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Im looking for suggestions for good books or audio books. I just read confessions of an economic hitman and thought it was great.
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The Communist Manifesto.. I think it's called? Anyway, great novel. Would never ever work in the real world but it's highly entertaining.
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the dispossessed
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I read Stephen King's Under The Dome. It was pretty good(ehhh I'd give it a 7.6/10). Don't know about the TV series though. Heard it was shit so I haven't bothered watching it.

Lately, I've been reading "In The Heart Of The Sea"... It's a true story(considered one of the greatest nautical tragedies ever). It inspired the creation of Moby Dick but, it's a very fukked up version of Moby Dick. Check it out!
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The Stand - Stephen King
The Tommyknockers - Stephen King (The TV movie sucked, but the book kicked ass)
Weaveworld - Clive Barker
Cabal - Clive Barker (Great book, lame movie called Nightbreed)
Watchers - Dean Koontz
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1. 11/22/1963

Loved that book SO much.

Also THIS.

I've heard so many good things about this book.
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Victor Hugo- Les Miserables

forget what you know about the musical (which is pretty amazing), the novel is far better
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Tom Sawyer, Hucklberry Finn, all of Discworld, Hitchickers Guide to the Galaxy, Sabriel,
The Name of the Wind, A Wrinkle in Time, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Grey King Series.

I loved these when I was a kid (because you asked about favorites, these count as well) Dealing With Dragons, Artemis Foul, The Keys To the Kingdom series and Alcatraz vs the Evil Librarians.
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1. 11/22/1963

Loved that book SO much.


I have this big beautiful book sitting on my book shelf. Perhaps I should finally read it
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the shining is up there
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Wheel of Time
LotR
Vonnegut
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Game of Thrones
Sail upon the open skies
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On the Road, The Sun Also Rises, Naked Lunch, The Stranger, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are some of my favorites.
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Not really in an order, I can't choose between these. Also I'm listing series in most
cases:

Hyperion Cantos (4 book series) - Dan Simmons
The Stormlight Archive (10 book series, 2 have been released) - Brandon Sanderson
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky
A Song of Ice and Fire (7 book series, 5 have been released) - George RR Martin
The Gentlemen Bastards (3+ book series)- Scott Lynch

EDIT: Forgot about Perdido Street Station by China Mieville. Probably my favorite author.
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Just give me a bunch of Hemingway. I don't read a lot of fiction so I probably couldn't even name 5 of my favorite books.
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I'm finally starting to get into reading a bit so the only ones I've read and can strongly recommend when left to my own devices are House of Leaves and The Road, but they're incredible. At least my uneducated mind thinks so.
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5 books? I couldn't even limit it to 5 authors. 5 genres Maybe...
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
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5 books? I couldn't even limit it to 5 authors. 5 genres Maybe...

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OP:
If you want a good rec try The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It's a really good nonfiction read that is not only very well written but also holds the content to back up the page numbers.
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Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut
Pygmy- Chuck Paluhniak (not sure if spelled properly)
All Quiet On The Western Front- (I forget who wrote it but its a fascinating read about humanity during war)
Cat's Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut
Various short story collections from Vonnegut and Stephen King

My personal favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut. If you haven't read any of his books you definitely need to. On the surface, his books tend to be sci-fi-ish and surreal, but he's really just satiring everyday society and politics. He was a very brilliant, entertaining writer and the only author that consistently makes me literally "lol" while reading. I wish he were still alive and writing.
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Moby Dick (the greatest American novel ever written)

the rest, in no particular order:

"The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test" - Tom Wolfe
"Bonfire of the Vanities" - Tom Wolfe
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" -Ken Kesey
"The Idiot" - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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I have this big beautiful book sitting on my book shelf. Perhaps I should finally read it


You won't regret it. Absolute emotional roller coaster ride for me.
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White Noise - Delillo
The Road - McCarthey
Cane - Toomer
Nine Stories - Salinger (collection of short stories but still)
Catch 22 - Heller
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Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
The Trial
The Stranger
Ulysses
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Off the top of my head. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn is one of my favourites, All Quiet on the Western Front is great. The Third Victim is probably my favourite crime fiction novel. I read most of Battle Cry of Freedom for a class this year and it was very good as well. I read the The Road just before Christmas and was the best book I read in years, it convinced me to get some other stuff by Cormac McCarthy too.
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The Passage - Justin Cronin
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Came in to post this. Very good book.
Also,
Cloud Atlas
All of the Discworld novels, specifically Mort and Carpe Jugulum. Terry Pratchett is unrivaled in comic fantasy
Tolkien's works
and A Song of Ice and Fire series
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5. LotR
4. Stargirl
3. The Great Gatsby
2. The Hobbit
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Post Office (Bukowski)
The Stranger (Camus)
The Glass Bead Game (Hesse)

i don't really read a whole lot so i don't have many suggestions
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The Wind in the Willows
Alice in Wonderland
...and the Sun Also Rises
1984
Shadows over Innsmouth or Necronomicon (the latter is a compilation of short stories though.)

i really don't read much

In general I like Orwell, Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe and HP Lovecraft.
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