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  • #31
    Bang The Drum Slowly
    Catcher In The Rye
    The Grapes Of Wrath

    are my favorites.



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    • #32
      for any History nerds:

      No Ordinary Time-it was about Franklin and Elenor Roosevelt's white house years. i cannot even count the number of times i was shocked and amazed while reading that book.

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      • #33
        The Count of Monte Cristo will always be my favorite book.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by drowe View Post
          for any History nerds:

          No Ordinary Time-it was about Franklin and Elenor Roosevelt's white house years. i cannot even count the number of times i was shocked and amazed while reading that book.
          i should pick it up, i'm a sucker for FDR
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          • #35
            Originally posted by drowe View Post
            for any History nerds:

            No Ordinary Time-it was about Franklin and Elenor Roosevelt's white house years. i cannot even count the number of times i was shocked and amazed while reading that book.
            I'll have to read that one. I'm a history nerd.

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            • #36
              Finished up reading "Next Man Up" by John Feinstein and am currently about to start on "The Ambler Warning" by Robert Ludlum.

              Kinda off topic I guess, but does anyone have anymore football books they want to recommend?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by UKfan View Post
                Finished up reading "Next Man Up" by John Feinstein and am currently about to start on "The Ambler Warning" by Robert Ludlum.

                Kinda off topic I guess, but does anyone have anymore football books they want to recommend?
                There was a book about being an owner of a football team by Mike Lupica, although I can't remember the title. Wasn't really about football too much, but still pretty good.

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                • #38
                  I liked Benjamin Franklin... but it was very hard for me to read.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by UKfan View Post
                    Finished up reading "Next Man Up" by John Feinstein and am currently about to start on "The Ambler Warning" by Robert Ludlum.

                    Kinda off topic I guess, but does anyone have anymore football books they want to recommend?
                    The Ambler Warning was very good and surprising, makes you think. at least, i think that i am thinking of the right one as i have read a lot of Robert Ludlum, he writes a ton of good books.

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                    personally, i kinda like the "thriller" genre of books with recurring characters, some of my favorite authors are

                    Clive Cussler-very talented writer who's books can keep one occupied for a whole summer as he has written a ton featuring Dirk Pitt, others featuring Kurt Austin, and others featuring The Oregon

                    Jack DuBrul-same genre as Cussler but features Philip Mercer who is a geologist

                    Vince Flynn-political thrillers that feature Mitch Rapp who is a counter-terrorism operative

                    Dan Brown-wrote The Davinci Code and others; i like how i am learning things as i read

                    Robert Ludlum-talented writer who's books include all of the Bourne books, also wrote a ton

                    James Patterson-has written numerous best-sellers

                    Tom Clancy-very technical writer and goes in-depth with all of the specifications of different things used, such as submarines. books feature Jack Ryan

                    James Grippando-novels feature Jack Swyteck, a miami defense attorney; more gory and graphic

                    ya, i read a lot

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                    • #40
                      also, i never really liked the classic books that were required reading such as Lord of the Flies, The Odyssey, and Of Mice and Men. maybe i just have something against reading for anything other than fun

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                      • #41
                        idk if anyone else has read Tears of a Tiger.. very good book, emotional though

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                        • #42
                          Im not a huge fan of non-fiction books but i like The Things They Carried it isnt 100% all true but its based on true stories, i forget the author. But im mostly bout fiction, i find most non fiction books sort of boring.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by raiderz4life View Post
                            Im not a huge fan of non-fiction books but i like The Things They Carried it isnt 100% all true but its based on true stories, i forget the author. But im mostly bout fiction, i find most non fiction books sort of boring.
                            The idea behind The Things They Carried is that it's all pretty much made up. The theme is the fact that you can't tell a true story about war and make the reader feel the same emotion you did; you have to make one up and move them with it. The truth is, by telling them your made-up story, they'll actually feel closer to the emotions you experienced.

                            It's by Tim O'Brien btw.

                            also, rainbeukid, check out Dale Brown. His writing is kinda like taking a Tom Clancy story, making it Air Force instead of Navy, then write it in the style of Clive Cussler. He wrote alot too.

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                            • #44
                              Since everyone here loved Lord of the Flies so much, you should all read The Beach by Alex Garland. It's pretty much the same featuring adults (Garland also wrote 28 Days Later, as well as The Coma, which is an amazing book).

                              Train by Pete Dexter is a very good novel. I also enjoy anything by Chuck Palahniuk (he wrote Fight Club, but I liked Survivor and Choke more than Fight Club). I also like pretty much all Stephen King, John Grisham, and Vonnegut. I loathe Koontz.

                              I'm currently reading The Slaughterhouse-Five by Vonnegut.

                              Dan Brown is a horrible author. Reading his books honestly makes me feel like vomiting. His writing style is atrocious. I've tried reading two of his books, and ended up giving them both away.
                              Last edited by frogstomp; 06-11-2007, 11:57 PM.

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                              • #45
                                The Things they Carried was one of the few books I was forced to read in High School that I actually enjoyed.

                                Anyway, I just got finished reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods and the sequel Anansi's Boys. Both were excellent, and I urge anyone here to read something (anything) by Gaiman. He's an excellent writer.

                                Next on my plate is The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley.

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