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Apr. 22nd, 2008 @ 12:30 am Challenge #5
Holy Bananas! Where has this been?!

So I fell off the wagon of posting a challenge every week. Sorry about that. To be honest, it'll probably continue to be sporadic like this. Man, you guys really didn't seem to dig on the alien challenge. Are you telling me something? Are there topics I should avoid, or maybe topics I should focus more toward? Let me know.

Challenge #5:

Prominent or unique books

I'm talking special here, it has to have a good reason for being listed, not really good books. So listing things like Lord of the Rings for being influential, or Harry Potter for that matter, or something being a bestseller for really long. I want crazy stuff, fictional books (as in, a book in a fiction) are allowed. I hope I'm making this understood.

EDIT: Okay, let's try this again. I mean like one-of-a-kind books. Whether they are books that never existed (a book in a movie) or incredibly unique books in real life (unique as in, there is only one copy, I'm also willing to accept unique as in very special reason to be listed jpfed's reason is a decent example). To help people with this I would also ask that you provide your source,and maybe any sort of information you know that you think makes it unique. Dang it, this one is hard to explain, but I like it a lot.

EDIT 2: Okay, so my original entry was invalid so I deleted it. I used it based on old (and misinformed) knowledge and upon current research determined I was in the wrong. So the Malleus Maleficarum, while an interesting background, was not the unique tome I thought.

EDIT 3: This is getting excessive, If anyone has a suggestion for how to clean up the challenge I will delete this one and start it over. Dang.
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From:burningballroom
Date:April 22nd, 2008 09:20 am (UTC)
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I hope I'm in the theme here but I'm going to choose Alice in Wonderland.
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From:jpfed
Date:April 22nd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Thomas More's "Utopia"- one of the first science fiction stories, very likely the first science fiction book to be published, and direct inspiration for the dystopian genre.
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 22nd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
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The Gospel of Mathias from Carnivale
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
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The Philosophy of Time Travel from Donnie Darko
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
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Perfect!

The Necronomicon from Evil Dead and sequels
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
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The Handbook For The Recently Deceased in Beetlejuice
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From:burningballroom
Date:April 23rd, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
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The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.

It may be electronic but in all aspects, it is a book.
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 23rd, 2008 08:27 am (UTC)
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Penny's "Handbook" from Inspector Gadget.

Okay, now I know I'm pushing it.
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From:burningballroom
Date:April 23rd, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
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Wuthering Heights in the Twilight series.
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 24th, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
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Ofelia's book of tasks in Pan's Labrynth.
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From:burningballroom
Date:April 24th, 2008 06:17 am (UTC)
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The Half-Blood's Prince's grotty old potions book.
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 24th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
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The Book of Origin from StarGate SG-1
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From:burningballroom
Date:April 24th, 2008 06:40 am (UTC)
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Destiny's book from Sandman.
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 24th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
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The Number 23
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Jesuszilla

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The Dead Sea Scrolls
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)

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Oh, the Bible counted? After I read the new rules I thought it might not count for some reason.
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 22nd, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)

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Stephen Colbert's Alpha Squad 7: A Tek Jansen Adventure
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 23rd, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)

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The Book of Love by...whom? I don't think the song tells us.
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 23rd, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)

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Professor Henry Jones' diary in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 23rd, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)

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Doug Funnie's journal.
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 24th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)

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Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski for it's beauty and incredible typography.
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 22nd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
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I think this needs clarification. Is this real books mentioned in Fiction, or real books that are fictional.
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 22nd, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
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or fictional books mentioned in fiction.
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From:fionnegan
Date:April 22nd, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
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The Big Book from Mr. Magorium's Wonder Imporium.
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
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The Books of Bokonon in Cat's Cradle.
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
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The Monstrous Book of Monsters from Harry Potter.
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 22nd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Seduce and Destroy in Magnolia.
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 23rd, 2008 08:47 am (UTC)
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The Book of the Living from The Mummy
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From:jesuszilla
Date:April 23rd, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
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The Man Inside Me, by Tobias Fünke.
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From:jpfed
Date:April 22nd, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Was your original text supposed to read as below?

I'm talking special here, it has to have a good reason for being listed, not really good books. So no listing things like Lord of the Rings for being influential, or Harry Potter for that matter, or something being a bestseller for really long.

Since bestsellers aren't that special, I'm left to wonder whether you really wanted them.

It all boils down to "what is special enough" or "what is really grounds for calling a book special".
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From:hannigan_rex
Date:April 23rd, 2008 08:23 am (UTC)
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Yeah, a "no" can really change the meaning of something. I shouldn't misplace those.

I did mean what you said there.