Books You Love or Want Others to Read

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Predaking suggested this, so give him the credit.

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    I'll start:
    Snow Crash
    Neuromancer
    Deathbird Stories
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    Truman
     
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    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    "The Stars My Destination," also known as "Tiger, Tiger" and "The Demolished Man" both by Alfred Bester.
     
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    I always loved the Dark Tower series.
     
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    Every toy collector should read this and take it to heart:

    It's All Too Much- Peter Walsh

    others off the top of my head:
    Complete Short Stories- Flannery O'Connor
    The Brothers Karamazov- Fyodor Dostoyevsky <---probably my favorite book ever
    The Know-it-all- AJ Jacobs
    High Fidelity- Nick Hornby
    Songbook- Nick Hornby
    Cash- Johnny Cash <--- this gets name dropped in High Fidelity, but I love it independently of that.
    Screwtape Letters- CS Lewis
    A Girl Named Zippy- Haven Kimmel <--- my wife's favorite author. I like her too.

    I have read all of those multiple times over the years. They speak to me for a variety of different reasons.

    Also, I loved Oscar Wilde in high school and read basically everything he ever wrote, all the way down to the letters and poems he wrote in prison. I really loved The Picture of Dorian Grey and his short stories at the time, but I haven't read them in a long time and am not sure if they'd hold up for me today.
     
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    The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and the Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Phillip Pullman.

    The Odyssey by Homer

    In Pale Batalions and anything written by Robert Goddard

    That's all that comes to mind right now. Well, novels anyway.
     
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    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    "Flabbergasted" by Ray Blackston, especially for those of you who've ever visited a 20-something church singles group.

    "Batman: The Long Halloween" and "Dark Victory."

    "The Stand"- the abridged edition, if you can find it.

    And, if you've never read it, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
     
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    wicked: life and times of the wicked witch of the west - Greg Macguire

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter Thompson

    The Rum diaries - Hunter Thompson

    the collected works of edgar allen poe
     
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    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    The Masters of Rome series by Colleen McCullough:

    1. The First Man in Rome

    2. The Grass Crown

    3. Fortune's Favorites

    4. Caesar's Women

    5. Caesar: Let The Dice Fly!

    6. The October Horse

    7. Antony and Cleopatra.

    The Warlord Chronicles and The Nathaniel Starbuck Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell:

    1. The Winter King

    2. Enemy of God

    3. Excalibur

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    1. Rebel

    2. Copperhead

    3. Battle Flag

    4. The Bloody Ground

    The Star Wars: Republic Commando series by Karen Traviss:

    1. Hard Contact

    2. Triple Zero

    3. True Colors

    4. Order 66

    The Troy Trilogy by David Gemmell:

    1. Lord of The Silver Bow

    2. Shield of Thunder

    3. Fall of Kings (finished posthumously by Stella Gemmell)
     
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    "The Call of Cthulhu" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

    The Mist by Stephen King

    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

    Prey by Michael Crichton

    The Eleventh Plague by John S. Marr and John Baldwin

    1984 by George Orwell

    The Time Machine by H.G. Welles
     
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    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    The entire Dune series, by Frank Herbert

    The Santaroga Barrier, by Frank Herbert

    Hellstrom's Hive, by Frank Herbert (obvious pattern yet?)

    Footfall, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

    The Odyssey, by Homer

    The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
     
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    The reality Disfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist, The Naked God - trilogy by Peter F Hamilton

    Things My Girlfriend and I have Argued about - Mil Millington (writer of the website of the same name)

    Nightwatch - Terry Pratchett
     
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    The Color Purple
    The Shining
    The Great Gatsby
    And too many Star Wars novels to list.
     
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    Trying not to mention stuff that has already been mentioned:

    Lamb by Christopher Moore
    Amazon.com: Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal: Christopher Moore: Books

    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Amazon.com: Ender's Game: Orson Scott Card: Books

    Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
    Amazon.com: Survivor: A Novel: Chuck Palahniuk: Books

    Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
    Amazon.com: Breakfast of Champions: Kurt Vonnegut: Books

    Post Office by Charles Bukowski
    Amazon.com: post office: A Novel: Charles Bukowski: Books

    Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
    Amazon.com: Motherless Brooklyn: Jonathan Lethem: Books


    And to KD, thanks for that tip. I definitely plan on checking out that book, it sounds perfect for my state of mind these days.
     
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    seeker311 The Collector

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    Anythin by Kurt Vonnegut
     
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    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk
    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
    Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
    Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
    Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
    From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
    Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
    The Good Guy by Dean Koontz
    The Bone Parade by Mark Nykanen
    Duma Key by Stephen King
    Deal Breaker by Harlan Cohben
    Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison
    The Ice Harvest by Scott Phillips
    Ghost Hunting by Jason Hawes
    Next by Michael Crichton
    Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
    Fear Nothing by Dean Koontz
    Songs of the Doomed by Hunter S. Thompson

    Oh, I've got more. This is my short list:lol 
     
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    I tend to read more non-fiction than anything, but a short list...

    Fiction

    "Catcher in the Rye" - JD Salinger
    "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" - Harlan Ellison
    "1984", "Animal Farm" - George Orwell
    "Calvin and Hobbes" (any book) - Bill Watterson

    Non-Fiction

    "The FairTax Book" - Neal Boortz/John Linder
    "FairTax: The Truth - Answering the Critics" - Neal Boortz/John Linder
    "Somebody's Gotta Say It" - Neal Boortz
    "Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity" - John Stossel
    "Brain Droppings" - George Carlin
    "Bias" - Bernard Goldberg
     
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    Anything by Gary Larson
     

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