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Discussion in 'Books & Literature' started by LiddyRules, Aug 15, 2005.
Alice in Wonderland/Through The Looking Glass - I know how gay
Stephen Kings "Insomnia". Read it once, but it was referenced heavily in DT-7 The Dark Tower, and I had to go back & re-read.
Angels and Demons, Dan Brown... I already read his first two, Digital Fortress and Deception Point, which were both PHENOMENAL (thanks, Jimmy).
Angels and Demons was much better than DaVinci Code in my opinion.
I just got done with Chainfire from Terry Goodkind. I think it was book 9 of the Sword of Truth Series.
At work I am reading Dante's The Inferno and at home i just got The Gunslinger by Stephen King.
Call me a faggot, but I am plowing through the entire Star Wars collection of books. I have about 30 to go.
American Gods- Gaiman
Good Omens-Gaiman and co
"Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd" by Nick Mason....its not really that good. He writes in this dry british wit thats annoying and he doesnt really give any details about the creative process or anything. Its just like "...so we wrote darkside of the moon and then released it, whatever"
FHM magazine. Shoppers guide, and the back of shampoo bottles.
me too! shampoo bottles are a good read for a shit.
preformance welding & advanced tig welding
Road Signs, And Wackbag threads
Dante's Inferno. not exactly light reading, but one fucked up story.
Very good stuff. But the New Jedi Order books were incredible.
Currently, The Shining. Have to read the book.
Black Brothers Inc by Sean Patrick Griffin, a story of the Philadelphia-based Black Mafia. I'm almost finished, next I'll be re-reading A Confederacy of Dunces.
My favorite (non Stephen King) book.
Currently reading (painstakingly slow- damn replays make for less time reading): Stephen King's Apt Pupil from "Different Seasons"
Pillars of the Earth/Ken Follett , really good book i just finished reading for the 2nd time and if you like first person accounts as far as history is concerned read: blood red snow, and the forgotten soldier very good books
on the news the other day they talked about the Da Vinci code said that it's the second most read book after the bible
Sho-Gun. This is the third time I am reading it. I tend to reread books every few years. I always find something new. I love "The World According to Garp". I've read that about 10 times. I really suggest it. There's a bunch of others, but they are mostly books only women enjoy.
The owners manual for the Alpine unit I installed in my car. Not trying to be a smartass but its the truth.
Angels and Demons was by far the best of his books. By the time I got to Deception point, I got tired of him using the same exact formula in each of his books, same characters, just different names. I read all 4 in a week and since they were so similar, all four books are blurred together.
I just started Collapse by Jared Diamond. His last book, Guns Germs and Steel was the best book I have ever read.
Freakonomics. A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything.
It's pretty cool. The chapter I'm on now addresses if people with decidedly black names are at a economic disadvantage because of it. Another chapter attributes one of the reasons for decline in violent crime starting in the mid-90's to Roe v. Wade. They cover a number of different topics in the book that showcase surprising correlations and interesting data points behind everyday things.
If you haven't studied Economics, the book is written in layman's terms. I was going to recommend it to our dear Professor Anthony as he seems to like this kind of stuff.
Apt Pupil is one of the most disturbing books i have ever read, and they did an awesome job writing a screen play for the film. King is an excellent writer, and has done a great job really making me cringe. when i was in a creative writing class in college, i was made to read Misery. i had seen the movie before hand, but no one could have prepaired me for the gruesome description of when she puts the log between his ankles, and smashes his legs so he won't go anywhere. two things in life i would never want to go thru, being burned alive, and being trapped with some crazed person who just keeps busting my legs just to keep me around. i have broken almost every bone in me, so i can imagine how much that sucks.
as far as disturbing books, American Psycho kicks ass. the coat hanger scene, and those of you who read the book with know what i'm talking about, is the sickest thing i've ever read in my life. sicker than Mein Kampf. those that have only seen the movie, it takes place when he gets the hookers to come up to his room. they hint at it in the movie, but it doesn't go into too much detail. those looking to be sick, can read that scene in the book, but don't say i didn't warn you! what am i talking about, this is wackbag, the only other place besides a Jimmy Norton show where AIDS is funny
I knew there was a book I was meaning to buy, but I couldn't remember- now I know! Thanks!
I love books with great description (even if its disturbing or gruesome stuff). I stopped reading a book about a quarter way through because the author used the word "stone" 4-6 times in one paragraph to describe the porch. I hate shit like that. Thanks again dog.