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Postby hawkeye on Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:12 pm

Just wondering some good books some people have read


btw has anybody read Sabriel or other Garth Nix books
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Postby Banana Stomper on Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:38 pm

Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass and what alice found there are two of the very best books i have ever read.
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Postby hawkeye on Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:40 pm

hmmm havent read them but i know a lot of good books if ur looking for something to read
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Postby Machiavelli on Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:40 pm

Banana Stomper wrote:Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass and what alice found there are two of the very best books i have ever read.



That's three books :roll:
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Postby hawkeye on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:06 pm

cmon no one reads cmon
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Postby Banana Stomper on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:08 pm

Machiavelli wrote:
Banana Stomper wrote:Alice in wonderland and Through the looking glass and what alice found there are two of the very best books i have ever read.



That's three books :roll:

No, they are two books. One is called Alice in Wonderland and the other is called Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There.
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Postby qeee1 on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:15 pm

That sentence should have been given a comma.

Oh well.

Catcher in the Rye
Walden
Animal Farm
The Little Prince
And a bunch of other less accessible pretentious sounding books.
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Postby johnnyrotten on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:24 pm

    Rotten: No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs
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    The Silence of the Lambs
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Postby HighBorn on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:24 pm

Any series by R A Salvatori Mainly the darkelf series
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Postby hawkeye on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:32 pm

the bartamaus trilogy is good too
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Postby Kylie on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:50 pm

"million little pieces" or "child called it " there very good but proly only woman would like the second one
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Postby hawkeye on Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:56 pm

my dad read million little pieces he was :cry:
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Postby gadgetguy on Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:27 pm

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PostPosted: 18 Jul 2006 19:12 Post subject: Book Thread
Just wondering some good books some people have read


btw has anybody read Sabriel or other Garth Nix books

I read the seventh tower books by garth nix not a bad series.
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Postby Caleb the Cruel on Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:33 pm

i hate almost every book, i never read a book that was assigned in school that was over 20 pages(and half of the pages had to be pictures), and i still don't read books, my mother even told me that i refused to go to story time when i was younger, if the book is supposed to be entertaining i just wait for a movie, and when i needed to do history reports i just looked info on the inernet and occasionally watched the history channel
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Postby TitusFinn on Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:39 pm

I'll hang with Quee on Catcher In The Rye. Also....

The Fountainhead
Shogun
Crime and Punishment
Count of Monte Cristo
Hunchback of Notre Dame

Anything by HP Lovecraft

Ender's Game
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Postby TitusFinn on Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:43 pm

Caleb the Cruel wrote:i hate almost every book, i never read a book that was assigned in school that was over 20 pages(and half of the pages had to be pictures), and i still don't read books, my mother even told me that i refused to go to story time when i was younger, if the book is supposed to be entertaining i just wait for a movie, and when i needed to do history reports i just looked info on the inernet and occasionally watched the history channel


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Postby hawkeye on Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:45 pm

7th tower was good but the keys to the kingdom imho was much better as has been the abhorsen trilogy so far though wouldnt reccoment abhorsen to a fourth grader or below unless they're quite a good reader like my friend on here
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Postby Jolly Roger on Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:18 pm

I agree with Titus Finn that James Clavell is great. His other Asian novels are also good - Taipan is my favorite of his I think.

Anyone into fantasy MUST read Robert Jordan. I totally got hooked on his books a few years ago and I have been loaning the books out ever since. Everyone I've given them to has also become Wheel of Time addicts. Keeping with fantasy, I really liked Stephen King's Dark Tower series (hated the ending though) and R Scott Bakkers Prince of Nothing trilogy puts a cool spin on the genre.

I've just been on a Robert Ludlum kick - anyone who enjoys spy novels will enjoy (Caleb - just watch the Jason Bourne movies).

Legal thrillers anyone? Put down your Grisham and try William Lashner.

jay - pick yourself up some Bertrand Russell for all our sakes.

I also like Chuck Palahniuk's books (Caleb - you can just watch Fight Club).

All time favorite - Bleak House by Dickens

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Postby jay_a2j on Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:24 pm

Jolly Roger wrote:
jay - pick yourself up some Bertrand Russell for all our sakes.






Was this directed at me? If so, who is Bertrand Russel?

I have read a few John Grisham, a few Koontz, even Michael Savage. But not alot of time for novel reading lately.
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Postby PaperPlunger on Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:44 am

if there iis one book (well 3 actually) I would recocommend to everyone on this site, it's the Way of the peaceful warrior series.

1)Way of the peaceful warrior
2) sacred journey of the peacefull warrior
3) The journeys of socrates

These are some other books I would recommend, they are kind of similar to that trilogy.

1) Black Elk Speaks
2) Jonathon Livingston Seagull

The first trilogy seriously changed my life. i'm only 15 just about 16, but I felt it. Those books are powerful. The next one Black elk speaks, is a hard read, but all of these books have little messages and BIG ones, all over them, they are about change. Black elk speaks has a huge impression on people. And lastly, my favorite. Jonathon livingston seagull.... Probably the best book I have ever read. If you buy it, don't laugh at it, it has pictures of seagulls. The seagulls represent us. So read these books please, I bet you you will think about the world differently afterwards.
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Postby AK_iceman on Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:49 am

I am a huge Dan Brown fan.
Absolutely loved Angels and Demons!
Thought The Da Vinci Code was awesome!
Digital Fortress was excellent!
and much much more....
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Postby Telvannia on Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:00 am

lian hearn:
1,across the nightingale floor
2.grass for his pillow
3.brilliance of the moon
they are great

also "his darks meterials"

ummmmm
bill bryson

redwall series by brian jacques

Lord of the rings of course

books by G.P Taylor

Books by Terry Pratchett

the edge chronicals

lord of the flies

of and of course

THE BIBLE
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Postby areyouincahoots on Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:20 am

AK_iceman wrote:I am a huge Dan Brown fan.
Absolutely loved Angels and Demons!
Thought The Da Vinci Code was awesome!
Digital Fortress was excellent!
and much much more....


DUDE!! I totally loved all of these...Deception Point is good as well!!
Angels and Demons was the best of the four that I've read.

Another author who I highly recommend is Pat Conroy...
The Great Santini
The Lords of Discipline
My Losing Season
...three Conroy books that I enjoyed very much!

The Love You Make: An Insider's Story of the Beatles...great read especially if you love the Beatles...

Jack: A Life Like No Other (JFK's biography) If you like history, biographies, or JFK...

LOVE the Redwall Series by Brian Jacques...I've read them all...my favorites are...
Salamandastron
The Taggerung and
The Bellmaker

...As for the classics...

Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering Heights
The Scarlet Letter
and
Little Women
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Postby AK_iceman on Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:25 am

areyouincahoots wrote:LOVE the Redwall Series by Brian Jacques...I've read them all...my favorites are...
Salamandastron
The Taggerung and
The Bellmaker


ooh, and Pearls of Lutra!!
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Postby UCAbears on Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:00 am

ugggghhhhhhhh i hate books
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