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So I'm looking for a book to read as I'm trying to watch as little TV as possible. I am looking for a good fiction book and I do like books with either a fantasy/sci fi theme to them, but it is hardly necessary. If you have any good ideas or something you've read and loved, I'd greatly appreciate it.

For an idea of what I like, here are some books I've read this year and liked:

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Out of the Silent Planet
Perelandra
The Alchemist
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Catcher in the Rye

Also, I was thinking about starting the Song of Ice and Fire series so if you have any opinion of that, please let me know. Thanks
#5
Candide by Voltaire.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami.
#8
Maybe we should make an Offical book thread? Still is a pretty standard thread. I'll say what I always say in these. Heart of Darkness, 1984 and most stuff by Hemingway. Either Old Mand and the Sea or The Sun Also Rises.
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Brave New World by Huxley
Nineteen eighty-four by Orwell
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#10
The Wheel Of Time series by Robert Jordan is awesome.
If you haven't read Dune you should.


I can't think of any more right now.
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Brave New World by Huxley
Nineteen eighty-four by Orwell



too much of the same.

basically any Ray Bradbury/Ira Levin book is a classic.
#15
I gotta go with One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, most early Stephen King, and the John Connolly Books (The Killing Kind, Dark Hollow, Every Dead Thing, The White Road, etc.)
ESPECIALLY the John Connolly ones!!! My favorite series ever!
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#17
White Noise by Don DeLillo is ok. Especially if you like Aldus Huxley's Brave New World.


Any other books that Iron Maiden have written songs about? Those should be good.
#18
Freakonomics by Stephen Levitt.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Stephen King's Cell. best book i've ever read
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Watchmen and V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton


Seconded.
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Freakonomics by Stephen Levitt.



stfu about your gheyass book. it was utter crap when i read it. thanks.
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it was utter crap when i read it.

That is because you're a dumb piece of shit. Stop trolling me.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I Am Legend.
Johnny Got His Gun.-the song One by Metallica was based on it
anything by Chuck Palahniuk
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try Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury


that was a very interesting book.

of mice and men by john steinbeck was a short book, but i liked it
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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Watchmen and V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Arabian Nights by Sir Richard Burton


Read A Clockwork Orange, I liked it once I got a handle on the language. I'm definitely gonna read the Watchmen before the movie comes out though, is it a fun read?

Freakonomics is a decent book (I was an econ major), but I'm definitely looking for fiction. Need to be creative after reading a ton of law cases...
#28
Catcher in the Rye is bit overrated.

You might like 1984, it's a smart person book

Watchmen was a very satisfying read and ranks higher than most books on my list.
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#29
Cherub by Robert Muchamore are alright but I usually get the new ones.

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Stephen King's Cell. best book i've ever read

Okay, off topic, but everyone else I know that reads his stuff loved this - I didn't really see anything special about it. What was so great about it?
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I'm definitely gonna read the Watchmen before the movie comes out though, is it a fun read?


It's excellent in nearly every single way. I found it highly addictive.
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American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

Fight Club
Snuff - All 3 by Chuck Palahniuk
Lullaby

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It's excellent in nearly every single way. I found it highly addictive.



Is The Watchmen a book and a comic?
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Is The Watchmen a book and a comic?


It's a graphic novel.

Call it what it is!
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Catcher in the Rye is bit overrated.

You might like 1984, it's a smart person book

Watchmen was a very satisfying read and ranks higher than most books on my list.



NOT overrated
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Is The Watchmen a book and a comic?


12 issues put together into one Graphic Novel.
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It's a graphic novel.



Damn that sounds a bit too complicated to me. Can anyone recommend me any good comics?...


Is it a book aswell?
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#38
The Life of Pi is an amazing book

it starts off really slow but picks up and completely blows you away
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Damn that sounds a bit too complicated to me. Can anyone recommend me any good comics?...


Is it a book aswell?


a Graphic Novel is pretty much a big comic.

Some good ones...

From Hell
Batman: Long Halloween
V for Vendetta
Bone Series
Preacher
Swamp Thing
Batman: Year One
Batman: Dark Knight Returns
Sin City
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Okay, off topic, but everyone else I know that reads his stuff loved this - I didn't really see anything special about it. What was so great about it?

its not special, it's hollywood of books.
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