggende lande"
          9. One book you have been meaning to read
          -"Butterfly Potion" by Trent Zelazny
          "If the environment were a bank, we would already have saved it." -Graffitti.

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