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I have a lot of spare time coming up this summer after I finish college but before I start looking for jobs and what not. (going to enjoy the time before I start working because I'm moving to London on my own )

I want to use this time to get a fair bit of reading done; I will literally read anything.
Personal favourites:
Of mice and men
Pet Sematary
Dark Winter

I'm already planning on reading Frankenstein

Tim
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UG tends to recommend clockwork orange, catcher in the rye, and slaughterhouse 5.

i would add any vonnegut, i like them all.
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if your into christain literature, "mere christanity" and "the screwtape letters" are great by CS Lewis.

I enjoyed "It" I also reccomend "The Regulators" and "Desperation (in that order) by Stephen King.

and any micheal crichton books.
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micheal crichton books
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Read Chuck Klosterman books, they're hilarious and awesome.

Also, read High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, Apathy and Other Small Victories by Paul Neilan, and Valis and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick
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I'm fond of "House of Leaves" - Mark Danielewski
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If you wanna read a history book you could read the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx. Got that idea from the Communist thread that just sprung up.
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Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand.
The Legend of Drizzt Series - R.A. Salvatore, if you're into fantasy.
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1984. The entire Harry Potter series. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell *highly recommend* The Stand.
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Though it's a bit abstract in English, Sun Tzu's Art of War is pretty good. Also, since you have so much spare time, I'd read 1984 several times, to get the full effect.
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Neuromancer - William Gibson.

The epitome of science fiction.

Well, that and Dune.
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Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. I could not put that book down.

Johnny Got His Gun, by Dalton Trumbo. You know Metallica's song "One?" JGHG is pretty much that song, but in book form.
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i like clive cussler books. they are science fiction but written in a way that they seem plausible. the first time a read one of his books it took me a while to figure out that it wasnt real (i was 12).


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I can recommend the dark tower series
also Fahrenheit 451, brave new world, and 1984 if you want too look at a bleak future. lol
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UG tends to recommend clockwork orange, catcher in the rye, and slaughterhouse 5.

i would add any vonnegut, i like them all.


All of these, also, we had to read Frankenstein in my AP Lit class and it was really good.

If you want a specific Kurt Vonnegut reccomendation, Slapstick is probably my favorite.

I just remembered the 2001 series by Arthur C. Clarke, all four of them (2001, 2010, 2061 and 3001) are epic.
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Dracula, EVERYTHING dostoevsky has ever written.
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If you like sci-fi/fantasy, give Sharon Shinn's Archangel books a try. Sci-fi that reads like fantasy. Music is very important in the books.
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Dave eggers - what is the what

bryce courtenay - the power of one
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In which case, i reccomend Elfen Lied.

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Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
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Anything by Raymond E. Feist. If you can, read the first instalment: The Magician. One of the best series' i have ever read!!
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Take a crack at Ulysses by James Joyce. It'll probably take you the whole summer, but it's totally worth it.

I just read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, it's pretty awesome.
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I won't have time to read them all but believe me, I'll try and get them all in at some point
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I won't have time to read them all but believe me, I'll try and get them all in at some point


Dude, if there's one book I recommend to people it's "Three men in a boat" by Jerome K. Jerome. It's absolutely hilarious and has inspired me on many occasions. It's also very poetic at times and very reflecting over the 19th century society (which sounds boring, but jerome makes it fun).
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Quote by _Tim_
I have a lot of spare time coming up this summer after I finish college but before I start looking for jobs and what not. (going to enjoy the time before I start working because I'm moving to London on my own )

I want to use this time to get a fair bit of reading done; I will literally read anything.
Personal favourites:
Of mice and men
Pet Sematary
Dark Winter

I'm already planning on reading Frankenstein

Tim


I recommend reading the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Phillip Pullman. Excellent series of books, though Tim, I dont think you have the required cranial capacity to understand them you waffle brained dodo head.

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