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2/18/11 11:24 PM
11/19/10
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McLeod - Don't ask why: Sphere by Michael Crichton


That is a good book.
8/22/11 11:19 AM
6/27/02
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A song of Ice and fire series by GRRM.


Also loved the once were warriors trilogy by Alan Duff.
11/19/11 5:39 AM
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Green Eggs and Ham. No lie. I read that book to all my nieces and nephews, and I've loved it since I was very little.

I'm going to check out some of the other books listed in this thread (for myself, not the kids)
11/28/11 9:44 PM
9/9/11
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"The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great" by Ray Bennett

It's simply wonderful..
5/15/12 1:59 PM
4/21/10
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Started reading 1984 after reading this thread. So far it is great and I will be reading more Orwell when I am done.

Also bought One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. I have always wanted to see the movie, I figure I will read the book first and finally watch the movie. As always I am sure the book is better than the movie but I have a theory on that.

If I had to honestly say my favorite book... The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. the books just sucked me in. I read each in one night (all nighters). Great books.
5/30/12 2:02 PM
2/12/12
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Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

Lords of the Sea by John R. Hale (non-fiction)
5/30/12 2:29 PM
1/1/01
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I just read "Defending Jacob." Great book. Definitely worth reading.
12/31/12 1:48 AM
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Lords of Discipline

Had to read it for a grade 11 English class. Enjoyed it so much I went out and bought my own copy and read it probably a half dozen times by now.
3/6/13 5:05 AM
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Just read Metro 2033, it was awesome. Played the game first, it was great too but the book is amazing. Cant wait to get my hands on Metro 2034.

Finnish book "ammattina vankikarkuri" is my favorites too. It's written by Jan Jalutsin, he was the most wanted fugitive in northern europe for a while. It's basically his life story. Robbed banks, money transports etc. Really interesting book.

And last, Madventures books.
3/7/13 4:13 AM
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For me it has to be the two books that got me started as a fanatical reader.

Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

Lord of the rings


Both of those books I have a crazy sweet spot for.
6/21/13 10:32 PM
11/30/08
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Maybe the Godfather. I love almost everything Puzo wrote.
6/28/13 1:33 PM
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Heikki Mustola - Just read Metro 2033, it was awesome. Played the game first, it was great too but the book is amazing. Cant wait to get my hands on Metro 2034.

Finnish book "ammattina vankikarkuri" is my favorites too. It's written by Jan Jalutsin, he was the most wanted fugitive in northern europe for a while. It's basically his life story. Robbed banks, money transports etc. Really interesting book.

And last, Madventures books.

Need to add Anthony Beevor's books, Stalingrad, Berlin 1945 and World War 2.

Oh and Harry Potters. Because fuck, yer a wizard Harry.
6/28/13 8:59 PM
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Lords of Discipline
6/29/13 2:41 PM
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Gates of Fire
9/2/13 2:02 AM
8/27/13
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i am a student, majoring the fuiture design. So the books about furniture and furniture deisgns are my favorite.







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11/7/13 9:27 PM
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Michael Moorcock has many fine series, see;

1. Dancers At The End of Time
2. Elric of Melnibone
3. The Runestaff

Most of his work was updated and reissued in large omnibus volumes, I didn't like them. Look for the single volume DAW issues. 160 pages of action. Good stuff.
11/20/13 12:57 AM
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I have over 5000 books, just thinking about it makes my brain explode.

Titles off the top of my head:

A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Darkness Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane
Savages by Don Winslow
Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
11/21/14 12:15 PM
11/14/14
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DAH! tough.
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson...maybe.
The Dark Tower Series...ok, one book, The Wastelands--King.
11/21/14 8:57 PM
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Since this thread started, I read Ulysses and loved it. The girls in the park scene has become one of my favorite chapters in any book ever.

I also amused an Irish bartender in NYC last weekend by reciting Flann O'Brien's "Workman's Friend" (a pint of plain's your only man) entirely. He'd never heard it. Phone Post 3.0
2/9/19 12:29 AM
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Some great books on these pages. 

Mine are Great Expectations, The Call of the Wild, 1984.

A note on 1984. It is a lot different to the other Orwell stuff I've read. I wondered where the genius came from. Then I read We by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Without We there wouldn't have been 1984 or Brave new World.

I also recently read Atlas Shrugged. Althought it's a bit epic and cartoonish at times, I thought for the first 500 pages or so it was the best book i'd ever read. 

I noticed someone has The Sea Wolf in their choices. Wolf Larsen might be my all time favourite character. I remember reading it offshore in Denmark years ago.

2/9/19 5:13 AM
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Non-fiction: This Republic of Suffering, by Drew Gilpin Faust.

It's about how American concepts of death changed during the course of the Civil War. Beautifully written and, from a historical perspective, a heartbreaking reminder of the immensity of what this country once did to itself.