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Suggestions of good books

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by truckingpete, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. truckingpete

    truckingpete On a Stark Trek

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    I am looking for a book that I can enjoy. I don't know what to look for. I go to the bookstore, but I have no clue what to get....So what you guys I think I should get?

    I want a book for my age. Which is 16, so something teenagey or whatever. Something with action I guess, I don't know lol.

    How bout this book I was looking at?

    http://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/Stormbreaker-Alex-Rider-Adventures.html

    There is a few books in this series, but I'm wondering would it be for me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Atlas14

    Atlas14 "Sophomoric Troll Master"

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    Seinfeld and Philosophy I forget the author though
     
  3. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    The Redemption of Athalus - if your into good fiction
    The many Coloured lands - if your into REALLY good fiction

    Hell, order thme from the library... that way you dont waste any money, but who knows, you might love these as much as i do
     
  4. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Hop on Pop. I can't remember the author. Tolstoy IIRC.
     
  5. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    Anything by Mark Twain.
     
  6. Xanikk999

    Xanikk999 History junkie

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    Anything non-fiction like history.
     
  7. Pyrite

    Pyrite Emperor

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    :lol: The justice of roosting chickens
     
  8. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Doestoyevsky

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

    For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway

    Don Quixote by Cervantes
     
  9. JonnyB

    JonnyB Workaholic

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    Animal Farm by George Orwell

    For non-fiction I suggest the Disinformation series
    50 things you're not supposed to know 1&2 are a good start.

    look for this symbol
     
  10. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Martin the Warrior was an excellent book by Brian Jacques, it may be a little big, but I read it when I was 15.
     
  11. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    If you choose a genre it would help.

    Fiction
    Historical fiction
    Science fiction
    Non fiction
    Fantasy
    Classics
    Romance
    Mystery
     
  12. mayakovsky

    mayakovsky Cosmic Slop

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    It's quite possible you've already read this, but...Catcher in the Rye is my all time favorite. I've probably read it a good 30 times. And it's definitely a good "teenagery" book.
     
  13. Ultima Dragoon

    Ultima Dragoon FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!

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    Seconding not just Martin the Warrior, but the whole Redwall Series. I have all of them bar the latest released one (Don't think it's out here yet).

    Also, If you can find it, Gilead's Blood, it's from the Black Library and a warhammer fantasy novel. It's very bloody, grim and gothic, but it's a really good read. :D

    *edit*

    Macbeth, too. "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor players who struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
     
  14. Cuchullain

    Cuchullain Prince

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    The Count Of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
    Watership Down, by Richard Adams
    Captains Courageous, by Rudyard Kipling
    The Once And Future King, by T.H. White

    I'd also recommend Narcissus And Goldmund, by Herman Hesse
     
  15. ArneHD

    ArneHD Just a little bit mad

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    Small Gods by Terry Pratchet. Then read all his other books.
     
  16. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett!
     
  17. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    Whoops, I didn't know someone had already suggested that.:blush:
     
  18. ArneHD

    ArneHD Just a little bit mad

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    Haha! Beat you by two minutes!
     
  19. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    How unbearable...

    Nice to meet a Discworld-fan!
     
  20. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, by Hunter S. Thompson. It's hilarious.
     

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