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The Obligatory [Mar. 6th, 2006|10:47 pm]
Stephen Fry Book Discussion.
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Alas, it is only at this juncture that I realise I began my quest on this community with a question far too taxing even for myself. Allow me to stir discussion with what I would consider an essential part in propelling us into a more lively state; this being, of course, the Inevitable Poll:

Which of Stephen Fry's books is your favourite?


Upon which, of course, you may feel free as ever to expand, explicate, extrapolate, or ex...terminate. Yes.

Comment with your answer, and you too may win a fabulous prize in the shape of the Greek letter of your choice! (This one-time special offer is not applicable for Zíta and upper-case Ksi.)

     Adrian
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[User Picture]From: hoskie
2006-03-06 10:40 pm (UTC)
Making History, and I don't feel the need to elaborate because it's just that good.
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From: genoimen
2006-03-06 11:03 pm (UTC)
My answer is, naturally enough, The Liar. Because it has everything, coated with a lovely cream glazing of exquisite language. Enough said.
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[User Picture]From: weaselwoman13
2006-03-06 11:22 pm (UTC)
I'm going to have to go with Making History. I like monkeying-with-time stories, and he approached something that's been done so many times in sci-fi in such a unique way, and the romantic subplot makes me all gooey inside.

Not that I don't want to go to bed with The Liar and Moab and The Hippopotamus and Revenge and kiss them in many soft, private places, of course. =P
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From: v_enna
2006-03-06 11:46 pm (UTC)
Moab is my Washpot means the most to me.
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[User Picture]From: melchy
2006-03-07 01:17 am (UTC)
I've only read The Hippopotamus, Revenge and The Liar, but I'd say so far it's The Hippo.
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[User Picture]From: fryphile
2006-03-07 01:24 am (UTC)
I've read Moab, Revenge, and 3/4 of Ode.

I've listened to the audio tapes of Liar and Rescuing the Spectacled Bear.

I have Making History, but *smack, bad fan* I can't get into it.

Of those: I'd say Moab is the fave, but I prolly would appreciate The Liar more if I read it. Hard to do when it's not in my collection. Yet.
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[User Picture]From: mrowrr
2006-03-07 03:35 am (UTC)
The Liar most definitely! Its not only my favourite book by Stephen, its possibly my favourite book EVER. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: norfolkian
2006-03-07 10:04 am (UTC)
The Stars' Tennis Balls, because I love a good revenge story and it has the best title of a book ever!
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[User Picture]From: molegirl
2006-03-07 01:44 pm (UTC)
I've only read Moab, The Liar and Paperweight.

Out of those Moab is probably my favourite, as I can relate to so much of it.
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[User Picture]From: alibi_factory
2006-03-08 06:09 am (UTC)
Moab appeals to the postmodernist geek in me (the part where he quotes The Liar in particular makes me want to write endless, useless essays), but Making History is like a Harlan Ellison story filtered through Wodehouse and then gayed up, and I can't resist that.


That wasn't very ex-tensive, ha ha.

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[User Picture]From: fernitickle
2006-03-08 04:09 pm (UTC)
Moab is my Washpot, its such a personal book to which I can relate so much
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[User Picture]From: geschenka
2006-03-21 04:19 pm (UTC)
I've read Fry in Russian, unfortunately. There're 4 books: The Hippo, The Liar, Making History, The Stars' Tennis Balls. But my favourite is the first one. And The Liar for me at the second place.
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From: mr_croquet
2006-03-27 01:59 pm (UTC)
Making History :)
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[User Picture]From: vampirespider
2006-05-30 05:14 pm (UTC)
Making History - it's one of those books I wasn't able to put down, and I still have a hard time not reading it in one setting.

However, I do also adore Utter and Incomplete.
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From: almostmarvin
2006-06-03 01:32 pm (UTC)
Moab is my Washpot is my favourite Fry-book and the best autobiography I've read so far. But of the fiction, Making History is the best.
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From: artoriks
2007-01-02 05:45 pm (UTC)
I've read Fry in Russian.My favourite is The Hippo!!!
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