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1 Books on Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:45 pm

What books you guys like to read? Favorite authors? Do you even read at all?

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2 Re: Books on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:43 pm

Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy

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3 Re: Books on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:48 pm

Military history, historical fiction, sci-fi. I'm a fan of Harry Turtledove and Steven Coonts. I've actually got a signed first edition of Flight of the Intruder when I went to a community lunch with him. (No, I'm not lying, sillys Razz )

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4 Re: Books on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:50 pm

OH MAH GOD YES.

Douglas Adams is one of my absolute favorite authors. I just finished re-reading The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul and The Salmon Of Doubt. Very Happy

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5 Re: Books on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:54 pm

Ellis wrote:Military history, historical fiction, sci-fi. I'm a fan of Harry Turtledove and Steven Coonts. I've actually got a signed first edition of Flight of the Intruder when I went to a community lunch with him. (No, I'm not lying, sillys Razz )

I think i've read some Harry Turtledove, did he write Into the Darkness?

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6 Re: Books on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:57 pm

Paranoid wrote:
Ellis wrote:Military history, historical fiction, sci-fi. I'm a fan of Harry Turtledove and Steven Coonts. I've actually got a signed first edition of Flight of the Intruder when I went to a community lunch with him. (No, I'm not lying, sillys Razz )

I think i've read some Harry Turtledove, did he write Into the Darkness?

I believe he did, although I've never read it myself.

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7 Re: Books on Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:02 am

Terry Goodkind: Laws of magic. 12 part Fantasy series.
And offcourse Harry Potter. (Fantasy addict here)

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8 Re: Books on Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:59 am

Terry Pratchett, Greg Bear, Neil Stephenson.

Tons of manga.

And even more tons of Perry Rhodan, which is probably a life-long task at 2518 and counting issues at 60 pages each - in my case it's "I've read most of it over the past 17 or so years..." Very Happy

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9 Re: Books on Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:38 am

Favourite books that I always go back to from time to time....

Consider Phlebas - Iain M Banks - Intelligent Sci-Fi/Action. The easiest on the brain of the 'Culture' series.

World War Z - Max Brooks - Never have zombies been taken so seriously!

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - Film was rubbish, but the books take you to places no kids story should go....

Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger - I can't tell you why I like this book. Nothing much happens but it's bloody marvolous!

Commonwealth Saga - Peter F Hamilton - Nearly Finished. Epic tale that spans the Galaxy.

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10 Re: Books on Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:27 am

jimis wrote:Favourite books that I always go back to from time to time....

Consider Phlebas - Iain M Banks - Intelligent Sci-Fi/Action. The easiest on the brain of the 'Culture' series.

World War Z - Max Brooks - Never have zombies been taken so seriously!

His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman - Film was rubbish, but the books take you to places no kids story should go....

Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger - I can't tell you why I like this book. Nothing much happens but it's bloody marvolous!

Commonwealth Saga - Peter F Hamilton - Nearly Finished. Epic tale that spans the Galaxy.

Have you read the zombie survival guide by Max Brooks? I think World War Z is like a sequel or something. But yeah, reading that book at night makes you start to get really paranoid and start to make a zombie plan, just in case.

And i totally agree about his dark materials, they were great. Didn't bother seeing the film. I was like "Golden Compass? Come on, Alethiometer isn't that hard to pronounce."

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11 Re: Books on Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:47 am

I need more space for all my books. I like Stephen King's books, mostly Cujo, The Stand, Cell, Misery, and Gerald's Game. I've also been getting into Dean Koontz's stuff lately, and Michael Crichton (I love Jurasic Park). James Rollins is also good, he writes books like Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) but with more action. I also like Jack Ketchum, he writes stories that are scary cause they could happen. Even though they're teen serieses I like the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson and Redwall by Brian Jacques. World War Z is fantastic, so is the Zombie Survival Guide. I also enjoyed the Hannibal books by Thomas Harris, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (of course), the Dragon Throne Trilogy by Allison Baird, and the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. I also like Orson Scott Card's work, especially the Ender books, and I like all the Halo books. I pretty much read most things I come across, I'm even going to give Twilight a chance dispite all the horrible things I've heard about it. Oh, and the series that started my massive love for reading? Animorphs by A. K. Applegate. Totally fell apart at the end, but I loved it anyways.

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12 Re: Books on Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:02 pm

Biocat wrote:I need more space for all my books. I like Stephen King's books, mostly Cujo, The Stand, Cell, Misery, and Gerald's Game. I've also been getting into Dean Koontz's stuff lately, and Michael Crichton (I love Jurasic Park). James Rollins is also good, he writes books like Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) but with more action. I also like Jack Ketchum, he writes stories that are scary cause they could happen. Even though they're teen serieses I like the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson and Redwall by Brian Jacques. World War Z is fantastic, so is the Zombie Survival Guide. I also enjoyed the Hannibal books by Thomas Harris, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling (of course), the Dragon Throne Trilogy by Allison Baird, and the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. I also like Orson Scott Card's work, especially the Ender books, and I like all the Halo books. I pretty much read most things I come across, I'm even going to give Twilight a chance dispite all the horrible things I've heard about it. Oh, and the series that started my massive love for reading? Animorphs by A. K. Applegate. Totally fell apart at the end, but I loved it anyways.

Waheyy Redwall! i read the crap out of those as a kid and i still like to reread the ones i still have lying about. Very Happy Ima need to check out James Rollins after i finish with the books im reading atm. You make him sound neat. And yes, C. S. Lewis is an amazing author.

I enjoyed Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, but just never got around to finding a copy of Speaker For The Dead. I suppose i should. People say it's the best in the series. And i've been trying to get hold of a copy of Fall Of Reach for awhile now Razz

And good on you for trying Twilight. I don't like people who are opinionated about something they can't have an opinion on because they have never read. That said, i hated it. It made me want to punch Meyer in the jaw, but at least i can justify it, you see?

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13 Re: Books on Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:42 pm

Besides fantasy, sci-fi, horror and criminal books of various authors I tend to read some history books, although lately I don't have time for it.

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14 Re: Books on Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:16 pm

I've read Star Trek, Redwall, assorted other anthropomorphic animal fiction, books on miscellany and lesser known words, Discworld, Harry Potter, various national epics and classic works like The Kalevala and The Iliad, the occasional reference book, The Complete Peanuts, etc. Alas, due to lack of funds, I've fallen behind on many of these.

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15 Re: Books on Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:58 am

My favorites are The Catcher in the Rye, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, George Orwell's books, and Ayn Rand.

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16 Re: Books on Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:46 pm

I don't read books much but I have come to enjoy Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. I just picked up Storm Front after my friend told me a bit about the book and so far I'm enjoying it.

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17 Re: Books on Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:02 am

"The Name Of The Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss is a book that I'm currently reading.

And I do recommend it!

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18 Re: Books on Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:37 pm

[Takes deep breath]

Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Black Library books, Horus Heresy Series, Gaunts Ghosts, Soul Drinkers, Maximum Ride, Space Wolf series, Grey Knights Series, Military History, Military Vehicle Spec books (yeah I know...).... This list could go on forever.

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19 Re: Books on Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:03 am

Reading is something I do everyday all day.

I mainly only read fantasy novels though will dab a little in other things. Ironically my Favorite Book happens to be "The Giver" by Lois Lowry which happens to be scifi and not Fantasy.

I read tons of manga which I have yet to fine one I favor the most.

The same goes for web comics but of course SA is one of my top, along with better days and Mega Tokyo, which is also ironic seeing as Mega Tokyo and Sa are nothing like Better days....

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20 Re: Books on Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:07 am

Jack McDevitt: Priscilla Huchkins series. (First book, The Engines of God)
Timothy Zahn: Dragonback Seiries. (First book, Dragon and Thief)

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21 Re: Books on Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:10 am

My ones:
"Electrics generally"
"Theory of chains"
"Big book of pupil"

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22 Re: Books on Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:36 pm

Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum
Halo Series by Eric Nylund

Plus various history, aircraft, ship, and World War II books which I keep around the house.

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23 Re: Books on Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:57 pm

Zaran wrote:Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum
Halo Series by Eric Nylund

Plus various history, aircraft, ship, and World War II books which I keep around the house.


I've been meaning to read the Halo books but i can't find them anywhere. Sad

And the bourne series is great. Very Happy

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24 Re: Books on Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:00 pm

Paranoid wrote:
Zaran wrote:Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum
Halo Series by Eric Nylund

Plus various history, aircraft, ship, and World War II books which I keep around the house.


I've been meaning to read the Halo books but i can't find them anywhere. Sad

And the bourne series is great. Very Happy

They are usually in the sci-fi section of either Barnes and Noble, Borders, or any of the large chain book stores

Hell yea, though I was surprised when they killed off Marie in the movies.

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25 Re: Books on Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:08 pm

Zaran wrote:
Paranoid wrote:
Zaran wrote:Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Bourne Series by Robert Ludlum
Halo Series by Eric Nylund

Plus various history, aircraft, ship, and World War II books which I keep around the house.


I've been meaning to read the Halo books but i can't find them anywhere. Sad

And the bourne series is great. Very Happy

They are usually in the sci-fi section of either Barnes and Noble, Borders, or any of the large chain book stores

Hell yea, though I was surprised when they killed off Marie in the movies.

Different country brah, those bookstore names mean nothing to me. Thanks though. The biggest bookstore we have is Whittcoulls, and i think i've seen Fall of Reach in there like, once, when i happened to have no money on me. Can't find them in my local library either, and i can't get bloody Amazon to ship to New Zealand.


AND SAAAAAME.

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