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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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What books do you like?

Some of my favorites include:
1984, This Perfect Day, The Rainmaker, Animal Farm, Inherit the Wind, and topping the list is Enders Game. Currently reading When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops Back by George Carlin. Any suggestions for something 1984ish or maybe a psychological sci-fi?
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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops Back by George Carlin.
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Have you read anything by J.K. Rowling? I hear the books are incredible.




















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William Gibson. He's the man. His later stuff isn't as good, but Neuromancer and the whole first trillogy are awesome. He's got a new book out this summer too.
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I recently finished "The kite runner" by Khaled Hosseini. I recommend it. It was very good.
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I just had to read In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. Very interesting book and a true story.

Jack Kerouac On The Road is one of my favs.

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RA Salvatore is good for fantasy-fiction (dragons and wizards type stuff, etc). The first two DragonLance trilogies and assorted individual DragonLance books too.
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I like motorcycle mags, and service manuals
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Stephen Coonts writes some good espionage/spy stuff. He also has a series about a Vietnam era pilot that becomes an admiral, some great air to air action.

Clive Cussler is very similar to Coonts except his stuff takes place underwater. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is good if you're into bringing down corporate America.

Devil in the White City is supposed to be really good but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Mitch Albom's books are all really good
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And Playboy. I hear that it has words, but I've never seen 'em.
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William Gibson. He's the man. His later stuff isn't as good, but Neuromancer and the whole first trillogy are awesome. He's got a new book out this summer too.
Description sounds interesting...think I just might check it out.
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Have you read anything by J.K. Rowling? I hear the books are incredible.

Dude, Harry Potter is the shit. I love reading them and patiently await July to hurry up and get here.
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William Gibson. He's the man. His later stuff isn't as good, but Neuromancer and the whole first trillogy are awesome. He's got a new book out this summer too.
+1 - Neuromancer - the book that created the cyber punk genre.

Anything by Don Delillo (White Noise, Libra, Mao II, etc).

Speed Tribes by Karl Taro Greenfeld

There are obviously many many others, but those come to mind right away.
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Devil in the White City is supposed to be really good but I haven't had a chance to read it yet. Mitch Albom's books are all really good
I had to also read this for school. Definitely a good book.

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Spenser Novels A Catskill Eagle is the best

Strangers by Dean Koontz

Biggy you might want to check out Ancestor


If you liked Harry Potter check out the Darren Shan series.

The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser

The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Spenser Novels A Catskill Eagle is the best

Strangers by Dean Koontz

Biggy you might want to check out Ancestor


If you liked Harry Potter check out the Darren Shan series.

The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser

The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith

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Many others

Ayn Rand and Adam Smith! I sense the Force is strong in you! I recommend "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" by Heinlein, "old Man's War" by John Scalzi and anything by William Gibson.

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Very good book, written over 2000 years ago if I recall correctly.

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Very good stuff there!
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