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What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 05:55 AM Reply

chuck me in some books newgrounds!

I have already read:

-The God Delusion
-The Selfish Gene
-The Greatest Show on Earth
-The DaVinci code
-1984
-Les Miserables
-It takes a village
-Great Expectations
-Atlas Shrugged
-Brave New World
-A confederacy of Dunces
-The catcher in the Rye
-Animal farm
-Of Mice and Men

Any more I should read? And NO I will not read Harry Potter, that book is for uneducated people (I wouldn't even force my children to read that travesty of a book series!)


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:00 AM Reply

Harry Potter is a wonderful book series. I understand if you have no wish to read the books, thats fine, but I reject your notion that the books are for uneducated people and unfit for children. It's actually a wonderful series of books to get children to read, because they find the story so engaging and want to finish them. And thats a good thing.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:03 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 06:00 AM, Gagsy wrote: Harry Potter is a wonderful book series. I understand if you have no wish to read the books, thats fine, but I reject your notion that the books are for uneducated people and unfit for children. It's actually a wonderful series of books to get children to read, because they find the story so engaging and want to finish them. And thats a good thing.

I believe that you believe they are a good book series and I have no problem with people like you reading the books and enjoying them but its undeniable that the Harry Potter books are bad books, but hey, if you want to enjoy bad books that's up to you, us more intellectual readers will just read better books.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:05 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 06:03 AM, Socratius wrote:
At 1/17/12 06:00 AM, Gagsy wrote: Harry Potter is a wonderful book series. I understand if you have no wish to read the books, thats fine, but I reject your notion that the books are for uneducated people and unfit for children. It's actually a wonderful series of books to get children to read, because they find the story so engaging and want to finish them. And thats a good thing.
I believe that you believe they are a good book series and I have no problem with people like you reading the books and enjoying them but its undeniable that the Harry Potter books are bad books, but hey, if you want to enjoy bad books that's up to you, us more intellectual readers will just read better books.

Oh great. Just great.

It's obvious you are not interested in anyone's opinions or suggestions then.

Go read some Twilight, seems to be on your average level.

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:06 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 06:03 AM, Socratius wrote:
Ius more intellectual readers will just read better books.

Big books for big egos? I'll leave you to it then.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:06 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 06:03 AM, Socratius wrote:
I believe that you believe they are a good book series and I have no problem with people like you reading the books and enjoying them but its undeniable that the Harry Potter books are bad books, but hey, if you want to enjoy bad books that's up to you, us more intellectual readers will just read better books.

You have "The Da Vinci Code" on your list and are calling yourself an intellectual reader?


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:10 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 06:06 AM, SaltshakerClock wrote:
At 1/17/12 06:03 AM, Socratius wrote:
I believe that you believe they are a good book series and I have no problem with people like you reading the books and enjoying them but its undeniable that the Harry Potter books are bad books, but hey, if you want to enjoy bad books that's up to you, us more intellectual readers will just read better books.
You have "The Da Vinci Code" on your list and are calling yourself an intellectual reader?

Yes, I believe I clearly did. I pity you for not reading the greats that I have read. Maybe in time you'll stop reading your tripe like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings (such a silly and unrealistic book) and actually read some of the books on my list.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:11 AM Reply

I apologize Newgrounds I forgot to add 'Hamlet and everything Shakespeare' to my list, I once went to Europe and saw a series of Shakespeare plays, I loved it.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:15 AM Reply

For you, I'd recommend Twilight.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:22 AM Reply

Hey Socratius.

I just finished reading this book recently called Twillight. After looking at what books you've read, I can easily recommend this gem. Stephenie Meyer is an artist, her writing is unmatched, she's a modern Charles Dickens or C.S Lewis. Give the book a try. The book is usually dismissed by the uneducated, but they don't understand the bigger picture, the struggle that mankind has to go through and we as average humans have to put up with.

I promise you won't be unsatisfied with Twillight, just buy it.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:22 AM Reply

You're an obnoxious prick. You don't ask someone for their suggestion and then insult their intelligence by shitting on their views. Take this as a pro tip and realize that if you act like that to enough people, someone's going to kick your impolite ass.

However, I would say that Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is a book that's worth reading.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:25 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 06:22 AM, ZJ wrote: You're an obnoxious prick. You don't ask someone for their suggestion and then insult their intelligence by shitting on their views. Take this as a pro tip and realize that if you act like that to enough people, someone's going to kick your impolite ass.

However, I would say that Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five is a book that's worth reading.

You are calling me impolite? I am one of the most polite and well mannered members of this forum, I think you are acting very savage and impolite yourself. I was only giving advice.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:26 AM Reply

lol u guise are feeding the trolls

also, i highly recommend reading NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

shit is hilarious sad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_from_
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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:27 AM Reply

I'm gonna assume OP is a pseudo-philosophical troll.

But to stay on topic, I highly recommend you read "Candide" by Voltaire.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 06:38 AM Reply

oh also, if you're looking for intellectual buttz these then read as well

the stranger - albert camus (provide a great introduction into understanding core concepts in existentialism)
the art of loving - erich fromm (social psychological theories on love; love is an art that we practice and something we become better at overtime. similar to how a painter becomes a better painter through practice.)
on becoming a person - carl rogers (psyhological theories and ideas of what it means to become a person) -- If youre a fan of kieerkgaard and/or existentialism and have wanted to see it fused with science you'll love the balls out of this one! he also goes over what types of characteristics a "fully therapized" person has.)
animal liberation - peter singer (pushing boundaries of what it means to be equal towards other sentient beings; his theory of speciesism is a bit much but, INTERESTING nonetheless)
vagina monologues - eve ensler (understand the perceptions of women through understanding their vaginas and increase your odds of getting laid boy; seriously, i truly recommend reading this one if you want to have a relationship with an actual intelligent women LOL; it's also a great book thats basically like a cursory overlook of feminist theory)

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 07:04 AM Reply

a classy guy like yourself should read some miguel serrano


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 07:10 AM Reply

Here you go:

- "Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins" by John Reader
- "Grand Design" by Stephen Hawking
- "In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat" by John Gribbin
- "The Extended Phenotype" by Richard Dawkins
- "Giant Molecules" by Walter Gratzer
- "The God Impulse" by Kevin Nelson
- "Cosmos" byCarl Sagan
- "Why Evolution is True" by Jerry A. Coyne


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 07:34 AM Reply

Harry Potter is an amazing series!!! I actually started reading those books when I was 12 all the way up to 19. It actually helped me with my vocabulary as well!

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 07:39 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 05:55 AM, Socratius wrote: -Atlas Shrugged

You should read, "Yet Another Book Aimed To Convince Poor People How Awesome Rich People Are"

It is also by Ayne Rand.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 08:28 AM Reply

Das Kapital.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 08:52 AM Reply

Just some of my personal favourites.

. American Psycho
. jPod
. The Dark Tower series (consisting of seven books and a couple of prequel comic book novels)
. The Girl With Dragon Tattoo as you English speaking fellas have renamed it.
. Watchmen (but since it's a comic book novel it might not count)
. A Clock Work Orange
. The Hobbit (I haven't read the Lord of the ring trilogy but you should give them a go any way)
. The Hitch hiker's guide to galaxy novels

and maybe more but can't of them right now.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 08:53 AM Reply

I really enjoyed Green Eggs and Ham. That's about all my attention span can handle.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 08:55 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 08:52 AM, Mismo wrote:
. jPod

Wow I never knew anyone else who read that book. I have to admit the reason I originally got it was because of the eye catching lego like book cover figures, but it was rather good. I haven't read it in years.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 08:55 AM Reply

Steinbeck, in published order.

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 09:16 AM Reply

My book reading seems to go in cycles that are somewhat progressive: Autobiographies of Rock Stars, autobiographies from former Islamist extremists or victims, autobiographies of Soldiers serving in various wars, athiestic reading along the Dawkins and co line, books based on the lives and history of North Korea and presently i'm still forcing my way through the Qur'ran but its a highly tedious read - I can't say im enjoying the experience but it is giving some insight into the Islamic religion

I can't stand straight forward fiction these days. The only book I've enjoyed lately which could be termed as fiction was "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick. She's an American reporter based in Seoul that over a period of years interviewed North Korean defectors. The book follows the lives of characters she has created based on the folk she interviewed, the names are changed for safety reasons and although not written in the perspective of a personal account the book is the best chance anyone will get of getting accurate insight into life in North Korea from the start to after the great famines.

The Rock Autobiographies are good fun. I wouldnt believe the stories unless it was from a rockstar, my personal favourites are Ozzie Osborne, Keith Richards and Steve Adler (Who is a massive fuckup of a human being). The Eric Clapton autobiography is also worth a shout if your a fan of his music.


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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 09:27 AM Reply

I refuse to believe the OP is serious so I will laugh instead.

Also read A Song of Ice And Fire (the book series)

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 09:30 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 09:27 AM, jeremyCOOL wrote: I refuse to believe the OP is serious so I will laugh instead.

Also read A Song of Ice And Fire (the book series)

Is this series worth the investment, or just another pat on the shoulder for the Harry Potter generation.

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 10:03 AM Reply

Cosmos
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (I'm still currently reading it myself but it is very good thus far)
Trainspotting
Haunted
Fight Club
Rendezvous With Rama

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 10:58 AM Reply

I will not suggest books. I know of a few great books. But they are unfit for you. The books you have read are indeed intelligent, but they also show that you are incapable of absorbing knowledge unless it is handed to you directly. You fail to see the knowledge in the various novels that have been spread among the crowds. You define the modern intellectual--an arrogant, egotistical maniac. One who propels himself farther than what he is.

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Response to What books should I read fellas!!! Jan. 17th, 2012 @ 11:02 AM Reply

At 1/17/12 05:55 AM, Socratius wrote: -Atlas Shrugged

I was going to recommend that, if only because you would never get done reading it. Seeing as how you did, I recommend "War And Peace" or "The Bible".


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