Must-Read Books

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Re: Must-Read Books

Post by Bogey » Mon May 18, 2009 5:39 pm

Watch it with that filthy pig latin.
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Re: Must-Read Books

Post by Jay_Tee » Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:04 pm

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

If you liked The Matrix, you'll love this book. (yeah I know cyberpunk is dead, but so what?)

A Song of Ice and Fire series - George R.R. Martin

Kinda like Lord of the Rings, but with good writing and characterization. And sex. And swearing.
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Re: Must-Read Books

Post by htinezJ » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:34 pm

Farewell My Lovely- Raymond Chandler

This is the second title of R. Chandler's detective series featuring fictional character Philip Marlowe. His Omnibus has strong elements of 1950's LA culture, wrapped around suspense and murder. Don't read if your not into detective stories or private eye stereotypes.
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Re: Must-Read Books

Post by lazarus » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:04 pm

Now for a blast from the past....

I just finished 'The Magicians'; if you think Harry Potter as for 15 year olds, 'The Magicians' is for 30 year olds. There is a wizard school, magical lands, also fox sex and orgies. This guy is definitely standing on the shoulder of giants, but the book is great. You keep thinking he is ripping people off (maybe he is), but you end up not caring. Great book.

I saw this mentioned in this thread before. The Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin is a must read. It is fantasy (and possible future HBO series) and it is great. If he finishes, it will go down as a great series. As it is, the first 3 books are worth reading no matter what happens to the rest.
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Re: Must-Read Books

Post by joe » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:56 am

omg it's fucking LAZARUS

also: laz your email to phyr bounced, PM me for her new email (she didn't update it on the forums)

also i really liked the first half of snow crash where he describes the awesome futuristic world. the second half death with the story and was shit
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Re: Must-Read Books

Post by lazarus » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:35 pm

I love Snow Crash, but Stephenson has trouble finishing books as well as he starts them (Diamond Age, Anathem, etc), but damn, on the way there is a blast.
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never betray the way you've always known it is
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i never got cold wearing nothing in the snow

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