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Favorite Book/Series

wayfaerer

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ill give 5 for each, but feel free to give more or less, not that that needs to be said haha.

1. Stephen King's The Dark Tower Series
2. JRR Tolkien's works (yes, all of em)
3. Robert Jordan/James Rigney's Wheel of Time Series (RIP)
4. Tad Williams' Otherland Quadrilogy
5. Arthur C. Clarke's A Space Odyssey Series (still need the last book--fuckin hard to find)

1. The Five People You Meet in Heaven--Mitch Albom
2. Don Quixote--Cervantes
3. The Talisman--Stephen King & Peter Straub
4. Stuck in Neutral (Cant remember the author)
5. Night--Elie Wiesel

another REALLY good series worth noting, and once again, i cant recall the authors name. well, the series itself doesnt really HAVE a name, but the seperate books have names, 3 in total i think, though ive only read 2; that is a wrinkle in time, and a swiftly tilting planet. the latter of which was brilliant beyond words, if you ever see it, by the power invested in mankind, read it, or youve forgotten the face of your father.

theres really too many eh? Sword of Truth series, the Harry Potter books, ANYTHING by sai king (except dolores claiborne, that was god awful), the davinci code as well as angels and demons.

while im at it, ill include macbeth, though it is neither a series NOR a book, tis a play, and its aweosme as well--im really inot the mind-fuck aspect of literature, and watching and witnessing macbeth lose his mind was just too vivid and imaginitive.

if youre into the ancient shit, check out the epic of gilgamesh. its the oldest known text EVER discovered, and its fuckin awesome. Yes, EVER, older than the holy bible, but im not getting into my agnosticism. another day, another thread.

House of leaves, catch 22,

surreal

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Location: Arizona

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House of leaves, catch 22, brave new world, LotR series, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Siddhartha, White Fang, Call of the Wild, derp.

Re: House of leaves, catch 22,

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

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brave new world was amazing, but i never got the chance to finish it, and this was a long time ago, in between which pot consumed my memory, thus i remember almost nothing of it. read it back in grade 2.

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Dune

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

Dune

Re: Dune

wayfaerer

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dune?

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I find it hilarious that the

Ranulf

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Joined: Oct 15 2009

I find it hilarious that the bible blatantly plagiarized the Epic of Gilgamesh, also Beowulf was an epic epic.

Re: Dune

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

wayfaerer said

dune?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_%28novel%29

Re: I find it hilarious that the

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

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you noticed that too?! fuckin crazy eh?

and yes, beowulf was also VERY epic.

the bible was also an excellent fantasy novel as well.

it boils down to all fantasy style works being the same thing eh? someone dies, comes back to life, teaches good to the masses, vanquishes evil and delivers the world from darkness.

wise man once said: "creativity is knowing how to hide your sources" or something like that.

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Re: Dune

wayfaerer

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man, thanks for that, im havin a look for it the next time i hit up the bookworm, for sure. this type of thing is right up my alley. very greatly appreciated. cheers!

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Ranulf

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wayfaerer said

the bible was also an excellent fantasy novel as well.

lol, I see what you did there...

wise man once said: "creativity is knowing how to hide your sources" or something like that.

this

Re: I find it hilarious that the

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

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hehehe.

wise man once said: "the wisdom oft' heeds the wise"

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*puffs pipe* Indeed.

Ranulf

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*puffs pipe* Indeed.

Re: *puffs pipe* Indeed.

wayfaerer

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Joined: Apr 03 2011

m'yes, verily, verily.

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Re: Dune

wayfaerer

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just got back from the bookworm.

theyve never heard of it, wellbrad has, and he has his own copy, but he woudnt relinquish it, i dont blame him. apparently theyve never had a single copy of dune in the store since its been open (15 years). theyve had several copys of the follow ups by herberts son, but other than that. nada

twas pissy

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Re: Dune

karathrow

Joined: Oct 26 2010

wayfaerer said

just got back from the bookworm.

theyve never heard of it, wellbrad has, and he has his own copy, but he woudnt relinquish it, i dont blame him. apparently theyve never had a single copy of dune in the store since its been open (15 years). theyve had several copys of the follow ups by herberts son, but other than that. nada

twas pissy

Wait theyve never heard of dune?

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I'm reading this book called

Frogma

Joined: Jun 25 2008

I'm reading this book called Hyperion atm which is pretty amazingly good. Also some Asimov's that my brother leant me were amazing. Read LotR books and they were pretty good but not really my thing. A good sci-fi always gets me.

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James Patterson: Maximum Ride

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James Patterson: Maximum Ride :)

The Call of Cthulhu

Arteriorrhexis

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Joined: Oct 13 2008

The Call of Cthulhu

Re: I'm reading this book called

GrimacingGrimoire

Joined: Nov 27 2010

Hey...I just read that book(Hyperion)last week. It is good. The copy that I read was missing the first twenty pages and it still drew me in. Lucky, I didn't miss out out on the Priest's story...

Wow, no way! Did you know

Frogma

Joined: Jun 25 2008

Wow, no way! Did you know there is a sequel? I'm half way through it at the moment. I would have mentioned earlier but I thought noone would ever have read Hyperion so I didn't bother.

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BOOK CLUB!!!!!

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1984 The Things They Carried

jit

Joined: Mar 04 2009

1984
The Things They Carried

Harry Potter!

laoise

Laoise

Location: Northern Ireland, UK

Joined: Mar 31 2008

Harry Potter!

I've read almost all of

BacardiBreezer

My life is a chip in your pile. Ante up!

Location: NE Ohio

Joined: Aug 16 2010

I've read almost all of Stephen King's work, and I have never met a book by him I didn't like. I just love his style, and his stories. He will go down in history I think. His novels are great but I think my favorites are the short story collections. I enjoy Carl Sagan's work too. It was like a breath of fresh air for people who believe what we (he and I) do. Dean Koontz writes some good horror as well. Ambrose Bierce had a few good short stories, I remember reading an Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge in high school and loved it! Last book I read was Gone with the Wind :P

Re: I've read almost all of

wayfaerer

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ive read a lot of king, but not even close to reading all, or even most for that matter, due mainly to the fcat that most of my literate devotions are set to fantasy/high fantasy (ie wheel of time, LotR, otherland etc.), thought what i have read by king i consider to be my greatest influence in wanting to be a writer. the first SK book i read was the gunslinger, book 1 in the dark tower series, and i was utterly captivated from the start, and now ive read the series a good 8 or 9 times.

i definately agree with in that his short stories are phenomonal. 1408, the langoliers, everythings eventual, secret window/secret garden, the body.

one of my favorites outside of dark tower is hearts in atlantis. i just loved the way he made the stories move into one another, that is to say effortlessly.

for his single novels.....duma key, dreamcatcher, the green mile (even though its a novella series, technically), the talisman and black house with peter straub.

ive been menaing to check out some koontz. my mother has a whole book shelf of his works, including his poetry. anything youd recommend?

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Re: Dune

wayfaerer

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brad had heard of it, but marlena and sharon didnt have a clue what i was takin about. brad knows everything about books, i swear to god. theres not a book in that store he hasnt read. he recommended many king novels to me (as did my uncle, and brad also recommended the WoT series, the otherland series, and the space odyssey series. i owe my collection of knowledge in literature to brad, for sure. and my uncle of course

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Re: I'm reading this book called

wayfaerer

"Embrace your dreams."

Location: The Lifestream

Joined: Apr 03 2011

have you read arthur c. clarkes space odyssey series? if not, go check it out.

its essentially built around the theory of creation called panspermia, in that life came from other planets and influenced life on this one.

best sci-fi ive read, but ill admit, i havent read many.

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Re: I've read almost all of

BacardiBreezer

My life is a chip in your pile. Ante up!

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My favorite Koontz is probably Strangers. The way it turned out, I guess is really something I'd like to see happen to humanity.

My favorite short story collection from King is definitely Night Shift. Children of the Corn is in it, but the movie ended it way differently. Also The Boogeyman, classic horror but really effective. His recent one, Just After Sunset, has some really out there horror stuff, loved it. I got a collection of H.P. Lovecraft that I need to dive into.

Hmmm...

Solid Snake

Joined: Jul 22 2008

Not strictly novels here, but five of my faves:

Lord Byron's Don Juan - hilarious mock-epic poem
John Katzenbach's Hart's War
Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong
Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code
Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis

A couple of these I only read because I did an English degree, but I'm glad I did!

Re: 1984 The Things They Carried

Solid Snake

Joined: Jul 22 2008

What I read of 1984 (I know, I should've finished it) was immense. And The Things They Carried - one of those that's all too often forgotten about, mostly down to the (harshly and stupidly) overlooked genre of the short story.

Good shouts, mate!

Re: I've read almost all of

wayfaerer

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my favorite collection of short stories from king would be either everythings eventual, or full dark, no stars, which is fairly recent (not sure when it came out exactly).

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If you get a chance, read

Frogma

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If you get a chance, read Asimov's Foundation series. It's possibly (probably) the best sci-fi work ever.

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Re: If you get a chance, read

wayfaerer

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hahaha

i had also looked for that one in the bookworm, but brad and sharon both said at the same time, "good luck". apparently its extremely hard to come by, not cause of rarity, but because people dont trade it in.

infortunately see, the bookworm is my only source for getting books in my immediate area. i could go to st johns and hit up chapters, but thats a 5 hour drive just to get some overpriced books, well, overpriced for the most part anyways.

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