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Official Recommendation Thread: Books

Discussion in 'Books and Anime Discussion' started by Marguerida, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Marguerida

    Marguerida Second Year

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    Book Talk

    I love books and I can't stop myself from reading. At the moment it is more Fanfiction than real books, but what can I do? I'm just addicted.

    So why not start a thread about books in general? A thread where you can talk which books you are currently reading, which ones you like, what you think about it, which books are new and so on.

    Just about everything what has a relation to books and doesn't need an own thead at the moment.

    Ok, let's start.

    MOD EDIT: Compilation of a lot of recs here
     
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  2. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Books? ... ive only read a few ACTUAL books.. but i have read a few good ones..

    The Hitchickers Guide To The Galaxy series is a great set... should be a law that everyone owns at least the first two... the last three werent as good but still good...

    was rather disappointed in the last book though..
     
  3. Zevrillion

    Zevrillion Founder Retired Staff

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    Never read The Hitchickers Guide To The Galaxy. Havent had the time to read it.

    Has anyone read the wheel of time series or the sword of truth series. Those are really great series.
     
  4. Marguerida

    Marguerida Second Year

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    The Hitchhiker is an ingenious book. It's just incredible.

    42 is a standard answer if you don't know the question :mrgreen: and I know the question by heart (but only the German words: Die Antwort auf die Frage nach dem Leben, dem Universum und dem ganzen Rest!)
     
  5. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Blasphemy! >_< Everyone must read it. Its the most excellentest book around!

    Parts of the WoT .. Never read the SoT series... dads got all kinds of books... the original Conan books (which ive read, all very good) and something like a bizillion others

    read this one, dun remember the name, it was disturbing and great at the same time... the feast or something like that maybe ... older book... need to find it.. never finished it and it was packed away when we moved...
     
  6. Levi

    Levi Sent Back to India

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    I've been more into Fiction, Sci-Fi, Horror and other such categories. Never been into romance or such.

    Favorite book till now ยป Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Also I have read Sidney Sheldon (Doomsday Conspiracy ROX), The Bourne Identuty, Supremacy & Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum area a great read.

    P.S. Anyone read Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody?
     
  7. Marguerida

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    I've heard the first book as audio book. One time I don't need more, it's not really my humor.
     
  8. Levi

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    Tell me about it. I read the first 4-5 pages and had an ultimate urge to commit suicide for starting to read it. I dunno how I even managed to read till there. I really like parodies but this one bit my ass.
     
  9. Anonymous

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    i've read the sword of truth series its pretty good but it is long.
    What is the Hitchhikers guide to the universe about?
     
  10. Zevrillion

    Zevrillion Founder Retired Staff

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    Has anyone read flowers for algernon. Its quite old but oe of the best books I have ever read.

    If you think Sword of truth is long than you should read Wheel of Time.
     
  11. Marguerida

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    @mordecai: It's just to crazy and stupid to tell. I would never read it so I was lucky that my neighbour got it on CD. One boring evening with my computer, listening to this and just don't compare them with JKR's people. This would be just to cruel especially for Ron.

    @feartheturtle: I don't think I can tell you what the Hitchhiker is about. It's about everything. It about Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent. Ford is an Alien and saves Arthur. Both hitch-hike through the galaxy.

    It's just to complicated to explain. Just read it or listen to the BBC radio play

    Edit: Or wait for the movie, coming this year I think
     
  12. Levi

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    Bah! Wheel of Time is not long. No, no, not at all. Its uber-long. I have the books with me and I want to start reading them since everyone tells me they are nice and all. But just one look at the size and I retreat. I dunno how Robert Jordan wrote all that.
     
  13. Zevrillion

    Zevrillion Founder Retired Staff

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    No they arent that long when you have started reading. I read them 2years ago in swedish and than they are 18 books. It took me one and a half month to read them. Ok, I was obbsessed. Maybe read the whole time. But I really recommend them if you havent read them. And now I am wating for the next book to come out.
     
  14. Anonymous

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    have any of you guys read any of the dragon lanced series those are interesting.

    Its just amazing at how lond some books and series can be. I find that sometimes its just redicules and doesn't need to be that big.
     
  15. Zevrillion

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    I think I have read some of the books in the dragonlance seires but that was years ago so I am not sure. If you want good fantasy you should also read Raymond E Feist RiftWar Saga. They are really good.
     
  16. Antivash

    Antivash Until we meet again... DLP Supporter Retired Staff

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    Read a few of the dragonlance books... they were decent... dun remember the names though <_< ...

    Surprisingly, the Magic: The Gathering books are actually decent. Ive got a few of them. *shrugs* Think if youre into the Dragonlance you might like them
     
  17. Narf

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    18?? Hmm, here in America there are only ten books. ::shrugs::
    I can't wait for Knife of Dreams to come out too, I heard he's going to release it in October of this year. He left us with many questions in the last book, hopefully they'll be answered in book #11. One and a half months? Wow, impressive. I could never do that.

    I have read Flowers for Algernon! I loved that book, a tad bit sad, though.

    My friend read the Dragonlance series, but I never started reading them. I really need to start in that series.

    Has anyone read The Stranger by Albert Camus? I absolutely love that book.

    Oh, and of course, The Great Gatsby (hence my signature). I had to read that for school, so it was amazing that I actually liked the book.
     
  18. Anonymous

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    has anyone read the books A game of thrones, A storm of swords and, A clash of Kings. There in a series, still waitng for the fourth book to come out.
     
  19. Marguerida

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    @feartheturtle: Could you please tell me the Author? Most of the books I read were translated into German and so I don't know the English titles.
     
  20. Zevrillion

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    I have read A game of thrones, A storm of swords and, A clash of Kings. They are good but I hate them to. It never happens enything good in those books. It only misery and misery.