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Old 01-22-2009, 02:18 AM   #21
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Some good books I've read:

The Catcher In The Rye
Heart Of Darkness
I Am Legend
To Kill A Mockingbird
In Cold Blood
Catch 22
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Night Shift
Skeleton Crew
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:23 AM   #22
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I'm reading One Soldiers War in Chechnya by Arkady Babchenko, awesome book, I've read it like 6 times now.

I actually need to get some more books, I don't suppose you guys could reccomend me some if you consider that my favourite books are, Jarhead, One Soldiers War in Chechnya, All Quiet on the Western Front, I do like other styles of book, those are just the ones I liked the most.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:32 AM   #23
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Some good books I've read:

The Catcher In The Rye
Heart Of Darkness
I Am Legend
To Kill A Mockingbird
In Cold Blood
Catch 22
It
Night Shift
Skeleton Crew
It
Christine
Pet Semetary
Hover Car Racer

I thought Catch 22 was horrible, but maybe it just takes a certain personality type to enjoy it.

I haven't read many books recently, but my dad got me Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama for Christmas, and I'm just waiting for a break in school reading to start it. I heard it was really good. I also just finished The Time Machine by HG Wells which I thought was really interesting. Makes you wonder what humans will really turn into eventually.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:34 AM   #24
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:35 AM   #25
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seems like everyone's reading dostoevsky these days. i'm reading crime and punishment at the moment. just finished reading watchmen, always wanted to read it, but it took me quite a while to get to it. anyway, good books, ignoring "the classics".

house of leaves by mark z. danielewski, a horrible labyrinth of patterns and intertwining stories that unfolds beautifully and is scary, funny, and sweet all at the same time.

less than zero by bret easton ellis, ellis has kind of reached the point where he's not even worth reading anymore since all he ever does is write the same novel over and over, but this is his best one, in my opinion, it's like the catcher in the rye, if holden was a filthy rich cokehead in the 80s and an apathetic prick.

the road by cormac mccarthy, just read it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:55 AM   #26
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Ah, another classic. This was my favorite of the dystopian novels.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:06 AM   #27
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Ah, another classic. This was my favorite of the dystopian novels.


mine was The Sleeper Awakes by HG Wells
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:35 AM   #28
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.


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Old 01-22-2009, 03:39 AM   #29
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im reading timequake right now.

its my eleventh kurt vonnegut fiction book. i think theres only twenty or so, i gotta catch em all!
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:59 AM   #30
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Anyone else read it?



I hear Josh Todd of Buckcherry is a fan.

unless i'm thinking of someone else.

also, anything by Ray Bradbury.

anything by Stephen King, except perhaps Rose Madder
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:03 AM   #31
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:04 AM   #32
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anything by Stephen King, except perhaps Rose Madder

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nice name, btw. It references ftw!
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nice name, btw. It references ftw!


i read that book in three days. f*cking intense.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:31 AM   #34
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mine was The Sleeper Awakes by HG Wells

Yeah, I loved that book... I haven't really heard any mention of it anywhere though, it seems to be overlooked amongst his works. I just stumbled upon it in my mum's book collection and read it... pretty compelling stuff.
I'm reading another book at the moment in a relatively similar style called The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin, it's also a really interesting story. Haven't finished it though, so I can't really make an assessment.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:28 AM   #35
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Anyone else read it?


I have that one lying around, I just can't be assed to pick it up and read it. Worth the effort, I presume?
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Anyone else read it?

Yes! It's absolutely amazing.

I just finished all the books for my Prose module at uni, so I've been taking some time off ractual literary study and enjoying Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy. 'All the Pretty Horses' was so astonishingly good.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:36 AM   #37
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I'm reading "IT" (Stephen King).

It's okay, so far. There are some things that can be better though. (I have not seen the movie).

Dan Brown's "Angels and Demons" is a good book, too. I spanned it out in a week's time and enjoyed it. (I'm awaiting this movie in May 09)
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I actually really liked the Harry Potter series. Once you get into it, they are quite good.
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At the moment im engrossed in Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House Of Leaves', its the most unique book I have ever read, its not normal at all. I highly suggest it to anyone that like abit of a challenge.
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I'm reading One Soldiers War in Chechnya by Arkady Babchenko, awesome book, I've read it like 6 times now.

I actually need to get some more books, I don't suppose you guys could reccomend me some if you consider that my favourite books are, Jarhead, One Soldiers War in Chechnya, All Quiet on the Western Front, I do like other styles of book, those are just the ones I liked the most.



Read anything at all by Stephen E. Ambrose, the guy wrote Band of Brothers among many other awesome works.

Also, read War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges a war correspondant who has pretty much seen it all.
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