tricky question. I mean, it would have to be one I've readed or else how could I say with any conviction. but then, how could I say with any conviction one of the books I've read is the best book ever written..
but, fair enough I'll go with one I've readed and try guage sucsess by measuring impression: that's to say, what kind of impression did a book leave
( I've forgotten so many books. sometimes it's only when I see the title I remember I've readed it )
how powerful were the emotions, feelings. how vivid was the imagery imaged et-cetra
have to say, there's not all that many books which shine through that kind of analysis
earliest book I remember reading and really enjoying was called The lunatic at large. written in the 1900s, it followed the escapades of a British eccentric cast into an asylum by his brother in order to get control of an estate bequeathed to their niece. funny, riveting, funny, couldn't put it down. whoever wrote it was like the opposite of Charles Dickens
that said, it's probably the bible but should be A brief time in History. but I never finished either
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