Give me your round. Only one bullet. What is the #1 book that left you gasping in amazement--in shock and awe--of the pure ingeniousity of the written word? What is the book that left a mark, a deep one, in your heart? Fire away. Only 7 will make the cut. From those seven, I will make a poll and write the excerpt (the ones I cannot find, with the help of you loyal SHH forum users) and you decide who is the better writer. The better dialouge. The better character. The better pace, mood, theme, atmosphere, message, plot. Which book catches you from the very first sentence. I will start off first. The book I recommend is Boy's Life by Robert McCammon. What is yours? What left you gasping for more.