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Postby emilythepeasant on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:29 pm

I've read The Fault In Our Stars and I was wondering if anyone knows any good books? It needs to be one of those no-mum-I-can't-help-you-I'm-reading-books, if you know what I mean? basically it has to be good. Horror, si-fi, comedy, thriller and anything with zombies in is what I'm looking for.

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Re: good books?

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Personally I loved American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I'm not sure how to describe it. If you've read Small Gods by Terry Pratchett it's similar but set in the real world and a lot darker.
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Re: good books?

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:56 pm

Good Omens

The Bartimaeus Trilogy:
    The Amulet of Samarkand
    The Golem's Eye
    Ptolemy's Gate

Ecotopia

The Clone series:
    The Clone Republic
    Rogue Clone
    The Clone Alliance
    The Clone Elite
    The Clone Betrayal
    The Clone Sedition
    The Clone Empire
    The Clone Redemption.

Kiln People (really, REALLY good)
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Re: good books?

Postby Rainswept on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:01 pm

Don't skip the basics guys. For sci-fi, start with Ender's Game and Dune. For Horror you want at least some Stephen King and Thomas Harris.
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Re: good books?

Postby PKMKII on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:57 am

Rainswept wrote:For Horror you want at least some HP Lovecraft.


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Re: good books?

Postby black bart on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:30 am

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Re: good books?

Postby DavidH on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:55 am

Jack Vance for Sci-Fi.
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Re: good books?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 am

" The Joy of Cooking " , a fine addition to any library .
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Re: good books?

Postby black bart on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:06 am

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Re: good books?

Postby Edd on Wed May 01, 2013 4:52 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:Kiln People (really, REALLY good)


Seconded.

In Science fiction, I recommend Sam Delaney, James Tiptree, Jr. and Tim Powers.
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