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Old December 7 2011, 01:44 AM   #1
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The Novel you read the most...

Does anyone else have a novel they love and will return time and again to re-read it and enjoy it?

For me it is "Dune".
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Old December 7 2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

I have never read a book more than once.
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Old December 7 2011, 01:47 AM   #3
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

I generally don't re-read fiction. Some of the non-fiction books I have I'll re-read all the time. But there's one 1 novel that I've read more than once-- American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
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Old December 7 2011, 01:50 AM   #4
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

A Finnish old book called Täällä Pohjantähden alla. I reread it every 2 years or so.

But more appropriately for this forum.. I've read Joe Haldeman's Forever War three times. And then some Star Trek books are my comfort food; if I'm anxious and life's too hectic, I'll read Strangers from the Sky or Spock's World for a few pages before I go to sleep.
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Old December 7 2011, 03:13 AM   #5
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

I've read the Game of Thrones books a number of times. I'd say they're the most commonly read books but there are others I've reread, too.
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Old December 7 2011, 03:18 AM   #6
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell.
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Old December 7 2011, 03:32 AM   #7
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

I read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings about once every two years or so. I've read certain Star Wars books more than once - specifically, the X-Wing series because those books were just so much fun, and some of the New Jedi Order books while that series was on going to refresh my memory. I've read some of the Deep Space Nine relaunch novels more than once due to large time gaps between working my way through the series.
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Old December 7 2011, 03:46 AM   #8
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

I re-read the Princess Bride every couple of years. The book just makes me happy. I also re-read the Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay every so often.
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Old December 7 2011, 03:48 AM   #9
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

Dune and the Mars Trilogy by KS Robinson.
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Old December 7 2011, 04:58 AM   #10
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one that I've read several times. It never gets old, either.
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Old December 7 2011, 05:22 AM   #11
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
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Old December 7 2011, 05:54 AM   #12
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

Dune, The Lord of the Rings, and Macroscope.
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Old December 7 2011, 05:58 AM   #13
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

"God Emperor of Dune" followed by "Dune" and "The Dark Wing" by a science fiction author named Walter Hunt.
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Old December 7 2011, 06:47 AM   #14
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

shivkala wrote: View Post
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one that I've read several times. It never gets old, either.
Same. Though I think that I need to insert the word "dozen" after several.
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Old December 7 2011, 08:48 AM   #15
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Re: The Novel you read the most...

The Star Trek novel Federation. I've read it 5 times. Non Star Trek it would be some of the early Tom Clancy novels like Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. I've read those three times each.
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