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A blogging friend posted her ten-favorite-books list, which has been careening around my cranium for the past two weeks. Here's a first draft of my list, which is a tad long:

Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
John Cage: Silence
Noam Chomsky & Edward Herman: Manufacturing Consent
Richard Feynman: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
Allen Ginsberg: Howl
Frank Herbert: Dune
Douglas Hofstadter: Gödel, Escher, Bach
Julian Jaynes: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
Kramnick & Moore: The Godless Constitution
George Lakoff: Moral Politics
Christopher McDougall: Born to Run
Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen
Charles Petzold: Code
Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Eric Raymond: The Cathedral & the Bazaar
Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise
Carl Sagan: Contact
Art Spiegelman: Maus
Theodore Sturgeon: Godbody
JRR Tolkien: Lord of the Rings
Lao Tzu: Tao te Ching

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I got mine down to 15. Ten is too hard and cruel.

Alphabetical by author:

The Stranger - Albert Camus
A Scanner Darkly - Philip K. Dick
Ubik - Philip K. Dick
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Red Harvest - Dashiell Hammett
Ripley's Game - Patricia Highsmith
The Trial - Franz Kafka
At the Mountains of Madness - H. P. Lovecraft
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
Watchmen - Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque
Dracula - Bram Stoker
The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

There's no way I can rank them, but I can name All Quiet as my favorite. And I don't even like war stories.

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