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I like anything genre that keeps me entertained, just a selection of books i like

Tales of the Otori
Gulag Archipelago
The Tale of Genji

And i do have some manga too:

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My main obsession for years has been science fiction. I'll read pretty much any sci fi novel you put in front of me. Got into Brit Lit more in high school, and still pick some up on occasion. Recently though I've been getting into some other stuff, some straight fiction and some Timothy Leary!
Most recently completed books include House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, and The American Antichrist by Derek Sweet. Currently reading Design for Dying by Dr. Timothy Leary.
Some of my all time favorites include Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, Dune by Frank Herbert, and 1984 by George Orwell.


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Just about anything by Hunter S. Thompson, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, or Philip Pullman is good by me. I just haven't been reading many books lately. Mostly online reading and studies.

Edit: Orwell's 1984 is awesome.


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QUOTE (kmjnhb @ Apr 2 2007, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My favourite genre is Fantasy with Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" as my fav series...

Really love those books!
I pretty much read all kinds of books. John Grisham's books is usually pretty good and I also loved a few books about world war 2 but forgot what they werecalled...



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QUOTE (JennyGo @ Apr 3 2007, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My main obsession for years has been science fiction. I'll read pretty much any sci fi novel you put in front of me. Got into Brit Lit more in high school, and still pick some up on occasion. Recently though I've been getting into some other stuff, some straight fiction and some Timothy Leary!

Timothy Leary is the man!! Just because he was crazy... I respect any insane man who can make that much of a name for himself...
I tried reading some of the stuff he wrote a while ago and I actually gave up to be honest. It wasn't because I didn't like it, they were cool... and I get what he's saying, but it's kind of depressing that everything he preached backfired and turned against him. Would make me sad but luckily I'm not hippy enough to agree with some of it...

Still though, Timothy Leary was an interesting guy. I didn't know many people tried reading his stuff... that's just intense...

And fykusfire man... Robert A. Heinlein sounds real familiar... I'm too lazy to Wikipedia him (cut me some slack, I'm currently balancing writing a paper and studying for a final while writing on these forums and being on Facebook...), but if you read this again, what was his stuff like?


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Let's not let this thread die just yet...

Said before that I enjoyed reading biographies. Some people are just so fascinating, and I love reading about them. Anyone else into biographies?
Last few I've read have been about musicians, and again, all are great reads, and highly recommended.

No One Here Gets Out Alive (Jim Morrison biography) - Tons of really interesting stuff in this one, Jim really was a genius in his own unique way, and this book really relates that. Finished this one in two days, cliche I know, but I couldn't put it down.

Chronicles Vol. 1
(Bob Dylan autobiography) - Not quite as intense as the Jim Morrison one, but has lots of great little stories from the 60's, really helps you to understand the mood at the time. Plus Bob proves that he can write straight forward prose almost as well as he can write great songs.

John (John Lennon biography written by his ex-wife, Cythnia) - Lots of interesting stuff about John, from the unique prospective of his wife. An interesting read for sure.


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I really liked Of Mice And Men and The Wave, both amazing reads
I also enjoy the Resident Evil series of novels and have a strong obsession with Capitan Underpants ever since I started reading it way-back-when

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QUOTE (userpjx @ Apr 2 2007, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...Another good one is The Alphabet of Manliness, possibly the funniest book of all time.

The Alphabet of Manliness is such an amazing book, everyone in the world must read it.

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seriously though that series was really depressing :|

Negima!, School Rumble, Genshiken, Tsubasa, Claymore and Azumanga Daioh are pretty pwnage for manga and all pretty worth getting :3

As for books. Hyperion cantos series by Dan Simmons. Best. Series. Ever. Period.

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Also Robin Hobbs is quite win. The assasin's trilogy was brilliant :3

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QUOTE (melonqueen @ Apr 2 2007, 11:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not Without My Daughter (Woman held in Iran by her husband who escapes with her daughter)

Omg, that book... I read it in about 1 day because it was SO fascinating.
I kept on crying as well.



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I pretty much like Science Fiction, with Dune being my favoirte series of all time(if you couldn't guess by my name), even the prequels that arent' even written by the original author are still better than most books out there.

But also, I like Techno Thrillers, like Micheal Crichton books, some fantasy(I get tired of the fantasy cliches real quick). But pretty much, as long as a book is well written and has a good and interesting plot, I'll read it.


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Mostly fiction, any form - science, fantasy or other, although I have read a handful of biographies and books on subjects I've needed for school/college.

Some authors I frequent:

H.G. Wells (read almost everything by him)
Stephen King
H.P. Lovecraft
John Steinbeck
D. H. Lawrence
J.R.R Tolkein
Charles Dickens
Ian Fleming

I feel I'm forgetting some...ah well.

Of course I've read loads of odd books from many other authors, those are the main ones. I've also read all of Dan Brown's books mostly because of The Da Vinci Code hype.

A few books that own:

1984 (had to read for GCSE's)
The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
The Stand (damn long but damn good)
The Lord of the Flies
The Silver Wolf - a trilogy
The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisable Man all by H.G.
Of Mice and Men
Cannery Row
Casino Royale
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Dad's Nuke
Pagan's Crusade
Band of Brothers
So Far - Biography of Kelsey Grammer

As said they're just a few. The Halo books were pretty good too if a bit 'dumbed', and personally I found Angles and Demons better than The Da Vinci Code.

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My favorite books are books; Crank, Street Pharm, From Pieces To Weight.

All that gangster/dirty street stuff, I can't get enough.

Lately I've been really interested in mob stuff. (The Sopranos on television, etc)

Does anyone have any mob book recommendations? and has anyone read The Art of War by Sun Tzu, is it worth reading?

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QUOTE (keitherton @ Apr 7 2007, 11:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone have any mob book recommendations? and has anyone read The Art of War by Sun Tzu, is it worth reading?

Art of War is great, if you're interested in military strategy/philosophy. I mean it's basically an ancient textbook about war. It's not a novel, and it's not for everyone.

Here's one translation of the full book. (yes it's legal) http://www.sonshi.com/learn.html
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I like books of war from the German or the "enemy's" perspective. These seem to be more interesting though harder to find, but war books in general are IMO awesome. Some anti-war books are good too. I really liked "All Quiet on the Western Front" good anti-war book.
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