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#1
Please.

I want something real, not some sort of fantasy futuristic dragon battle sci fi nonsense.

Something about a highschooler maybe?

It would also be nice if music was involved in some way.
Maybe the protagonist is in a band? Or maybe he just likes decent music. Doesn't really matter.

Thanks pit, I just want a decent read that will keep me interested.

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#2
Hamlet. He was the drummer in a 60s blues band.
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The Twilight books are pretty good.


This.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Catcher in the Rye
Crime and Punishment
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Those are a few suggestions on "real" books.


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Not a book, but its a short story. The Music of Erich Zann- H. P. Lovecraft. Theres a web site that has all of his stories, but Im too lazy to get it now.
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#9
The Few- based on a real group of people

War and Peace

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#10
What the hell is the point of reading fiction if it could pass as nonfiction if you didn't know otherwise? I've read The Catcher in the Rye and it is the biggest piece of shit I've ever read.
#11
Fat Kid Rules The World is pretty good, and involves music.

The Catcher in The Rye wasn't incredible, in my opinion, but it was an interesting read.

Reading musicians biographies can always be cool; I've read Kurt Cobain's biography and Anthony Kiedis' autobiography, and both were good.
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I've read The Catcher in the Rye and it is the biggest piece of shit I've ever read.

^You know I thought that after I read it for about a week until I really sat down and thought about it. Sure, Holden Caulfield is a whiny little shit who thinks he's better than everyone else, but the message I think J.D. Salinger was trying to convey is that Holden Caulfield is everyone. Everyone acts that way at some point, and we all have some sort of feeling of superiority over some group of people.

Not trying to start an argument or anything, I'm just giving you another way of looking at it.
#14
I enjoyed The Book Thief, I don't remember who it's by but you could google it

It's a holocaust story but it's very different from all the others

plus, it's written from the perspective of death and that just sounds awesome xP
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I enjoyed The Book Thief, I don't remember who it's by but you could google it

It's a holocaust story but it's very different from all the others

plus, it's written from the perspective of death and that just sounds awesome xP


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What the hell is the point of reading fiction if it could pass as nonfiction if you didn't know otherwise? I've read The Catcher in the Rye and it is the biggest piece of shit I've ever read.


This is my exact viewpoint I've just never been able to put it into words real well. I'd suggest the Dark Tower, the best fiction I've read. It's by Stephen King. My suggestion would be find an author you like, there is too much out there and too many preferences for us to tell you a good book. There are many biographies for famous musicians, try picking up one of a musician that you particularly enjoy. I've read Come As You Are, which is a biography of Nirvana and it's great.
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What the hell is the point of reading fiction if it could pass as nonfiction if you didn't know otherwise? I've read The Catcher in the Rye and it is the biggest piece of shit I've ever read.


So... if a fictional novel doesn't have zombies, explosions, wizards, space battles and whatever the **** else, it isn't worth reading?
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So... if a fictional novel doesn't have zombies, explosions, wizards, space battles and whatever the **** else, it isn't worth reading?


Duh?

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#22
I think someone said this but Anthony Kiedis's bio is pretty good. Also check Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (it's not a Nirvana bio, it's actually a novel) and Hammer of the Gods by Stephen Davis if you like Led Zep.
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#23
Perks of being a wallflower looks decent. Anything funny? Lightheartedisher?

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#24
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So... if a fictional novel doesn't have zombies, explosions, wizards, space battles and whatever the **** else, it isn't worth reading?


Well not those exactly, but I don't enjoy stuff that is realistic, I don't know why, but that's just my personal preference on books. I'm into really strange books. I mean there obviously is merit to realistic fiction, I just don't enjoy it as much.
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I want something real, not some sort of fantasy futuristic dragon battle sci fi nonsense.


Wut?

I know you want something 'real' but I'm just going to suggest the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy anyway, because it's awesome.
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What the hell is the point of reading fiction if it could pass as nonfiction if you didn't know otherwise? I've read The Catcher in the Rye and it is the biggest piece of shit I've ever read.

maybe these books can offer you insight on important themes? maybe fictioned reality can transmit a message concerning your own human condition? maybe you didnt like catcher in the tyr because your own lack of insight hasnt allowed you to grasp that there's more meaning to a book than that which it can be found in a dictionary
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Well not those exactly, but I don't enjoy stuff that is realistic, I don't know why, but that's just my personal preference on books. I'm into really strange books. I mean there obviously is merit to realistic fiction, I just don't enjoy it as much.

this would be the right way to put it so i wouldnt get mad
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I think someone said this but Anthony Kiedis's bio is pretty good. Also check Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill (it's not a Nirvana bio, it's actually a novel) and Hammer of the Gods by Stephen Davis if you like Led Zep.


Holy shit yes! I totally forgot about that one. Plus it's by Stephen King's kid so you know it's going to be good.

And I can't believe no one's said A Clockwork Orange yet...
#29
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Well not those exactly, but I don't enjoy stuff that is realistic, I don't know why, but that's just my personal preference on books. I'm into really strange books. I mean there obviously is merit to realistic fiction, I just don't enjoy it as much.


That's fair enough, but the other guy said there was simply no point to it, not just that he didn't like it. I'm sure if you keep looking you'll come across something you like though, there's so much out there.
#31
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Wut?

I know you want something 'real' but I'm just going to suggest the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy anyway, because it's awesome.


Kidding about the first one.

Thanks though.

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#32
TS, please change the colors of your sig.


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#33
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This.


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maybe these books can offer you insight on important themes? maybe fictioned reality can transmit a message concerning your own human condition? maybe you didnt like catcher in the tyr because your own lack of insight hasnt allowed you to grasp that there's more meaning to a book than that which it can be found in a dictionary


Why does everyone use Catcher in the Rye as such a great book? I understand its meaning and everything but The Great Gatsby was much better, and even better than that was Heart of Darkness.
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Why does everyone use Catcher in the Rye as such a great book? I understand its meaning and everything but The Great Gatsby was much better, and even better than that was Heart of Darkness.

i used it simply because he did. i liked it but i can understand if people don't like it so much. it was only because he said it was the biggest piece of sh*t he'd ever read
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#36
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I actually thought it was a pretty good read.
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#37
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I enjoyed The Book Thief, I don't remember who it's by but you could google it

It's a holocaust story but it's very different from all the others

plus, it's written from the perspective of death and that just sounds awesome xP


I'm reading that now, it's by Markus Zusak.

Amazing author, and so far, amazing book.
#38
I suppose I'd better suggest something you might be after... if you're looking for something 'real' then check out Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell. Intriguing stuff, if that's the sort of thing you meant. Also look at Road to Wigan Pier and Homage to Catalonia.
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