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Postby elebdae on Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:56 am

All of J.R.R. Tolkien's book's are awesome.

I particularly enjoyed the Silmarillion, brilliant work. He has putted so much detail in the world of middle earth that it is a unverse in itself. The elvish speak is a fully gramatical speach based on the declinations of latin speach...Really enjoy that as well.

All the R.A. Salvatore books, from any series or "universes", are also chef-d'oeuvres.

And if you happen to speak (read) french, you should absolutely read Bernard Werber's books, his bests ones being the trilogy of the ants (Les Foumies, Le jour des fourmies, La révolutions des fourmies). The social mesage passed in those books is just "grandiose". And if you like philosophy and theologie, all his work is something you should read at least once in your life (I have personnally read all of his books at least 2 times). You can also check for the translation of his work if you do not mind reading translated books (it is available in 23 languages).

Another french author is Khalil Gibran (still in the philosophy and theologie section here)

And one of the most moving and message-full (if that's a word) book is: Jonathan Livingston the seagull (it is a french written book again) by Richard Bach

Enjoy! :wink:
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Postby sportsdd2 on Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:03 am

im reading a book called Rangers Aprentice its ok so far
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Postby Master Bush on Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:05 am

Books are for people that can't read.
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Postby sportsdd2 on Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:07 am

how does that make sence
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Postby Master Bush on Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:07 am

You're so illiterate, I bet you cant even hear me!
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Postby sportsdd2 on Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:09 am

i see said my mute dog
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Postby hawkeye on Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:01 pm

i just started the sillmarilion and it can be sooooo boring
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Postby hawkeye on Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:03 pm

o and his dark material trilogy
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Postby qeee1 on Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:51 pm

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde


All very nice, I tought Cath 22 dragged on a bit, but got stronger again at the end.

I've never read East of Eden, but I've read some of Steinbeck's other books, as in the Pearl and Of Mice and Men. And I've never read One Flew... although like most others I've seen the film.

I loved Clockwork Orange, takes a while to get into, I almost gave up on the first page, but yeah, great book. His alternative vocabulary feels so satisfying to read after a while.

Lord of the rings is an accomplishment in the sheer scope of the world, but I think as a story writer Tolkein sometimes falls down. That said, I read and loved LOTR, the sillmarilion and The Hobbit. Unfinished tales bored me, but then I read that a long time after the other books, and so it was hard to place a lot of the stories within the greater universe. That's really what makes the books work I think, the feeling that every action is part of something greater, a greater story.

Ah, I've already rambled too much, Crime and Punishment was one of those pretentious books I mentioned. I mean I really liked it, but I feel so pretentious listing it as my favourite books. I'm sure a lot of it was probably over my head, but the depth into which the main character is developed is astounding.

Also all book haters... that's sad.
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Postby hawkeye on Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:04 pm

books, music, money, and electricity make the world go round...figurativaly of coure
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Postby mattywuh on Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:20 pm

books, music, money, and electricity make the world go round...figurativaly of coure


lol - love the fact that you've pre-empted someone on here going into detail as to how the world actually does go round.

All very nice, I thought Catch 22 dragged on a bit, but got stronger again at the end.


Yeah - I do remember not really being interested in one or two of the characters, and wishing he'd get back to the others. But it's the only book I've read in adulthood that has actually made me laugh aloud. (Where it is intentional that is... not just due to the crapness of the book...)

I liked East of Eden cos it was a little more lighthearted than Of Mice And Men, and The Grapes of Wrath, but still had brilliant characterisation.

his dark material trilogy


Good set of books.
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Postby hawkeye on Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:27 pm

i cried at the end though and not cause somebody hit me with a chair but really sappy book at least the last few chapters
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Postby qeee1 on Wed Jul 19, 2006 7:20 pm

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....


...Anyone else hate Dan Brown?

I mean it's not as if the books are particularly bad or anything, they're just another pulpy thrash book, but the reaction created by them pisses me off.
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Postby Machiavelli on Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:09 pm

TitusFinn wrote: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



Enders game is amazing, I also like Enders shadow just as much, although it is much less known. (it's from beans point of view)

Orson Scott Card is a great author

Shadow of a giant is cool too because it concludes the series well.




I feel so childish after that post.
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Postby hawkeye on Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:25 pm

i always feel childish DEAL WITH IT
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