Hal’s Quotes & Notes: My Personal Favorites

Q&N introduction

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I have read each of these multiple times, spread over a period of years, and in my opinion they still hold up to re-reading. They’re all quoted extensively.
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Alphabetical links: A B D E G H K L M N P R S T U V W Z

A Douglas AdamsThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Chester AndersonThe Butterfly Kid
B Peter S. BeagleThe Last Unicorn
Alfred BesterDisappearing Act
D Lord DunsanyThe Sword of Welleran
E Umberto Eco

The Name of the Rose
translated by William Weaver


Neil Gaiman
(with Terry Pratchett)

Good Omens
William GoldmanThe Princess Bride
H Robert A. Heinlein The Man Who Traveled in Elephants

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress


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Walt KellyTen Ever-Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Years With Pogo
Daniel KeyesFlowers for Algernon
Rudyard KiplingJust So Stories
L C. S. LewisThe Great Divorce

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Colin McEvedy The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History

The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History

Shepherd MeadThe Big Ball of Wax
N Larry NivenDeath by Ecstasy

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Terry PratchettHogfather
Small Gods

(with Neil Gaiman)

Good Omens
R Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac
translated by Brian Hooker

S Tom StoppardRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Theodore SturgeonNeed
T J. R. R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings
Mark TwainAdventures of Huckleberry Finn
U Miguel de Unamuno

Saint Manuel Bueno, Martyr
translated by Harriet de Onís

V Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.Mother Night

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Dale WassermanMan of La Mancha
T. H. White

the “Pendragon”:
The Sword in the Stone
The Once and Future King
The Book of Merlyn

Charles Williams

Descent of the Dove
A Short History of the Holy Spirit in the Church

Z Roger ZelaznyThe Last Defender of Camelot
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