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10/24/07 7:10 PM
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11/14/07 4:20 AM
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Confederacy of Dunces
12/3/07 8:50 AM
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SIDDHARTHA by Hermann Hesse

NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND by Dostoyevsky

INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison

ENDERS GAME by Orson Scott Card

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE by Raymond Carver (short story collection)

1/10/08 12:22 AM
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Mine tend to change, but right now here are my 3: Kiss Me Judas by Will Christopher Baer Kings of Infinite Space by James Hynes Pale Horse Coming by Stephen Hunter. I read a ton of books so usually I go to the library, the above books were ones that I liked so much I had to buy for myself.
1/21/08 5:08 PM
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A Prayer for Owen Meany The Kite Runner The Stand Watership Down
1/24/08 9:37 PM
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Lolita (Nabokov) The Moviegoer (Percy) A Handful of Dust (Waugh) Any collection of Wooster and Jeeves stories (Wodehouse)
1/24/08 11:33 PM
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LOL I have the funniest feeling that there are people comming to this thread wanting to list some of thier favouite books but are scared after reading some of these lists and thier "heftier" choices....
1/26/08 8:21 AM
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padington is probably right - no reason to be intimidated though IMO, you like what you like and shouldn't care what others think. *hides James Patterson book under shirt...*
2/19/08 12:24 PM
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Bird by Bird - Anne Lamott Chasing the Hawk - Andrew Sheehan Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder - Samuel Fussell The Old man and the Sea - Hem Anything by Charles Bukowski Ask the Dust - John Fante Oh, the Places you'll go - Dr. Seuss (beats all success lit) The Alienist - Caleb Carr
4/6/08 2:55 AM
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The Stand, The Good Earth, The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Great Gatsby, countless others.
4/7/08 11:24 AM
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"INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison"

Funny story about this book. My ex-gf had a bunch of books in her bookcase, and I came across this one. I honestly believed it was about the invisible man of the movies, about a guy who was truly invisible.

It only dawned on me when I was about 30 pages in that this wasn't that, lol
4/15/08 2:53 AM
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Brave New World, Walden and Atlas Shrugged are all books that caused me to question my beliefs on various issues. From a perspective of pure entertainment, I found the Last Opium Den to be pretty entertaining.
4/20/08 10:06 PM
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Too many to list ... Zorba The Greek by Kazantzakis and Foucault's Pendulum by Eco are two classics that come to mind.

There are some great recommendations on this thread which I should read.
4/23/08 8:28 PM
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I could never pick just one...

A game of Thrones: George RR Martin (hell, Song of Ice and fire Trilogy is tops in my book)

Lucifer's Hammer: Larry Niven & Jerry P.

Ender's Game

A guilded chain: Dave Duncan (first three in series are great)

man, I could go on and on.
4/30/08 12:27 PM
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I've always loved reading the Giver.

Second goes to Hitchhikers guide and im finishing up Catch-22 right now. My type of humor
5/1/08 11:44 AM
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Magician by Raymond E Feist. I read it almost every year.
5/5/08 8:32 PM
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For whom the bell tolls, The Grapes of Wrath, Survivor (Chuck Pahlniuk)
5/5/08 8:33 PM
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9/8/08 5:16 PM
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Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
The Vulture Fund - Stephen Frey
Executive Decision - Vince Flynn
10/10/08 1:53 PM
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 I'm slogging through some of your guys recommendations.  Keep up the good input.

Just finished Blood Meridian......deep.  I started reading it again immediately and couldn't believe some of the things I missed.

Totally forgot about Watership Down.  Loved that book as a kid.  I just gave my son "Me and Caleb" by Franklin Meyers.  Awesome.  They just finally reprinted it.  If you have kids 5-14 go buy this book and read it with them.
10/16/08 10:40 PM
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Battlefield Earth, I read it every winter.
11/3/08 5:16 PM
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11/27/08 5:27 PM
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12/29/08 6:13 PM
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Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
1/7/09 3:22 AM
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gunslinger by steven king. first book is the only one that was really great in that series. What a dark and dying world with an amoral hero.

Other book would be Shogun by James Clavell. I read that I think 4 times in my life. first time when I was 13.

Another would be Dune. The entire series was amazing. What a book.

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