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#31 StrictPuppet

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:17 AM

I read all of Robert R. McCammons books.
Some of my faves are: Wolfs Hour, Blue World, Night Boat, Gone South, Boys Life, and Swan Song.

I also enjoy Dean Koontz and Stephen King.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:17 AM

as already mentioned Fight Club
personally i love Chuck Palahniuk i just bought a bunch of them

Lullaby
Survivor
Diary
Invisible Monsters (best sadistical comedy ever)
Choke


Ayn Rand - Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged

I just picked up A clockwork orange

and of course maddox biggrin.gif


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Posted 30 November 2006 - 03:04 PM

Palahniuk is great, I still haven't read Haunted but I enjoyed his others. Choke is my favorite. I'm currently reading Slaughterhouse Five-Vonnegut. It's the first I've read by him and Im sure I'll read more of his books. Michael Chabon is another good author, I recomend The Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay. I will always read a Crichton book, if only for the way he mixes science into fiction without making it science-fiction. A fairly new author I like is Craig Clevenger, check out The Contortionist Handbook, similar to Palahniuk, Hempel, or Ellis.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:56 AM

just finished reading slaughterhouse 5, i must say its one of the best books i've read.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 05:28 AM

of course we got the lord of the rings series. By tolkien

Then we have the sword of truth series by terry goodkind\

The eighth habit by steven covey

The road less traveled i think that is Stephen Gould

The world is flat don't remember that author great book though

The Magic of Recluse series by Terry Brooks

I speak Pretty some day

Don't like the series but if you read the lord of the ring trilogy you need to read the first book in the Sword of shanara series it is hilarious a strait rip of those three books but smashed into one.

... I Will think of more....



Ah ha I thought of more. Neromancer by im thinking terry brooks

people are talking about school books so then we have.

Kaffer boy
dunkin ra
Lord of the flies
Brom stokers Dracula

Edited by Y26tav, 08 January 2007 - 05:37 AM.


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Posted 19 January 2007 - 05:56 PM

On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

Currently reading: About a Boy - Nick Hornby

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:11 PM

I'm a Huxley fan Myself, shortly followed by Orwell. Oddly enough, Huxley taught Orwell for a semester.

Brave New World
The Doors of Perception <-- Rather difficult read for most...
Chrome Yellow

Some other necessary reads IMO are
Fahrenheit 451
1984
Animal Farm
Of mice and Men
Shooting an Elephant

Marxist Theory (Really is a good book.)
Civil Disobedience

Cain by James Byron Huggins, this book got a lot of bad press and horrible reviews but I simply couldn't put the book down from start to finish. I read it in less than 3 and a half days (400 pages).

And with all these books I like, here's a couple that totally take the cake for being suck-tastic.
Old man & the Sea.
Pride and Prejudice (it wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't as thick as my mattress)

Edited by EverestX, 19 January 2007 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:03 AM

favs
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Prey by Michael Crichton
Enders Shadow by Orson Scott Card
The Firm by John Grisham
The Pardon by i don't remember James Patterson maybe?
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Brave New World by Huxley
.... oh and the list goes on

the best ones are bolded
i agree with metal devil on Dan Brown's books.... also... Angels and Demons is the best of them

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 06:09 AM

To Kill a Mocking Bird. . . read that when I was younger.
The Stranger and The Plague by Albert Camus.

The Sun Also Rises, The Summer of My German Soldier, Madame Bovary were also decent books I read during high school.


Of course, when I was a kid . . . Anything written by Shel Silverstein.
Still have tons of his poems in memory. tongue.gif

Edit:Wow. . . just visited his website. Brings back memories. So much to interact with on there. smile.gif

Edited by Alex548, 20 January 2007 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2007 - 02:06 AM

QUOTE(EverestX @ Jan 19 2007, 08:18 PM) View Post


And with all these books I like, here's a couple that totally take the cake for being suck-tastic.
Old man & the Sea.
Pride and Prejudice (it wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't as thick as my mattress)


How do you not like the Old man and the Sea? It's a great book. Almost anything he's written is great. I think I'm partial to his short stories for the most part.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:31 AM

I'm reading some of Anne Rice's books right now.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(Rylinkus @ Jan 20 2007, 07:13 PM) View Post

How do you not like the Old man and the Sea? It's a great book. Almost anything he's written is great. I think I'm partial to his short stories for the most part.


Well to be honest, I liked some of his other works. As for old man and the sea, it failed to entertain me, and it pretty much lacked any sort of content that made me want to keep reading it. It came across as an old guy in a boat with only a whale to talk to, not my preferred reading material. At some points it was too dry and others overly descriptive.


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 04:26 AM

QUOTE(metaldevil @ Nov 14 2006, 10:49 AM) View Post

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

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

maybe a little but my favorites are "The Broker" and "King of Torts". even though i dont really no anything about law, i really like the law books he writes.




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