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#346161 - 06/08/07 07:42 PM Book recommendations?
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Anyone recommend anything they've read recently? Also, anyone know what site gives good book reviews? Most sites have bestseller lists, but I don't think anything is good just because supposedly a bunch of people bought it.

I finally got around to reading House of Leaves, and will have to give it a reread to pick up on certain parts that I sorta lagged through.

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#346162 - 06/08/07 09:52 PM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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Any kind of book? I've read Angela's Ashes, 'Tis, Teacherman, A Monk Swimming, White Oleander, Storekeeper's Daughter and am about to start Quilter's Daughter (sequel to Storekeeper's Daughter). I think they are good books. I'll let you know if I can think of anyothers.

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#346163 - 06/08/07 09:56 PM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: clmibb]
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Amazon.com will suggest books based on what YOU say you like.

I've recently read some of Vince Flynn's stuff. Memorial Day and Consent to Kill were pretty good.

My favorite book of all time has to be Charm School by DeMille, but Clancy would be my favorite author.
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#346164 - 06/08/07 11:15 PM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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What kind of books do you like?
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#346165 - 06/08/07 11:53 PM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Saisho]
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Meh, just wanted a thread for people to post what they've been reading lately, since in the asian culture forum there is a similiar thread.

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#346166 - 06/09/07 08:00 AM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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Most everything I have rad recently has been either textbook or research journal article. I did read an interesting book written from the perspective of a child with Asperger's syndrome (autism) that I found suprisingly enjoyable. It is called "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time"
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#346167 - 06/09/07 10:18 AM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Saisho]
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Saisho my older sister has Asperger's syndrome so I'd like to read that book. That will be the next on my list after the series I'm reading now.

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#346168 - 06/09/07 10:25 AM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Saisho]
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A few favourites of mine:

Sci-fi: The Dune Series, The Robotech Series, Use of Weapons, Player of Games, Excession, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Forever War, Forever Peace, Starship Troopers, Stranger from a Strange Land, 20000 Leagues Under The Sea, Prey, Timeline, Andromeda Strain.

Crime: The Murder Room, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.

Fantasy: Eaters of the Dead (13th Warrior), The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

General: Catch 22, Life of Pi, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, Just So Stories, The Firm, A Quiver Full of Arrows.


Edited by Leo_E_49 (06/09/07 10:29 AM)
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#346169 - 06/09/07 11:06 AM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: Leo_E_49]
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Steven King's "The Dark Tower/The Gunslinger" series. His best stuff, IMHO. All Quiet on the Western Front, The Metamorphosis, The Call of the Wild, The Tell Tale Heart (anything by Poe, really), A Brief History of Time, The Inferno, Aesop's fables.....that's all I got for now.
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#346170 - 06/09/07 12:31 PM Re: Book recommendations? [Re: MattJ]
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Quote:

Steven King's "The Dark Tower/The Gunslinger" series




Can I get an Amen? No blasphemy intended, but I agree 100%
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