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Old 07-13-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Book Recommendation

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.
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Old 07-14-2004, 03:22 AM   #2
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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.



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Old 07-14-2004, 08:41 AM   #3
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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 )
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:03 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:26 AM   #5
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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
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:28 AM   #6
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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
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:49 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:08 PM   #8
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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...
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:15 AM   #9
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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!


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Old 08-01-2004, 01:24 AM   #10
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cool, thanx guys. I'm about to read an Aerosmith book called Walk This Way, I'll tell u about it when I finsih.
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:20 AM   #11
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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
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:33 AM   #12
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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!).

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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.


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Old 08-01-2004, 01:45 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 08-07-2004, 07:15 PM   #14
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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)
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Michael Crichton is a fantastic author, and Timeline and Prey are both Fantastic.


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Old 08-09-2004, 01:20 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:39 PM   #17
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Everything by R.A. Salvatore is the best! You all should read The Icewindale Trilogy! It's a really great book.
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Old 08-09-2004, 07:55 PM   #18
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all H.P. Lovecraft! and anything related to the Cthulhu Mythos.

all Robert E. Howard!(creator of conan)

Karl Edward Wagners' Kane stories
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:46 PM   #19
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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.
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Timeline the book is infinitely better than the movie.



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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.
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:35 PM   #22
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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

also the Ender's Game series is awesome..
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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



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Old 08-11-2004, 10:19 AM   #24
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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.
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:50 AM   #25
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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
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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!

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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.
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Old 08-12-2004, 04:11 PM   #28
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I enjoy the classic...Cat's Craddle.

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

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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

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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.
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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


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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.
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The Dhamon Series:Betrayal
Harry Potter Series.

Hmmmm can think of any others right now


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I shall never read Harry Potter, but the others, I';ll check out the others next time I go to the library.
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I shall never read Harry Potter, but the others, I';ll check out the others next time I go to the library.
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not at all, they came here[USA] to worship God however they wanted and it was built on the principals and rules of the Christian religion.
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If I know a cookie tastes bad, I wont eat it. same with this.
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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.
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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.


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not at all, they came here[USA] to worship God however they wanted and it was built on the principals and rules of the Christian religion.
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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.
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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


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