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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby puppydog85 on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:39 pm

1. The Bible

2. City of God
Augustine

3. Lex Rex
Rutherford

4. The Lord of the Rings
Tolkien

5. Anything by P. G. Wodehouse
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby thegreekdog on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:41 pm

I just read Under the Dome by Stephen King. Good book, but a little long for what it was.
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby whitestazn88 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:44 am

Just read The Five People You Meet in Heaven today, and it really reaffirmed my faith in the good lord. I recommend it to anyone, especially those who feel like they haven't "figured it out" yet.

Aside from that, I like a lot of things. To pick 5 would be difficult, but I'll give it a shot.

1. The Holy Bible, New American
2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Aside from the Bible and the Harry Potter series (aka the Wizard Bible), this is probably the only book I've read more than once, and I love it. It's kind of hard to describe, kinda cult Americana meets religious mysticism? Seriously, my favorite book ever.
3. Harry Potter series. Hard to describe why I enjoy them, but they're easily accessible and quick to read, which I really enjoy because sometimes instead of a movie or a song I like to just zone out and power through a book.
4. Anything by Albert Camus. So far, I've read The Stranger, The Plague and The Fall. All are excellent reads, I love existential philosophy, and I enjoy getting my philosophy spoon-fed to me in the form of fiction rather than reading through boring essays, which is why I particularly like Camus' works.
5. Confederacy of Dunces by Toole. Catch-22 by Heller. Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut. I think these three books are all really great reads, and to pick one over another would be a difficult task. They are easy to get into, funny, and explore the idiocy of humanity in various ways.
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:34 pm

Five books that people should read (but probably won't):

Analytical Theory of Heat by Joseph Fourier
On Conic Section by Appolonius
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne
Tom Jones by Harry Fielding
Principles of Biochemistry by Lehninger
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby jonesthecurl on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:22 pm

I read the Fielding, and several others of his.
I once appeared in a musical based on his work too.
And remember what the poet said – “in booty there is loot, and in loot booty.” Or sump’n like that.
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby DoomYoshi on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:27 pm

jonesthecurl wrote:I read the Fielding, and several others of his.
I once appeared in a musical based on his work too.


For years I thought Tom Jones and Uncle Toms Cabin were the same work. Now, almost in apology to Fielding, I try to point out how good Tom is. I am glad I am not the only one who thinks that. What other books are good?
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby jonesthecurl on Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:23 am

Joseph Andrews is the best - and at all costs avoid "Shamela".
The musical was based upon "Rape upon Rape", and was called "Lock up your daughters".

he was the magistrate who founded the Bow Street Runners, London's earliest police force.

People blamed him for the great Lisbon earthquake.
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby GabonX on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:47 pm

The Sun Tzu - Sun Tzu
The Prince - Niccolò Machiavelli
How to Make Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki
Cats Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby Gillipig on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:23 pm

I'd like to read "How to Make Friends by Influencing People", the art of forcing someone to be your friend. I can think of quite a few people I'd like to force into being friends with me.
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby nietzsche on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:28 pm

Gillipig wrote:I'd like to read "How to Make Friends by Influencing People", the art of forcing someone to be your friend. I can think of quite a few people I'd like to force into being friends with me.


The title can be misleading. It's a good book. If I could have only 1 good thing about that book it would be that it tries to show you how each person is like you, following their beliefs and what they think to be their rights, just like you. Try to walk on their shoes and you'll understand them, and with that understanding you can relate to everyone and accept them, creating better ways of communication, and better relationships.

By the same author, there's even a better book, "How to stop worrying and start living".
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby Genghis Khant on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:08 pm

Extreme Rambling by Mark Thomas.
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby Phatscotty on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:12 pm

Gillipig wrote:I'd like to read "How to Make Friends by Influencing People", the art of forcing someone to be your friend. I can think of quite a few people I'd like to force into being friends with me.


this?

"I want you to remember that, to remind you to stay out of my way. In all the years to come, in all your most private moments, I want you to remember my hand at your throat. I want you to remember the one man who beat you."
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby Funkyterrance on Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:17 am

Horton Hears a Who!
Sneetches
The Foot Book
If I Ran the Zoo
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby Gillipig on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:09 am

nietzsche wrote:
Gillipig wrote:I'd like to read "How to Make Friends by Influencing People", the art of forcing someone to be your friend. I can think of quite a few people I'd like to force into being friends with me.


The title can be misleading. It's a good book. If I could have only 1 good thing about that book it would be that it tries to show you how each person is like you, following their beliefs and what they think to be their rights, just like you. Try to walk on their shoes and you'll understand them, and with that understanding you can relate to everyone and accept them, creating better ways of communication, and better relationships.

By the same author, there's even a better book, "How to stop worrying and start living".


*Gillipig followed nietzsche's advice and started walking on other peoples shoes, and behold, all of a sudden people began making their feelings towards him known, and thus he understood them better.*

Thank you for your eminent advice nietzsche!
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Re: Recommend 5 books

Postby NoSurvivors on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:17 am

1. 1984- Orwell
2. Ender's Game- Scott-Card
3. Ender in exile- Scott-Card
4. Old man and the sea- Hemingway
5. Night- Wiesel
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