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yaebginn
07-13-2004, 10:27 PM
Recommend your favorite book(s) so all of us can enjoy. No Star wars books.

Visions from a Foxhole- a WWII book I'm currently reading. It's very good and is written by a rifleman in the 94th Infantry Division. It's good.

ET Warrior
07-14-2004, 03:22 AM
Enders Game, and all sequels. Fantastic books by Orson Scott Card.

Timeline by Michael Crichton - My Favorite book ever.

The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn - also a great story

Harry Potter series - You can drop dead if you want to bash on it for being a "kiddie" book. This is an amazing story and you're a fool if you deprive yourself of it.

Alegis
07-14-2004, 08:41 AM
Robert Ludlum - The bourne saga (identity,supremacy,ultimatum)

(bear in mind that the movie has nothing to do with the books. Yes you heard me. Big dissapointment)

Alistair MacLean - The satan bug
The last frontier
Athabasca

(only books ive read of him as of today so you'll might to try any alistair maclean :p)

Doomie
07-14-2004, 09:03 AM
All stuff by tolkien.

Some stuff by Tom Clancy. I'm not gonna type it all out, since you know what tolkien wrote and i forgot what Clancy all wrote, but they're pretty good authors.

Also, i agree with Harry Potter. I read them all. People who think they are boring are probably outcast that have soemthing against popular thing and necissarily don't want to ahve anything to do with it.

Oh, and i also recommend Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

B1GC
07-14-2004, 10:26 AM
Anne McCaffery: Freedom's Landing
Freedom's Choice
Freedom's Challenge

trilogy, start with the first and go down....very addicitng about a girl with a group of humans who have been captured by aliens and then are placed on a far off planet and begin to start a new civilization with the few tools they have until the eventualy become powerful enough to take over their captive

VanLingo
07-14-2004, 11:28 AM
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (haven't read the others yet)

Jurassic Park and The Lost World by Michael Crichton (much more detailed and way better than the movies)
The Great Train Robbery and Congo, also by Michael Crichton

The Client by John Grisham

Dune by Frank Herbert

yaebginn
07-14-2004, 12:49 PM
Thanx ya'll.

Armor by John Steakly(sp? there might be another e in there) It's like Starship Troopers but written like a book and better.

Tex by S.E. Hinton
and all other SE Hinton books.

Jed
07-14-2004, 07:08 PM
The Foundation Series, includes 6 books, by Isaac Asimov. I, Robot is good too, and has just about nothing to do with the movie that will soon disgrace the book's name...

Xirion
07-15-2004, 06:15 AM
I agree with Lingo on Jurassic Park and Lost World good stuff!
Timeline was average enjoyed his other works more!

Mystic River! top read!

LOTR!!! w00tage!

yaebginn
08-01-2004, 01:24 AM
cool, thanx guys. I'm about to read an Aerosmith book called Walk This Way, I'll tell u about it when I finsih.

DarthDurp
08-01-2004, 03:20 AM
This may seem weird because i'm only 15 years old but here's my list.


The Great Gatsby - the greatest love story of all time

Daisy Miller - great read

Tale of Two Cities - outstanding message

A World Lit Only By Fire - My religious views

War and Peace - those crazy russians

Anthem - why communism sucks

Canterbury Tales - really, really old, but great

My Life (Bill Clinton) - I know many of you hate him, but it's a great read

To Kill A Mocking Bird - of course

SkinWalker
08-01-2004, 03:33 AM
I've never been able to bring myself to read War and Peace.

But the rest rock. I think I've read all except Anthem, and [A World...[/i]

I didn't like Daisy Miller, but I think its mostly because I'm biased against Henry James... He's far too boring and was very critical of Mark Twain (basically saying that history would never remember his "new style of literature." How wrong he was!).

My recommendations:

The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan.

How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb

"What Do You Care What People Think?" by Richard Feynman

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

I'm currently reading A Devil's Chaplain by Dawkins.

It's been a while since I read any good fiction (though I did read Go Dog, Go by Dr. Seuss to my daughter the other day), but I'm thinking of re-reading Moby Dick.

yaebginn
08-01-2004, 01:45 PM
Moby ick was good, but the whole long bit about whale was boring as mess. It seemed to me that he just did it to prove he knew about whales. It was good, I enjoyed it.

yaebginn
08-07-2004, 07:15 PM
bump, and oh, I started Icaris Hunt, I'm when they get to that one planet and cant land, right after they find the truth about tera. its awesome, so far. man, it took a chapter to get into it, but now that I am into it, its hard to put it down. good recommnedation u guys. I also rented Tiemline, and Prey both by Micahel Crichton.(sp)

ET Warrior
08-07-2004, 08:09 PM
Michael Crichton is a fantastic author, and Timeline and Prey are both Fantastic.


Just wait till the end of Icarus Hunt Yaeb, you'll be like this :eek:

yaebginn
08-09-2004, 01:20 PM
wow, I finioshed it last night. wow. I had to reread the last page or two to make sure I didnt read it wrong. that was a real good book. probably my fav Zahn book, maybe second fav, I dunno. I'm starting timeline now, I saw the movie, and maybe I can read it faster, cause I can understand it better.

BobafettMunchie
08-09-2004, 07:39 PM
:fett: Everything by R.A. Salvatore is the best! You all should read The Icewindale Trilogy! It's a really great book.:fett:

thejeditraitor
08-09-2004, 07:55 PM
all H.P. Lovecraft! and anything related to the Cthulhu Mythos.

all Robert E. Howard!(creator of conan)

Karl Edward Wagners' Kane stories

yaebginn
08-10-2004, 06:46 PM
thanx, man, Timeline is way diferent then the movie! I mean, for one, Chris isnt the Proffesors real son in the book, and the whole jousting thing wasnt in the film. The book is way better.

ET Warrior
08-10-2004, 08:23 PM
Timeline the book is infinitely better than the movie. :dozey:

yaebginn
08-10-2004, 08:29 PM
yeah, I am flying through the pages. I mean, I'll probly finish it 2morrow, and I satrted sunday. I have to finsh timeline and prey by saturday. It truly is a great book. I think its best to see the movie, then read the book, cause if u read thew book first, u will hate the movie, cause its so different. I thought the movie is ok, but the book is way better, they explain everytihng way more. and while some movies based on books just cut things out, the Timeline movie makes up new things altogether.

Virtuosis
08-10-2004, 08:35 PM
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

also the Ender's Game series is awesome..

ET Warrior
08-11-2004, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by Virtuosis
also the Ender's Game series is awesome..

Have you also read the Ender's Shadow parallel series? I've only read two of the three book so far, but they're so ridiculously good it makes me weep :)

Virtuosis
08-11-2004, 10:19 AM
I only read the first book, kind of lost interest after that. But I've heard really good things about it. Maybe I'll pick it up in the future.

obaraljamar
08-12-2004, 12:50 AM
The Stand - gotta be Stephen King's best

The Great Divorce - C.S. Lewis doing his thing

Catcher in the Rye - just beautiful

Catch-22 - woo! war satire here we come

How to Lie With Statistics - this was written in the like the 50s and people still dont realize that they're being tricked by numbers

thats enough for now
-Z

Revlt Coranier
08-12-2004, 03:47 PM
Stupid White Men by Michael Moore
All the Calvin and Hobbes books by Bill Watterson
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
The Hole in the Universe by K.C. Cole
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Feynman Processor by Gerard J. Milburn
The Road to Arnhem by Donald R. Burgett
Absolute Beginner's Guide to C by Greg Perry
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Rogue Rogue by me!

I'll post more later

ckcsaber
08-12-2004, 04:06 PM
The last book I really enjoyed was "A Confederecy of Dunces". The book is down-righ hillarious. I really recommend it if you want to read something that is not so main-stream.

"The Life of Pi" is a great book I just read it about a month ago. It deals with a persons faith and relationship with God during a horrible shipwreck, and its after-math. It is a survivor story, but it is done very differently. It is a fairly quick read.

Fiat_Voluntas_T
08-12-2004, 04:11 PM
I enjoy the classic...Cat's Craddle.

and everyone should read Mere Christianity even if you are atheist.

Ave Maria,

Andy

obaraljamar
08-12-2004, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by Fiat_Voluntas_T

and everyone should read Mere Christianity even if you are atheist.


Ah another C.S. Lewis doing his thing book, that man was a genius

-Z

yaebginn
08-12-2004, 07:04 PM
Yeah he was good friends with Tolkien, too. Tolkien actually brought Lewis to Christ. a litle fun fact. I may read stupid white men just for laughs, but probably not. Yeah, the outsiders rocked, Se hinton is/was a great author. Her books are really short, though.

Revlt Coranier
08-13-2004, 02:27 AM
Before reading the Outsiders, I had never heard of a greaser. Reading that book, when she described the greasers, it was like she was describing me. Except I don't have a bad home life. So now I can put myself in a class. Greaser :D

yaebginn
08-14-2004, 10:25 PM
lol. yeah shes a real good author. Outsiders was good. all her books are sad, though. That was then this is now was the saddest, IMO.

Evil Dark Jedi
08-14-2004, 11:06 PM
The Dhamon Series:Betrayal
Harry Potter Series.

Hmmmm can think of any others right now

yaebginn
08-14-2004, 11:12 PM
I shall never read Harry Potter, but the others, I';ll check out the others next time I go to the library.

tFighterPilot
08-15-2004, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by yaebginn
I shall never read Harry Potter, but the others, I';ll check out the others next time I go to the library. So you're gonna prejudice this like you prejudice everything else? :rolleyes:

yaebginn
08-15-2004, 10:27 AM
If I know a cookie tastes bad, I wont eat it. same with this.

Jaden Malip
08-15-2004, 10:31 AM
Some people don't like Harry Potter, so what?

I've just finished a book called Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. I won't give anything away but its about the NSA and one massive country threatening virus.

tFighterPilot
08-15-2004, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by yaebginn
If I know a cookie tastes bad, I wont eat it. same with this. And how do you know the cookie is bad? The trouble is that if you eat the cookie, you'll eat it thinking it's bad, which really gonna make it taste bad. Or maybe it will make it taste even better.

yaebginn
08-15-2004, 12:38 PM
I have no interest in reading...Catwoman the novel. it just doesnt interest me. same with harry potter. the stoty doesnt interest me. it may be good to some, but the stroy doesnt sound interesting. and the cookie is bad cause you can see whats in it. Like, if I am biting into a cookie and see it is made of beans. I dont like beans, so I wouldnt eat it. if someone who liked beans said it was good, good for them. and lets not turn this into a harry potter debate, please. it seems all my threads are now debates.

tFighterPilot
08-15-2004, 12:47 PM
But you didn't even bite the cookie, I bet you haven't even seen it! You just heard about the cookie!

Man, I'm getting hungry

yaebginn
08-15-2004, 12:50 PM
lol, same here I'm gonna get some soup

tFighterPilot
08-15-2004, 01:20 PM
I ate some spaghetti with meat, now I'm stuffed.

yaebginn
08-15-2004, 01:23 PM
wow, this thread has gotten waaay off topic.

tFighterPilot
08-15-2004, 02:04 PM
Before you know it we will start debating about religion :D

Virtuosis
08-16-2004, 12:47 AM
Well this is the "off-topic" forum, what do you expect to happen. Ahhh, bad joke. Sorry! :cool:

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 12:49 AM
btw finsihed prey. it was pretty good, but timeline was better.

ET Warrior
08-16-2004, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by yaebginn
btw finsihed prey. it was pretty good, but timeline was better.

*attempts to maintain on-topic-ness*

Agreed, Prey doesn't even come close to being as good as timeline, though it's still a fantastic book.

And as for your Harry potter debacle..
Originally posted by me
Harry Potter series - You can drop dead if you want to bash on it for being a "kiddie" book. This is an amazing story and you're a fool if you deprive yourself of it.
And I, of all people in the world, am the person to listen to about reading Harry Potter. Because I used to be one of the people who said, "no, I'm never going to read it because it sounds stupid and the movies were dumb"

I refused to read them for so long, they just weren't for me.

But finally my family convinced me to give it a try, and I read the first 4 books in one week. They are FANTASTIC stories, well written, and VERY easy to read.

You are, in fact, a fool to not even give them a chance.

Originally posted by yaebginn
dont bash it unless you've finished it.
That's from the NJO thread....kind of applies to the Harry potter series aswell neh? :xp:

tFighterPilot
08-16-2004, 03:27 AM
What about the 5th one?

Anyway, if you read it, read it in the british version. Why are there two versions anyway? Are americans so stupid that they can't read british english? :rolleyes:

Yeah, the movies suck

ET Warrior
08-16-2004, 03:40 AM
I read the 5th on in a day, but I read the first 4 before the 5th had come out ;)


We have trouble with British English because all y'all have such strange phrases that hold no meaning in America. Phrases like 'taking the mickey' means nothing to Americans. ;)

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 10:19 AM
I ahvent bashed HP, though. I may read the first one, just to check it. maybe later. Is the Great Train Robbery any Good? cause they had that there, too under Crichton. Hes a great author, now one of my favs.

Evil Dark Jedi
08-16-2004, 10:25 AM
Try and get the Dhamon series.I got #2 Betrayal.Almost finished it.Here are the main characters

Dhamon(duh),Maldred(ogre mage in human form),Rikali(Half-Elf),Varek(Husband of Rikali)

Its about Dhamon who has a dragon scale on his leg which has cursed him who is trying to get it healed

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 10:27 AM
cool, whats it about?

Evil Dark Jedi
08-16-2004, 10:28 AM
Read the other spoiler tag

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 10:36 AM
cool, I'll check it out at the libirary. whos the author?

Evil Dark Jedi
08-16-2004, 10:39 AM
Jean Rabe

El Sitherino
08-16-2004, 10:40 AM
I'm probably gonna get guff for this but...

Michael Moore's Stupid White Men (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006098726X/qid=1092578778/sr=2-3/ref=sr_2_3/002-4589506-1925640)

and

Al Franken's Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0525947647/qid=1092578778/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/002-4589506-1925640)

and


Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804106304/qid=1092578691/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/002-4589506-1925640)

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 11:02 AM
I might read some just for humor and to see his lies. I havent read many political books in a while.

ET Warrior
08-16-2004, 12:22 PM
The Great Train Robbery is a great book. It's not science fiction, but it's a really good story nonetheless.

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 12:30 PM
what about...

1.The Andromeda Strain
2.The Terminal Man
3. Eaters of the Dead
4. Congo
5.Sphere
6. Rising Sun
7. Disclosure
8. Airframe

Those are in the front of prey, and I wondered if they are any good and what are they about.

SkinWalker
08-16-2004, 01:15 PM
I must say that Congo and The Sphere are examples of two books that were DEFINATELY better than the movies. The movies ruined the both of them.

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 01:18 PM
descirbe sphere, I never heard of it.

El Sitherino
08-16-2004, 01:36 PM
I loved eaters of the dead.

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 01:43 PM
whats it about?

SkinWalker
08-16-2004, 02:41 PM
Its been years since I read it.... but a psychologist is the main character and he gets called in to investigate a "plane crash" that turns out to be a spaceship that's been under the sea for centuries, covered in coral.

After the investigators get into it, all hell breaks loose.

That's about all I can remember. I *do* remember that when I read the book, I couldn't put it down, but when I saw the movie I was willing to leave the theater to hit the john and grab another coke.

Go read my first pick on page 1 of this thread instead. You can pick it up at a used book store in trade paperback for about $5 or less.

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 02:47 PM
but I'm a cheapo, so I'll just get it from the library. Hey, skin, can a mod ban u for posting in a thread? if u dont cuss or say anything even remotely bad?

EDIT-watership down and plague dogs. both pretty good

SkinWalker
08-16-2004, 02:54 PM
That one is definately in the library. Look up Sagan, Carl and you'll find it listed.

Actually, I'm working on a Carl Sagan collection (as well as Dawkins, Gould, and Feynman). He was very prolific science writer prior to his death, as was his wife, Anne Druyan. His writing is very much for the lay-person, too. Not solely for the science crowd.

As to your question: 1) Check the rules (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=133519) or; 2) post it in the feedback section. I'm hesitant to get off-topic that way in a thread like this.

yaebginn
08-16-2004, 02:59 PM
cool, I'll make a list and chec out a bunch of books from this thread.

ET Warrior
08-16-2004, 03:22 PM
Andromeda strain is VERY entertaining, it's about a group of scientists trying to learn about a highly deadly strain of virus that arrived from space.

Airframe was also a really good book, not science fiction, but a pretty good mystery/thriller.

Congo and Sphere, like Skin said, were fantastically better than the movies. The movies sucked, but the books were AWESOME.

The other ones I have not read yet.

Mike Windu
08-16-2004, 05:29 PM
1) The Once and Future King
2) The Count of Monte Cristo
3) HP series
4) All Quiet on the Western Front
5) Animal Farm
6) Cold Sassy Tree
7) LOTR series

I'll add more as I remember them.

Jaden Malip
08-16-2004, 07:38 PM
This is gonna create cries of insults but: I don't like the lotr books:eek:

There was too much discription and, for me, it took too long to get anywhere.

tFighterPilot
08-16-2004, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Jaden Malip
This is gonna create cries of insults but: I don't like the lotr books:eek:

There was too much discription and, for me, it took too long to get anywhere. I didn't read the LOTR books, but I know what you mean. Too much description can be boring.

Seph
08-17-2004, 02:31 AM
eye of the world...>> <<

yaebginn
08-19-2004, 05:38 PM
Bought Congo, Andromeda Strain, Terminal Man, and Great Train Robbery all for 4 bucks. I checked out Lost world and Jurassic park from the library. also, John Stossel's Give me a Break. I'm currently reading that and it is a very good book. Intelligent, and gives you a better understanding of the world of media. I suggest it.

Sabretooth
08-20-2004, 07:48 AM
Pappilon by Henri Charriere (sp?)
A Study in Scralet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
All books by the great God Tolkien
Dracula - Bram Stoker

ckcsaber
08-20-2004, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by Seph
eye of the world...>> <<

Yeah, that's a good one. Actually, books 1-7 are good.




I just reread the entire Hannibal Lecter trilogy. I recomend them if you want to read about criminal psychology. It's pretty interesting and entertaining.

yaebginn
08-20-2004, 10:42 AM
I'll recommend the hannibal books to my bro, hes all about criminal phycology.

Revlt Coranier
08-20-2004, 01:38 PM
A Series of Unfortunate Events - Lemony Snicket

AHHH! SITHSPIT! I was picking my nose and my finger slipped and I poked my eye! AHHHHH!

ET Warrior
08-20-2004, 01:44 PM
:eyeraise:

AHHH! SITHSPIT! I was picking my nose and my finger slipped and I poked my eye! AHHHHH! You quoting the book or an actual life occurance there? :eyeraise:

Revlt Coranier
08-20-2004, 01:51 PM
Real life, baby.:cool: It happened right after I typed the name of the book.

yaebginn
08-20-2004, 02:23 PM
wow, just wow

Tipppmann813
08-20-2004, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
Andromeda strain is VERY entertaining, it's about a group of scientists trying to learn about a highly deadly strain of virus that arrived from space.

Airframe was also a really good book, not science fiction, but a pretty good mystery/thriller.

Congo and Sphere, like Skin said, were fantastically better than the movies. The movies sucked, but the books were AWESOME.

The other ones I have not read yet.

I liked congo the moive.

ET Warrior
08-20-2004, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Tipppmann813
I liked congo the moive.

Most people who didn't read the book enjoyed the movie. But if you've read the book you get really pissed off at the movie, because it's like they didn't even care about making it as cool as the book.

yaebginn
08-20-2004, 03:54 PM
yeah, I ahvent read congo yet (but I will in a week) but with timeline, I tought the movie was ok, but when I read the book, I see how much cooler it could have been.

yaebginn
08-30-2004, 06:26 AM
Finished Jurrassic Park. Great book. My fav Crichton book so far. Also finihsed Stossels book. Also good. very smart and gives you another look on things. I recommend them both.

jedi20015
08-30-2004, 10:35 AM
Batman the dark knight returns!! thats a great graphic novel...if u are only gonna read one batman make it that one!! he beats superman's a** in the end!! lol

BobafettMunchie
08-31-2004, 05:19 PM
I just finished the chronicles of narnia series. I thought they were going to be stupid ,but they were REALLY good.

Astrotoy7
09-04-2004, 05:16 AM
Originally posted by BobafettMunchie
I just finished the chronicles of narnia series. I thought they were going to be stupid ,but they were REALLY good.

werdage. CoN is damn amazing, CS Lewis was great friends with Tolkien and it is commonly known that the 'Treebeard' character was a tribute to Lewis, as he was an imposing fellow with a booming voice :)

Check out the original animated series if you come across them...nice stuff :D

As far as books Im currently reading, Im switching between :

Jack The Ripper's Black Magic Rituals (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1904034276/qid=1094304033/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-2749403-3275221?v=glance&s=books) an interesting theory about the identity of JTR. Being a casual 'ripperologist'(a term for people with this morbid interest !) it is a must read for me :D

and

The Dark Elf Trilogy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/078692683X/qid=1094304339/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-2749403-3275221?v=glance&s=books) Being a huge fan of the Baldurs Gate Series, and NWN, I've finally gotten around to my first foray into the 'forgotten realms' books. Pretty much everyone I asked recommended this as the best place to start, with R.A Salvatore's Drow/Dark Elf character Drizzt Do'Urden being one of the series most unforgettable characters... Im really looking forward to reading these ! :D I recommend getting the trilogy in the extremely cool box set, rather than the 3-in-1 book.... :D

After Im done with all that I'll probably be able to read Tim Zahns Survivors Quest in paperback(I hate reading hardcovers), which will be my fisrt SW book since the NJO finale The Unifying Force

Happy Reading ! :)

mtfbwya

THE BADGER:
09-06-2004, 10:13 PM
I recommend the last five books I read.

1. Prey- Michael Chricton*sp (real cool bout runaway nanobots)
2. The Face- Dean Koontz (rich celebraty is stalked)
3. Dreamcatcher- Steven King (the book is better than the movie)
4. Odd Thomas- Dean Koontz (man can see dead people and solves their murders)
5. The Da Vinci Code-Dan Brown ( I hope everyone knows this one, really good book I thought. Makes you think!)