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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:42 PM

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Ah yeah 1984 and Clockwork Orange were both good.

Clockwork Orange is a fantastic book.



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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:15 PM

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:26 PM

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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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And, yeah, Clockwork Orange and 1984 are both good books.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:31 PM

QUOTE (myfinalheaven @ Dec 16 2008, 02:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
His Dark Materials



i found that series immensely disappointing. Especially since the author talks such a big game by, you know, disparaging works of genius by CS Lewis and all.

I think the Silmarillion, after having read it for the 4th time recently, is probably Tolkien's best work.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:34 PM

I'm going to read the Bourne series when my time opens up more.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:35 PM

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I'm going to read the Bourne series when my time opens up more.

I read the first one years ago. It was pretty decent.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:42 PM

Some other fantastic non fiction books

The Translator
In the Eagles Shadow
The Problem with Islam today
The God Delusion
God is not great
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (gummyworms_tbr @ Dec 15 2008, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

ohmy.gif

Yeah, I'll, uh, check that out.

ohmy.gif

. . .


And, yeah, Clockwork Orange and 1984 are both good books.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:53 PM

QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 11:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (gummyworms_tbr @ Dec 15 2008, 10:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (woggie @ Dec 15 2008, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


--------
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.

ohmy.gif

Yeah, I'll, uh, check that out.

ohmy.gif

. . .


And, yeah, Clockwork Orange and 1984 are both good books.

ohmy.gif That's right, get ready to receive my dick.


Don't fight it just let it happen.


Just put it in your mouth put it in your mouth Phag.

tongue.gif and lick up the aftermath. God DAMN you're a dirty whore.

Can we cuddle after?
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:57 PM

The Bible. It's hilarious.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:57 PM

bold = favorite novels...evar?

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Crash by J.G. Ballard
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow " " "
Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
A Death In The Family by James Agee

the Stories of John Cheever are also immaculate, although it's a collection of short stories, and not a novel

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:59 PM

QUOTE (springwaffle @ Dec 16 2008, 12:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Bible. It's hilarious.

Best comical book ever.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:09 PM

QUOTE (getto22 @ Dec 15 2008, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The Lord of the Rings series. unsure.gif

+1
plus the Shannara(sp?) series by Terry Brooks.

If you're interested in the story behind the Rings and basically everything else in the game, go through the appendix at the end of the third book and read the Silmarillion.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:10 PM

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His Dark Materials



i found that series immensely disappointing. Especially since the author talks such a big game by, you know, disparaging works of genius by CS Lewis and all.

I think the Silmarillion, after having read it for the 4th time recently, is probably Tolkien's best work.


I'd have been surprised if you liked it, considering Pullman infused the trilogy with his secular humanist ideals.


I love Pullman for the his criticisms of Lewis. I'm with him on it all the way.
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 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (harrumph @ Dec 16 2008, 01:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (getto22 @ Dec 15 2008, 08:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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The Lord of the Rings series. unsure.gif

+1
plus the Shannara(sp?) series by Terry Brooks.

If you're interested in the story behind the Rings and basically everything else in the game, go through the appendix at the end of the third book and read the Silmarillion.

I haven't read the appendix but I loved teh Silmarillion. Its amazing he created a whole new world.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:13 PM

QUOTE (dxl @ Dec 15 2008, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
bold = favorite novels...evar?

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
Crash by J.G. Ballard
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow " " "
Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
A Death In The Family by James Agee

the Stories of John Cheever are also immaculate, although it's a collection of short stories, and not a novel


A lot of those books are very in line with my own tastes. It makes me want to read the rest of them.

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (dxl @ Dec 16 2008, 12:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
bold = favorite novels...evar?


Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender's Shadow " " "

Great books.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (buckinghamfan @ Dec 15 2008, 10:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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His Dark Materials



i found that series immensely disappointing. Especially since the author talks such a big game by, you know, disparaging works of genius by CS Lewis and all.

I think the Silmarillion, after having read it for the 4th time recently, is probably Tolkien's best work.

I missed this the first time through the thread... It's definitely his best. Written over his entire life and edited by his son... how could it not be perfect?

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

Does anyone else think Tolkien a bit of a hack?
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 - 09:25 PM

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Does anyone else think Tolkien a bit of a hack?


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