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#1 cestqui

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:43 PM

Off the top of my head, I think of Ellison's Invisible Man, Camus' La Peste (The Plague), Kerouac's On The Road, maybe The Things They Carried by O'Brien. Well, then, what are some of your favorite novels?
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:49 PM

Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle
Anything by Hermann Hesse

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:50 PM

Don Quixote!
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:58 PM

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

The Lord of the Rings series. unsure.gif

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:13 PM

His Dark Materials and Wuthering Heights spring to mind.
And say why it never worked for me.
Something to do with violence
A long way back, and wrong rewards,
And arrogant eternity.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE (myfinalheaven @ Dec 15 2008, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
His Dark Materials

My sister adores that book / series of books, whatever it is.



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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:19 PM

Probably all the books by Roald Dahl
Im not much of a reader now a days

Edited by sokol27, 15 December 2008 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (gummyworms_tbr @ Dec 15 2008, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (myfinalheaven @ Dec 15 2008, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
His Dark Materials

My sister adores that book / series of books, whatever it is.


I would urge you to read them. They are a trilogy of books written by a man named Philip Pullman. They are a soaring achievement of imagination while remaining grounded in endearing characters.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:35 PM

As a matter of fact, she lent me her copy a while back. It's somewhere in a pile of books I need to read, so I'll be getting to it. . . eventually.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:37 PM

In the middle of the night - robert cormier

best book ever. read it two years ago..read it maybe 20 times since
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:37 PM

Also, I'll add Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to my list. What a fantastic book that was.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE (harrumph @ Dec 15 2008, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Lord of the Rings series. unsure.gif

+1
plus the Shannara(sp?) series by Terry Brooks.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:18 PM

Stephen King.... Bag of Bones, 'salem's Lot, Pet Sematary, etc. I very much enjoyed Fahrenheit 451 as well.

I'm saving A Thousand Splendid Suns to read over winter break and I'm quite excited about it. smile.gif I've heard many good things about that one.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

QUOTE (gummyworms_tbr @ Dec 15 2008, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Off the top of my head, I think of Ellison's Invisible Man, Camus' La Peste (The Plague), Kerouac's On The Road, maybe The Things They Carried by O'Brien. Well, then, what are some of your favorite novels?

Conan O'Brian's books are so silly LAWLZERS!


But seriously, that is a good book. It is a perfect mix between the events he witnessed and the torment he suffered in Vietnam. Also I like the part when the stoner got his head blown off.

If you like the ###### you posted I would also suggest Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) a biography as told by Ralph Leighton.


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Novel wise I like 1984 (who doesn't), A Clockwork Orange (IT HAZ A CHAPTER THE MOVIE DIDN'T PORTRAY! LULZ!), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (while the movie is good I think the book is better because I really love the "you want some heroin?!" scene; the book described it in great detail while the movie briefly touched on), Fran Lebowitz's work may be dated but it is still funny, for example Social Studies. Finally, only because he recently passed I reread Michael Crichton's book Prey. Sci fi isn't a genra I normally don't enjoy but his creativity mixed with scientific explanation is well worth it.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:23 PM

Ah yeah 1984 and Clockwork Orange were both good.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (newsgirl12 @ Dec 15 2008, 09:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah yeah 1984 and Clockwork Orange were both good.

Damn right!


###### I can't believe woggie reads. He must have got those reviews online or something!

No ###### you, my reading comprehension is well above average (86% better than my graduation class) however my writing skills are only in the top 58%. And I have always loved to write, this is only on example of my contracting being. The other is that I also scored in the top 95% in science while also scoring in the top 76% in math. I love science and am horrid in math. I love reading and writing but awful in expressing myself. My IQ may be above average (no it isn't) but I just have trouble showing it.



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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:36 PM

QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Novel wise I like 1984 (who doesn't)


I'm not big on it.

QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (while the movie is good I think the book is better because I really love the "you want some heroin?!" scene; the book described it in great detail while the movie briefly touched on)


You should read The Rum Diaries.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:37 PM

QUOTE (GilmourIsGod @ Dec 15 2008, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 09:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Novel wise I like 1984 (who doesn't)


I'm not big on it.

That is because you are too busy conforming.

Or something.


As for the Rum Diaries, I can say I have herd of it but I have not gotten around to reading it. Hunter S. is an odd fellow.

Edited by woggie, 15 December 2008 - 07:40 PM.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 09:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is because you are too busy conforming.

Or something.


I think it's more popular to take your stance here than mine, actually.



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