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#1 Sethre

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:03 PM

So I kinda ran out of books to read so I'm wondering what other people's favorite books. My favorites are:

1. Inheritance Cycle

2. Percy Jackson Series

3. Redwall Series (Go hares)

4. Dreamhouse Kings Series

5. The Hunger Games

6. Divergent Series

Anyone have some other suggestions?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

The Golden Compass series. It has another name, but I can't remember it.
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The LOTR series
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

I meant to list LOTR... I'll have to check out the Golden Compass series.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

They're very good.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

They're very good.


I'll be sure to give them a look.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz is really good.

Death Troopers is prety decent if you like Star Wars and zombies, which you should if you are kicking around here.

If all else fails, read the bible.
Religious or not, something that has survived thousands of years of scrutiny is worth a read.

It is perfectly acceptable to fear and admire a being you could not possibly understand.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

The Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz is really good.

Death Troopers is prety decent if you like Star Wars and zombies, which you should if you are kicking around here.

If all else fails, read the bible.
Religious or not, something that has survived thousands of years of scrutiny is worth a read.


Seeing as I've grown up in a christian home I've learned all about the Bible (hence the name Caleb)... I'm not sure if I believe it or not but I have to say there is some stuff in there that seems pretty true.

I'll give Death Troopers a look though.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

Seeing as I've grown up in a christian home I've learned all about the Bible (hence the name Caleb)... I'm not sure if I believe it or not but I have to say there is some stuff in there that seems pretty true.

I'll give Death Troopers a look though.


Nearly every religious person that I know has never actually read the bible in any of its forms.
Learning religious doctrine through word of mouth and upbringing is a very different experience than reading the text yourself.
I am quite the opposite of what anyone would consider religious, but I still read the bible out of curiousity.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

1984, Burmese Days, God's Demon, Never Let me Go, The Divine Comedy, Fatherland, A Picture Of Dorian Gray and To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

Nearly every religious person that I know has never actually read the bible in any of its forms.
Learning religious doctrine through word of mouth and upbringing is a very different experience than reading the text yourself.
I am quite the opposite of what anyone would consider religious, but I still read the bible out of curiousity.


It makes sense, I won't be judging you or anything. But your right, growing up and learning about the Bible and whats in it is very different than learning it by either reading the Bible first hand or having someone tell you about it.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

1984, Burmese Days, God's Demon, Never Let me Go, The Divine Comedy, Fatherland, A Picture Of Dorian Gray and To Kill a Mockingbird.


I swore never to read To Kill A Mockingbird again after it gave me no useful advice on killing mockingbirds. It did teach me not to judge a man based on the color of his skin, but what good does that do me?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:21 PM

1984, Burmese Days, God's Demon, Never Let me Go, The Divine Comedy, Fatherland, A Picture Of Dorian Gray and To Kill a Mockingbird.


A fan of the classics?

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:06 AM

A Series of Unfortunate Events, Where the Red Fern Grows, House of Leaves, and probably others.

The Bible is a fascinating read in my opinion. A dragon waiting to eat a pregnant woman's baby and other crazy symbolic stuff awaits in Revelations.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:43 AM

Nagasaki no Kane - Takashi Nagai
The Night Angel trilogy - Brent Weeks
Among Thieves - Douglas Hulick
The Kojiki - Author unknown
Shuihu Zhuan - Shi Nai'an
Breverton's Phantasmagoria: A Compendium of Monsters, Myths and Legends - Terry Breverton

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

The Golden Compass series. It has another name, but I can't remember it.
Redwall
The LOTR series


The Golden Compass also goes by His Dark Materials. It's one of my favourite series, my computer is named after Lyra's daemon. Also, don't watch the movie after reading the book. They could've done so much better with the movie, but they really dropped the ball.

The PenDragon series - DJ MacHale
The Night Angel trilogy - Brent Weeks
Lightbringer series - Brent Weeks <- Only read the first book, but I loved it
The Inhumans trilogy - John Marco <- Borrowed from a friend and loved it, but I can never find it in book stores
Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
American Gods - Neil Gaiman

There's probably others but I can't remember them all.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

Ah, His Dark Materials, that's what it was.

The movie wasn't horrible, from an outside perspective, but yeah, compared to the book it sucked.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

I thought the visuals were great, but if they spend 20 more minutes on finishing the first book, it might've been received better.

I also don't see how they could have gotten much further in adapting the series without getting a ridiculous amount of religious backlash anyway.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

It's Kind of a Funny Story
Misery
Nightmares and Dreamscapes
To Kill a Mockingbird
13 Reasons Why
Pet Semetary
The Hobbit
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies
Anne of Green Gables

Some of these are meant for young adults so the writing is more simplistic but they all have stayed important to me for one reason or another.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:43 PM

13 Reasons Why was a very good book, I'm pretty sure I cried quite a few times.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

It was definitely a tearjerker. It's Kind of a Funny Story hit me hard too though >.<

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