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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by superdave, Jan 25, 2006. | Replies: 93 | Views: 2372

  1. superdave

    superdave IncGamers Member

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    what are you reading?

    i find myself re-reading too many books....i think it's a sign that i am getting old....it's a terrible thing to realize that you may run out of good books to read...any suggestions for good books that i can pick up to read next month?

    my tastes are very eclectic but i do lean towards fantasy/scifi genres.
    my reading list for this month....

    vonnegut's hocus pocus(reread)
    jack london's the league of the old men
    the casebook of forensic detection(there is someone i know who needs killin)
    silverberg's thorns
    spider robinson's starseed
    melville's billy budd(reread)
    piers anthony pornucopia
    whitman's leaves of grass(reread)
    directions for the dissection of the cat-revised edition(don't ask)
    omar khayyam the rubaiyat
    after man-a zoology of the future
    the wisdom of wu ming fu
  2. PatMaGroin

    PatMaGroin IncGamers Member

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    Just finished "Why Do Men Have Nipples" written by 2 doctors, explains away all those questions you always wanted to ask but never had enough alcohol to brave the embarassment. Quite interesting, and not too long.
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    Meh, working on a marketing text. Pretty sure I won't recommend that.

    I would suggest a book I've been talking about today: A boy named it. An amazing read. Not in the fantasy/scifi genre, but still worth a look.
  4. buttershug

    buttershug IncGamers Member

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    Don Quiote
    Moby Dick
    Crime and Punishment
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    The Strange case of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.

    Heavy weather by Bruce Sterling

    If you are addicted to horse try reading Naked Lunch, I think that is the only way somone can read it.

    The Yaqui(sp) way of Knowledge

    Any of Frank Herbert's books.

    Tarzan was interesting. In the book it's a given that any natives are canibals, and the whites are worse. Nothing at all like the cartoon to put it mildly.

    If you like horror thrillers then check out Micheal Slade.

    I think I might pull out my copy of Future Shock and give a look over again.
  5. Kaysaar

    Kaysaar IncGamers Member

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    Just finished Homer's Odyssey.

    I still need to read:

    Hesiod - Works and Days/Theogony
    Virgil - Aenid
    Plato - Republic
    Jackson J. Spielvogel - Western Civilization
    Ewart Oakeshott - Records of the Medieval Sword

    Still have to finish The Archaeology of Weapons by Oakeshott too.
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    mullenman IncGamers Member

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    Right now i'm in the middle of 1984 by george orwell.

    When i'm done with that. I got "A brief history of time" by stephen hawking
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    I just finished reading The Game by Neil Strauss. Great book if you're into that whole seduction/pick up artist thing. I think I have the e-book if people are interested.
  8. Tor

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    State of Fear

    michael crichton
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    Isolde212 Banned

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    Anna Karenin by Tolstoy
    The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience by Clifford Pickover
  10. PatMaGroin

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    Great book, I'm actually writing a research paper over this and other 'global scares' soon.
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    Not much of a reader, but I thought I'd kick in my two cents-

    Past few months I've read
    All of the Song of Fire and Ice Series (George R.R. Martin... if you ever thought you might like fantasy, pick this up. The only way I can describe it is a mix between King Arthur and Tarantino.)
    Just finished Jarhead a few nights ago. Very interesting, not at all like the movie. Swaffard writes much in the style of Chuck Palahniuk. Nice little stories about the Gulf War (part 1).
    Started reading on the Icewind Dale trilogy (solid so far, though not on par with martin).

    I would reccomend Fight Club by Chuck Palaniuk to just about anyone.
    Read the book. The movie was done fairly well, just a few gems I wouldn't deny anyone of. If nothing else, you'll think a little bit.

    I'd also just like to point out how much the da vinci code sucked. Not that it's not an interesting premise, trust me, it is. Great throught. Horrible book. It's written at probably a 5th grade level, and almost too much like a movie script. Example would be like-
    "They opened the door and were amazed by what they saw!"
    And then it just tells you on the next page. Cheap little cliffhangers.
  12. PatMaGroin

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    Ooo, read Choke by Chuck Palaniuk, same guy who wrote Fight Club. Very good read.

    The Jurassic Park book is very good too, much better than the movie.
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    I've got The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova sitting on my bedside table now. I haven't started it yet, but it looks interesting and got some pretty good reviews from respected sources.
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    Awesome. Enjoy it.

    Don't believe his propaganda, please. 1 2

    As for myself, I just finished The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. Very good, well written, and actually not too long.

    I'm now re-reading The Ugly American because it's so good.
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    I highly recommend Watership Down

    only book i ever reread, ever (except the fifth harry potter, but that's because i honestly didn't remember the first time)
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    Weird, I bought my girlfriend that same book for Christmas. She's obsessed with it.

    I've been trying to find time to read Neil Gaiman's new book Anasi Boys, but I've been getting sidetracked with grad school applications and my friend's first draft of his own novel. I'll make it eventually.
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    Yeah. I listened to Sate of Fear on cd during a long drive. Crichton's antagonists are unrealistically ignorant and easily befuddled. Plus he doesn't know jack about lightning.

    Novels I'm reading:
    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
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    Right now, reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey.
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    Seconded. Absolutely amazing story.

    I just started a book called Black by Ted Dekker. Good so far, very trippy.
  20. Ash Housewares

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    I got 3 Stephen Ambrose books at a yard sale for a total of $1 so I've been reading those

    read Band of Brothers
    reading The Wild Blue about B-24 Liberator flight crews

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