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Old 06-17-2002, 08:52 AM   #16
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Robert Jordan(wheel of time)
I was reading this series about eight or nine years ago, but stopped in the middle of The Shadow Rising because I got so bored with all the Perin in Two Rivers stuff. I was ready to through the book against the wall if I had to read one more line about his hairy, "goat-like" legs. I've bought all of them except the last one (Winter something?), but I keep getting stuck in the same place every time I've tried to re-read them (the last time was about four years ago). Do they get better after The Shadow Rising?
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I like literary classics (Janey Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier are two of my favorites). I also love Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner.
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microserfs by douglas coupland(pretty much everything else he has written)
mcluhan, schiller, gilder, mosco are a few great social/technological theorists that i am always reading(i am even in contact with one of them..but 2 of them have passed so it's not that impressive)
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Old 06-17-2002, 10:08 AM   #19
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Thank you everyone..I will definitely be checking out some of these books.
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Old 06-17-2002, 12:50 PM   #20
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-DOUGLAS ADAMS:
His four part series:
The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, The Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish
also
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

-J.R.R Tolkien:
LOTRs trilogy

-ROBERT JORDON:
Wheel of Time series (I only got to Book V. 'The Fires of Heaven' I have not read the VI, VII or VIII ones)

HENRY ROLLINS:
Black Coffee Blues


That is all I can think of at the moment. More may follow.

It only took 2 min for me to remember some more.

-JOSEPH CONRAD:
Heart of Darkness

-EURIPIDES: (He sympathized with women. Not really a feminists per say but some writings kind of leaned that way. You will have to read it to understand what I mean. The first story 'Alcestis' is a good example.)

Alcestis
Andromache
Bacchae
Cyclops
Electra
Hecuba
Helen
Heracles
Heraclidae
Hippolytus
Ion
Iphigeneia in Aulis
Iphigeneia in Taurus
Medea
Orestes
Phoenician Women
Rhesus
Suppliants
Trojan Women


More may follow again.
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Generally anything that comes to hands, but I have some favourites I suppose...

- Harry Potter Series (esp. Books 2 & 3)
- LOTR
- anything by Iain Banks, extremely weird and imaginative, if slightly disturbing at time... (best: The Wasp Factory, Whit, and Complicity)
- William Boyd (only read Armadillo and the Blue Afternoon, but both excellent, especially the first)
- Lawrence Block- my favourite crime writer really, havent read anything of his, but I'm when I'm stuck for something I'll go back to him, especially like the Matt Scudder mysteries.

The last few books I've read:
LOTR (2nd time)
William Boyd - Armadillo (2nd time)
Penelope Fitzgerald - The Blue Flower (intriguing but somewhat difficult to read I found, worth the effort though)
and currently...Ian McEwan - Atonement (excellent from what I've read so far, and I'm nearly finished...)

Happy Reading
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Here are some of my favourites:

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
World War I and European Society: A Sourcebook
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Long Fuse : An Interpretation of the Origins of World War I by Laurence Lafore
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Oh yeah!!
I have an interview at chapters tomorrow!
everyone wish me luck,
God knows I need this job! Im hungry and poor
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and there are wolves after me
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--EURIPIDES: (He sympathized with women. Not really a feminists per say but some writings kind of leaned that way. You will have to read it to understand what I mean. The first story 'Alcestis' is a good example.)
Didn't Euripides also write Antigone ... I love that play!



Good luck Bass!!!
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Old 06-17-2002, 04:51 PM   #26
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I would like to add my favorite series...the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and Fiery Cross). Unfortunately they are usually shelved in the Romance section of the bookstore, when in actuality they are historical/adventure fiction that just happen to be told from the feminine point of view. If you like Scotland, great writing, true-to-life characters, and opinionated heriones, I would recommend you check them out.
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My favourite author is Piers Anthony. I've read 2 series' by him: The Incarnations of Immortality and Xanth.

Marilyn Manson's bio was great!

Invitation to the Game (I cant remember the author)

The Giver (again I cant remember the author)
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ANYTHING BY AYN RAND
The Fountainhead was good.
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Read Atlas Shrugged - it is much better
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Frank McCourt
Gabriel García Marquez
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Swift
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Kafka
Thomas Cahill
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