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Old 06-16-2002, 11:21 PM   #1
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What do you Like to read?

This may have been discussed in the past, but I'm new here. I enjoy reading anything by stephen king and John Grisham. I'm also into autobiographys and biographys, especially about rock bands. "Aerosmith:Walk this Way", "Motley Crue:The Dirt" and "Led Zeppelin: Stairway to Heaven" were great.
Can anyone recommend any good books?
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I'm currently reading King's "Hearts in Atlantis"

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Old 06-16-2002, 11:31 PM   #3
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I like mysteries. I really enjoy books by Anne Perry. They are set in Victorian England, but they are not the usual sappy romantic type books like many of books that are set in that time period.
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I'm a HUGE fan of escapism so I will read Lord of the Rings every year until the day I die.

It is not cheese fantasy with a muscle bound hero and scandly clad mistress.
After an hour of reading this book you will start to believe you are reading history. You'll forget where time has gone.

Also good for this purpose:
George R. Martin: Song of Ice and Fire(very graphic!)
Robert Jordan(wheel of time)

George Orwell is also awesome.
If you haven't read 1984 you simply must do so! It is sooo very interesting!

William Goulding.
I think we've probably all read Lord of the Flies. This is the first book to really captivate me in high school.

Timothy Findley
Master of historical fiction.
read Famous Last Words or Wars. Especially in the former, you'll be unable to see where fiction ends and reality begins and vise versa.

Being a history hons I must also recommend both John Keegan and Paul Fussel.
The Face of Battle(Keegan) is a detailed, graphic, and stirring account of trench warfare.
Great War and Modern memory(Fussell) holds one of my favorite quotes ever!

Irony is the attendant of hope and hope is the fuel of innocence
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I read fiction (scifi, fantasy, etc.) the most, but I also read nonfiction. I am currently reading..

Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident
Salman Rushdie's The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Ted L. Nancy's More Letters From a Nut (HILARIOUS book. rereading it actually -- recommended to anyone who enjoyed the Lazslo Letters)
David Sedaris's Holidays On Ice

There is a couple more, but I forget what they were. lol.

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i tend to be a bit add (not clinically or anything) so i like horror and mystery books cause they keep me entertained. having said that, some of my favorite books i actually read for school. so here's what i like:

*stephen king (esp the gunslinger books, although i'm only through 1.5 of them...)
*any horror/mystery book really
*crime and punishment
*a tree grows in brooklyn
*tell no one (some random drug store book i picked up for spring break, and ended up loving)

yeah...so...that's it...
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Well... I am pretty sure you won't be interested in the type's of books I read.... I can't really get into fiction much. I really like biography's of historical people. Love WWII spy non-fiction, historian books and all russian and soviet literature. My favourite book is Crime and Punishment and I am currently reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, so if any of that sounds like something you'd be interested in, than I'll be happy to recommend more.
I am indeed a strange one.
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i like dark books. really existentialist kind of stuff.

top three:

catcher in the rye

crime and punishment

the trial


presently i'm reading the screwtape letters.
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presently i'm reading the screwtape letters.
..must..read..that..soon..
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Old 06-17-2002, 04:58 AM   #10
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Hi!!! Im new here too, and i love to read. Now Im in the second book about Ireland... very good, but the first was wonderful... i really recommend:
Trinity, of Leon Uris.
It is about the history of this beautiful country (my second country ... but is a history told with a fictional romance. Very good to read, and tell us a lot about Ireland and Irish...
I hope you like... Bye
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Originally posted by Lilly
i like dark books. really existentialist kind of stuff.

top three:

catcher in the rye



presently i'm reading the screwtape letters.
Love that book, my friend read it in school this year. I read Frankenstein and Dracula good wee reads

Im also gonna start reading To Kill A Mockingbird soon

I LOVE the Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend-very funny wee books

Oh oh I love Orwell-Animal Farm, 1984

If you like plays I think Waiting for Goddot -Samuel Becket is a good play

Oh and Brian Friel i really like him...I love Translations..a great play by him....ive had to read it 2 times to understand it all but its a great read..

Ok im done now
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I'm terrible...all I've been reading lately is magazines.
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Old 06-17-2002, 07:22 AM   #13
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I like to read the back of cereal boxes actually, when they are really exciting.

A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, by Julian Barnes. One of the best novels (if you can even call it that) I've read. Comes highly recommended by me and fellow interferencer TylerDurden

That's all.

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I just picked up Theodore Rex, Elizabeth CEO, and Basic Economics.

The Trial's a sweet book... if ya like that stuff.. you can't almost help but laugh, cuz that guy's so fucked.. in general.

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Here are a few of my favorites:

Possession by A.S. Byatt
White Noise by Don DeLillo
Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
Bill Bryson is great if you like travel literature...
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Oh and Brian Friel i really like him...I love Translations..a great play by him....ive had to read it 2 times to understand it all but its a great read..
I second this one!
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