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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 03:28:03 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.

Palahniuk is an overrated author who writes the same thing every time he releases a book. As far as my suggestions go (not in any particular order) :

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick

Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Niggger of the 'Narcissus' by Joseph Conrad

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Ubik by Phillip K. Dick

No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 12:56:07 Reply

Right now I'm reading The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.

It's pretty interesting.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 13:11:08 Reply

At 2/26/13 02:48 AM, Viper50 wrote:
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.

Those titles ring some bells, bells, bells, bells, bells.. XD

For some reason, Cask of Amontillado kinda brings to mind the Count of Monte-Cristo, I think it's also probrably on a public domain site. I've heard the story was based on confessions and old police documents.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 13:21:13 Reply

At 2/26/13 03:28 AM, Famas wrote:
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.
Palahniuk is an overrated author who writes the same thing every time he releases a book.

Yeah, but he writes that one thing very, very well.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 13:26:00 Reply

more recommended literature: all of my posts (for intermediate to advanced readers)

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 13:27:58 Reply

1984 happens to be the latest book I've finished and then I dove into Brave New World (which I'm halfway into right now).

The books are somewhat related to each other. One inspired the other if I'm not mistaken and the themes are similar, though 1984 is a bit bleaker in its sketch of the future.

So if you like 1984 you might also like to check out Brave New World.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 13:40:20 Reply

The New York Trilogies

very old school writing that's really rich with crazy Orwellian shit, one of my favorite books ever


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-26 13:44:57 Reply

Oh, and: The Delivery Man, by Joe McGinniss, Jr. Silk, by CaitlÃ-n R. Kiernan. The Damnation Game by Clive Barker. H.P. Lovecraft isn't too bad, but some of his stuff can get too wordy and becomes dull after a while.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 14:37:15 Reply

The Right to Arm Bears.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 15:28:16 Reply

Also anything by H.P. Lovecraft

Fahrenheit 451
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
and White Fang


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 15:31:28 Reply

Earthman's Burden.

Furries might like it.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 15:32:29 Reply

Two books I can think of off the top of my head are Fallen Angels and Sunrise Over Fallujah both written by Walter Dean Myers. Fallen Angels takes place in Vietnam. Sunrise Over Fallujah takes place in Iraq. Both very good books


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 15:33:01 Reply

At 2/26/13 02:39 AM, Viper50 wrote: Moby Dick

biggest piece of shit i've ever read. Unless of course you are looking for a book on the anatomy of whales and extremely detailed descriptions of every part of a boat.


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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 15:37:11 Reply

Oliver Twist was a great book.

Although it got a little complicated and convoluted near the end, and I understand why most movie adaptions trim a lot of that stuff out.

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Response to reccommend literature 2013-02-27 15:52:24 Reply

At 2/27/13 03:33 PM, FattyWhale wrote:
At 2/26/13 02:39 AM, Viper50 wrote: Moby Dick
biggest piece of shit i've ever read. Unless of course you are looking for a book on the anatomy of whales and extremely detailed descriptions of every part of a boat.

I haven't read it myself, but some of my girlfriend's classmates had to read it for their English literature course and they all hated it too. From what I heard it's just an incredibly boring book.

But maybe it's just one of those love-it or hate-it things.


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