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Since for my english IV class instead of reading Beowulf we're going to read One flew over the cuckoos nest. And I have to go out and buy it or order it online. Since I'm going to order it online I thought to myself hey I don't do much at home and I only work on the weekends I should order some books to read on my spare time.

So pit what other books should I order any recommendations? I'm mainly looking for horror, monster, thriller, suspenseful type books.

And for those who have read one flew over the cuckoos nest is it any good? I mean I'm gonna read it anyways but I'm just curious.

And should I get the first twilight book. I haven't seen the movie so I have no real opinion of it but I'm wondering is the book any decent?
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#3
A clockwork orange.

It´s a masterpiece. Just read up a bit about the language NADSAT first, otherwise you wont get anything of whats going on.

That and maybe 1984, it is really interesting


Oh and if you´re looking for horror you gotta read som Lovecraft. I suggest At the mountains of madness or Tales of the Cthulhu mythos volume 1. hy have some really ****ed up stories.
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#4
Well seeing as you are looking at the books to movies theme (i assume that is it unless its a coincidence), get American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange, both fantastic books.
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#6
Well looks like I won't get twilight. Boredom makes people think crazy things.

Oh and the book to movie thing is a coincidence.
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Q: OK, so do you care about the labels — nastiest, edgiest team in the NFL?

Jim Schwartz: It's better than the alternative — meekest, least aggressive, softest team in the NFL.


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A clockwork orange.

It´s a masterpiece. Just read up a bit about the language NADSAT first, otherwise you wont get anything of whats going on.

That and maybe 1984, it is really interesting
This, My Antonia and Rabbit, Run were great reads.
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And should I get the first twilight book. I haven't seen the movie so I have no real opinion of it but I'm wondering is the book any decent?


The book IS NOT BAD. It just isn't nearly as good as people seem to think. I am almost done reading it for the first time, and I honestly enjoyed it. At first of course, then the fact that they are love really ruined it. It would have been way cooler if Edward ripped her throat out and massacred the town he lives in. Anyways, I will never recommend twilight, but if you must read it, it isn't horrible.
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#11
I'm reading "Animal Farm" and "The Bourne Identity". Both books are really good so far.
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The Gunslinger by Stephen King


Then buy the other 6 in the Dark Tower series.


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This is a good choice if you are looking for a suspense/thriller type of book.
#13
Already several threads on this matter,

However, I suggest : A thousand splendid suns & The kite runner. Heart wrenching, beautiful honest depictions of the afghan way of life./
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read The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. do it.
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Already several threads on this matter,

However, I suggest : A thousand splendid suns & The kite runner. Heart wrenching, beautiful honest depictions of the afghan way of life./



I haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns yet.


The Kite Runner is excellent though. Made me really sad at a couple parts. Really happy at others. Also really shocked at others.

Just a great book.
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So pit what other books should I order any recommendations? I'm mainly looking for horror, monster, thriller, suspenseful type books.



I think I should empahsize this part.

And for those people that said no to twilight have you even read the books.

And I read animal farm and I didn't like it at all.
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Jim Schwartz: It's better than the alternative — meekest, least aggressive, softest team in the NFL.


#17
Even though it isnt horror/suspence you should read something by Hunter S Thompson. He seriously is a writing genious and one of the most fascinating personalitys ever. I suggest The Rum diaries or any of the Fear and Loathing books.
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I haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns yet.


The Kite Runner is excellent though. Made me really sad at a couple parts. Really happy at others. Also really shocked at others.

Just a great book.


Yea, it sure is, A thousand splendid suns is also by the same author, ATSS'S focus's on the sexism of Afghanistan and how two women overcome it, it also has someone getting murdered with a shovel, so I think you will like it.
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I haven't read A Thousand Splendid Suns yet.


The Kite Runner is excellent though. Made me really sad at a couple parts. Really happy at others. Also really shocked at others.

Just a great book.

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#20
Why don't you just go to a library instead of buying books? Libraries are free, will have nearly every book you could ever want and usually let you keep each book at least a month. Plus, you will have different opinions than people on the internet, so if you buy a book and you hate it, well then you just wasted a bunch of money!
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Yea, it sure is, A thousand splendid suns is also by the same author, ATSS'S focus's on the sexism of Afghanistan and how two women overcome it, it also has someone getting murdered with a shovel, so I think you will like it.



Yeah I know it is by the same author. I've been meaning to get it for a while, but I still have like 20 books sitting in my room that I haven't read yet. Not to mention all the reading I do for school on a daily basis.
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Fair enough, just make sure you get around to reading it. Have you read the Tomorrow Series by John Marsden?
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#23
One flew over the cukoo's nest is a classic. Hell, when I was in the ward, I 1. read it, and 2. started a poker game that the staff didn't take kindly to.

They actually referred to me as McMurphy for a while which was pretty awesome.
#24
Can't recommend this book enough: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Tompson

It's an amazing book.
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#25
Ok uh... Thriller, suspense, horror...

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Necroscope - Brian Lumley

Then of course there's the Edgar Allen Poe and Lovecraft recs...
#26
I've always heard good things about fear and loathing an American physcho. But I never got into checking them out.

Anyone care to give me a quick little summary of what they're about.

Edit: And the other book reddeath mentioned.
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Q: OK, so do you care about the labels — nastiest, edgiest team in the NFL?

Jim Schwartz: It's better than the alternative — meekest, least aggressive, softest team in the NFL.


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A clockwork orange.

It´s a masterpiece. Just read up a bit about the language NADSAT first, otherwise you wont get anything of whats going on.

That and maybe 1984, it is really interesting.
Clockwork Orange is setting on the desk I'm typing at right now; I got it from the library, and am going to read it once I'm done with Brave New World, and I've got 1984 on reserve at the library. I win.
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Ok uh... Thriller, suspense, horror...

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Necroscope - Brian Lumley

Then of course there's the Edgar Allen Poe and Lovecraft recs...



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I've always heard good things about fear and loathing an American physcho. But I never got into checking them out.

Anyone care to give me a quick little summary of what they're about.


American Psycho (1991) is a psychological thriller and satirical novel by Bret Easton Ellis. The story is told in the first person by fictitious serial killer and Manhattan businessman Patrick Bateman. The graphic violence and sexual content generated much commentary at the novel's release.

American Psycho generated much controversy for Ellis's graphic description of Bateman's murders. Many include some form of sexual abuse or torture by Bateman, in which graphic language is used to describe the scene. Many of the murders themselves involve various forms of mutilation, including genital mutilation. Ellis also provides detailed descriptions of Bateman examining the internal organs of some of his victims after murdering them, as well as scenes in which Bateman cooks and eats human body parts.


Makes me want to read it again.

I haven't read Necroscope - I've just heard it's amazing.

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Ok uh... Thriller, suspense, horror...

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Necroscope - Brian Lumley

Then of course there's the Edgar Allen Poe and Lovecraft recs...


I never got around to ready American Psycho - I might borrow it from the library later on today.
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The book IS NOT BAD. It just isn't nearly as good as people seem to think. I am almost done reading it for the first time, and I honestly enjoyed it. At first of course, then the fact that they are love really ruined it. It would have been way cooler if Edward ripped her throat out and massacred the town he lives in. Anyways, I will never recommend twilight, but if you must read it, it isn't horrible.



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#32
If you want a well written suspenseful novel, go with anything by Lee Child. His Jack Reacher character is one of the best literary figures I have ever encountered.
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Clockwork Orange is setting on the desk I'm typing at right now; I got it from the library, and am going to read it once I'm done with Brave New World, and I've got 1984 on reserve at the library. I win.

im reading a brave new world right now only 50 pgs left.... o have to read it for school
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you must have a pretty****ED UPhead!


You must like spamming the pit?
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im reading a brave new world right now only 50 pgs left.... o have to read it for school
Huh.... I just got it because everyone on UG was recommending it; I'm only at when they get back from the reservation.
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I've always heard good things about fear and loathing an American physcho. But I never got into checking them out.

Anyone care to give me a quick little summary of what they're about.

Edit: And the other book reddeath mentioned.



Well There are a few different Fear and Loathing, my favorite one is Fear and Loathing in las vegas.

It is about a reporter who is pretty much insane and his equally demented attorney. They travel to Las Vegas to do a report on a motorbike race but once they get there they sorta drift away from it and start searching for the heart of the american dream.
During the time they are taking a gazillion different types of drugs and go on hilarious escapades through Vegas.

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It is a extremely deep book that everyone should read or at least watch the movie which has a ton of great symbolism.
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#38
White Noise, by Don Delillo, even though it's not a thriller, just damn good literature. The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon is great if you like conspiracy theories.
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#39
Dracula
Frankenstein
I Am Legend

for horrors. Some classics to get started with.

Also, I'd give World War Z a try. I don't know if it's necessarily a horror, but if you're into zombie flicks you'll love it.
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