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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2010, 04:28:30 am »
Anything by Stephen King - my fav is The Shining

Ditto for Stephen King.. but my fav is The Stand.

The Stand is great but of course anything Steven King normally is.

His early work "The Skeleton Crew"  is quite good.   :)

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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2010, 07:30:36 pm »
On the subject of Stephen King:

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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2010, 12:31:20 pm »
On the subject of Stephen King:



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Re: Good Books for suggestions
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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2010, 02:25:39 pm »
Had to get in on this

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Goodbye, Darkness - William Manchester

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

World War Z - Max Brooks

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2010, 04:12:37 pm »
the only thing i rly read is fiction..crime/thriller type fiction. There are like 4 or 5 authors I read and that's it. Makes it easy for me though because it allows for just enough new releases as I could possibly have time to read these days. My five are:

John Sandford- the Prey series-just got gifted his newest one (ty <3)..the 20th in the series. I read the first one (rules of Prey) a year after it was published and have been reading them religiously since then (20 years ago)

Patricia Cornwell-Her series is about a medical examiner (Kay Scarpetta) and her genius niece, cop cohort, and FBI husband..this series is just as old as the Sandford one..Some of her books include the Body Farm, the Last Precinct, Blowfly, and Potters Field. These books are incredibly fast paced and very hard to put down.

James Patterson- Read him back like 15 years ago before he went nuts and started putting out like 10 books a year. I went off track after his last Alex Cross book got so ridiculous (guy has a bit of a God complex) and read his newest book , Witch and Wizard..which I just finished like 20 minutes ago. It was surprisingly entertaining. I think he's looking for a movie deal personally..but it was worth reading at least.

Faye Kellerman- she has a rly interesting series based on a couple with a cop main character, that saved a Jewish woman in the first book (like 10+ years ago) and they get together and get married and he converts and it is not only a major page turner where the stories are concerned, but also very enlightening when it comes to educating on Jewish lifestyle, traditions, and practices. The series is the Peter Decker and Rina Lazurus stories.

Jonathan Kellerman (her husband) He writes a great series about a psychiatrist (Alex Delaware) that assists his friend, a gay lieutenant (yah it's relevant that he's gay) in treating victims, and working crimes where there is a major psychological aspect to the criminology. I love these books..they never let me down story wise and are always incredibly fast paced.

that's pretty much it for me..my human growth and development teacher made me read "Men are from Mars and women are from Venus". that's about as far as I've strayed from my fab 5 in like 20 years..and wasn't I surprised that it was actually a very interesting read :tongue: ..I highly recommend it  :wink:
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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2010, 11:53:33 pm »
I forgot to put this on here:

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Snowflower and the secret fan by Lisa See

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2010, 03:56:19 pm »

I'm mostly done with the first.

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Re: Good Books for suggestions
« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2011, 04:20:03 pm »
currently i'm reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Others you guys might want to read:

Siddhartha, Herman Hesse.
The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault.
Mastery, George Leonard.
On the Road, Jack Kerouac.
Ishmael, Daniel Quinn.
Surely You Must be Joking, Mr. Feynman, Richard Feynman.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Mark Haddon.
The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester.
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson.
Goodbye, Darkness by William Manchester
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
lord of the flies, William Golding.
The Killer Angels, Michael Shaara.
Kokoro, Natsume Soseki
The Samurai's Garden, Gail Tsukiyama.
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.
The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
kaffir boy, Mark Mathabane
The Sailor who fell from grace with the sea- forgot the author
Men in the sun, Ghassan Kanafani
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey