- What's your most re-read book?
I’m not a massive fan of Rohl Dahl’s other stuff, but Danny the Champion of the World is my alltime favourite book.Posted 4 years ago
I just love Danny’s relationship with his Dad, and all the little things he teaches him. In fact being able to read this book to my kids is one of the reasons I had kids 🙂hallzMember
Never been one for reading a book a second time but a few weeks ago when i broke my collar bone, i reread the bit in THHGTTG about the definition of flying. Couldn’t stop laughing and have made a mental note to read it all again soon.
As a kid i tried and tried to read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy – start / stop / restart / stop – over and over again. Great films but wasn’t over keen on the read.
@sweepy – i’m waiting for him to publish the third book too!Posted 4 years agonicko74Member
Rogue Male, haven’t seen that for a while. I read that probably 6 or 7 times over the course of my childhood.
Also read Inferno by Larry Niven about that many times when I was younger. Eventually tracked down a copy as an adult for about £1.50 somewhere.
In more recent times, Catch 22, maybe 4 times.Posted 4 years ago
And Only Forward, by Michael Marshall Smith.metalheartSubscriber
Day of the Triffids – was my favourite book as a kid. Must have read it a dozen times…
Sunset Song. Absolutely stunning book.
Of more recent, Anathem. Think that’s three times now (Crytonomicon only twice so far…) and Kitchen Confidential. KC I bought and gave to several friends as I enjoyed it so much.Posted 4 years agonicko74Member
stuey – you think it benefits from the additional 40k words? I mean, it was already a bit… baggy, I thought.
And there’s something about reading 70s SF in the original paperback, weird cover art, yellowing pages and all. Our house had a stack of slim Pohl books which all had weird covers. Great fun – not as good in newer packaging.Posted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
Some good ones there, I forgot about Sunset Song – have re-read it a couple of times, didn’t even do it for Higher English..
Lord of the Rings – 4-5 times maybe?Posted 4 years ago
The Crow Road, and The Bridge (both with scribbled autographs as it happens)
Still like the ratchet in tension in Day of the Jackal, too…RichPennyMember
John Steinbeck – Cannery Row, probably read at least once a year for a decade.
Can’t remember as a child, though I did do quite a bit of re-reading. There was lots of Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, C S Lewis et al.
For me great fiction creates a vivid picture inside the mind that I can inhabit at will. I cannot imagine not wanting to be ”Doc” from Cannery Row again before I die, so at regular intervals I’ll pull it from the shelf and immerse myself again. It’s like going for a drink with an old mate really, reliving past glories.Posted 4 years agoavdave2Member
Generally there just doesn’t seem to be the time, there are so many books to read for the first time, but I have re-read Zen and Catcher in the Rye.
I also re read Robertson Davies 3 trilogies. His is not a name I can recall anyone mentioning on book threads on here but he’s one of my favourite authors.Posted 4 years agoDangerboyMember
Mine are probably Number9Dream and Ghostwritten by David Mitchell. Seem to read Ghostwritten every year at some point. Ive always got a partially read Culture novel secreted in a dark corner of the house, even when you’ve read them a couple of times it’s nice to dip in.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
A young boy puts a feather in his mouth…
20 years old now, weird! Overdue a re-read actually.
Espedair Street by Iain Banks and The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Heinlein close runners up though. And the first Amber series and the Mars trilogy would be higher if they didn’t take so bloomin long to readPosted 4 years agoflossieSubscriber
The Escape Artist by Matt Seaton
A truly wonderful (cycling) book about Matts rise into cycling and his gradual descent back out of the sport, as family and work pressures take their toll.
This is the only book I’ve ever finished and gone straight back to page one and started again.
Mr PeaPosted 4 years ago
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