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Old 02-12-2008, 03:29 PM   #16
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Dude, 1984 rocked. A really good book, Im no bookologist but it certainly had a style that took you there.

you can read?!?

it's bibliophile, btw



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OS Card and GRR Martin both have some good Horror stuff too.

Lately I have been reading all the Richard Laymon books I can find. Awesome B movie Horror schlocker stuff. Largely unpublished in the US (censored?) until after Laymon's death in 2001.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:31 PM   #18
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One of my favorites that I haven't read in a long time is called "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn. It provides a unique look at family relationships.

Some of my other favorites are Nabokov's Lolita and Dan Simmons' Hyperion and Endymion books.

Unfortunately, I'm still trying to find time to get through the last Harry Potter.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:31 PM   #19
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you can read?!?

it's bibliophile, btw



HAHA i was making fun, i didnt know there was a real word for it......bibliophile....better than my second guess of bookerogropher
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:38 PM   #20
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I just started The Kite Runner from Khaled Hosseini. Read alot about the book and movie so decided it to give it a whirl.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:49 PM   #21
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you can read?!?

it's bibliophile, btw



Damn bookologist Nazi ! don't you have some autobots to shank somewhere !

oh....and what have YOU been reading lately ?
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:56 PM   #23
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+42! I loved that book. I believe it's out of print, though.

One of my buddies gave me the entire oeuvre of Tom Robbins for Christmas, so I'm now on book #3. Great fun, all of it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:29 PM   #26
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...Dan Simmons' Hyperion and Endymion books.
+1 on the Dan Simmons. The ending of the last Endymion book still bothers me.
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Dan Simmons is another one who has some great horror books. Notably "Carrion Comfort" about nazi vampires taking over the world, and even better "The Terror" based on the HMS Terror Franklin expedition to find the northwest passage through the arctic which ended in lead poisoned botulism cannibalism and to which Simmons lends a Lovecraftian beastly twist and dare I say Moby Dick flavor. heh "Moby Dick flavor" heh
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:14 PM   #28
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anyone read the Golden Ass by Apuleius (2nd century Roman)? Bestiality, pursuit, execution in the areana, bandits...what's not to like?
And Petronius' Satyricon is awesome. Viciously satyrical, written during the reign of Nero. Only survives in fragmented form, sadly, but the fragments are pretty wild. Greed and corruption and savagery are nothing new, it appears.
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Dude, 1984 rocked. A really good book, Im no bookologist but it certainly had a style that took you there.
If you liked 1984, read We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
It was written about 25 years earlier, and Orwell borrowed heavily. Huxley too.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:41 PM   #30
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I love Cormac Mccarthy. Although, I think this is his only book that didn't take 50 pages to get into.

I read it in 2 sittings while I was hoteling it during my work training.

I was pleasantly surprised by a book called "Parasites Like Us". Wickedly funny and frightening at the same time.

http://www.amazon.com/Parasites-Like...2866836&sr=8-1
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