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 Post Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:35 am 
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Tell me about books you've read that you really like. In the last 2 weeks, I have read Huckleberry Finn, Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and a biography on Nicola Tesla. And I can recommend all of them. I also like the Harry potter series, Eragon, and the Wally McDoogle series, though they are a bit childish.

What about yourselves?

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Farenheit 451 was pretty great, but 1984 was the best Utopia one I've read so far. It actually had an imapact on my life...Anyway, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy is my favorite book of all time. I have all of them, but the first is definently the best. Also, I just read Groucho by.....uuuhhh...I've forgotten his name, but it was an entertaining (albeit long) book. A few weeks ago, I finished The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (both volumes), and they were AWESOME! My favorite character was either Nemo or Hyde. Oh, and I'm currently reading Dante's Inferno (on my own :) ), and the Travelers' Guide To Tamriel (it's the leatherbound book that came with the Special Edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion). So, yeah. Oh, and I'm waiting for the next Harry Potter book!!!!!

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What?
No, really?

Oh SO MANY!

I'll start with writers

I LOVE everything by

Douglas Adams
Clive Barker
Herman Hesse
Graham Joyce
Milan Koundera
A.S. Neil
Chronis Missios
Eugenios Trivizas
Jack Kerouack
Dario Fo
and Tom Robbins

In fact these are my absolute favourite authors and especially
Adams, Barker, Hesse and Kerouack are my writing influences as well
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heh, the only one Ive heard of is Adams.

Wow, looks like I'm gonna have a lot of reading to do. Currently Im starting Martian Chronicles.

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darkandlumpy wrote:
heh, the only one Ive heard of is Adams.

Wow, looks like I'm gonna have a lot of reading to do. Currently Im starting Martian Chronicles.


You 've never heard of Clive Barker???


:shock:

C'mon. Hellraiser?
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And Jack Kerouack?
The King of Beatnicks...

...And you call yourself an American :P

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recent books i've read include One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Brave New World....


those were for school. beyond that, finished rereading the Hitchhiker trilogy for the nth time :P

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Dennis wrote:
recent books i've read include One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Brave New World....


those were for school. beyond that, finished rereading the Hitchhiker trilogy for the nth time :P

Both good books.

Did you read all 5 books of Douglas' trilogy? :D

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Jinx wrote:
Dennis wrote:
recent books i've read include One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Brave New World....


those were for school. beyond that, finished rereading the Hitchhiker trilogy for the nth time :P

Both good books.

Did you read all 5 books of Douglas' trilogy? :D



course! i own the Ultimate edition (all 5 in one volume) :)

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i ain't read a good book in a few years now.

a few Stephen King novels
a few James Herbert novels
i got fed up of reading horror.

Douglas Adams - all "hitchhiker guide to the galaxy" books :lol:
Tom Sharpe (Wilt, The Wilt Alternative, Wilt on High, The Throwback) :lol:
i still need to read his 2004 novel - Wilt in Nowhere.
Harold Robbins - A Stone for Danny Fisher (aka King Creole starring Elvis) - The Carpetbaggers (massive book well over 1000 pages took many months to read)

Timothy Zahn - Star Wars (The Thrawn Trilogy)
Heir to the Empire (1991)
Dark Force Rising (1992)
The Last Command (1993)
set 5 years after Return of the jedi featuring Luke, Leia, Solo, the gay droids and co, excellent 8)

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I loved "Winnie The Pooh" by Miln.

It was also Douglas Adams' favourite book.

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