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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by spincast375, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. spincast375

    spincast375 1/2 ton status

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    what do yall recommend

    just bought Fight Club, heard that author is pretty good


    was at barnes and noble in psychology section, that kinda stuff is primarliy what im lookin for. esp stuff on how people think adn the workings of the human mind, not books with just other peoples ideas, but books that will teach you adn help you to grow and advance... if u know what im talkin about

    tks,
    jw
     
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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Heck, you don't need a book to learn that kind of stuff. After all, you have access to the Lounge at CK5- we have more intelligence AND dysfunction than any book out there!!!!!!
     
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    Where's RJ?!!
     
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    Try a dictionary

    :wink1:
     
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    I can only recommend fiction, let me know if you want them
     
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    Dune, by Frank Herbert. Sci-fi, but is rather lacking in the sci-fi department. It's more politics and personal interaction, with a bit of obscure religion. It's hands-down my favorite book ever. :waytogo:
     
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    Dan Brown is probably my favorite author-

    Angles And Demons
    The Da Vinci Code
    Deception Point
    Digital Fortress

    The first two are the best ones.

    Also, any of the "The Wheel Of Time" series by Robert Jordan. There's 11 of them now, upcoming #12 will be the last-

    The Eye Of The World
    The Great Hunt
    The Dragon Reborn
    The Shadow Rising
    The Fires Of Heaven
    Lord Of Chaos
    A Crown Of Swords
    The Path Of Daggers
    Winter's Heart
    Crossroads Of Twilight
    Knife Of Dreams

    Most of those books are 600+ pages, and don't even think about starting in the middle of the series. This series makes J.R.R Tolkiens "The Lord Of The Ring" series look like a childs picture book. :eek1:

    James Patterson writes some good stuff too-

    When The Wind Blows
    Along Came A Spider
    Degree Of Guilt
    The Lasko Tangent

    Almost all of the books I've listed have been one or two sitters for me. Meaning I've read most of them in no more than two seperate sittings. I read The Da Vinci Code and Angles And Demons in one sitting. About 5 hours straight. :D
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I won't list every title, I'll just list my favorite fiction authors. I would recommend every book by each one of the following:

    Tom Clancy
    Nelson DeMille
    Matthew Reilly
    Jack DuBrul
    James Rollins
    Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
    Harold Coyle
    Eric Lustbader
    Dan Brown

    For non-fiction, I lean towards archeology, history, and anthropology. Off the top of my head, I would recommend two books by Graham Hancock; Fingerprints of the Gods and The Sign and the Seal. The old classics are always a good read too such as The Iliad and the Odyssey. I would also recommend 1984 by George Orwell, A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and of course The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. An old one, but very funny, is Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome.
     
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    With 3 young kids and a wife, I only have time for magazines right now.:doah:
     
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    I like any thing by Micheal Crichton.
     
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    I read alot but MAN, how do you do that? 5 hours straight???? That makes my head hurt just thinking about it. :doah: :bow:
     
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    I'm currently finishing the last Dark Tower book by Stephen King, next is the most recent by William Gibson; Pattern Recognition.
     
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    did he finaly finsh the series?!?!?!

    and it is compleat?

    if it is and your satisfide liet me know been wanting to read it but not if is isnot finshed, i liked "the eyes of the dragon" by king , really the only king i have read, too much hype
     
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    So far it's pretty good. It is the final in the series, gets really complicated in the last few books. This last one is over 800 pages. Ties ito a bunch of his other books too. I'm not a big King fan, but this series I've really enjoyed.
     
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is very good. The Stand By Stephen King. Someone already mentioned Tolkien (sp?). Attacks by Erwin Rommel is excellent as well.

    John
     
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    "The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams"
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0807842303/002-2271243-5952863?v=glance&n=283155
    I just bought it on Amazon. Eagerly awaiting it.

    And "The Writings of Samuel Adams"
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/14...1243-5952863?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155
    Not much description, but I'm going to order it. Hopefully it's his actual writing and not riddled with commentary, I hate that.


    Barnes and Noble sucks, walking through those doors is like entering a time warp.. I spent hours there over the last few nights but felt like 20 minutes... I'll probably be back there later today... :doah:
     
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    Now your're talkin'...... By the way, Micheal Crichton's latest book "State of Fear" is a good read for the tree hugger types who think global warming is a crisis.
     
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    Whats a "book" is that one of those movie things on paper???
     
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    ya that was a good one
    my 2 favorite books in the owrld are
    LINK by Walt Becker[​IMG]



    and Boys life By robert R. McCammon[​IMG]
     

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