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Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:21 PM Reply

So I was bored, with nothing to do, and then I realized... OUR TOWN HAS A LIBRARY :O

Recommend some good books.

I'd prefer if you stay away from fantasy books like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings though. I'm not really into those :\
Even though I've never read them >_>


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:22 PM Reply

Watership Down.

I loved that book so much!


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:22 PM Reply

I can't read normal books, I have too low of an attention span.

I do fine with comics, though.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:22 PM Reply

I don't read anymore...

no fantasy? I don't know then.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:23 PM Reply

At 12/20/08 06:22 PM, nuclearmoose919 wrote: I can't read normal books, I have too low of an attention span.

I do fine with comics, though.

Right, I should mention I'm looking for "real" books, just so people know what I'm talking about.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:23 PM Reply

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Most enjoyment I have gained from books has come from those three.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:25 PM Reply

At 12/20/08 06:22 PM, kRaZyAzN wrote: I don't read anymore...

no fantasy? I don't know then.

Well, no it can be fantasy. I just don't want crazy fucked up fantasies, unless it involves bitches riding hardcore unicorns of doom saving the planet or some shit.

I'll do fantasy, it just depends.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:27 PM Reply

A Clockwork Orange is amazing.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:28 PM Reply

Ender's Game, or anything else written by Orson Scott Card. His books will make you think harder about certain things.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:32 PM Reply

The Alchemist. Although it's a better read in Spanish, the English version is still very good. Also, don't read the Wikipedia article on it. It ruins the ending, and only tells about the beginning. I'm glad I've already read the book, otherwise I'd be pissed.

But seriously, this is one of my favorite books. Although it's relatively short, you should most definitely read it. Oh, and it's by Paulo Coelho by the way.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:36 PM Reply

God my library sucks fucking ass.

Out of all the books recommended, only one is available(watership down.)

*sigh* keep going.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:36 PM Reply

Catch-22, 1984, anything by Terry Pratchett, and anything by Arthur C. Clarke (his earlier novels and short stories from the '50s and '60s are the best).


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:40 PM Reply

You don't like fantasy? How about Sci-fi or something? I read a lot of books based off of videogames so here's some of my favorites:

Resident Evil series (books 0-6) by: S.D. Perry
Halo series (many different authors, many different books)
Metal Gear Solid the novel by Raymond Benson
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Call of the Wild
White Fang
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Give a Boy a Gun (rather disturbing/scary)
Dracula
A Christmas Carol
Dewey: The Library Cat (such a cute story)


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:45 PM Reply

Any of the works of Michael Crichton. I especially enjoyed Sphere.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 06:47 PM Reply

Dan Pendleton's The Executioner series. Publishes a book almost every month, of at least 200 pages.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 07:37 PM Reply

Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
21: Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

all great reads

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 07:45 PM Reply

The Reader, it basically sums up and ends all discussions about the holocaust..

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 07:50 PM Reply

The "Zombie Survival Guide" is pretty good. It will save you life one day.(maybe)


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 07:53 PM Reply

LOL reading.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 07:56 PM Reply

Cat's Cradle, American Psycho, Wasp Factory, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and Day Of The Triffids and 1984 off the top of my head. Maybe Trainspotting as well but if you're unfamiliar about the Scottish accent then you'll find reading it almost impossible due the phonetic spelling.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:01 PM Reply

Tideland, if it's there.

It's a bizarre story of a little girl living in an abandoned house, in the middle of nowhere. She lives with her dad's corpse, who she thinks is still alive, and her make-believe doll heads. It was such a unique and well-written book that I read most of it within a day.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:05 PM Reply

No fantasy? Do you mean fiction or just fantasy?


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:07 PM Reply

My Struggle by A.Hitler


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:10 PM Reply

Try Stephen King if you're into horror

or.....

just go with a playboy

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:10 PM Reply

At 12/20/08 06:22 PM, Sensationalism wrote: Watership Down.

I loved that book so much!

I saw that cartoon not too long ago...even that was pretty good.

I recommend anything and everything by Douglas Adams.

Namely, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:11 PM Reply

At 12/20/08 06:28 PM, firemaker60 wrote: Ender's Game, or anything else written by Orson Scott Card. His books will make you think harder about certain things.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:12 PM Reply

I was recently exploring Mystery/Crime Fiction and I became rather fond of Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson.

Dashiell Hammett wrote a fair amount of novels like most of the early American crime novelists, look out for Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon, And The Thin Man.

Jim Thompson has a large number of novels under his belt, his novels are more gritty and dark, watch out for The Killer Inside Me, Savage Night, Pop. 1280, The Grifters, and The Getaway.

Also look out for Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, he's another of the classic crime novelists

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:14 PM Reply

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It's my favorite book, and it's a classic by Mark Twain. It's a great book if you can understand it, read about 40 pages before you give up. It starts getting good there.

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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:16 PM Reply

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings

there pretty good


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Response to Recommend some good books Dec. 20th, 2008 @ 08:18 PM Reply

John Irving (my favorite)

You should read "The world according to garp", "A prayer for Owen Meany" or Hotel New Hampshire.

He writes very comic biographies of his character, using irony and humor to buff up sad situations. It's really really good.


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