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  • kschold
    235 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Lucifer's Hammer by Niven & Pournelle. Great end of world bedtime story. :wink:
  • ant41789
    25 posts
    edited December 2012
    Try some of chuck palahniuk stuff. Fight club, choke, invisable monsters, survivor ..
  • Ammaterasu
    113 posts
    edited December 2012
    Terry Pratchett!!

    I'm learning english by myself, so I read a lot.
    I enjoy Pratchett's books so much! His writing is gorgeous and witty.

    Some of my favourites: Tolkien, Bradbury, Huxley, Murakami, Lemony Snicket.

    I also like Poe, but I read him in Spanish, is too much for me in English.

    I'm enjoying this thread so much! Loads of valuable recommendations!
  • feelin_irie_685
    151 posts
    edited December 2012
    I can't seem to access my Springfield at all still. Does anyone have a good book to recommend? I've already read all of Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, 50 shades of Grey, Twighlight series, the Bible, and all of Dostoyesvski.
    Thanks in advance

    All of Dostoevsky is something to be commended, that's a grip. I did finish the brothers karamazov though, that was a happy day. I like to read a lot of hemmingway, repeatedly. There's always Haruki Murakami, and I really likes the devil in the white city. My favorite book is probably East of Eden. Graham Green too, I just * love books. :lol:
  • Toj427
    438 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Wow. I posted a few books from a guy that actually wrote the bulk of the series the Simpsons and got no reaction. I figured if anyone had read or heard of them it would be someone here.
  • zuzupj
    1452 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Toj427 wrote:
    Wow. I posted a few books from a guy that actually wrote the bulk of the series the Simpsons and got no reaction. I figured if anyone had read or heard of them it would be someone here.

    I made a mental note to check it out, if that helps.
  • Toj427
    438 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Nope. I've fallen into a pit of despair that nothing can possibly help over this, but thanx for your concern.
  • lynpenny327
    52 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Can't believe no one mentioned the Wicked series! Great mix of fantasy, drama and humor.
  • battyguy
    1123 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I have a riveting corporate accounting book. Will make you sleep like a baby.
    Is there anyone out there?
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    I meant to mention that my wife swears by the Outlander books by Gabaldon. Not read them myself, but she thinks that they are the bee's knees.

    And since there are a lot of them and they are all pretty long, you'll be good for some time.
  • lynpenny327
    52 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    battyguy wrote:
    I have a riveting corporate accounting book. Will make you sleep like a baby.

    BAH-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • zuzupj
    1452 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I meant to mention that my wife swears by the Outlander books by Gabaldon. Not read them myself, but she thinks that they are the bee's knees.

    And since there are a lot of them and they are all pretty long, you'll be good for some time.

    Meh. The first couple were okay, but after that it seemed like a chore I had to suffer through.
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I meant to mention that my wife swears by the Outlander books by Gabaldon. Not read them myself, but she thinks that they are the bee's knees.

    And since there are a lot of them and they are all pretty long, you'll be good for some time.

    I was given the first of these by a co-worker many moons ago and, well, wow... I was not prepared for the content.
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    spiffshine wrote:
    I meant to mention that my wife swears by the Outlander books by Gabaldon. Not read them myself, but she thinks that they are the bee's knees.

    And since there are a lot of them and they are all pretty long, you'll be good for some time.

    I was given the first of these by a co-worker many moons ago and, well, wow... I was not prepared for the content.

    All second hand knowledge, but yeah, apparently they get a little racy. And some of the companion pieces have some man-on-man *. I have no problem with the former (to each their own) but really, you need to write * scenes into your fantasy book?

    Again though, my wife does love them.
  • dougschoemer
    54 posts
    edited December 2012
    I would second the posters who mentioned House of Leaves, 11/22/63 & Middlesex. I would add that anything by David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) is a good choice, especially The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. I didn't see any Neal Stephenson recs in the thread, and would highly suggest the Baroque Trilogy. Finally, Dan Simmons has some amazing fantasy, horror and sci-fi novels. His retelling of the Trojan War in Ilium and Olympos are fascinating sci-fi.
  • Tony68k
    279 posts
    edited December 2012
    I would second the posters who mentioned House of Leaves, 11/22/63 & Middlesex. I would add that anything by David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) is a good choice, especially The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. I didn't see any Neal Stephenson recs in the thread, and would highly suggest the Baroque Trilogy. Finally, Dan Simmons has some amazing fantasy, horror and sci-fi novels. His retelling of the Trojan War in Ilium and Olympos are fascinating sci-fi.

    Just love Dan Simmons. The Hyperion quartet is simply brilliant. I'm going to try more of his shortly. Another author of the same standing, for me, is Peter F. Hamilton. On my third commonwealth novel at the moment.
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