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reccommend literature 2013-02-25 21:26:39 Reply

So, I've been trying to get back into the habit of reading books , and I was wondering if anybody could give me some suggestions. Any genre is good, I only prefer it be readily available in most libraries or online (in entirety).

This week I've been dabbling in Orwell. Finished Animal Farm, finishing 1984 (I've made multiple attempts to read it in the past, but I never had the time, and had to turn it in after Chapter 3 or so), and dabbling in Coming Up for Air. I like all of these books, but for whatever reason, the whole political/social allegory of Animal Farm particularly interested me, so allegorical stuff woulld be pretty cool (as long as it's at least 100 or so pages. Animal Farm itself is short enough). Of course, all genres/themes are acceptable. as I said earlier.

So yeah, books.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:06:56 Reply

Fifty Shades of Grey


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:08:17 Reply

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:08:44 Reply

The Discworld series. It's pretty much the best satire on the fantasy genre ever made and what's not to love about a giant sea turtle carrying four war elephants carrying a flat world flying through space?


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:09:35 Reply

The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:09:53 Reply

Everything by Edgar Allen Poe.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:10:31 Reply

Black Hawk Down
The Dead Hand
Saddam's Bomb Maker
Lone Survivor
No Easy Day
The Hot Zone
Panic in Level 4
Masters of Doom
Columbine
The Demon in the Freezer
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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:10:35 Reply

The shadow project

Sun Tzu's art of war

Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant especially

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:11:29 Reply

At 2/26/13 12:08 AM, Knights wrote: The Discworld series. It's pretty much the best satire on the fantasy genre ever made and what's not to love about a giant sea turtle carrying four war elephants carrying a flat world flying through space?

^ What he said.

And, being a fantasy nerd, I have to give A song of Fire and Ice a recommendation.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:12:34 Reply

In all seriousness you should read The Bartimaeus Trilogy, it is young adult but good.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:14:28 Reply

If you wanna go with something somewhat political, try catch 22. It's a bit dated but interesting nonetheless.
Otherwise, there's tons of other stuff to read. Personally, I got hooked on Stephen King's Cell and Dean Koontz's Lightning. Pretty neat stuff. It all depends on what you're really looking for.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:17:49 Reply

The Running Man by Stephen King

The Brothers Karamazov

A Song of Ice and Fire (first book is A Game of Thrones)

I can't think of any more. These are all books I've read in the past two or three years. I just don't have the motivation to read or buy books.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:18:55 Reply

I forgot to add Lord of the Flies. That is a good book. I read it last year for school.

Currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird for school and I like it even though I've seen the movie.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:22:12 Reply

the holy bible (unabridged)

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:25:04 Reply

I'm serious, skulduggery pleasant is super beast

"The story follows the titular character Skulduggery Pleasant, an undead sorcerer and detective, with his partner Stephanie Edgley who calls herself Valkyrie Cain, and numerous magic-wielding allies as they try to prevent Nefarian Serpine from unleashing a weapon of terrible power on the world."

Fucking kick ass. I really really really wish they'd make a movie/ game/ anything about this book, it's badly underrated.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:26:08 Reply

House Of Leaves

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:26:42 Reply

At 2/26/13 12:25 AM, Xenomit wrote: Fucking kick ass. I really really really wish they'd make a movie/ game/ anything about this book, it's badly underrated.

Forgot to mention he drives a Bentley


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:31:01 Reply

H.P. Lovecraft
Terry Pratchett
Stephen King (some aren't too good though)


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:32:35 Reply

At 2/26/13 12:31 AM, Ragnarokia wrote: H.P. Lovecraft
Terry Pratchett
Stephen King (some aren't too good though)

Also Edgar Alan Poe. Always forget one.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:34:08 Reply

Googled
Steve Jobs (Biography)

Both are very interesting and about 500 pages. SO you can finish them in a day or two depending on how fast you read.

Also,

The Story of Mankind

It's a detailed timeline of human history and its absolutely phenomenal. Make sure you get a recent edition though because some of the details in even a 1990 publish have been proven otherwise since.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:46:30 Reply

Invisible Monsters Remix, by Chuck Palahniuk.

Oh. And generally everything by Chuck Palahniuk.

Every.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 00:48:41 Reply

I'm about to read Mice of Men and The Great Gatsby. Haven't read in ages.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:21:40 Reply

At 2/26/13 12:48 AM, TheColourAwesome wrote: I'm about to read Mice of Men and The Great Gatsby. Haven't read in ages.

I know what you mean. Even if I can find the time I can't find the motivation and if I can find the motivation then I realize I don't have anything to read.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:23:49 Reply

Maximum Ride series by James Patterson.

At first it's a little boring but once you get into it, it's really good.

It's about 6 kids who have 98% human, 2% bird DNA and they have wings and stuff.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:39:19 Reply

Call Of The Wild
The Illiad
The Odyssey
Moby Dick
A Farewell To Arms
The Jungle
Red Badge Of Courage
A Tale Of Two Cities

And everything by Edgar Allen Poe.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:42:10 Reply

At 2/26/13 02:39 AM, Viper50 wrote: And everything by Edgar Allen Poe.

I remember willfully reading one of his little short stories once, it was called the cask of Amontelato or something

It was boring


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:47:47 Reply

At 2/26/13 02:46 AM, Provoke wrote: Read The Raven out loud and tell me you didn't like it.

I know of it, I haven't actually read it

I'm not very familiar with Poe, everything about him is so melancholy and depressing


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:48:09 Reply

At 2/26/13 02:42 AM, Xenomit wrote:
At 2/26/13 02:39 AM, Viper50 wrote: And everything by Edgar Allen Poe.
I remember willfully reading one of his little short stories once, it was called the cask of Amontelato or something

It was boring

It's spelled Amontillado and I quite enjoyed reading it.
You could try giving The Pit And The Pendulum, The Tell Tale Heart, or The Masque Of The Red Death.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:50:49 Reply

anything by Burroughs

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 02:53:11 Reply

At 2/26/13 12:46 AM, Grotty wrote: Invisible Monsters Remix, by Chuck Palahniuk.

Oh. And generally everything by Chuck Palahniuk.

Every.

Fucking.

Thing.

This guy has definitively got it.

Also, The Alchemist is a great read.
so is The Godfather


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