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Strictly ONE fiction novel that absolutely trumps all others

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#1 FeralMinx

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:27 PM

As per the title.

If you could name ONE novel that you want everyone else to 'experience', what would it be?

#2 Tyfle Hour

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:29 PM

Well, that's easy: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It's the one I reread often.  Love it above all other novels.

#3 MotherJedi

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:29 PM

Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon

#4 My10

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.. hands down!

#5 mal'occhio

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:30 PM

Possession, AS Byatt

#6 LisaMaree82

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:31 PM

River God - Wilbur Smith

#7 ~Nodnol~

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

The Power of One by Bryce Courtnay.

#8 tothebeach

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:33 PM

The house of spirits - Isabel Allende

#9 Capella

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:34 PM

To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

#10 . . .

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:36 PM

London, by Edward Rutherfurd.

(Thanks for the suggestions from others too - I will need a new book soon!)

#11 JHSN

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:36 PM

Little Women I read this at least once a year.

#12 Le-a

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:37 PM

The Turning, Tim winton.

#13 Hermes

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:38 PM

The Odyssey by Homer.

#14 Guest_pessi_*

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:39 PM

American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

#15 goldimouse

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

To Kill a Mockingbird here, too.

#16 ComradeBob

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:41 PM

Come In Spinner by Dymphna Cusack and Florence James about the lives of three women working in a beauty salon in a posh Sydney hotel during one week in 1944.

It's a riveting but unvarnished look at wartime Sydney by two women who wanted to tell it how they lived it, and it's one of the most fantastic books I've ever read.

#17 Honeymummy

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:42 PM

Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

#18 Barefoot

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:45 PM

It is a kids book, but I still read it, and it still brings a tear to my eye when I do;

I will call it Georgie's blues.

If you can find it, and read it, keep some tissues close by.

Edited by Barefoot, 15 March 2011 - 05:46 PM.

#19 skylark

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:50 PM

The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon

I really love this book, have read it over and over.

#20 Guest_Audrey Hepburn_*

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:52 PM

The  Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons

Edited by Audrey Hepburn, 15 March 2011 - 05:52 PM.

#21 71Cath

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:53 PM

I love most of these!

But for me it is Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

#22 Helena Handbasket

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE (Honeymummy @ 15/03/2011, 06:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett


#23 *LiMa*

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:54 PM

QUOTE (cuileann lile @ 15/03/2011, 06:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee

This is mine too.

#24 Quick hedgehog

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

I opened this thread thinking I couldn't possibly come up with one only, but then I saw Pillars of the Earth mentioned and I have to agree with that vote.

#25 Nobody Cool

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry.

So did not expect to ever love a "western" as such but it is a true epic and McMurtry is a master of characterisation.

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