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I'm sure that this thread has been done before, but I haven't seen before, or at least not in a while.

Discuss books and recommend them to fellow UGers.

I read a great book called Flowers For Algernon written by David Keyes a while back, it's a fiction novel written in diary entries of a man who has a mental deficiency and undergoes a medical operation that increases his intelligence. His changing observations recorded in the diary entries about people and himself, his philosophies are really quite incredible. Nothing advanced really, but the way it is done and watching the man change is quite fantastic I think. Great book.

I'm reading one called "All Quiet on the Western Front" now, which I am sure that many of you know. I didn't know the first thing about it and still don't (I'm at chapter 2). Is it a good book?
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A child called it,The lost boy, A teenager and his youth, A man named Dave. Its all based on a kid who was grown up abused, and fixed his life.They all play off one another... It's pretty sad yet there some great books
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I'm reading one called "All Quiet on the Western Front" now, which I am sure that many of you know. I didn't know the first thing about it and still don't (I'm at chapter 2). Is it a good book?


Yes.
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All Quiet On The Western Front is a great book. Well worth reading, imo.

I just finished Dune a couple days ago, and that was amazing as well. It rivals LOTR in depth and epic-ness.
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the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy is worthwhile, as the series progresses it becomes kind of poignant tho.
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^ I think the chances of that are really quite low.

Thankyou to the response to the Western Front book.

EDIT: I meant the apocalypse guy infront of you mate, sorry
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I read a great book called Flowers For Algernon written by David Keyes a while back, it's a fiction novel written in diary entries of a man who has a mental deficiency and undergoes a medical operation that increases his intelligence. His changing observations recorded in the diary entries about people and himself, his philosophies are really quite incredible. Nothing advanced really, but the way it is done and watching the man change is quite fantastic I think. Great book.

that is a great book. So is East of Eden by John Steinbeck and Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
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Well I'm reading The Other Boleyn Girl atm b.c. it was recommended in the Marie Claire February issue and it seemed like something I would read.
I'm not very far yet but it talks about this princess who catches the eye of the King of England and ends up marrying him, but her sister ends up seducing him and she is forced to step down as the Queen of England.
I'm also reading Sips of Blood, which is part of a series of books about the vampire Louis de Sade and the people around him who hunger for blood and bondage x)
It's honestly a great read, I have no idea why sadistic vampires interest me, though.
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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
1984 by George Orwell
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Night by Elie Wiesel
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The Stranger - Albert Camus
The Pearl - John Steinbeck
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemmingway
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
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I'm reading one called "All Quiet on the Western Front" now, which I am sure that many of you know. I didn't know the first thing about it and still don't (I'm at chapter 2). Is it a good book?


Fantastic book, an all time favourite of mine. It doesn't matter that it's from a Gemran perspective, or anyone's, it just shows the desperation of the First World War. i need to read it again.

I'm reading "Kingdom Come" by JG Ballard, which is a great representation of what happens when consumerism takes over from politics - a different dystopic tale.

I'm also about to start "Empire of the Sun" by him, too; what's that book like?

TS, kudos on the book thread, we needed another. We must keep the few pieces of intellectualism alive.
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I have to admit, im surprised that there are people in the pit who can read

I would recommend anything by James Patterson, he writes really good stories
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Crime and Punishment is an amazing book if you don't mind the reading... ...haven't really had alot of time to read these days tho which is a shame..might check out that flowers for algernon one tho..sounds interesting
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good luck in the war... oh wait Canada. lol.
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