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Somewhere between now and January, I've become a lot more aware of things that I seem to neglect in my life...books being one of them. I love reading, however, I never followed through with that. Enough sordid bollocksing about...

Recommend unto me some deliciously awesome books, because I'm thirsty for some moist, juicy literature.
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I don't consider it deliciously awesome, but here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...746633?v=glance
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This guy.

Orwell's 1984.

My quasi-religious text.

Dripping wet with literary goodness. Oh yeah, there's some sex in there, too.
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Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard...



[quick note: yes that was a joke...just wanted to make sure we were all clear on that]
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Tales of Pain and Wonder - Caitlin R. Kiernan
The Five of Cups - Caitlin R. Kiernan
Threshold - Caitlin R. Kiernan
Low Red Moon - Caitlin R. Kiernan

(Yes, she happens to be my favourite author)
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seriously though, I recieved 'Myst: The Book of Atrus' by Rand Miller as a gift and decided to crack it open for the hell of it...for a book taking place in the desert, it's REALLY good :)
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ok... no one else here will want to read it buuuttt I absolutely loved this book http://www.annesoffee.com/aboutbook.php snake hips
by anne soffee


btw LC I'm totally gonna stalk you now on myspace buuuwahhh hahahaha

Last edited by Yuna1881 on March 11, 2006

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The Princess Bride... You've all seen the movie, now read the damned BOOK!!!
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Musashi - Eiji Yoshikawa. Fantastic read.
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Gunter Grass, Melville, and Milan Kundera happen to be my favorite authors.
Check out Tad Williams for a good long, obsessive read. Caitlin R. Kiernan has prose by the neck and books like Gravity's Rainbow, Don Quixote, Lucky Jim, the Invisible Man. Before: The Tin Drum, anything Tolkien, Thomas Pynchon, RA Salvatore, Victor Hugo, James Clavell, Angela's Ashes, uh, lots of stuff.
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I'm into business and meth(odology) books, lately. Some examples of sweet thinking:
- Blue Ocean Strategy
- The Pragmatic Programmer
- Getting Real
- The Tipping Point
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Read VALIS by Phillip K Dick

but otherwise, just stuff like on the road (kerouac), catcher in the rye, Kurt Vonnegut, grahame greene (brighton rock being the obvious starting point), fear and loathing in las vegas, douglas adams and all his hitchikers guide stuff.

plays are sometimes a bit shit to read, but if you like them then under wilk wood by dylan thomas is good,

The Man in the High Castle by phillip K Dick

if i knew some more obscure stuff i'd try to impress you with that, but i dont really know anything which isnt a "penguin classic"
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The Andromeda Strain, Airframe, A Case of Need, and Sphere by Michael Crichton. Heck, just get anything by him.

Oh, and for hilarity, try A Semester In The Life of a Garbage Bag by Gordon Korman. Too. Much. Funny.
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I just began reading Memoirs of a Geisha the movie was so good...
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Memoirs of a Geisha was a hilarious movie, hiring an almost entirely Chinese cast to play Japanese people and doing hardly any research into Japanese culture, I just couldn't stop laughing at how unauthentic it was. My sister and her boyfriend borrowed the DVD and were watching it so I decided to jump in and watch it as well. We spent the entire time picking out the decripencies in the movie, 'wait... that's chinese,' 'that's also chinese,' 'they tried but that is still chinese.' The whole movie was like 90% chinese, the only thing stopping us from thinking it was supposed to be chinese was the surroundings. A more proper title for the movie would have been "Memoirs of a Chinese Geisha."

And about books, I just read a book called, "The Kite Runner" by Khalied Hosseini for school and it is pretty damn good.
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The book (Memoirs of a Geisha) was written by an American. It's a tad unfair to go nuts at the 'lack of research' when it's clearly a Hollywood film not trying to be ultra realistic.
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yeah I heard the movie strayed from the book a bit, well regardless of all the descrepincies... I still really liked the movie.
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Its ok Xavi, you can, you know, participate and actually contribute something of worth to this discussion. :)
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Truman Capote's short stories are great...'In Cold Blood' isn't bad either :)
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Neil Gaiman.
Dickens.
E.E.Cumings.
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I just read the 'Brokeback Mountain' short story last night. it's really just a wonderful story.
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Is that the one you wrote or the official one? 'Cause, you know...
*coughyaoifangrrrlcoughhack*
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hahaha no it's the real one by annie proulx
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revolution in the head by ian macdonald, because everyone loves the beatles

its a review of every beatles song ever recorded, literally everything they ever did, its the perfect book

i like the beatles
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I don't like the beatles.
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Well it all depends on what your preference is.

I am quite a large fan of satire and I love most of the novels written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, such as:

-Breakfast of Champions
-The Sirens of Titan
-Cat's Cradle
-Slaughter-House Five

and my personal favorite: Bluebeard
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*steals everyone's book lists*
Going to the Book Barn this Friday, stock up at $1 a book! I have $60 in credit which I can only use as a discount.
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I also recently picked up Dan Brown's 'Deception Point' I havent read it yet so I dont know if it'll be good or not. I loved the Da Vinci code, but it was exactly the same as his other book so I'm kind of thinking this one might be the same too... judging by what it says on the back. I'll let everyone know.
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Hmm I never was much of a fan of the Da Vinci Code...

His endings always seem to ruin the book for me. I'm not going to ruin anything for you people but I just absolutely hate how Dan Brown ends his books.

Tom Robbin's books aren't that bad, although I'm still chugging my way through Skinny Legs and All
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