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Old 08-11-2001, 11:52 PM   #1
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What are your favorite reads?

It's simple: I'm an idiot and need to read more. Can you guys just name some good books for me?
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Old 08-12-2001, 01:03 AM   #2
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Angela's Ashes is a good one. Once I started to read it I could not put it down.!!!
A must read!!!
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anything by umberto eco.

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Terry Pratchett! He's the best
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Old 08-13-2001, 07:00 AM   #5
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Cool! I had a post like this once, here are some books that Interferencers recommended to me. Am I spoiling anyone's fun? Sorry!

Albert Camus' The Stranger
Jack Kerouac's On the Road
"A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy O'Toole.
Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of being
Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kessey
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Women by Charles Bukowski
The Castle - Franz Kafka
Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner
Tully, Paulina Simmons
Jessica, Bryce Courtney
Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Ordinary People, by Judith Guest
Lord of the Flies- William Golding
Memphisto- John Banville
Read anything by Bukowski
Read anything by Kafka
The Tin Drum- Gunter Grass
The Screwtape Letters- CS Lewis
A Portrait of Dorian Grey- Oscar Wilde
Dubliners- James Joyce
The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman
Life After God by Douglas Coupland
The Catcher in the Rye
Life After God might be a post-modern, slightly more grown up version of 'Catcher,' with a job.
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Memoires of a Geisha
Anything by Jim Carroll(Forced Entries, Basketball Diaries).
Junky-William S. Burroughs
The Brothers K by David James Duncan
complete collection of Flannery O'Conner's Short Stories.
The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
The Harrad Experiment - Robert Rimmer
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
The Emperor Wears No Clothes - Jack Herer
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
The Pit And The Pendulum Ė Poe
" Random acts of senseless violence" by Jack wollmack .
everything by Ervil Welsh
"Pedro Paramo" by Juan Rulfo
From Hell- Alan Moore
Divine Comedy-
"illusions" by Richard Bach
THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST
'Underworld' by Don DeLillo.
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran
Annotated Alice
Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It will take your breath away
"Last Train to Memphis" By: By Peter Guralnick
'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Alexandre Dumas
'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco
Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy
Jonathan Coe's The House of Sleep
The Ten Things You Canít Say In America by Larry
The Great Libertarian Offer by Harry Browne


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Wow, Foray thank you. I've always meant to read a lot of the books you mentioned- so I'd best shut up and get going . Thanks to everyone else too!
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Old 08-13-2001, 06:01 PM   #7
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Wait a minute!
That's it???
Foray, puts down the whole Library of Congress and we dont get to shove our favs in your face!?

...bastard.




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Well damn, I never said stop, I just was saying thanks! You can go ahead Trash Can, I'll still accept your responses.
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LOL, I hope nobody minds my interfering in this thread (bad pun, sorry, I'm still a newbie).

I think you've got quite a list and I can't really argue with any of those, I will just add some more.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. I think that book is the most well-written book out there. But it's long, beware.

Les Liaisons Dangeruses by De Laclos. Great stuff. Scintillating, scandalous, oooh baby.

Ordinary People by Judith Guest. Not exactly a cheery book (not that the others are either), but it's a great read, especially for teens and it's usually a requirement in high school English classes.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Yeah, you may think it's a "kid's" book but it is so much more and you will discover that the more times you read it.

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens...nothing to do with the magician.

Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy. Great stuff, lots of Irish culture in there and the book is *soo* much more fulfilling than the movie.

In Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus. Not exactly a book, but Erasmus is great stuff.

The Holy Bible various authors. You may not be a believer, but I think there's a lot to learn from it.

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude (L.M.) Montgomery. The entire series is a wonderful read for girls of all ages. And so is the Emily of New Moon trilogy by the same author.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. A definite classic.

Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais. Very funny stuff but it's also ohmygosh, that is sick!

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Wonderful epic.

Shakespeare not much needed to be said.

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jaqueline Mitchard. Sigh, very emotional stuff.

anything by Katherine Paterson but especially Jacob Have I Loved

Hmm, I'm sure there's more and I'll add them later.

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Old 08-15-2001, 01:52 AM   #11
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sorry guys ...

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Old 08-16-2001, 01:21 AM   #12
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"As I Lay Dying" is another one by William Faulkner that I think is amazing.
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Originally posted by mocool12:
Well damn, I never said stop, I just was saying thanks! You can go ahead Trash Can, I'll still accept your responses.
..wellllll, It's all RUINED nowwwwwww.
No! Forget it!!!! I'm taking my toys and going home!!!



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Old 08-16-2001, 03:43 AM   #14
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Catcher in the Rye - J.D Sallinger

Simply the Best Book I've ever read.

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