read any amazing books recently?

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  1. gregles

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    I want to get back into reading books, has anyone read anything amazing which they are feeling compelled to tell others about.
     
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    I've recently been delving into Yukio Mishima's Sea of Fertility tetralogy. Dude may have been fucked in the head, but he could write.

    Also, I finally got my hands on a copy of the Fear Street Midnight Diary to replace the one I lost so many years ago. I love that thing.
     
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    Hard Contact
    Triple Zero
    True Colors
    Order 66
    501st

    Otherwise known as The Republic/Imperial Commando series by Karen Traviss. It gives an interesting view of the Clone Wars if nothing else...

    Also World War Z is fun.....

    The Big Book of Top Gear Books are a riot!
     
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    Yes this man is a genius. Also the Redwall series is a good book group.
     
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    A Champion's Mind, Pete Sampras's autobiography. A very compelling read for any tennis fan, it gives you a very good insight into the great man's mind, his trials, his tribulations, his opinions on the game, his rivalries and even down to what he was thinking during some matches. A 'must have' for every tennis fan! I've read it three times already and can see myself reading it again in the near future!
     
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    The best book I've "read" lately is Ready Player One by Earnest Cline. A wonderfully geeky read. I actually got the audio book version which is read by Will Wheaton. He does a fantastic job. I found this book to be so much fun I have listened to it three times and plan to pick it up when it goes to paperback as I do enjoy actually reading books.
     
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    Until They Bring the Streetcars back. It's a great book about a high school boy who helps out a mentally-disturbed student and, in the end, gets her father thrown into the slammer. But my favorite book always has been, and always will be, Where The Red Fern Grows.
     
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    i am reading d & d dragonium book and red dragon codex book and bronze dragon codex book from dragonlace
     
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    The Song of Ice and Fire series. Though to be fair, I didn't read them so much as I inhaled them.
     
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    World War Z by Max Brooks. I give it a read at least once a year.
     
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    I just finished the Hunger Games series. I wouldn't call them "amazing", but they're pretty good. Some elements of the final quarter or so of Mockingjay really caught me off guard, though; I really hadn't expected
    Finnick
    to die, and I was expecting
    Katniss to charge into President Snow's mansion, kill him there, and win the revolution
    . Also, although (thanks to Youtube comments on a track from the score) I already knew about
    Prim's death
    , I expected it to be more drawn-out and dramatic, and not so sudden (more like
    Rue's
    death was in The Hunger Games).
     
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    Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration

    Van Sweringen Brothers

    It's history stuff, but both are well written reads for people who enjoy such things.

    I wish there were a sci fi series out there that I thought was good and that I liked..... been a long long time lol
     
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    This one had me in tears laughing: Shit my dad says.
     
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    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Fight Club. The book is so goddamn insane
     
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    I recommend the Percy Jackson series. It is easily my favorite book series ever made. Every book in the series is funny, full of action, has great characters, and has a clever plot. If you saw the movie and didn't like it, I assure that the book is far better and that the movie is vastly different from the book (and I'm not just talking about small changes or omissions either). If you liked any of the Harry Potter books you will most likely enjoy this series.
     
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    The one that I've most recently finished is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. That was a few months ago, though. Honestly, it was way more entertaining than I thought it would be. I can't say enough good things about it! I'm currently reading Star Trek The Next Generation: Vendetta. So far, I'm feeling pretty good about it!
     
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    Japanese tales is a pretty good book. Even better when you don't get yelled at by a religous nut for reading it.
     
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    Uh if comics count then yeah Marvel Max Alias was downright amazing. Just finished Simon Clarks "darkness demands," was alright I suppose.
     
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    Take this guy seriously. Fella knows what's up.
     
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    I dunno if it's amazing but I've been reading a book about technology and the various sciences. Not that interesting of itself but since the book was written in the early 1990s it's amusing to read about early technologies before computers really became big and how they imagined things would be done in the near future. A good example is sat nav. They show a system where there are transmitters on lamp posts on each street corner and you had a big receiver stuck to your car windscreen and it would pick up the information from the street posts as you passed through them and show you a simple map on an LCD screen on the dashboard. The only real limitation being that the system would need millions of costly street transmitters.
     

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