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Hi All!

I'm searching for new books. Please list your all-time favorites. Please try to limit your list to the top 1-3, any genre. Thanks! (XP'g on other book boards.)

To get things started:

3) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. This is an excellent story of an autistic boy who sets out to solve the murder of his neighbor's dog, using the methods of Sherlock Holmes. As he is forced to overcome his worst fears, this kid is as heroic as Indiana Jones.

2) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It's an epic story of justified vengeance set against the backdrop of Napoleanic France. This used to be my number one until I read the following.

1) The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (4 novels and several short stories). Holmes is such a clearly drawn character that it's very easy to believe that he's real. I love his confidence and cold calculations. I wanted to cry when I read the last story. I did not want to let the character go.

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