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13 Oct 2005, 3:57 pm

Notice: The sequel to Eragon, Eldest, has now hit the shelves! Fans of Christopher Paolini, rejoice!


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13 Oct 2005, 9:52 pm

The only book I've ever really enjoyed (other than RL Stine's Goosebumps series when little) was Animal Farm by George Orwell. If I ever have to actually sit down and read through an entire book, I'd pick that one (again).


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14 Oct 2005, 12:52 pm

The Charioteer by Mary Renault.



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15 Oct 2005, 7:59 am

Sarcastic_Name wrote:
The only book I've ever really enjoyed (other than RL Stine's Goosebumps series when little) was Animal Farm by George Orwell. If I ever have to actually sit down and read through an entire book, I'd pick that one (again).


We had to read Animal Farm for my English I Honors class. Kind of interesting.


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15 Oct 2005, 8:55 am

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The only book I've ever really enjoyed (other than RL Stine's Goosebumps series when little) was Animal Farm by George Orwell.

OMG that was the book I learned to reed on it was fantastic must reed it agene


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15 Oct 2005, 11:28 am

Archmage wrote:
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The only book I've ever really enjoyed (other than RL Stine's Goosebumps series when little) was Animal Farm by George Orwell. If I ever have to actually sit down and read through an entire book, I'd pick that one (again).


We had to read Animal Farm for my English I Honors class. Kind of interesting.


8O I had to read it in middle school.


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15 Oct 2005, 8:21 pm

A few off the top of my head:

Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami (collection of short stories)
Dead Romance by Lawrence Miles
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig



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16 Oct 2005, 3:21 pm

1. my new fave: books by Oliver Sacks

2. Kafka (especially The Metomorphosis)

3. Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground

4. Knut Hamsun's Hunger

5. Abnormal/Bio/Neuropsychology books (OF COURSE!)

6. Poe's short stories

7. eh, this is a play but I have it in single book form: Hamlet

8. poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke

9. poetry by T.S. Eliot

10. poetry by Bertolt Brecht


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16 Oct 2005, 3:23 pm

Sarcastic_Name wrote:
Archmage wrote:
Sarcastic_Name wrote:
The only book I've ever really enjoyed (other than RL Stine's Goosebumps series when little) was Animal Farm by George Orwell. If I ever have to actually sit down and read through an entire book, I'd pick that one (again).


We had to read Animal Farm for my English I Honors class. Kind of interesting.


8O I had to read it in middle school.


I have Animal Farm lying on one of my shelves here in my apartment. I still haven't read it. Did read 1984 though and have that on one of my shelves as well.


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16 Oct 2005, 6:53 pm

Read it, Sophist! It's good literature!


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16 Oct 2005, 8:21 pm

Sophist...If I enjoy a book, the majority of the human race should enjoy it.

/me falls asleep reading most books.


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17 Oct 2005, 5:50 pm

Here's a few that I like in no particular order of favoritism.

1. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (RIP)

2. The Painted Bird, Jerzy Koscinski

3. Enemy Mine, Barry Longyear (not a book, but a novella)

4. Dangerous Visions, Harlan Ellison (Editor and Contributor)



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19 Oct 2005, 2:22 pm

I actually haven't read an awful lot. Well, you could say that I've read a lot, but I haven't read too many books to completion. Fiction books tend to bore me more quickly than works of non-ficiton. Therefore, I am rather hesitant before adding anything to my list of favorites:

Of certainty there is Catcher in the Rye, Deliverance, Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Secret Agent, and Frankenstein. And, of course, Raptor Red. I also admire the works of Robert J. Sawyer, Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny, J. R. R. Tolkien, Richard Adams, and Robert E. Howard, but am currently too hesitant to include them just yet.


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26 Oct 2005, 11:53 pm

Too many to list! Some are the Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King. They have fascinating insights into various cultures and are superb mysery stories. Also Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Redwall series, books by Robert Ludlum, The Wheel of Time, Christian inspirational books, the Left Behind series, and vast amounts more!



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30 Oct 2005, 2:52 am

I am a hardcore bookaholic. I have 1000+ (no accurate count availble, I don't have the time), hardcover books on my shelves with a fair number of them signed (authors that come to mind, in this category, are Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, jasper fforde, William Kotzwinkle, Gregory Maguire, Philip K. Dick, Samuel R. Delaney, T. C. Boyle, Anne Rice, Ray Garton, Elizabeth Peters, Eric Idle, Richard K. Morgan... I could go on at boring lengths.) I have wildly eclectic tastes that stretch from the Magic realism of Carlos Fuentes to the surreal humor of the Firesign Theatre. I have not seen a name in this thread that I have not read. I only wish life would deal me more leisure time to read some of the books I own that still sit collecting dust, sans eye-tracks. So many books... So little time.