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Recommend a book to me.

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QUOTE (eedok @ Jun 27 2008, 01:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if you're into stories about game developers, check out Masters of Doom


Ultimate History of Video Games by Steven Kent is pretty good.
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im gonna reccomend a trilogy that ANY scifi fan should read, and thats the tripod trilogy.

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Atlas Shrugged, an amazing book.
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mr men?

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Okay, I have summer reading to do. I am required to read:

- To Kill a Mockingbird & Take 8 pages of notes (Complete)
- 1 Book from a list & Do a poster project (I chose Lord of the Flies since it's short and I haven't read it.)
- 1 Book of my choosing & Take 8 pages of notes

I need help finding a book for the book of my choice. I need something that's good and is around 200 pages, I'd like to keep things short, it is summer after all.

Possibilities:

War of the Worlds
Animal Farm

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im gonna say animal farm, again. man its really great you can write absoloute tonnes abotu political satire, and if youre intrested in teh russian revoloution then youl have fun doing it

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This year I read:
-Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
-The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
-The Giver by I forgot

I recommend all three to anyone who wants a good thinking book.
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There will never be a "best movie of all time". I'll be damned if I let some douche piece of shit tell me what they say is the best movie of all time. The Godfather has been #1 on IMDB for as long as I can remember and I fall asleep through the movie every time I try to watch it. I have yet to see the whole movie in one sitting. The "best movie of all time" would have to be a movie where the majority of the people agree with calling it that. I never see this happening so the "best movie of all time" will always be an opinion.

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This is a little off topic, but why the fuck do you have to be a fanboy? Why can't you just play games for the sake of playing games? By saying "LULZ NO CONSOLES R 4 N00BZ LOLOLOL" you are missing out on a lot of great games. A great game is a great game despite the platform it is on.

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I heard about The Man Who Was Thursday through the game Deus Ex but only recently just read it. It's good.

I also strongly recommend The Road by Cormac McCarthy. (He's the guy who wrote No Country for Old Men). The Road is about a father and son who struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic america. This book is not for those with a weak stomach, though..
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Unless it's already been posted-- Bret Easton Ellis: American Psycho.
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Thanks for the reccomendations guys icon_razz.gif
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The Bourne Sanctions is coming out tomorrow. Pick it up if you're a fan of the Bourne novels. But I'd recommend it after it is reviewed.

I doubt it's gonna be bad though.

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QUOTE (Brown_Cyclone @ Feb 28 2008, 06:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
a classic, and rightly so
once you get past the language that is, but once you do, it hightens the experience icon_wink.gif


i just bought this yesterday, i'm finding it difficult to read, but i like it.

its like fight club for intellectuals. *prepares for flame wars to begin*

(i loooove fight club. yeah, i watched it when i was 13. big deal. so i play violent video games, whoop de doo. so i carry a knife around...)



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QUOTE (fhouse @ Jul 31 2008, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i just bought this yesterday, i'm finding it difficult to read, but i like it.

its like fight club for intellectuals. *prepares for flame wars to begin*

(i loooove fight club. yeah, i watched it when i was 13. big deal. so i play violent video games, whoop de doo. so i carry a knife around...)

A Clockwork Orange gets easier to read as you go along. By the end of the book you'll have picked up on what all that slang meant.

Anyway, Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart. Fucking ace.

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"The Dice Man is a semi-comedic novel published in 1971 by George Cockcroft under the pen name Luke Rhinehart and tells the story of a psychiatrist who begins making life decisions based on the casting of dice. The novel is noted for its subversivity, anti-psychiatry sentiments and for reflecting moods of the early 1970s. Due to its subversive nature and chapters concerned with controversial issues such as rape, murder and sexual experimentation, it was banned in several countries."


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I've read No country for old men, and I found it okay.
I'm starting The Testament by Eric Van Lustbader, and I like it so far.

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I never found "The Great Gatsby" to be all that memorable for some reason. Same goes for "The Catcher in the Rye". I read them both on my own, not as part of a project in school or whatever, so maybe the significance behind the books just went over my head.

Anyways, if it hasn't already been recommended, I'd strongly suggest that you read "1984" - George Orwell, "Brave New World" - Aldous Huxley and "The Grapes of Wrath" - John Steinbeck. The first two are ~300 pages and "The Grapes of Wrath" is ~500 pages. All worthwhile reads, but "Brave New World" is certainly one of my very favourite books.
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Albert Camus - The Stranger
Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf

Didn't see them mentioned before. If they were, sorry. But high quality stuff there icon_smile.gif
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QUOTE (Sample_of_Soul @ Aug 31 2008, 09:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Albert Camus - The Stranger
Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf

Didn't see them mentioned before. If they were, sorry. But high quality stuff there icon_smile.gif

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MOTHERFUCKING ENTITY OF THE WORLD
A PORTION OF GLORIOUS THOUGHT
ELECTRICITY SHAPED TO REASON
FORGED THROUGH THE FIRES OF LIFE
BROUGHT TO BEAR ON CHAOS TO IMPOSE WILL UPON AN UNCARING AND INDIFFERENT UNIVERSE
TO FORGE FROM NOTHING, SOMETHING
Beautiful

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Yeah I loved a clockwork orange, when I read the first sentence I was like "wtf" but as I moved along it read well.

A few other books I would recommend;

Fantasy: The obernewtyn chronicle's
SCI FI: Do androids dream of electric sheep

At the moment I'm reading the origin of species by Charles Darwin... lol yeah I realized that even though I have such a firm understanding of evolution I have never read where it all came from. It definitely is an interesting incite to how the theory of evolution was pieced together.



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The Dark Tower

I. The Gunslinger



glhf live mm2

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I would suggest any 'Fighting Fantasy' book icon_razz.gif
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