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greedo626
04-11-2003, 12:52 PM
in this thread you can post all the book you liked (or didn't like).
I suggest that anyone who likes sci-fi books, read Ender's Game. if you like that there are about five other books in the series.
for those who like the Rainbow Six game, read Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (it's really good but very, very long).
for those who like young adult fantasy about necromancers and charter marks, Wes Marrakesh reccomended Sabriel. I read it and it's a very good book.

feel free to post book you think other people should read (or not read);)

Hekx
04-11-2003, 12:55 PM
Everyone, including me, should read the LOTR novels. :)
Including The Hobbit.
Also War of the Worlds is a good book to read.

Nothing like novels that turn into movies. :D

wassup
04-12-2003, 01:07 AM
Star Wars: The New Jedi Order

*puts on Rhett-retardent suit

BCanr2d2
04-12-2003, 01:21 AM
I read Rainbow Six within about 4 weeks whilst travelling overseas. It's a very good read, considering the events that had just happened prior to when I was OS in October 2001.

I have read a lot of the LOTR books, not just the LOTR and The Hobbitt, but also Unfinished Tales and The Silmarillion.

Steven King is also a good author, I have one waiting to be read at the moment.

GonkH8er
04-12-2003, 03:01 AM
Some of my favourite authors....

Michael Crichton
Robin Cook
Patricia Cornwell
Jonathon Kellerman
Robert Ludlum
John Case



hrmmm, cant think of anymore at the moment.


I suggest everyone read some Robin Cook books..... fannnnnnnnnnnnntastic stuff.

Taos
04-12-2003, 04:16 AM
I want to include Tom Clancy on this list.....

Hunt for Red October
Patriot Games
Clear and Present Danger

Some other titles that didn't make it to movies are the 'Op Center' books. :)

Arn
04-12-2003, 04:57 AM
I'm with Hkx Nx nothing is better than to read LOTR:D

Sam Fisher
04-12-2003, 07:23 AM
Sabriel, Lirael, have not read Abhorson.
All LotR, Hobbit
most of the NJO
Rainbow Six

jokemaster
04-12-2003, 09:01 AM
The Tom Clancy books
Jurassic Park
The Lost World (Micheal chricton)
Star Wars Novels

ckcsaber
04-12-2003, 09:58 AM
Read the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Fantasy at it's best.

StormHammer
04-12-2003, 10:11 AM
I have too many favourite books to list here, but I would heartily recommend the following titles to anyone...

The complete Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (Lord Foul's Bane, The Illearth War, The Power That Preserves, The Wounded Land, The One Tree, White Gold Wielder) by Stephen Donaldson. I have to say I enjoyed this epic tale more than LOTR.

Legend, Waylander (and various others) by David Gemmell

The Day Of The Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham

War Of The Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The Food Of The Gods, First Men In The Moon, The Island Of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

The original Conan stories (and many others) by Robert E. Howard

The Swiss Family Robinson by Jonathan Swift

The Warlock In Spite Of Himself by Christopher Stasheff

The original Shannara series by Terry Brooks

The Deryni novels by Katherine Kurtz

The Great White Space by Basil Copper

The Spellsinger and Icerigger series by Alan Dean Foster

The Barsoom novels (A Princess Of Mars, Chessmen Of Mars, Thuvia Maid Of Mars etc) by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Anything of the CTHULHU mythos by H. P. Lovecraft

Any of the works of William Shakespeare

The Forge of God, Eon, Eternity by Greg Bear

Any of the Robot stories of Isaac Asimov

They Walked Like Men, The Fellowship Of The Talisman, City, and anything else by Clifford D. Simak

The Dark, The Fog, The Rats etc., by James Herbert

Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness At Sethanon (and others) by Raymond E. Feist

Elric Of Melnibone etc, by Michael Moorcock

The Sunset Warrior, The Shallows Of Night, Dai-San by Eric Van Lustbader

Little Fuzzy, Fuzzy Sapiens by H. Beam Piper

Anything by Dean R. Koontz

Happy reading. :D

GonkH8er
04-12-2003, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by StormHammer
Anything by Dean R. Koontz



Fannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnntastic author :D and asimovs just a legend :)

swphreak
04-12-2003, 01:28 PM
I like my entire Library of Star Wars Books (and there is a LOT of them in my small "library").

The LotR books were good too.

Also, the Conqueror's series by Tim Zahn is really good.

Oh yea, can't forget about the Ender Series.

ckcsaber
04-12-2003, 01:33 PM
"The Count of Monte Cristo" is a really good book. it's a great adventure story, and the character development is fantastic. Make sure you read the unabriged form, though.

Oh, and don't see the movie!! It stank!

Remeber: Never judge a book by it's movie ;)

Breton
04-12-2003, 05:56 PM
Some great books:

LOTR and The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling
The Hitchiker's Guide series - Douglas Adams
Dune - Frank Herbert
Ten Little ******s - Agatha Christie

Katarn07
04-12-2003, 06:03 PM
Redwall

My all time favorite book. It is about a young mouse novice who becomes a hero while the kingdom lives in is under attack by the evil forces of a rat named Cluny the Scourge.

There are others, but none deal with Matthias so I never really read them...

http://www.afamilyquilt.com/yahugeez/pictures/redwall.gif

That's the cover of the 20th Anniversery Edition, the one I own. I have read it at least half a dozen times.

Also, some other good books have already been mentioned here, so I won't bother...

Samuel Dravis
04-12-2003, 07:43 PM
isaac asimov, anne mccaffrey, garth nix, stephen baxter, david brin, keith laumer (BOLOS!), the icarus hunt, spinneret, timothy zahn, kevin j anderson, frank & brian herbert, orson scott card, jrr tolkien, sword of truth series, anything SW or LOTR....i know many more but can't remember right now...

Darklighter
04-12-2003, 07:47 PM
I don't read books...not ever...it's really bad, cos I know I should, but I'm just way too impatient to sit there and look at words. Don't ask me why I can't, I just can't, wish I could though:(lol

That being said, I have read LOTR:FOTR and TTT, those were the best (and only) books I ever read;):DGonna start reading ROTK soon...hopefully...

:snear:

ckcsaber
04-12-2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Katarn07
[B]Redwall

My all time favorite book. It is about a young mouse novice who becomes a hero while the kingdom lives in is under attack by the evil forces of a rat named Cluny the Scourge.

There are others, but none deal with Matthias so I never really read them...


Matthias is in Mattimeo, methinks ;) .

Outcast of Redwall - BEST Redwall book ever. Badgers never kicked so much ass.

Altus_Thrawn
04-12-2003, 08:59 PM
LotR is simply a beuaty, and a must read.
Ender's Game is an excellent book, when reading it I couldn't get my nose out of it, not even to eat.
The area 51 novels are very interesting, they are about aliens, their contact with humans, and the technology they left on earh 5,000 years ago.
Almost any star wars book you read is good, my favorite is visions of the future.

greedo626
04-12-2003, 10:39 PM
right now I'm almost done Speaker for the Dead, book two in the Ender's game series, and it's one of the best books I've read in a long time. for anyone who hasn't read Ender's Game, I really recommend it:thumbsup:

Samuel Dravis
04-13-2003, 12:24 AM
Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind are all very good books... so are Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, and Shadow Puppets - they're about Ender's friends back on the Earth (Petra, Alai, BEAN!)

ET Warrior
04-13-2003, 12:33 AM
I've read all of the Ender series EXCEPT for shadow puppets....i've meant too, just never got around to buying it....

Best authors include

Michael Crichton (timeline....best book EVER!!)
Timothy Zhan (Conquerors series...very very good)
Orson Scott Card (ender series and others)

swphreak
04-13-2003, 12:59 AM
Shadow Puppets focus on Petra and "lil" Bean ;)

The Conquers' Series is my 2nd favorite Sci-fi series after all the SW books.

GonkH8er
04-13-2003, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior


Michael Crichton (timeline....best book EVER!!)



LOL. great book..


when her head got cut off, I was like...... well that was unexpected :)

greedo626
04-13-2003, 11:43 AM
Timeline is a really good book. I was going to post about it but I forgot. there were so many unexpected things in that book (which is what made it good). I'm really lucky. I work at remote storage for all the libraries in south east PA. I work alone or with my brother so I can listen to books on tape while I put books away... and get paid for it:D :D ... me so lucky:D

ckcsaber
04-13-2003, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by greedo626
Timeline is a really good book. I was going to post about it but I forgot. there were so many unexpected things in that book (which is what made it good). I'm really lucky. I work at remote storage for all the libraries in south east PA. I work alone or with my brother so I can listen to books on tape while I put books away... and get paid for it:D :D ... me so lucky:D

They are right now turning it into a movie. Lets hope the do it right, and not have a "Lost World" on our hands;)

Sam Fisher
04-13-2003, 12:12 PM
Supposedly Ender's game is going to be made into a movie...visit Orson Scott Card's Homepage (http://www.hatrack.com) to check it out.


EDIT: Fixed Link.

ckcsaber
04-13-2003, 12:15 PM
^ link doesn't work. :/

Anyways, I think Haley Joel Osmit (sp?) would play the perfect Ender. (Kid from 6th sense)

ET Warrior
04-13-2003, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
They are right now turning it into a movie. Lets hope the do it right, and not have a "Lost World" on our hands;)

I think the movie is supposed to come out in November.........I think the lost world was a better movie than Sphere........that movie was HORRIBLE compared to the book.......

The_true_lynk
04-13-2003, 02:04 PM
timeline, because its a really good book to read! :)

Reborn Outcast
04-13-2003, 09:42 PM
The Hobbit and the LOTR Trilogy are must reads.

The Thrawn Series (Amazing Stuff)

ckcsaber
04-13-2003, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
I think the movie is supposed to come out in November.........I think the lost world was a better movie than Sphere........that movie was HORRIBLE compared to the book.......

I completly forgot about "Sphere". It really was horrible, and Dustin Hoffman didn't help...

El Sitherino
04-13-2003, 10:08 PM
the joyluck club was good.

ckcsaber
04-13-2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
the joyluck club was good.

"Tootsie" was good too, but Dustin Hoffman was really bad in "Sphere"....

Jedi Apprentice
04-13-2003, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Hkx Nx
Everyone, including me, should read the LOTR novels. :)
Including The Hobbit.


They are....my.....favorite......books.....ever. :D

Also I have enjoyed the Arthurian Legends, and some of the Star Wars EU.

I've never got in to Tom Clancy books before.....

-=DarkZero=-
04-13-2003, 10:53 PM
Losing foreverm,holes,and Hero were good books >.>

Acrylic
04-14-2003, 01:55 PM
Ahem...:D
Can someone tell me about the Tom Clancy Books: Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six?
Like, are they a good read....worht the time...or should I just skip em?

Skate Boy
04-14-2003, 02:00 PM
"The Bourne Indentity" is a really good book. Way better than hte movies(Even though it's hardly possible).

ckcsaber
04-14-2003, 02:21 PM
Wa, wait a minute. Morpheus is Indy Jones??:D

El Sitherino
04-14-2003, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by AcrylicGuitar
Ahem...:D
Can someone tell me about the Tom Clancy Books: Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six?
Like, are they a good read....worht the time...or should I just skip em? they suck sorry but clancy could do better.

Skate Boy
04-14-2003, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Wa, wait a minute. Morpheus is Indy Jones??:D

Oops, I forgot to change my title. :o
:D

El Sitherino
04-14-2003, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Skate Boy
Oops, I forgot to change my title. :o
:D since when was there a highway in the amazon? ;P

oh another good book is hmmmm........ so many well aru err.... eldritch would say harry potter.

Skate Boy
04-14-2003, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
since when was there a highway in the amazon? ;P


Grrr...I forgot to change that too.:D

StormHammer
04-14-2003, 04:00 PM
Here are a few more good reads if you're into SF...

The Mote In God's Eye, Dream Park by Larry Niven
Fade Out by Patrick Tilley
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. D.ick (made into the film Blade Runner)
The Engines Of God by Jack McDevitt
The Stone God Awakens by Philip Jose Farmer
The Deathworld trilogy by Harry Harrison
The Skylark, Lensman and Lord Tedric series by E.E. 'Doc' Smith - (Lord Tedric and the Iron Sphere is a rip-off of Star Wars, BTW).
Who Goes There? a short story by John W. Campbell on which The Thing was based.
The Antenna Syndrome by Alan Marks - it's like a weird PI gig, and for some reason I just found it immensely entertaining.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
Any of the Aliens novels (not the ones based on the films, but the extended universe) are also a good read.

I also used to enjoy the Fargo (soldier of fortune) stories by John Benteen

And if you haven't read them...go and read the original James Bond novels by Ian Fleming - because they can be quite different from the movies.

I obviously spent far too much time browsing through second-hand book shops in my youth. :D

jokemaster
04-14-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by AcrylicGuitar
Ahem...:D
Can someone tell me about the Tom Clancy Books: Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six?
Like, are they a good read....worht the time...or should I just skip em?
There is no splinter Cell book, but the Rainbow Six book is cool, though a bit long.

MuRaSaMuNe
04-14-2003, 05:15 PM
It was the best of times... it was the worst of times..... :bored:

Rainbow Six is a kick ass book. :thumbsup: Anyone read the book "I, Cyborg"? Apparently some guy hooked his input/output signals from his brain over the net and controlled a robotic arm in the UK.

ckcsaber
04-14-2003, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by MuRaSaMuNe
It was the best of times... it was the worst of times..... :bored:


Hey! I love that book!

Reborn Outcast
04-14-2003, 06:04 PM
Did anyone hear the story that JRR Tolkien's son released another book to be published that he found in JRR's basement?

El Sitherino
04-14-2003, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by jokemaster
There is no splinter Cell book, but the Rainbow Six book is cool, though a bit long. you are wrong because i have it. its a game thrown book though. its probably not released everywhere though.