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Books you've read multiple times

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  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I know I'm going to be one of the worst culprits of this, but what book(s) make you keep dipping back into that well?

    I've read the Stand four times I think.
    I can't even count the number of times I have read the Dragonlance Chronicles.
    The first six Drizzt books have three reads on them.
    I've read all the Honor Harrington books at least twice. Most three times.
    Multiple reads on most of the Ring of Fire/1632 books.

    I know there must be more.
     
  2. OptimisticPest

    OptimisticPest Vicious Prick

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    Ditto on Dragonlance and Drizzt.

    Let's see, I've read David Eddings' Belgariad probably more than any other book series. They're not revolutionary or groundbreaking, but the warmth and good humour he puts into everything he writes is addictive. They were an enormous part of my youth, so I've more or less memorized them word for word by now. I've read Anne McCaffrey's first three Pern books more times Than I'd care to count. I've reread the Wheel of time series a few times, if only to get up to speed between new releases. Jesus, I need a bigger book case.
     
  3. Mags

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    "Into Thin Air" about the Everest disaster.
     
  4. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I've read quite a few Star Wars series multiple times. The Thrawn series at least three times.
     
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  5. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    I tend to read the books I teach multiple times, but here are a few that I read over and over anyways:

    1) Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment (It helps ground me and remind me that murder is wrong)
    2) Yevgeny Zamyatin's We (The first true dystopia...simply brilliant from beginning to end)
    3) Homer's The Iliad (Because it's more than just a war story)
    4) Beowulf (Great adventure, but even better philosophy)
    5) Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (So much variety, so much humor, so much depth)
    6) Hermann Hesse The Glass Bead Game

    I'll stop here. Like most of you, I'm only scratching the surface.
     
  6. Mags

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    Is Khan in that one?
     
  7. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    "OHhhhhhh, fancy books. Fancy books from a whore."
     
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    Recently World War Z and The Passage. I will also be reading Ready Player One again in the near future, either as part of the Wackbag book club or on my own.
     
  9. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    See BIV.

    See BIV run.

    See BIV read Star Wars books.

    See BIV feel shame.

    :action-sm
     
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  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    DrewDown The only one on your list I've actually read is The Iliad. Though I did read the Odyssey.
     
  11. OptimisticPest

    OptimisticPest Vicious Prick

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    I'm on my second read-through of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, and Glen Cook's enormous Black Company series. Goodkind gets a bit preachy and pedantic on occasion but when he's good, he's REALLY good. Even if the end of Confessor sucked a fat one.
     
  12. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    That's not a big deal. I've never read a lot of things.
     
  13. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Black company is one of the series I have on standby.
     
  14. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    I rarely reread books... there's just too many I haven't gotten to yet. The general exception is I started rereading assigned books from high school, because I was too busy staring at young tits and ass back then to enjoy the novels.

    A few outside of the exception listed above:

    Catcher in the Rye - 3 times
    The Stand - 3 times
    The Passage - Twice
    The Holy Bible - 42 times

    I will be rereading The Dark Tower series whenever/if ever the show/movies get off the ground.
     
  15. Guilty Spark

    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    Read everything King has ever published at least twice with the exception of Rose Madder, Bag of Bones, Lisey's Story and Duma Key. The one I've read the most is Bachman Books, have probably done that 6 or 7 times.

    Read ASOIAF three times

    A bunch of others twice. I love rereading a great book when enough time has passed.
     
  16. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I made it through 5 books or so of the Black Company. I have mixed feeling about the series. Half the time, I was like this is awesome and the other half I was like this kinda sucks. I put it in the same category as ASoIaF.
     
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    Don't forget Xenocide. :action-sm
     
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    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    It's not fucking Khan!

    And I thought the moral of Crime and Punishment is that superior humans can commit murder, but Raskalnikov wasn't a superior human.
     
  19. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    One of those has to be a joke.
     
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    Guilty Spark It's freeing and refreshing

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    I'm rereading that right now because I'm a masochist
     
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    We know...

     
  22. whiskeyguy

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    You caught me.

    Everyone says they reread Catcher in the Rye, but no one actually does.
     
  23. Chino Kapone

    Chino Kapone Yo, whats wrong wit da beer we got?

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    The Alchemist
     
  24. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    I lost track of how many times I read the abridged and unabridged versions of this when I was younger.

    Hitchhiker's series (the 4 book version)
    The Dirk Gently books
    Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor
    Siddhartha
    Not quite a book, but I've read the entire run of Transmetropolitan probably 4 or 5 times
    The Dirt
    Chaos
    Five Equations That Changed the World
    American Psycho
    Good Omens
    The Prince

    I'm sure there's more, but I'm not going to dig through boxes just for that.
     
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    I've read "How to Win Friends and Influence People" about 10 times, to no avail.
     

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