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can anyone recommend me some good books to read?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cman2010, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Hitch Hiker's is something that I've read into the ground. I'll look into some Vonnegut tomorrow though. I know I have a whole shelf of him and I've never really read anything by him.
     
  2. Cheetah

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    Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is great fun.
     
  3. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    Short story - An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
     
  4. NovaKart

    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    I really like Gary Jennings books but he does fill them with the most bizarre sexual situations. I really like Raptor about a hermaphrodite during the 5th or 6th century AD. Can't remember the exact time. It's kind of hard to find. Journeyer about Marco Polo is good too and of course Aztec.

    Is this the original 3 Kingdoms? That would take years to read. I read the first 2 volumes but lost interest. It's way too detailed in my opinion. Like most of the historical Chinese novels it's so full of unnecessary info that it could probably be condensed to one volume easily.
     
  5. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    The Catcher in the Rye - If you want to assassinate someone
    I read encyclopedias, not so much books so Im not much help here
     
  6. Bestbank Tiger

    Bestbank Tiger Deity

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    I just finished "The Blind Side". Very good read.
     
  7. Holycannoli

    Holycannoli Deity

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    I know he spent something like 16 years researching before writing Aztec, so I wonder if in that time he uncovered some of the really strange things those people did or if it's all just part of a twisted imagination. Really twisted.

    Actually I know some of things described in the book are historically accurate, like flaying for Xipe Totec and feeding just-ripped-out hearts to the mouths of stone statues. Yeah, for anyone who hasn't read the book there are parts that will make you want to throw the book in a fire in horror.
     
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    NovaKart شێری گەورە

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    The weird sex things are in all of his books so I think that's something he just included to shock people, for example the princess and the statues near the beginning of the book I doubt has any historical basis.

    The human sacrifice was certainly true and pretty shocking.
     
  9. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Anything by HP Lovecraft.
    And needless to say: the Sergeant Cribb series by Peter Lovesey.
     
  10. spryllino

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    Decline and Fall or Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh. Both hilarious. Possibly not so hilarious for a non-British reader though, I don't know.
     
  11. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. A lot more than a silly love story.
     
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    SKILORD Insurgent

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    Pokurcz Emperor

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    Tik-Tok by John Sladek, a master of satirical SF. It is a black comedy about a robot with faulty Asimov circuits, very funny, everyone I have recomended it to loved it!

    Even better and totally awesome on an epic scale is his "The complete Roderick", though it i is even darker, much longer, but also more rewarding with greater philosophical depth. And, in my mind, perfect on a poethic scale.
     
  14. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    Seconded! :thumbsup:

    Not really, it's only 2 volumes totaling to about 1400 pages. It's a really good read, and once you learn how to read it, it goes by very quickly. One of my favorite books of all taim, OF ALL TAIM.
     
  15. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    I really disliked that book.
     
  16. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    It doesn't seem like the kind of book you would like.
     
  17. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Animal Farm, 1984, and Dr. Seuss. I am not really much of a reader, but this is what I have been reading lately. ;)
     
  18. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Starship Troopers, and a similar book called Armor. Both are a great reading and quite entertaining.
     
  19. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America

    By Russell Shorto

    Based on the old dutch records of the colony, which we only began to (successfully :p) translate in the 1970's, a process which isn't even finished yet!
     
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    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    If we're going to suggest loony history books, I recommend Jean-Claude Cheynet, The Byzantine Aristocracy and its Military Fuction (collection of articles)

    :3
     

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