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Anyone know any good books that aren't about dragons or fantasy? I gotta do a book report and I don't wanna do some ****ty book. Thanks.


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loneome dove. if you are going to read only one western in your lifetime, read lonesome dove.
#3
Try "All Quiet On The Western Front" (WW1) or "Lord Of The Flies" (kids on an island).

Both are very good; we did them in English this year.
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Anthem - Ayn Rand
Slaughterhouse-five - Kurt Vonnegut
Ender's Game(and the rest of the series) - Orson Scott Card
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Fantasy = Tolkien.
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
****ing awesome book read it for lit class this year
Like Water for Chocolate isnt bad either...
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if you read 1984 your teachers will love you. its kind of a weird book, but its interesting.
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yea, they're all good books. you should read them even if you dont have a book report due.
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Star Wars novels are pretty beast.
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it might not be as short as you'd like it to be for a book report, but it's VERY worth it
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Eragon or Eldest(eldest is the second book in the series.)


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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
****ing awesome book read it for lit class this year
Like Water for Chocolate isnt bad either...
i forgot about cuckoo's nest. ****ing awesome read. also try pet semetary by stephen king
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I am re-reading "The stranger" by Albert Camus. Awesome book. Mersault is me!!!!!!!
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if you read 1984 your teachers will love you. its kind of a weird book, but its interesting.
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yea, they're all good books. you should read them even if you dont have a book report due.


I could never get into 1984. I don't know what it is, but something about George Orwells writing just bores the hell out of me.

I reccomend The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons. It's quite long though, and has a few parts that you might want to give a miss.
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/\ Also the fact that the book was written pre-1984 and was talking SPECIFICALLY about that year (not like 2001: A Space Odyssey where we can still base it on the future) probably doesn't help. But I personally loved it.
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The Great Gatsby

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Also, Orwell is amazing. That and The Great Gatsby (which is also good) will score you points with your english teacher.


Also, read High Fidelity by Nick Hornby and Chuck Paluniuk books.

Chuck Klosterman is also a genius.
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Chuck Klosterman is also a genius.

+1 although his books are more of a collection of essays than a typical novel. Not sure how restricted you are as to what book you can pick, but if you have a good deal of freedom pick Klosterman. You won't regret it.
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The Great Gatsby
Kite Runner
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#35
cat's cradle by vonnegut, easy to read and quite funny if you can get the references
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#37
Try some 60's lit Maybe..
Hearts of Darkness
The things they carried
on the road

Other classics..
1984
Brave new world

More modern stuff..
Million little pieces
Rant
Informers
Less than zero
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I know you said no fantasy but give Stephens Kings Dark tower series a chance. It great, The first one in the series is short and if your not into it by the end of it than no big loss.
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#38
Stuff by Irvine Welsh?


His books are normally about Drugs, sex and violence and very unpretentious.
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