- Aug 8, 2012
Apologies if this a repeated thread; I can find Top Ten's, favourite in a particular genre, best of [year], re-reads, but not "favourite".
So, here is my question:
What is your single favourite novel? (all genres)
I'm looking for a single answer (with or without a reason).
No lists. And no cheating by saying "hmm...difficult...could be That One, or maybe The Other One, but if pushed I would say This One."
I'm, sure it's difficult, but would be interested to see if one book really does stand out from any others that you have read. If it's really not possible to narrow it down to one then say so (but don't post the 'candidates').
For me, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. I love the road trip aspect of the story, the inner musings of the main character, his relationship with his son, the discussion concerning "quality" (which was something I had not considered before reading the book), and even - perhaps strangely - the outcome (and, having read it, knowing what will happen to him). I've read it more times than any other book - and, now that I write about it, want to read it again.