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Strictly ONE fiction novel that absolutely trumps all others

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#26 2016

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:56 PM

(almost!) all from Paulinna Simons, Bronze Horseman heads & shoulders above anything else though!

#27 janbabe

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:57 PM

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

I agree.

#28 jenjams

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:57 PM

Another for The Power of One.  I am onto my second paperback copy of this book and love reading it at least once a year.

#29 BadgerBasher

Posted 15 March 2011 - 05:57 PM

All Quiet On The Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque

#30 emmej

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:07 PM

OMG I can't even begin to think of one!!!

(posting so I can compile a list of maternity leave reading!)

#31 PurpleNess

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

QUOTE (emmej @ 15/03/2011, 06:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OMG I can't even begin to think of one!!!

(posting so I can compile a list of maternity leave reading!)

Me Either - too many to choose from...

#32 CSF

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:12 PM

I Came to Say Goodbye by Caroline Overington. Sensational original.gif

#33 HRH Countrymel

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:13 PM

Perfume by Patrick Süskind
(warning - you may hate this book)

The book that most affected me as a child was: The Little Wooden Horse by Ursula Moray Williams

#34 Elleness

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:13 PM

I'm voting Tully by Paullina Simons. After all the votes for Bronze Horseman, I must read it!

#35 librablonde

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:13 PM

Roots by Alex Haley (although is actually the story of his family, so not fiction). So, so brilliant. Don't let the crappy mini-series ruin your opinion of it!

ETA: also +1 for Pillars Of The Earth.

Edited by librablonde, 15 March 2011 - 06:23 PM.

#36 *dreamer*

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:14 PM

Room by Emma Donoghue.

ETA .......... this week anyway  biggrin.gif

Edited by *dreamer*, 15 March 2011 - 06:15 PM.

#37 RumbleBee

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:15 PM

The Other Hand - Chris Cleave

#38 Miss Iceberg

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:18 PM

A Biography, but my absolute favourite book in the whole world,

"The Road From Coorain" by Jill Ker Conway.  

Amazing story - I have read it so many times.

#39 Peppy2

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

Atonement. Awesome book, the movie let it down (as usual).

#40 Mishu

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

Another vote for Possession by AS Byatt.

Edited for typo.

Edited by Mishu, 15 March 2011 - 06:25 PM.

#41 ~strawberry~

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:28 PM

Another vote for Pillars of the earth - Ken Follett, but I was disappointed by the sequel.

#42 Scorpio72

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

Cloudstreet - Tim Winton

#43 Sasha Jensen

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

Narziss and Goldmund by Herman Hesse.

#44 Ianthe

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 15/03/2011, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, that's easy: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It's the one I reread often.  Love it above all other novels.

Yep. Only needed to get to the second post to see my thoughts posted.

#45 BabyHopeful

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE (LisaMaree82 @ 15/03/2011, 06:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
River God - Wilbur Smith

Absolutely this!!

#46 ~bookworm

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:36 PM

Jane Eyre.
But it's like choosing a favourite child, assuming I had two dozen or so excellent and perfect children.

Edited by ~bookworm, 15 March 2011 - 06:57 PM.

#47 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:37 PM

Pride and Prejudice.

So hard to just choose one!

#48 beatrice11

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:38 PM

Hard to choose just one but my absolute fave would have to be 'A Suitable Boy' by Vikram Seth.

#49 noname2

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:40 PM

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry

#50 MrsMotoko

Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:41 PM

God of small things - Arundhati Roy

although there are so many good books to choose from!

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