My favourite book is Don Quixote. I loved it because Don Quixote was a hilarious character... I also could kind of relate on some level, being the dreamer I am. I guess I can also relate to the part where people switch from thinking hes a madman to thinking he is sensible and intelligent, because that happens to me a lot. People think I'm dumb or on drugs but later say "oh, you're actually smart". I particularly enjoyed Don Quixote and Sancho's debates on philosophical ideas, and their differences in perspective. It was also hilarious how Sancho bought into Don Quixote's fantasies.
GZA - I just started this book a week ago, and I had some trepidation going into it. Just thinking...ug...this was written 5 centuries ago..it's going to be tedious.... but it is **so** clever and really really funny. I'm pleasantly surprised and am enjoying it immensely!! Only 700 or so pages to go...
"...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce
The Count of Montecristo - Alexandre Dumas
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
The Lord of the Rings trilogy - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Wheel of Time series - "Robert Jordan" James Oliver Rigney, Jr.
The Deverry novels - Katharine Kerr
The Belgariad - David Eddings
The Malloreon - David Eddings
The Elenium - David Eddings
The Tamuli - David Eddings
The Net Force series - Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Steve Perry
Rainbow Six - Tom Clancy (cheesy to like Tom Clancy, I know, but I do)
Since I read about a book every week for leisure, it's kind of hard to remember all of them, but those are some of the most important.
Mightier than the tread of marching armies is the power of an idea whose time has come