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Sinister
06-09-2005, 06:26 PM
just wanna know. and I made an effort to be creative after the_goddess told me it could be a good idea.

mine : Lord Of The Rings series, Stephen King stuff, and a Graham Masterton novel : Tengu (anyone else read that one ?)

Sin Studly
06-09-2005, 06:28 PM
Once Were Warriors, What Becomes of The Brokenhearted, Jake's Long Shadow, A Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting, Porno, The Gap series, Word of Honour, The Lions Game, Brave New World, shit that I can't remember.

JohnnyNemesis
06-09-2005, 06:31 PM
Franny And Zooey, The Catcher In The Rye, Nine Stories, Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (JD Salinger), The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien), Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin), Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston), Journal Of A Teenage Genius (Helen V. Griffith), When I Was Puerto Rican (Esmeralda Santiago), Fast Food Nation (Eric Scholsser), No Logo (Naomi Klein), Triple Exposure: Black, White and Red in the 1950s (Dexter Jeffries).

Tired_Of_You
06-09-2005, 06:38 PM
I won't be original and say that George Orwell's books are pretty good. Brave New World is also very good.

JohnnyNemesis
06-09-2005, 06:40 PM
Oh, and let me add Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (John Perkins), The Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison), In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in el Barrio (Phillipe Bourgois), Chango's Fire (Ernesto Quinones), My Brother (Jamaica Kincaid), Woman Hollering Creek, The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros), Free Culture (Lawrence Lessig), Rule of the Bone (Russel Banks)

irishpunkrockgirl
06-10-2005, 08:10 AM
the da vinci code, angels and demons by dan brown ,angelas ashes(my favourite!) by frank mcCourt.

the_GoDdEsS
06-11-2005, 12:27 AM
Effort appreciated.

Faust (J.W. von Goethe), The Portrait of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde), Changing Places (David Lodge), The Collector (John Fowles), Beloved (Toni Morrison), Animal Farm (George Orwell), some novels by Hemingway and Nine Stories (Salinger).

the_GoDdEsS
06-11-2005, 12:29 AM
Franny And Zooey, The Catcher In The Rye, Nine Stories, Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (JD Salinger

I never got to read Seymour but always wondered what happened to him. A couple of years back I used to love The Catcher in the Rye. I don't know if I'd like it now but somehow I think Salinger's short stories are even better.

Mentally_Challenged
06-11-2005, 12:30 AM
Like irishpunkrockgirl said: The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. I haven't actually read much else lately...

Radi0_havana52
06-11-2005, 12:51 AM
john saul and dean koontz are my favorite writers

Endymion
06-11-2005, 01:28 AM
Death By Water - Tim Miller
Elizabeth Must Die - Jeremy Needle
Flicker - Theodore Roszak
Angelwings & Finerthings - Paul Jessup
The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
The Waste Land - T. S. Eliot
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Ulysses - James Joyce
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Slapstick - Kurt Vonnegut
Lexicon Devil - Brendan Mullen
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
Meta Math! - Gregory Chaitin
Feynman's Lectures on Computation - Richard Feynman
QED - Richard Feynman
Introduction to Artificial Life - Chris Adami
A New Kind of Science - Stephen Wolfram

Vera
06-11-2005, 03:04 AM
I am le lame.

Joyce Carol Oates, "Zombie" (inside the mind of a serial killer wanting to create his own zombie - just awesome)
Chuck Palahniuk, "Fight Club" (didn't see that one coming, huh?)
the Harry Potter series (wow, geek)
the Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy
Irvine Welsh, "Trainspotting" & especially "Porno" (<3)
the Adrian Mole books

...Oh, I so fail with this list. I should probably make a comprehensive list of ALL books I like, otherwise I'll just be stuck with only the ones I can remember.

notoriousdoc
06-11-2005, 03:07 AM
Hitchiker's guide to the galaxy series-1 more book to go:D

Sin Studly
06-11-2005, 03:36 AM
I am le lame.

I'm adding Palahniuk's "Fight Club", "Lullaby", "Survivor", "Invisible Monsters" and the Hitchiker trilogy to my list.

And I agree with Vera, nobody could make a comprehensive list unless they're a semi-illiterate moron. We all have books we love and forget.

Oh, I'm adding "Purfume" by Patrick Süskind and "Dracula" by Bram Stoker.

Noodles is gay
06-11-2005, 03:42 AM
Iliad & Odyssey - Homer
Satyricon - Petronius
The Bacchae - Euripides
The Picture of Dorian Grey - Oscar Wilde
The Metamorphoses - Ovid
The Stranger - Albert Camus
Gates of fire - Stephen Pressfield
Complete poems of Tennyson
Complete poems of Wilde
Mort - Terry Pratchett
Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
I, Claudius - Robert Graves
The Stand - Stephen King

They're just the ones I can remember at this time in the morning.

Preecey
06-11-2005, 03:44 AM
I'm currently reading 'The Da Vinci Code', but I tend to read books by Terry Pratchett because his books are so funny yet deep.
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Punky Dudess
06-11-2005, 04:02 AM
anything by Stphen King. at the moment, its Salem's Lot.

Aimeht
06-11-2005, 05:39 AM
The satanic bible.

Sinister
06-11-2005, 06:54 AM
hey I forgot the most important ones :

"The Offspring" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Ignition" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Smash" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Ixnay On The Hombre" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Americana" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Conspiracy Of One" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Splinter" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland

:D

JohnnyNemesis
06-11-2005, 07:34 AM
Beloved (Toni Morrison), Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Amen, amen. Both wonderful.


I never got to read Seymour but always wondered what happened to him. A couple of years back I used to love The Catcher in the Rye. I don't know if I'd like it now but somehow I think Salinger's short stories are even better.

Yeah, Catcher in the Rye changed my life and completely blew my mind. I still think it's the best ever, but his short stories are even more enjoyable. I love his obsession with the Glass family. If I find another copy of Seymour, I'd be happy to send it to you, or order it for you, or whatever. Sharing literature is a beautiful thing.


I'm adding Palahniuk's "Fight Club"
I'll add that to mine too.

Vera
06-11-2005, 07:55 AM
You spend your freetime reading Offspring lyrics booklets often?

Sin Studly
06-11-2005, 08:10 AM
The satanic bible.

You can't be serious.

That book is harder to read than the Bible, the Quran, the Egyptian Book of The Dead, the Communist Manifesto, The Prince and Mein Kampf put together.

the_GoDdEsS
06-11-2005, 08:19 AM
Yeah, Catcher in the Rye changed my life and completely blew my mind. I still think it's the best ever, but his short stories are even more enjoyable. I love his obsession with the Glass family. If I find another copy of Seymour, I'd be happy to send it to you, or order it for you, or whatever. Sharing literature is a beautiful thing.


Yup, it's kinda cool. And aw, thank you. I'm sure I could get hold of the book these days. I'll just have to read the rest all over again too. Didn't Franny and Zooey have this tattoed lady thing? I think I once wrote down a quote with a tattoed lady.

Noodles is gay
06-11-2005, 09:03 AM
Noods, why do you write 'Dorian Grey' & not 'Dorian Gray'? I know you & Wilde have a special relationship so my guess is you have a special reason.

Maria

correct, I have a very special reason for it.

Endymion
06-11-2005, 09:06 AM
correct, I have a very special reason for it.

the common british way to spell the color is 'grey', but this is a proper name and wilde spelled his name gray, did he not?

coke_a_holic
06-11-2005, 09:07 AM
I'd say that America (the book) by Jon Stewart is the one I'm reading now. It's hilarious, I reccomend it to anyone who enjoys cynical views of the remaing superpower.

fairy call
06-11-2005, 09:11 AM
Alice's adventures in wonderland - Lewis Carroll
Through the looking glass - Lewis Carroll
L'étranger - Albert Camus
Titus Groan - Mervyn Peake
Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake
Le spleen de paris - charles beaudelaire
Junkieverdriet - Jotie T'Hooft
The melancholy death of oysterboy - Tim Burton

Vera
06-11-2005, 09:12 AM
America The Book is awesome. One day when I've enough money to spend it on books I've already read, I'll buy it.

JoY
06-11-2005, 09:20 AM
hey I forgot the most important ones :

"The Offspring" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Ignition" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Smash" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Ixnay On The Hombre" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Americana" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Conspiracy Of One" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland
"Splinter" lyrics booklet - Bryan Keith "Dexter" Holland

:D
how nausiating.


I know I'm going to sound -majorly- silly & teeny here.. but when I was about fourteen, I fell deeply, head over heels in love with "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" by Joanne Greenberg if I'm not mistaking. I asked my English teacher what he thought of the book & he said; "too difficult to read for anyone in this class, certainly without a dictionary." I kind of raised one eyebrow & said; "but.. I read it last week.." now he raised his eyebrow & said; "well, what did you think about it?" I answered that I loved it & ever since, my English teacher & me were a tiiiny little bit closer to each other, which was nice.

but this was all completely unnecessary information. Tulip Fever was kind of nice, too.

darko
06-11-2005, 09:28 AM
ecstasy by Irvine Welsh
The Vampire Chroncles by Anne Rice

Preecey
06-11-2005, 09:30 AM
I got to say, though, that Lord of The Rings was good, albeit a little long.
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coke_a_holic
06-11-2005, 09:50 AM
I almost forgot: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card was a great novel. I loved it, so much.

killer_queen
06-11-2005, 10:33 AM
all books of garcia marquez. i don't know their original names.

Cejus
06-11-2005, 11:45 AM
all books of garcia marquez. i don't know their original names.
I like Gabril Garciía Marquez's "Crónica de una muerte anunciada"!! (dunno how it's called in english... it's this novel where you know since the beginning that a man is going to die).

My favourite books are:

- 1984, by George Orwell
- Lord of the flies, by William Golding
- Nunca seré tu héroe (I'll never be your hero), by María Menéndez-Ponte
- Rimas, by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
and any short story written by Edgar Allan Poe or Guy de Maupassant :D

RXP
06-11-2005, 11:52 AM
The Twits - Roald Dahl
Fightclub

Law's Empire - Ronald Dwrokin
The Concept of Law - H.L.A Hart
Marxism and Law - Hugh Collins
Quantum Reality - Nick Herbert (from what I've read so far)

Vera
06-11-2005, 11:57 AM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is great, yeah. I read his book "Of Devils and Angels" or something like that and I should read "One Hundred Years of Solitude".

Sin Studly
06-11-2005, 09:41 PM
I wanna add "Of Mice and Men" now. And if plays count, I wanna add "Death of a Salesman" and "Titus Andronicus".