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#16 Himura

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:38 AM

Count of Monte Cristo
Tortilla Curtain
To Kill a Mockingbird
and one that I read in the 4th grade: Island of the Blue Dolphins tongue.gif

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 04:38 AM

QUOTE(metaldevil @ Nov 6 2006, 03:20 AM) View Post

I like some King. I like about 50% of the stuff of his that I've read. Firestarter is my favorite King book.


I like the Dark Tower Series. (Im from Bangor, ME where he lives. I think Im legally required to own books buy him.)
Actually his best stuff is his non horror stuff. The Green Mile. The Body, (Stand By Me). Shawshank Redemption.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:08 AM

^ I didn't know he'd written Shawshank. I saw the movie and thought it was phenomenal. I'll definitely have to pick up the book next time I hit up B&N.

Edited by metaldevil, 06 November 2006 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:01 PM

Michael Crichton; pretty much all of his
Bret Easton Ellis; again pretty much all
Stephen King; Dark Tower Series, The Green Mile, and Desperation/The Regualtors
Hunter S Thompson; Fear and Loathing of course

In my youth I was a huge Hardy Boys fan. wink.gif

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned writers from the beat generation, esp. Kerouac.

Edited by silentbob343, 06 November 2006 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:43 AM

not The Crucible

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 05:39 AM

The Count of Monte Cristo hands down is my favourite book. Next is the Three Muskateers. Indian in the Cupboard kicked serious ass in public school.

Edited by makaveli91, 07 November 2006 - 05:42 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:01 AM

My favorite books so far

To Kill a Mocingbird
Huckleberry Finn
Of Mice and Men

I've read these in my English class and I love them. There's some more but these were the only ones I can say off the top of my head.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:27 AM

Recent big-market novels I've dug:

Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code, Digital Fortress, Deception Point. In that order. Really great page turners. I love how he alternates short chapters between sides to keep the pace fast.


Recent Sci-fi I've dug:

Iain M. Bank's The Algebraist. Great long term, epic span trip galaxy fiction.


Favorite series ever:

Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality. You heard about this? Each book is the story of a mortal who occupies the "office" of Death, Time, Fate, War and Nature. Absolutely fucking fantasic storytelling and plot weaving. He finished the series off with two books I never thought he'd write, For Love of Evil and And Eternity.. the storys of those who hold the offices of Satan and God, and how they get them.

I can't say enough about them. The science-fantasy methods of how Anthony dreams up how humans can assume an office, the tools needed to allow a mortal to do the job, and the battles and inner struggles of the oh-so-very human characters overseeing the world.

I even own the audiobook series.

Edited by Xombe, 08 November 2006 - 01:21 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:25 PM

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. By far my favorite book ever. Deffinetly worth a read, so is most of his other stuff. The Wanting seed (A deffinite read for ANY 1984 or Brave New World fans, both good books as well).

Any of my other favorites would have to be:
We
1984 (Brave New World was good as well, but Huxley as intelligent as he is, certainly is not a man of words, and the book its just hard to read at times, meaning, hard to keep going on reading it)
Alphabet of Manliness (Maddox > All. Need I say more?)
Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (The movie was very well done, but you really have to read the book to get the full story)


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:54 PM

QUOTE(metaldevil @ Nov 6 2006, 05:15 AM) View Post

^ I didn't know he'd written Shawshank. I saw the movie and thought it was phenomenal. I'll definitely have to pick up the book next time I hit up B&N.



It's written as a Novella in the Different Seasons book. It's entitled Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.

QUOTE(thewickedjester @ Nov 7 2006, 06:32 PM) View Post

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. By far my favorite book ever. Deffinetly worth a read, so is most of his other stuff. The Wanting seed (A deffinite read for ANY 1984 or Brave New World fans, both good books as well).

Any of my other favorites would have to be:
We
1984 (Brave New World was good as well, but Huxley as intelligent as he is, certainly is not a man of words, and the book its just hard to read at times, meaning, hard to keep going on reading it)
Alphabet of Manliness (Maddox > All. Need I say more?)
Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy (The movie was very well done, but you really have to read the book to get the full story)



Farenheit 451 falls into the same lines as 1984 and Brave New World. Im really not sure which one my favorite is.

Hitchikers guide is ok, but as the books progress it just gets worse and worse.

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 02:28 AM

QUOTE(biggieandmoe @ Nov 6 2006, 09:08 PM) View Post

Of Mice and Men


Oh yeah, forgot that one. that and Beowulf also. happy.gif

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:49 AM

Imajica by Clive Barker
It's a great book, but it tends to be over-rated because of its length.

QUOTE(Rylinkus @ Nov 8 2006, 07:01 PM) View Post
It's written as a Novella in the Different Seasons book. It's entitled Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.
Thanks for the heads up, Ry. smile.gif


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Posted 10 November 2006 - 01:16 PM

i'd have to say, that my all time favorite book would have to be "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke. If you're down with the whole sci-fi scene, then this book is for you.. it's truly amazing happy.gif

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 11:21 PM

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 04:42 PM

^ Yeah, I like Grisham, but his endings feel rushed sometimes (e.g., The Brethren).

Jeffery Deaver's an amazing author, too. happy.gif




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