I need a good book.... whats your favourite? (40)

1 Name: Alpha-bookworm : 2006-12-22 11:34 ID:jntfjN8j

Any recomendations? I want a ook that will make me think, or laugh, or cry, or touch me. Somehting well written... not like mot of the drivvel that is out atm!

examples of books i have liked
Tipping the velvet _cant remeber the author
A million little pieces - JAmes Frey
Celestine Prophesy - James redfield
gone with the wind - margaret mitchell

and many many more.
i am an avid reader and would love som suggestions

what is your fave book tat you read over and over again?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2006-12-22 12:06 ID:lCXLsVt6

Catcher in the Rye
Lord of the flies
Kurt Vonnegut (practically everything that was published is good)
Catch 22
and some others...

3 Name: Bookworm : 2006-12-22 20:55 ID:io42IwWX

I have to recommend John Banville's The Sea, which is probably the best book that I've read in the last 10 years. It recently went into paperback, and it won the Man Booker prize for 2005 (and deserved it). Definitely, definitely worth reading.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2006-12-26 02:42 ID:jLVG8VYa

Catch 22 is nice, and I thoroughly enjoyed Hyperion (by Dan Simmons).

I picked up the complete writings of Keats awhile back and am enjoying that too.
Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon. I'll finish this eventually...

5 Name: Oily Skin : 2006-12-29 09:49 ID:QgQ9cQUR

-the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy-

6 Name: Bookworm : 2007-01-12 10:07 ID:ak0lrn4Y

XD hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, waay out of the world

nyway i recommend (tho recomending these prolly isn't of any use since many reads it already) the Inheritance tirology by christopher paolini (ya know, eragon and eldest) and Mediator by Meg Cabot, i loved them. I also recommend the dragonlance series, different authors, one world, nice story

7 Name: Bookworm : 2007-01-19 21:47 ID:2VucXfV0

The Curious Incident of A Dog In The Night-Time
Made me think like hell.

8 Name: fart man : 2007-01-21 09:38 ID:8kGSt0O5

Lolita complex
Dirty house wife
Sadistic gay

9 Name: Zeouterlimits : 2007-01-21 20:11 ID:swMPIxv1

The Picture of Dorian Grey?
I'm reading it right now... it is a classic.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2007-01-22 07:06 ID:ro9hpMxg

wicked the life and times of the wicked witch of the west

11 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-21 17:35 ID:nkqvGBoX

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The little Prince :D
Bo Carpelan - Berg (The mountain)

12 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-22 08:35 ID:IkQzQJmT

Vernon Godlittle

13 Name: Bookworm : 2007-04-25 21:39 ID:9p5ZC5XT

Down To A Sunless Sea

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15 Name: Bookworm : 2007-05-15 20:44 ID:Mo4w5k+M

Interesting Times.
It made me lol a LOT.

16 Name: Bookworm : 2007-05-16 20:52 ID:fF/KWxV3

I'd suggest Les Miserables. It's a classic, a good read, long, and cheap.

Though I've heard from some that it is to long I enjoyed it.

Go with the Signet Classic translation. It is the best. Though if you'd like there are many free translations online... though you can't carry them around like a book unless you have a whole lot of paper you're willing to waste.

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18 Name: Bookworm : 2007-05-25 13:38 ID:58bGaPr+

Ender's Game and any books to follow it.

Exiles "Trilogy" - Melanie Rawn

Mercedes Lackey always makes me happy for a good fun read.

19 Name: Bookworm : 2007-06-05 08:36 ID:U51BxCmn


20 Name: Bookworm : 2007-07-06 07:48 ID:ojNKimEq


21 Name: ZOMBIEFUNK : 2007-09-17 23:27 ID:UgokzyZK

anything by Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Bukowski...preferably The Gonzo Papers Vol. 2 (on the Thompson Side) and Ham on Rye (for Bukowski)

22 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-18 05:23 ID:LCKPUVDS

Fight Club. I don't remember who wrote it, but it actually came out before the movie, though most people don't know that. Another good one is Wild Animus by Rich Shapero. Also, if you haven't already read the Dante trilogy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradise <?>), you should check those out too.

23 Name: Bookworm : 2007-09-21 04:09 ID:bbWMbC7w

anyone know any books similar to the Godfather?

24 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-24 04:46 ID:0fwXY568


Stolen Lives by Brian Reaves
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Daemon by Leinad Zeraus
Train Man by Nakano Hitori

25 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-29 07:18 ID:3roFMMhA

Read "The Bridge" by Iain Banks.

26 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-29 23:47 ID:k8Stg0lN

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

27 Name: Bookworm : 2007-12-03 18:26 ID:Fn/5uIoU

The Dune series.
Just avoid the shit that Frank's son and KJA wrote.
Nothing like spoiling things from the end of the series in the second prequel, eh?

28 Name: Bookworm : 2007-12-03 20:50 ID:cMF7bCfK


> Nothing like spoiling things from the end of the series in the second prequel, eh?

That's why it's called a prequel and not 'the first Dune books' or something.

29 Name: walpaper : 2007-12-04 01:01 ID:yO52igPi

100 years of Solitude.
forget author

30 Name: Bookworm : 2007-12-22 02:47 ID:S+pJgX8L

Snow Crash or The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson. Or any of his other books, although those are the best.

Anyone here able to recommend me other authors similar to Stephenson with the same high level of writing? He's the once who got me hooked on cyberpunk, but I haven't been able to find another author of his caliber since. William Gibson is quite good, but not as good. I'm slowly making my way through Stephenson's historical fiction, which is actually making me like a genre I usually hate, but even crazy vagabonds with no penis can't make me as happy as his sci-fi.

31 Name: Zanketsuden : 2007-12-27 17:41 ID:YI68QIOn

Amazing Grace

32 Name: Bookworm : 2007-12-28 05:40 ID:c8jq2qy1

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.
It's a short read, but one of the best you'll ever come across.

33 Name: Bookworm : 2007-12-28 23:39 ID:cAetYqFe

Orson Scott Welles.

34 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-17 23:25 ID:cRbp0NW/

My favorite book that I've ever read?

That's a tough question, but Mandala, by Pearl S. Buck, or perhaps We Lovers by Tanaka Yutaka. We Lovers is really heavy/depressing, though. Ever read a post-apocalyptic story? We Lovers is sort of like that, but "pre-apocalyptic". It's about the last generation of mankind. I don't know think it's been translated into English, though. That reminds me, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart, which is post-apocalyptic, is amazing. Both We Lovers and Earth Abides have the same sort of dark beauty to them. And you don't have to know Japanese in order to read Earth Abides.

Oh! Mikhail Bulgakov's novella The Fatal Eggs is pretty good.

So yeah, there are some options.

35 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-18 22:09 ID:+mn0u7oC

Do you mean Orson Scott Card? Orson Welles's middle name was Orson (his first name is George) and he didn't write any books.

36 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-19 04:16 ID:pA1WkkRF


The author of 100 years of solitude is Gabriel Garcia Marquez. :)

I'd recommend Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, it's been my all-time favourite for the past few weeks ;)

37 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-26 16:14 ID:PmQ64E6o

Read the Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Great book!

38 Name: bookmark : 2008-05-12 23:43 ID:w9LR3zdU

My list is long but here it is:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and the books to follow
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1984 by George Orwell
Lost Horizon by James Hilton
And Then There Where None by Agatha Christie
The Innocent Mage and The Awaked Mage by Karen Miller
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jorden
Dune by Frank Hurbert
Inheritance trilogy by Christopher Paolini
The Redwall series by Brian Jacques (they are targeted to a young age group but the storys are really good)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolken
A Wrinkle in Time by Medeleine L'engle
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Smoke Theif and the books to follow by Shana Abe
anything from Jame Patterson, Stephen King, Temora Pierce, and Garth Nix
(I can continue the list...but you probably get the idea already)

39 Name: FlyingMohawk : 2008-05-15 04:43 ID:B5HJL9qk

Gotta agree with 38 on

A Brave New World by Huxley
1984 by Orwell

and along the lines of dystopia novels i also suggest

Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury
A Handmaids Tale by Margret Atwood

40 Name: Bookworm : 2008-05-27 05:59 ID:i1Zm3sbL


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