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Discussion in 'Books' started by UsernameHere, Jan 1, 2010.
anyone with a Palahniuk boner doesn't know what they're talking about
I like Dan Browns books. Some don't call him a quality author, but he keeps me entertained nonetheless.
I've been reading a bit of Noam Chomsky lately, he's a very intellignet and insightful individual. I enjoy his works, especially as a logical liberal. I'm also reading a book that combines all of Che Guevara's diary entries into a generalized story. It's tough to explain, but the author basically took all of the important, relevant diaries and put it into one book. Very interesting actually.
I'm 56 and read 3-4 books a week and have done so as long as I can remember.
It might be better if you were to ask to list writers we enjoy instead of book titles.
That way you can check more than one book by a writer and get a better idea of what he's like.
Some of the writers I like have also writted books I wouldn't line a bird cage with.
I'm 53 and like Buzzby and quester I have read all my life. Some weeks 6 or 7 a week. I can't imagine a life without reading material......... There are quite a few here who I consider well read......
I know there are some who can list them in short order, but I'm not one of them.........
Some Where In Ded Land..................
To Kill a Mocking Bird, Z for Zacharia, all the harry potters, to kill a mocking bird, Night, The outsiders, Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacturer 7th edition, and more
Of Mice and Men
Fight Club (awesome book and movie)
a fuck load of other ones, just cant remember
The Brothers Kamarazov
To Kill a Mocking Bird
House of the Scorpion
The Kite Runner
Interview With a Vampire
The Things they Carry
The Cobra Event
The Lost World
The Great Gatsby
The Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
Into the Wild
Romeo and Juliet
The Count of Monte Cristo
Fuck I never realized how many books I have read. This is just the list of the books that came to mind, I have read a lot more books but I can't think of them from the top of my head right now. Some of those books I had to read for school like the Shakespear books but who doesn't.
I'm 53, and like others have read too many to list. I am currently reading
Benjamin Franklin First American, and would recommend it to anyone. Fascinating guy and fascinating time in our history.
I've read How to be Invisible ( JJ Luna freakin sweet) 48 Laws of Power 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction (all Robert Greene), The Art of War (Sun Tzu) Rich Dad Poor Dad (Kiyosaki), The Millionaire Next Door (Thomas Stanley, William Danko) all of these are very practical self help books no nonsense and sometimes amoral
I just finished reading Story of your life and others by Ted Chiang. Good sci fi.
Most recently finished Sula by Toni Morrison. Picked it out of my to-read list kind of randomly and loved it.
house of leaves - mark z danielewski
snow crash - neil stephenson
a small death in lisbon - robert wilson
There are way too many to put on here but I'll list some of my favorites (in no particular order):
Le Petit Prince
A Tale of Two Cities
Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter Series
Confederacy of Dunces
Lord of the Flies
Pride and Prejudice
Fox in Socks
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
These are just the ones I can find on my bookshelf and I'm sure there are much more.
great list, dude.
I'm almost 31, I have been reading frequently since I was a small child.......I can't possibly name all the books I have read, HOWEVER, I really enjoy true crime books, serial killers, the mafia (I'm somewhat of a mafia history buff) gangs (just getting into bikers right now, just read the Sonny Barger autobiography)
if you count when i was younger and school:
most of the animorphs
first 4 of harry potter
most of matt christophers sports books
big shot, city streets
a christmas carol
autobiography of malcolm x
tale of two cities
the great gatsby
lord of the flies
romeo and juliet
of mice and men
the old man and the sea
grapes of wrath
there are more but this is what i can remember for now, ill add more as i remember them haha
Well here are a lot, but not all...
Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the Flies
The Great Gatsby
The Brothers Karamazov
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Call of the Wild
To Kill a Mockingbird
Young Goodman Brown
Henderson the Rain King
Around the World in 80 Days
Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass
Harry Potter series
Dune (and the 5 following books)
Ender's Game (and the 7 following books)
Series of Unfortunate Events
Dark Tower series
loads on Stephen King (inc: Salems Lot, The Stand, It, Needful Things, Different Seasons...)
House of Leaves
The Third Policeman
Angels and Demons/Da Vinci Code
a handful of Michael Crichton (inc: Jurassic Park, Andromeda Strain, Timeline...)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and all the sequels)
And a lot more that I don't immediately remember!
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
Veronica Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Le Horla - Guy de Maupassant (short story)
Masque of the Red Death - Edgar Allan Poe (short story)
11 Minutes - Paulo Coelho
Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
The Music of Erich Zann - HP Lovecraft
These are the books I love to read over and over and over again.
Out of all the avante-garde ghost writers, I love HP Lovecraft the most. I even inked myself with the necronomicon symbol. I love reading books!
Man, I read a lot of books, but I'll list some of my favorites:
True Notebooks by Mark Salzman
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfs
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Ralph Steadman
Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
The Endless Summer Roger Irvine