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 Post subject: Recommend a book thread
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Why not start one?

Just starting "Word of Honor" by Nelson DeMille.

I wrapped up the Jedi Academy trilogy by Kevin Anderson which were pretty good., a bit rushed, but I love Star Wars... I like the work Anderson has done with the Dune books and he has grown as an author since.

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Read Death Troopers - it's Star Wars crossed with ZOMBIES! :D

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Sirens Of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

It's got "Tit" in the title; gotta be decent....... :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:32 pm 
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Everyone should read Camus' The Stranger at some point in their life. One of the best novels I've ever touched.

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I'm almost done with Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs. I love his books, this one has been really funny. Up next is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

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Les Miserables is my absolute favorite, so I'll give it a shout out here.

Most of what I read is non-fiction... I would recommend most of them to others. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:07 pm 
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Ryan911T wrote:
I'm almost done with Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs. I love his books, this one has been really funny. Up next is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.

I've been meaning to read Cuckoo's Nest. I mean, read a book from a guy who wrote it while tripping face?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:07 am 
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i'll give my two faves

fight club- chuck palahniuk

choke- chuck palahniuk

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:44 am 
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Choke was interesting.

I recommend Dave Barry's two novels, Big Trouble and Tricky Business. If you're into fantasy, I'd say George R. R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series (unfinished) is good. As are the Mistborn books by... crap, I forgot his name.

The Bathroom Readers are great for... well, you know.

Non-fiction, I'd go with The Blind Side. Haven't seen the movie, but the book was interesting, both from an analysis of football and the game's transition, as well as a human interest story that is very touching.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:13 pm 
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Anything by Ann Rule-true crime writer.

Fiction-anything by James Patterson.

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Fierce invalids home from hot climates - Tom Robbins

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MsRussellBeebe wrote:
Anything by Ann Rule-true crime writer.

Fiction-anything by James Patterson.



I love James Patterson books also Jeffery Deaver is awsome


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:09 pm 
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Any of Drew Karpyshyn's Star Wars Novels.

H.P. Lovecraft's "The Call of Chutulu and other Weird Stories"

George Orwell's "1984"

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:25 am 
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the goose wrote:
MsRussellBeebe wrote:
Anything by Ann Rule-true crime writer.

Fiction-anything by James Patterson.



I love James Patterson books also Jeffery Deaver is awsome


/likesthis

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BS1970 wrote:
Any of Drew Karpyshyn's Star Wars Novels.


Those Darth Bane books look good

I just started "Vector Prime" after reading the Jedi Academy trilogy.

Also reading "The Broker" by John Grisham.

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The Broker was good, typical Grisham...

Started "Dark Half" by Stephen King. Spoooooky

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Finished "The Dark Half"...I'll never look at sparrows the same again.

Started "First King of Shannara" by Terry Brooks

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Started reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Brilliant concept. Decently written so far. I bought this book for the premise alone.

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Hammygoodness wrote:
Started reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Brilliant concept. Decently written so far. I bought this book for the premise alone.

Ham

dude, what the hell? I gotta look for that now

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The Little Prince! It's been my favorite book for years, and will probably continue to be my favorite book for the rest of my life. It's just amazing on so many different levels. Phil knows how much I love that book haha.


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