What is the "best" book you have ever read? Best is just as subjective as worst, but some qualities that best might share could be favorite book or a book in which the quality of the writing leaves you in particular awe. I would like this thread to be about what books are best to you. If someone posts about a book that you don't like, try to refrain from harsh criticism and focus on your favorites/bests. Think back over the course of your reading life, not just what you are currently happy with. Have fun.
My favorite book is "Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny. I've read it more than 20 times. Zelazny's writing is wonderful and he packs so much into this relatively short volume. In today's trends, it would probably be a ten book epic.
"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien is certainly up there and I've always loved "The Three Musketeers" by by Alexandre Dumas. "Stand on Zanzibar" by John Brunner is breathtaking.
What are some of the books you like the best?