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Old 10-16-2013, 06:07 PM
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Help me stock the ultimate (fictional) library

Reading this thread made me think; it's been a long time since I've fired up the old multi-dimensional travelinator and I have some extra cash/gold/Galleons/beaver pelts, and I want to expand my library.
What books should I be on the look-out for? So far, I have on my list;
The Necronomicon (The ones around here seem th be BS)
Tales of Beedle the Bard (I have an apparently abridged work that was made available, but I'd like an original.)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (I hope to get this first and that it will guide me on my quest)
So, any other suggestions of books mentioned in fictional works that should be added to my shelves?

Thanks in advance - DESK
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:21 PM
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:16 PM
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The Book of Night with Moon from the Young Wizards setting.

The Book of Silence from the novel of the same name. It's called that because to speak a single word from it kills the speaker; best kept on the restricted shelves.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:30 PM
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From my "Rivets and Sprockets" anthology in grade school, all the 'ologies', the 'onomy's', and 'ithics'.
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The Book of Night with Moon from the Young Wizards setting.

The Book of Silence from the novel of the same name. It's called that because to speak a single word from it kills the speaker; best kept on the restricted shelves.
I don't know either, but I'm now looking for both the series. Thanks
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:35 PM
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:51 PM
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The Darkhold, aka The Book of Sins.

De Vermis Mysteriis (Mysteries of the Worm), another Lovecraftian tome.

The Oghma Infinium and Mysterium Xarxes from the Elder Scrolls setting. And at least some Elder Scrolls themselves, naturally.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:26 PM
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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The Book of Three.
The Necrotelecomnicon
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:51 PM
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The Necrotelecomnicon
That reminds me of the Nekonomicon, which contains knowledge of catgirl eldritch horrors.
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The Travels of Jain Farstrider - Mentioned throughout the Wheel of Time series.

The Book of Counted Sorrows - Not sure if it counts as Dean Koontz made it up as a source of quotes outside of some of his novels. I don't know if it ever shows up in a story.

The Hive Queen and The Hegemon - from Ender's Game

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:16 PM
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:30 PM
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From Tolkien:

Red Book of Westmarch

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The King in Yellow. A complete ultimate (fictional) library must have it! (Just don't ever, ever read it.)
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De Umbrarum Regni Novem Portis, aka The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows.

You'll also need Mateu's Universal Bibliography.
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:31 AM
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Don't forget to hire an orangutan as librarian.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:34 AM
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The collected works of Marshall France; Pool of Stars, Green Dog's Sorrow, and particularly Land of Laughs as mentioned in Jonathan Carrol's Land of Laughs.

"The Land of Laughs was lit by eyes that saw the lights that no one's seen."

http://www.jonathancarroll.com/books...doflaughs.html
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:52 AM
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:52 AM
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The Book of Gramarye, from The Dark is Rising.

The books written for the Quaddie children in Falling Free, which had titles like Johnny and the Excess Humidity Mystery.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:48 AM
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The Book of Mazarbul, from Tolkien.

The iron-bound Book of Skelos, from Robert E. Howard.

The Journal of the Whills, from Star Wars.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_books

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...on-print_media

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...om_periodicals

Wiki has a few more variations on the theme.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:04 PM
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Whole Art of Detection, by Sherlock Holmes (And any of his monographs or essays you might find laying about).

The Nice And Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer

Also, I know there are a lot of them out there, but as many versions of the Encyclopedia Galactica as you can find.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:39 PM
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The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's unabridged original text. Goldman took out all the good political satire.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:41 PM
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I would like finally to read an account of Sherlock Holmes' adventure involving the Giant Rat of Sumatra, which Holmes mentioned in passing once to Watson but withheld any further details as "the world is not yet prepared" for it.

A "real" volume of The Neverending Story might be interesting too. (A blatant case of false advertising, as Lionel Hutz noted on The Simpsons)
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Old 10-17-2013, 03:25 PM
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The Giant Rat of Sumatra: at last the world can know!
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:13 PM
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I'd probably need a cage first, but I'd like to capture a copy of The Monster Book of Monsters. It was on a textbook list for Harry Potter
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You'll need the concordance, or it'll make no sense.

I want Sceltie Saves the Day and Unicorn to the Rescue. Plus (plebeian, I know), I'd like a complete, finished Mystery of Edwin Drood.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:30 PM
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Susanna Clarke's masterful Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell includes quite a few fictional works in its voluminous footnotes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Susanna_Clarke

Jake Sisko, son of the commanding officer of Deep Space Nine, was a journalist and wrote poetry and fiction - just one novel, Anslem, that's mentioned, though: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Jake_Sisko#Writing
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In Sandman, there's a dream library - a lot of titles are shown in it.

http://www.strangehistory.net/2010/1...rary-of-dream/ has their own version - maybe it will give you more ideas
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Well, since it is almost Halloween, The Philosophy of Time Travel by Roberta Sparrow.

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Paul Sheldon's Misery Chastain series and Fast Cars
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Where God Went Wrong by Oolon Colluphid
Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes by Oolon Colluphid
Who Is This God Person Anyway? by Oolon Colluphid
Well That About Wraps It Up for God by Oolon Colluphid
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Where God Went Wrong by Oolon Colluphid
Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes by Oolon Colluphid
Who Is This God Person Anyway? by Oolon Colluphid
Well That About Wraps It Up for God by Oolon Colluphid
Turns out all those books were ghost written by Richard Dawkins.
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East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
A Painted House, by John Grisham
The Pillars Of The Earth, by Ken Follett
The Winds Of War, by Herman Wouk
Texas, by James Michener
Shogun, by James Clavell
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Turns out all those books were ghost written by Richard Dawkins.
The only reference I could find on Google re. your statement is that Oolon Colluphid was a character based on Richard Dawkins by his friend Douglas Adams. You might be right, but I'd appreciate a source.
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The Book of Silence from the novel of the same name. It's called that because to speak a single word from it kills the speaker; best kept on the restricted shelves.
But surely it contains perfectly common words people speak every day; what makes a word spoken "from" the book?
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East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
A Painted House, by John Grisham
The Pillars Of The Earth, by Ken Follett
The Winds Of War, by Herman Wouk
Texas, by James Michener
Shogun, by James Clavell
I'm sorry, but this is either a whoosh or way too intellectual for me. Could you please expound on your choices?
As for additional books, I think I should include a copy of Fireside girls Handbook.
I'm not sure if The Death Note counts a book for this purpose.

Peace - DESK
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Turns out all those books were ghost written by Richard Dawkins.
I had three or four jokes I almost made, but yours was better.
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Paul Sheldon's Misery Chastain series and Fast Cars
Nice! The lead character in Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot was also a novelist who had a book or two to his name, but I forget their title(s), and don't have King's book on hand.
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But surely it contains perfectly common words people speak every day; what makes a word spoken "from" the book?
Actually, it contains words written in an "alien script" by the creator-god of the setting. There's nothing ordinary about it.
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Actually, it contains words written in an "alien script" by the creator-god of the setting. There's nothing ordinary about it.
And don't call me Shirley.
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What was the name of the genealogy/history book Ned Stark finds out Jon Arryn had been looking through in Game of Thrones, if it had a name? Google isn't helping.
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The complete works of pulp-era science fiction writer and illustrator Adolph Hitler. His novels are out of print and his short stories have never been collected. Only "Lord of the Swastika" is available and only because it's appended in its entirety to a review by Homer Whipple (pen name of Norman Spinrad).
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What was the name of the genealogy/history book Ned Stark finds out Jon Arryn had been looking through in Game of Thrones, if it had a name? Google isn't helping.
Behold!: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/...Seven_Kingdoms
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The only reference I could find on Google re. your statement is that Oolon Colluphid was a character based on Richard Dawkins by his friend Douglas Adams. You might be right, but I'd appreciate a source.
Douglas Adams, Richard Dawkins, pravnik, and myself would understand the reference. But, unfortunately, it would probably remain opaque to you.
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I'm sorry, but this is either a whoosh or way too intellectual for me. Could you please expound on your choices?
As for additional books, I think I should include a copy of Fireside girls Handbook.
I'm not sure if The Death Note counts a book for this purpose.

Peace - DESK
Are you serious? Too intellectual? Each of these novels was a best seller, authored by some of the best writers in the world. The list was supposed to be to stock a fiction library. What is your idea of fiction anyway? Action comics?
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Douglas Adams, Richard Dawkins, pravnik, and myself would understand the reference. But, unfortunately, it would probably remain opaque to you.
The point was that you claimed Richard Dawkins was the author. I guess you can't actually find a source any more than I could, so you resort to insult. Have it your own way.
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"How to Cook for Forty Humans" - Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

Largo62 - you might want to re-read the original post - not a fiction library, but a fictional one, ie made up of books that don't exist except in works of fiction. Otherwise, great choices.
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