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  1. lvrebelgirl's Avatar
    the things they carried by tim obrien
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    I hadn't heard of that one, but checked it out on amazon.com and just ordered it. Thanks for the suggestion!
    12-30-08 05:32 PM
  2. LMV0914's Avatar
    I just finished Twilight and I started reading New Moon. Not something I would typically choose myself but I'm sucked in.
    01-02-09 09:59 AM
  3. lea808's Avatar
    i didn't like twilight much; try the house of night series. pretty much the same idea but a little more juicy. it kinda reminds me of a vampiresque harry potter lol. it's supposedly "young adult" but i stole them from my 17 year old sis & enjoy them anyway
    01-03-09 02:52 AM
  4. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I read a little bit of everything. I am really into Plath's poetry; however, I could not read The Bell Jar anymore after I realized it was a cry for help. A really sad story. Emily Dickinson is at the top of my list as well. Yet, similar to Plath, her story also ended up being extremely tragic. Dickinson's poetry "makes my soul sing" if you will allow me to steal a line from Etheridge Knight. Anything by Faulkner (especially As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury). Of course, the minimalist Hemingway. Edgar Allan Poe remains as one of my favorites from all the way back in grade school. Perhaps that is what is wrong with me. James Joyce (Ulysses), Kafka (The Trial), Camus (The Stranger), and TS Eliot (Waste Land: "April is the cruellest month") are works that shaped my extreme love for pieces of literature that cannot be ascertained at first glance. Furthermore, any of the works of the Harlem Renaissance writers: Hughes ("I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers"), Toomer (Cane), Mckay ( Home to Harlem and "If we must die"), Nella Larsen (Passing), and Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God). The Beat Poets: Ginsburg and Kerouac most notably as well as the guy who first published their works, Leroi Jones or Amiri Baraka (Transbluency). Finally, Shakespeare. I could write a few pages about the works I love by him and why (Titus Adronicus, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth). You cannot go wrong with any of those. Okay, I should stop before I write a whole book here. Hence, I won't get into the Brontes or Tolstoy. Nevertheless, you should check out some of their works as well.
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    01-05-09 09:37 PM
  5. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    CBK, that is some great stuff there. How could I have left of
    Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, As You Like It,
    The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors are amongst my favorites.

    Whoever mentioned Douglas Adams, I agree. Not only the 5 book
    Hitchhiker Trilogy, but also The Dirk Gently Holistic Detective
    Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
    01-05-09 10:49 PM
  6. Quiara's Avatar
    Thongs Fall Apart by Chinua Achebee

    The Chosen/ The Promise by Chaim Potock (also the Asher Lev books.)

    Anything by Dorris Lessing

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    01-06-09 02:16 AM
  7. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Thongs Fall Apart by Chinua Achebee
    I have no idea what this is about but the title makes me want to run out
    and get it RIGHT NOW!!!
    01-06-09 02:33 AM
  8. anon(1522652)'s Avatar
    Here are my favourites

    Do Anroids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. ****
    We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
    The Art of War - Sun Tzu
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
    Catch 22 - Joesph Heller
    A Spot of Bother - Mark Haddon
    Ring & Spiral - Kuji Suzuki (the books the movie is based on)

    Books that I haven't read but would like to

    I Ching or Book of Changes
    The Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara
    To Kill a Mocking Bird - Harper Lee
    Critique of Pure Reason - Kant
    The First Ten Books - Confucius

    Ones I wouldn't read again

    Life of Pi - Yann Martel
    Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    The Deliquents - Criena Rohan
    The Outsiders - S E Hinton
    Last edited by itsamac; 01-11-09 at 01:15 PM.
    01-11-09 12:33 PM
  9. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    CBK, that is some great stuff there. How could I have left of
    Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, As You Like It,
    The Tempest and The Comedy of Errors are amongst my favorites.

    Whoever mentioned Douglas Adams, I agree. Not only the 5 book
    Hitchhiker Trilogy, but also The Dirk Gently Holistic Detective
    Agency and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul.
    Oh, indeed, Douglas Adams is great. And, of course, Hamlet and As You Like It are fabulous as well. I have a great affection for Hamlet because it was one of the first plays I read by William Shakespeare. In fact, one of my favorite lines from that play inhabits my sig.
    Last edited by Crackberrykills; 01-19-09 at 09:08 PM.
    01-19-09 09:00 PM
  10. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Thongs Fall Apart by Chinua Achebee

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    Chinua Achebe has always been one of my favorites as well. Things Fall Apart had me when I realized the title was taken from my absolute favorite WB Yeats poem, "The Second Coming." I like Achebe's Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease as well.
    01-19-09 09:06 PM
  11. justaims78's Avatar
    the alchemist by paulo coehlo is AMAZING. all of his books are truly great.
    01-19-09 09:09 PM
  12. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Do Anroids Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. ****
    I love that you have Philip K. Di ck listed. I sometimes wonder if people will eventually forget his works. The movies based on his writings are sometimes way off, yet I appreciate the love the various directors and screen writers try to show to the material.
    01-19-09 09:12 PM
  13. jdoc77's Avatar
    bright lights big city

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    Loved that book.. Jay Macinerny... He also wrote a book that was written all in second person voice... dunno the title tho..

    This question is tough because, it depends on what you are into. Do you like fiction or non. Sci-fi or thrillers?

    My favorites include:

    On Becoming a Doctor ..****, all of Melvin Konner's books. (duh.. but it is a truly enlightening look at a person's motivations for doing things)

    Anything by Isaac Asimov or John Varley or Neal Stephenson. Period.

    Especially, Millenium Man (the novella) Titan, Wizard, Demon and Cryptonomicon

    Ender's Game.

    Lake of the Woods, Tim Obrien.

    And to answer the Phillip K **** question.. there was a quote floating out there somewhere that there isn't a single work of modern Science Fiction that doesn't in some way owe it's germination to an idea that PKD already wrote about.
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    01-21-09 12:19 AM
  14. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    How could this Classic be left out!

    Whether your into the fantasy genre or not, it's definitely worth reading.

    JRR Tolkiens' The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

    I feel that this is certainly an epic in league of Gilgamesh and Beowulf.

    Most of these that follow are great french literature.

    Unfortunately, I find that the majority of french literature gets overlooked.

    Candide, ou l'Optimis, By Voltaire. Its a great satire thats definitely worth your time. Read between the lines and you could have more than a few laughs and smirks during the reading.

    Tartuffe, ou l'Imposteur, By Moliere is also a must.

    Story of O By Pauline Réage.

    And Last bu not Least-

    The 120 Days of Sodom or the School of Licentiousness, by the infamous Marquis de Sade.
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    01-21-09 03:24 PM
  15. Wisnoodles's Avatar
    The Magus by John Fowles is a awesome read. Highly recommend.
    04-13-09 09:03 AM
  16. exelant's Avatar
    Grapes of Wrath, John Stienbeck; Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane; Lord Jim, Joseph Conrad; Brave New World, Adlous Huxly:; Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, U.S. Grant.

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    04-13-09 11:42 AM
  17. InLoveWithBB's Avatar
    The Bridge by Hart Crane.

    I am constantly coming back to Edgar Allen Poe.

    Modern - The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd. dark humor.
    04-13-09 12:31 PM
  18. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I have no idea what this is about but the title makes me want to run out
    and get it RIGHT NOW!!!
    Me as well. That is my kind of book. Woo hoo!
    04-13-09 12:43 PM
  19. Amadeus Excello's Avatar
    American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
    04-13-09 12:44 PM
  20. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I am constantly coming back to Edgar Allen Poe.
    Not a bad place to keep coming back to imho.
    04-13-09 12:52 PM
  21. InLoveWithBB's Avatar
    Not a bad place to keep coming back to imho.
    used to drink at the bar/tavern house where he composed 'the raven'
    04-13-09 12:59 PM
  22. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    used to drink at the bar/tavern house where he composed 'the raven'
    Now, you are just showing off, but that is really cool. I still want to know who the "Poe Toaster" is; even in death, weird stuff happens around ol' Edgar.
    04-13-09 06:22 PM
  23. Tlynnsmith's Avatar
    East of Eden - John Steinbeck
    A haunting story. The mini-series with Jane Seymour cast as "Cathy" was...mesmerizing - one of the best ever made. James Dean version didn't even come close to the book.
    04-13-09 10:04 PM
  24. InLoveWithBB's Avatar
    Now, you are just showing off, but that is really cool. I still want to know who the "Poe Toaster" is; even in death, weird stuff happens around ol' Edgar.
    the poe toaster!!!!! oh man, I would love to know who it is! the bar is Deer Park Tavern in Newark, DE.
    04-14-09 11:32 AM
  25. vinnie_dugan's Avatar
    If anyone is interested in reading a book loosely based around the rothchilds and rockefellers, I would recommend atlas shrugged. It was written in the 30's by the supposed mistress of one of the Rothchilds(big wig banker). Very interesting book, it describes a lot of things that are going on today.

    Vinnie

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    04-14-09 02:31 PM
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