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#1 metaldevil

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:20 PM

What books or authors do you like best? They can be from any period in history.

Here's a few favorite books of mine off the top of my head:

The Count of Monte Cristo (all-time favorite) by Alexandre Dumas
The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les MisÚrables by Victor Hugo
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Damnation Game and Everville by Clive Barker
Jurassic Park and Lost World by Michael Crichton

As for authors, I love Hugo above all others because his books are works of art in print. I guess that's the best way I can describe them. Dumas' Cristo is my favorite, however, because it's the best story of revenge I've ever read. My modern favorites are Barker and Crichton. Barker is graphic and disturbing, but he sometimes "paints" the framework of a scene in which you fill it in with your own imagination. Crichton has an amazing ability of explaining complex ideas in which a layman (myself most of the time lol) can understand. I read his Airframe in one sitting. His stuff is hard for me to put down. lol

I like Dan Brown, but he doesn't have a large enough selection of books. If I'm not mistaken, he's only written four. I liked his Angels and Demons much more than I did The Da Vinci Code. His Digital Fortress was gripping up until the midpoint where things seemed to teeter off, and Murphy's Law stepped in more than it needed to. lol

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:15 PM

Jurassic Park and the Lost World were AWESOME... much better than the movies which were incredible.

I just finished Death of a Salesman.. short but I thought it was very good. All Quiet on the Western Front was good as well. I also REALLY liked Slaughterhouse Five. Hmm... what else? Oh yeah... Witness for the Prosecution smile.gif

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE(CattyKid @ Nov 5 2006, 03:22 PM) View Post
All Quiet on the Western Front
Definitely. happy.gif I haven't read that since 9th grade (almost 15 years ago sad.gif). That reminds me of The Red Badge of Courage: short but stunning.


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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:02 PM

My wife is a huge Stephen King fan; consequently I too like some of his works. The last thing that I began to read was The Talisman. sad.gif Still I'm lucky to make it beyond a single page since my stroke (Nov. 3rd; 3 years ago). Someday I may be able to finish it.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 10:48 PM

QUOTE(CattyKid @ Nov 5 2006, 03:22 PM) View Post

I also REALLY liked Slaughterhouse Five.

I just read that last week. Definitely an interesting read.

The Alphabet of Manliness by Maddox is a good one too.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:45 AM

QUOTE(theperfekt001 @ Nov 5 2006, 03:55 PM) View Post

The Alphabet of Manliness by Maddox is a good one too.


Damn, you beat me to it.

I just did a report on that book for my english class. I'll probably get it back with some rude remarks on it and a 0. laugh.gif

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:01 AM

A Farewell to Arms Hemingway
Grapes of Wrath & Travels with Charley

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:23 AM

Where the Red Fern Grows

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:35 AM

Thanks guys, Ive been looking for a good book to read, Ill have to try a couple of em. Just got done with the Splinter Cell book right before the game came out. It was pretty good.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE(throwingks @ Nov 5 2006, 10:30 PM) View Post

Where the Red Fern Grows

Oh man. We read that in sixth grade... brings back some memories. Little Anne and Old Dan. That was fantastic... end was so sad though sad.gif

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:12 AM

I think I read it in 6th grade too.
The book I am reading now is Rich Dad, Poor Dad

... and Learn C# in 21 days.

Edited by throwingks, 06 November 2006 - 03:13 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:13 AM

QUOTE(w2kj @ Nov 5 2006, 05:09 PM) View Post
My wife is a huge Stephen King fan
I like some King. I like about 50% of the stuff of his that I've read. Firestarter is my favorite King book.


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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:14 AM

QUOTE(throwingks @ Nov 5 2006, 11:19 PM) View Post

... and Learn C# in 21 days.

How many days into it are you?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:17 AM

Some programming is coming back to me after all these years so I am skipping around a little. I am about to start week 2, though. I am trying to make a simple card game I just cannot remember how to do a few minor things. I think I should start a thread and ask for a little help. What section should I do it?

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 03:53 AM

Tale of Two Cities
Murder of Roger Ackroyd






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